• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toccoa

    A couple of problems.

    1. The L shape was great. The T shape is weak and not ergonomic at all. It gets pinched, and falls out much more than necessary.

    2. It gets hot! I mean, you can't even touch it. It's unbelievable.

    3. I haven't experienced fraying yet on it, but it sure seems possible. I understand exactly why others say that it has.

    4. The fact that the transformer's weight is so much makes it fall out of wall outlets. This doesn't seem like a major deal, but what about when you don't have a choice but the wall outlet and you don't want to extend your cable to be able to plug it in.

    These decisions make absolutely no sense. Why would you design a product with so many flaws? A beautiful machine like a Retina MacBook Pro needs a better accessory. I literally can't say anything good about it. It charges my Mac. That's about the only thing good about it. It's a pitiful product, to be completely honest. Pitiful.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, needs a stronger magnet

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    It charges, when it is plugged in, but don't try moving your laptop or breath on it. It falls out any chance it gets. I feel as though this will destroy my battery in the long run, which will cost me $∞ to replace. It feels like Apple is making worse products so you have to replace them more frequently.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls off often!!

    • Written by from Mountain view

    Doesnt over heat like the previous one but falls off very often!! Do something!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Port Coquitlam

    Why Apple devolved into going backwards to inferior design of the T-shaped connector is beyond me. The previous designed stayed in place exactly when i wanted to and it could be leaned against things, which was the beauty of the newer design!
    But the changed it back to the original, which now constatnly flips off the MacBook cause of weird angles of holding the laptop. Boooo

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sandy Springs

    I just bought a new 15" Macbook Pro RETINA, the charger snaps off with the slightest movement. Absolutely terrible that Apple would release such terrible charger. The laptop is great but this little thing makes it very irritating.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely weak magent

    • Written by from mountain view

    The magnet falls out often enough that the charger is almost unusable. I've found the older magsafe1 adapter with a magsafe1 to 2 adapter to work much better, which is unfortunate.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing Blows

    • Written by from Orlando

    I agree with everyone that said this adapter blows. I loved the L shaped adapter, and I feel that apple screwed us with this new adapter. It falls out all the time, and gets pinched if the laptop is up against something else. The L shaped adapter was a revolutionary way to power a laptop, and worked great. Why did you change apple? Also, what the h3ll happened to my battery life time? You are constantly taking away things that made you great, or trying to keep your products incompatible with the rest of the world. Bring back the L shaped adapter. I can't believe I spend $3k on a laptop and lost the awesome L shaped connecter and my battery time. What good does percent do me?????

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly disappointed

    • Written by from Aliso Viejo

    I've owned my MPB Retina for two years. It's a phenomenal machine. As a matter of fact, I would say that it is the fastest, most reliable MBP I've ever owned (I've owned about 10 different Apple laptops over the years). However this power adapter is a joke. I just went through my second, and I am headed to the store to buy my third one in two years. Either the cable wears out or the adapter gets too hot and burns out. I am rather amazed at the contrast between the great quality of the MBP and this toy of an adapter and how they can be sold in the same box.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger in 2 years, cord keeps breaking

    • Written by from Amherst

    I've had 3 of these chargers. Each one breaks in the same way, right at the base of the smaller cord. Each time that it breaks, wires become exposed, then 2-3 weeks later it stops working. For how high quality and durable the other products that I've purchased from apple have been, I couldn't be more unsatisfied. This is a simple fix; create a more durable cord!!!!!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Macbook charger that broke

    • Written by from Malibu

    Every single Macbook I've owned has the same charger problem with the electrical cord breaking off after a year or two of use!

    So frustrating -- why can't apple just make the connection point stronger?

    And also it's outrageously expensive to replace... $80

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible. Apple Should be Ashamed

    • Written by from Yakima

    I've been a loyal Apple computer user for over 15 years. Based on my preaching the greatness of Apple's products, I've converted at least 10 of my family and friends to shell out the extra money for Apple computers. Starting 5 or 6 years ago, the quality of the power cords Apple was offering with its laptop computers have declined precipitously.

    I've owned my MBP Retina with this power adapter for less than a year. I am careful with my power cord. Despite this, the plastic cover to the cord is falling apart in several places, exposing the metal wires and making the cord dangerous and unreliable. I shouldn't have to break out electrical tape and hope the cord can give me another month or two of use before I have to shell out $80 for a new one that I might get 10 months of use out of.

