• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magnet won't stay put...lousy design

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I am extremely disappointed with the new charger for the macbook pro retina. The magnet is weak and unless you put the laptop on a hard surface and don't touch it, it pops out constantly. It is too thin and the slightest movement (even if I just switch positions in my lap it pops out) causes it to fall out. What is worse is that it is so light and flimsy, you don't even realize it has popped out...there is no sound like on the iphone and/or ipad. Apple really needs to rethink the design and implement some changes. For how much I spent on this laptop, I'm not a happy camper that the very thing that gives it power, doesn't work properly. Far too expensive to have such a simple problem.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a downgrade from the L chargers!

    • Written by from thornhill

    I was having trouble with the original T-shaped WHITE macbook charger from a while ago, so when they released the new L-shaped chargers I was ecstatic! It worked amazingly and I could move my laptop around without the charger falling out! I recently just bought the new 13" retina display macbook pro, and I am very disappointed with this new T-shaped charger! It falls out when you pick up the laptop!! It is just flat out ANNOYING and IRRITATING! BRING BACK THE L CHARGERS!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much worse than Magsafe for Macbook Airs

    • Written by from Milsons Point

    I have had 3 Macbook airs and the magsafe adapters for them where all perfect. I agree with others this new Magsafe 2 on the retina MBP has two issues.

    1. The magnet is too weak
    2. The plug should be an L design, not a T. having a T exposes the cord sideways too much so that leverage is obtained by the cord to dislodge the plug!

    Apple, I expect a replacement, this adapter is simply not to your standards.

    19 of 25 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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 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.

    14 of 16 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?????

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 11 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


    • 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.

    11 of 11 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.

    11 of 11 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Hollywood

    Unless you put the Macbook Pro on a desk and plug it in you will find that this adaptor always comes unplugged with the slightest bump. I like to sit in a chair with the computer on my lap but if I plug it in the screen goes dim everytime the plug moves. I want another plug.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple: Bring Back the L-Shaped Connector, Please!

    • Written by from Albany

    I've been using MacBooks/Pros for many many years and this new MagSafe connector is a serious annoyance and major step backwards. As everyone here is saying, it can't stay in place during normal use as "laptop" computer, which means additional wear to the battery!
    Apple: please listen to your loyal customers and give us the choice of an L-shaped connector!

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magnet useless

    • Written by from Redwood City

    this magnet is so weak just breathing hard will sever the connection. i can just shifting the laptop right now caused it to break connection. unbelievably bad.

    12 of 14 people found this useful