• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger

    • 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

    Poor Design

    • Written by from PickerIng

    I've had to buy 2 of these replacement plugs since buying my MacBook in 2012. The wire keeps breaking rendering the plug useless. So strange that Apple can make such precise products but can't get a plug right. They should replace these things for free.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrated by the power adapter

    • Written by from Buxton

    It only takes a slight touch for the power adaptor to disconnect from the computer. Many times I think it's charging and I'll see the low battery warning because the magnet has let go (again!) unknown to me.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter garbage

    • Written by from Sydney

    I've had two of these fail now. It is completely unacceptable that such a basic piece of equipment is so unreliable. When I was a first year engineering student we learnt how to build power supplies, they aren't rocket science.

    It's doubly galling that a 6 year old power supply on my $500 Dell laptop still works fine, yet I've had two fail on my $4000 (AUD) MacBook. No more form over function for me, hence no more Apple products.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please offer an L shape charger!

    • Written by from Cary

    Apple, really? Did any of you even bother to take this home with you, use it on your lap and try it out before going with this design? Just barely tilt the plug and it falls right off. I just called the shop and was disappointed to learn that you don't offer an L shape option. Where's the famous Apple attention to detail and putting the user experience first?

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrrible, horrible product

    • Written by from Bronxville

    I am about to buy my 3rd of these in the last 2 years. In both cases, the cord started to fray at the base and then burned out so hot that it actually started smoking. An unacceptable, completely malfunctioning product. Good thing I have to buy another now.

    11 of 11 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.

    11 of 11 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...

    11 of 11 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.

    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

    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

    Solution for the rip?

    • Written by from Beavercreek

    The cord naturally twists itself, and eventually the cord rips exposing the wire. My second charger ripped today, and ive only had this computer 3 years. I can not afford to keep spending eighty dollars evey year. There really needs to be a solution made, because this is by far not the first negative review, with the same problem.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MELTS THE CABLE.

    • Written by from Muncie

    Dear Apple: MAKE A POWER ADAPTER WITH A SEPARATE DETACHABLE CABLE!!!!!!

    THREE TIMES I have had to purchase NEW power adapters all because the CABLE MELTED. Why replace the whole thing when it is only the cable that needs replacing? Why make the customer pay $80+ dollars for a whole new adapter when a cable would be less than a tenth of that cost? This is totally absurd. Pull your head out of your rear, Apple. Most professional equipment out there has SEPARATE & DETACHABLE power cables precisely for this reason!! Design a new adapter that has cables that you can replace without having to wastefully replace expensive working components just because a cheap cable melted. Sheesh....

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unreliable

    • Written by from CARMEL

    way too expensive and not durable AT ALL!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

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    Horribly Made

    • Written by from Shelby

    I've had my charger for just over a year now and it's already frayed beyond the ability to actually charge. Now I have to buy an other poorly made $80 charger. Thanks Apple.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger is bunk!

    • Written by from los angeles

    I spent $3k on my macbook pro. It's a little over a year old and the charger has already stopped working. How is that even possible? I'm so careful with this computer and accessories. It appears to have no defects and the light stays green as if it is charged and it's not. Pretty frustrating.

    10 of 10 people found this useful