    If Apple doesn't address this issue with its next computer release, I'm afraid I won't be able to justify the premium I pay for Apple products any longer. Apple will be losing a loyal customer because it apparently can't sacrifice a minuscule portion of its profit margin to provide durable power adapters with its $1500 laptops. I just feel badly for convincing my family and friends all to buy Apple computers over the years. Now they're stuck with these annoying and expensive issues because I sang Apple's praises. What a shame.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Actually unbearable

    • Written by from Dix Hills

    Cant believe Apple would ship out a product like this! I feel like the adapter owns and controls me. I have to constantly conscious of how I'm sitting, where the cables located, and the movements i make. Absolutely ridiculous! Fix this, i didn't pay a premium for shiny..

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible charger

    • Written by from Oxford

    I am extremely disappointed with the new charger for the macbook pro retina. IT doesn't stay magnetised at all. Its far too thin and if not on flat surface then it pops out all the time. Apple should rethink the design and implement changes as I actually miss my old 15" macbook from 2007, this charger is so bad, and with the price I paid this shouldn't be happening.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet

    • Written by from Seattle

    New owner of the MBPR and this magnet is so annoying. It is so weak if you look at it long enough it pops off.. Please tell me they can or will do a recall..

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger Model A1424 RIP: 85 Functioning Days Before Death

    • Written by from KENNESAW

    Purchased on June 29, 2012, my Retina Display Mac Book Pro 85W Power Adapter died two hours ago. This charger was permanently installed at my work station and removed perhaps 5 times over its entire working life. Roughing it up is certainly out of the question. Thankfully, its still in warranty, so this replacement is merely an unexpected inconvenience. If I have to replace my power adapter every three to six months, I'll be selling this laptop ASAP and moving back to a (cheaper) windows machine from one of the many reliable manufacturers. I've already spent an hour of my time wasted on researching the problem and troubleshooting, now I have to wait 4 days for an appointment to have my charger replaced. Back to one of my ancient windows machines for the next few days. Buggy as they are, their chargers are as old as their machine, 7 and 10 years respectively.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple even see these reviews?

    • Written by from Madisonville

    Seriously, don't expect this to work after a year. Like every other apple power cord it frays and stops working. If I spend over $2000 on a laptop I expect to not have to spend an extra $80 a year on a power cord. You're better than this Apple. It's so disappointing. FIX THIS PROBLEM!!! You can't make an awful product AND make the replacement this expensive.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wire frays and brakes

    • Written by from Seaside

    The wire frays and breaks. It will need replacing with a year or two. Apple should have done better.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to buy a new cord again

    • Written by from Tunnel Hill

    I bought a new macbook in the summer. With each of my old macbooks, at some time, I had to replace the power cord because the cord splits at the adapter. This usually 1-1.5 years. I have been EXTRA CAREFUL this time when moving the power cord with this new macbook so I will not have this situation again. After 4 months and being extra careful, I have to buy another...

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frayed from regular usage

    • Written by from Houston

    The cord (the non-replaceable part) is extremely weak, and becomes brittle with regular usage. I recommend not using the cord winder wings, as this adds significantly to the wear and tear of the cord where it meets the body of the power adapter. My cord became frayed and finally failed after only about 6 months of usage. Granted, I am very portable, usually changing locations 3-4 times per day, but this cord is exceptionally weak. Why make the power plug replaceable, while a failure on the other end of the plug requires a replacement of the entire power supply? This is poor design, and appears to me to be designed for planned obsolescence.

    Also, as everyone else has stated, the magnet is too weak in the MagSafe 2 design. I've got 3 other MacBooks, one with the L-shaped connector and the two with the old original MagSafe design, and this is by far the worst of the lot. I expect more when I pay for a premium product like the rMBP.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    • Written by from Prince George

    Ok so there are a lot of complaints about this power adapter coming detached way too easy and there are reviews saying quit complaining! Well I have had a Macbook Pro since 2006 and have updated 4 times and this new incarnation is the worst of them all. The magnetic connector was brilliant and saved my Macbook from being yanked off the table on many an occasion but this new one is very poor.
    In my opinion its the design, the power cable comes straight out from the port instead of a 90 degree angle and this plus the weight of the cable is enough to make it detach very easily. Like other reviewers mine will detach just by moving my Mac, I am a huge Apple fan and love their designs but this one is a mistake, they need to go back to a cable that is angled from the port so it will stay connected but still come dislodged when the cable is yanked with enough force. Come on Apple read these reviews and tweak the design and make my retina Macbook the best laptop I have ever owned again!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful