• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design with even worse build quality

    • Written by from Bradenton

    COME ON APPLE!!! You are better than this. Is not comfortable to have computer plugging and use it in your lap. Your legs will constantly unplug the power supply. How does one create such an amazing machine as the MBP with Retina and totally miss the mark on the power adapter? Create one with the durability to last and the ability to use in your LAP, which is the point of a notebook is it not?

    Idea: finish, patent, and release, wireless charging....PLEASE!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT like this retrograde step

    • Written by from Walnut

    Why did Apple go back to the old 'T' design it ditched years ago? Why is that now regarded as better when before it was regarded as worse? What is going on at Apple?

    I love my new Macbook Pro Retina, but I really don't like this ugly, impractical new power connector. I hope they ditch it soon and we can get (what is now) the old style 'L' connector back,

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not what I'd expect from an Apple product

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    This item makes me doubt whether Apple still makes quality products. It broke less than a year after purchase, mind you I was using my laptop casually so there shouldn't have been problems with it overheating or anything. Additionally, the replacement cost is a whopping $80 dollars which wouldn't be such a big deal if the charger was actually worth the money. The magnetic tip keeps popping out at even the most subtle movements and becomes a nuisance at times. After paying over 2000 for my retina MacBook Pro I was expecting the accessories to go with it to work as smoothly as the laptop itself, but boy was I wrong. I will have to think twice before buying an Apple laptop again in the future.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Price to high

    • Written by from Saucier

    My hubby bought me the Mac book pro retina 15" screen for my Christmas loved it still loving it but after only three and half months charger just decided to quit on me. My Mac recognizes it but it doesn't charge at all. So I'm not sure if it's a defect or just my bad luck but since hubby at the time thought the protection plan was silly I just had to buy a whole new charger very expensive and another thing not really loving the magnet on it doesn't stay plugged in good enough if it gets moved just a little cord falls out! Love apple though

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Adapter ever

    • Written by from Berlin

    After not even one year my charger frayed and is not working anymore. If it was cheaper - okay but 80€ I expect more.
    Also, the magnet is not strong enough. What was wrong with the old one? Get your stuff together please..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design. Bring back the L shaped connector

    • Written by from Broomfield

    I agree with all the negative reviews about the bad design. The point of a laptop is to well... use it in your lap and this adapter's design is very bad for that use. It gets disconnected very easily and compared to this the L shaped one was a no-brainer to use. Apple should atleast provide an alternate version with the L shape. I hope they will look at all these reviews and provide some alternative. Please please apple... I beg you

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter is majorly flawed.

    • Written by from Wheaton

    I've had a couple of major issues with this adapter. Yes, it unplugs constantly, and it IS annoying. But my biggest issue is with the thinness/cheapness of the cord. I travel around with my rMBP quite a lot (work, school, home), and this cord does not withstand heavy travel well. In fact, I'll be replacing it for the second time tomorrow because the cord has a tendency to break where it meets the adapter... especially if you wind it around the clips like Apple recommends. I seriously wish they'd have tested this cord a bit more extensively. Minimalism only works when it, well, works.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might aswell personally hand tim cook 100 dollars every 4 months

    • Written by from Hellerup

    Without a doubt the worst power adapter since the dawn of computers. I've spent a total of 300+ USD ONLY on these 'adapters', which keep breaking. This is completely unacceptable when you buy a state-of-the-art laptop for over I feel ashamed even giving it one star. For the third time within the course of a year, the rubber around one of the joints on the adapter has simply been torn and worn. It even managed to start smoking at one point. Very useful for a camping trip, but I didn't pay for a bonfire starter, so not very impressive.I hope Apple releases a new and more durable power adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SOOO unhappy

    • Written by from Rocky Point

    Literally the worst charger. My first one fell apart and frayed in less than a year. Someone at the apple store felt bad and switched it out for me. I've had this one for about 1.5 years and one day the cord just cracked open and frayed apart. Real shoddy craftsmanship, Apple. Considering these things are 80 bucks a pop, you think you could make them better. I am so, SO disappointed. I have an appointment at the genius bar tomorrow. Hopefully someone can help me, because I'm not about to blow 80 bucks so I can be back in a year. Apple should be ashamed.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The point of MagSafe

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    I have owned the 1st gen, Unibody and now the rMBP. I have experienced every variant of the MagSafe Charger. The MagSafe charger was originally marketed and designed to quickly and seamlessly detach from the MBP in the event of a cord yank(someone tripping over it). This was to prevent damage not only to the connector in the laptop but also to keep the machine from crashing to the floor due to it being pulled with the cable. It sounds like every review is just supporting the overall design of the MagSafe and how great it works.

    I do agree that the New MagSafe 2 T connector is a down hill step from the last gen L connector. It does seem to disconnect easier then previous model due to the extend protrusion from the side. However it still performs exactly how it was designed. It disconnects seamlessly and quickly to prevent damage to the connector and laptop. Also my new MBP gets about 5hrs worth of battery when watching movies and surfing the net. Try stretching you battery a bit when lap surfing... You don't always need to be tethered.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leesburg

    As a long time buyer of apple products I decided to buy a 15 inch MacBook Pro Retina. I absolutely love the laptop. It has a beautiful picture and runs like a champ. HOWEVER, the charger is completely horrible. After owning my laptop for 1 year and 2 months my charger burned through the wiring and outer protective sheath. Thank god I didn't have it on some type of cloth because it would have definitely lit something on fire based off of the damage to the wire and the smell or burning gases it produced. It's absolutely ridiculous that Apple makes billions of dollars a year with amazing products but makes something as dangerous and low quality as this charger. I went back to the store I purchased it from and they told me they couldn't help me and I had to buy a new one. When I'm paying $2000 for a laptop you better believe I expect top notch accessories to go with it. I am beyond angry right now about the quality and service of my product. If you're buying this charger keep in mind of the dangerous quality as well as the tendency for the charger to constantly fall out with the slightest touch.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is a ripoff

    • Written by from Huntingdon Valley

    First of all let's just say this is my third time buying a replacement T charger. The T charger is unebelievably weak. It constantly falls out as opposed to my girlfriends L charger which I never had problems with. Yeah yeah I get it, "let's make it look COOL and SLEAK!"....well I got news for ya, Apple sacrificed quality for a better look. This thing is a failure. Let's not forget to mention their super high tech cables that cracked open all 3 times now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter took a step backwards in design

    • Written by from Austin

    I've had a bunch of Mac laptops starting with a PowerBook 140 in the early 1990's (with a series of desktops before that starting with a Mac 128k) and buying a new one just about every year since. There have been three plugs over the decades that shouldn't have gone past the design table into manufacture. The PowerBook 5300 had a metal ring kinda like a male RCA plug that would loose it's grip over time. Then, the first MagSafe adapter was OK but the fraying of the cable at the connector causing a short was a pain (Apple was great to trade them out no problem). A redesign of the plug going parallel with the body of the laptop was great all around and so far is the best plug of any Mac laptop. Then, I got this year's version of the MacBook Air with it's new MagSave adapter v2. Argh! So frustrating and anything but magical! It pops off all the time. I'm having to hold the cable to keep it connected when moving the laptop. Apple's not perfect and this is one example of that, though most - really most of the products they send out into the world delight - just not this particular one.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Qualicum Beach

    Our power cord is starting to fray so I thought I would check to see what my options are. No options, just the same old piece of junk that has been for sale despite all the negative reviews. REALLY! Doesn't anyone in Apple read these reviews? Not only does the cord fray it is very cumbersome having the adapter stick out so far from the electrical outlet. It gets knocked out quite often. Think maybe you could design something flatter to the wall? Grrrrrr!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects too easy

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    0 star product

    This item is disappointing. I'm not sure how this device passed QA due to it it disconnecting way too easy for practical use. Better off using previous the generation magsafe + adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from MIAMI

    This charger is absolutely AWFUL! It disconnects on the slightest movement of my mac. I find myself having to reconnect it over and over. Design is completely FLAWED! Apple PLEASE redesign this thing!!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disconnects too easily

    • Written by from Fort Mill

    This things absolutely blows. Not sure who designed it but it's not practical at all for laptops. It comes easily disconnected with barely any effort at the magnet side when my Macbook Pro Retina is sitting on my lap. The former 90 degree Magsafe power adapter stay connected so much better, even with bumps and moving around.


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    T-style adapter is TERRIBLE!

    • Written by from Washington

    I wish Apple had kept the L-shaped adapter. The T-shaped one on this new MagSafe 2 charger is very sensitive to forces and moments - just the slightest nudge unplugs it. I find this to be very frustrating. My old MBP had the L-shaped one and it was very secure, and disconnected only at the appropriate times. This was a poor engineering design choice by Apple (a rare one, thankfully).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Highly impressed

    • Written by from Zolfo Springs

    This charger has saved my RMBP from being snatched off the table several times !

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    • Written by from Tomsk

    Stopped charging my MacBook Pro within 5 month of use. Nothing happens when I plug it in, the lindicator doesn't light up either. Really dissapointed, things like that shouldn't happen when you buy a 2000 $ laptop.

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