• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Frustrating

    • Written by from Lucan

    Remember those days when you could move your laptop without the power cord falling out? Slightest movement or even a heavy keystroke and this guy is off.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 6 months old and already fickle

    • Written by from Raleigh

    Unlike others I have no problem with the strength of the magnet that connects the power cord to the laptop. However, when I connect the power cord, it doesn't always begin charging (and light does not come on). It's as if it is not connected. I have to fiddle with it; disconnecting and reconnecting repeatedly until the adapter decides to cooperate. More than a little annoying.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Oakland

    I cannot believe I just spent $90 (with tax) on such an inferior product. I almost don't care that Apple doesn't innovate like it used to when Steve Jobs was alive, but please please please at least keep up with what he built. This power adapter does not stay on and fray after a year or two. I would give it zero star if I could.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful :(

    • Written by from Amherst

    The magnet in these chargers are too weak. If I move my computer and the cord pulls slightly the whole thing flies off so easily, or if I rest my computer on my lap the adapter pushes up and unplugs because it sticks out so far. My old charger stayed in nicely and wasn't so obnoxious (L shape version). so bummed and frustrated with it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic

    • Written by from oakland

    I have to buy a new one of these every 8-12 months. Both ends of the thin section of the cord start peeling away revealing the fiber wires inside. I have no time or patience to look up a "how to solder your macbook charger" to attempt to fix it. I really hope Apple finds a way to make these chargers more durable. I also hope Apple finds a way to make my charger to not look EXTREMELY dirty after 1 month of traveling in my backpack.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely horrible design. Why did you break something that worked fine?

    • Written by from Westminster

    I hate this power supply. If I look at it wrong it falls out of my Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014 Macbook Pro. Any bump or movement and it falls out. If Jobs was still around this would not be sold and someone would have been fired by now. This needs to fit in a little deep or have a much stronger magnet to hold it more securely in place. The design of the power adapted on my other Mac points forward or backwards and is much better. It doesn't stick out as far so it's not getting bumped and knocked out of place like this one. But Apple had to change the charging port design again so I'm stuck with this piece of junk charger.

    When I pay 3x the price of a PC laptop I really expect better than this Apple!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Burned Itself Out. I've Never Been More Disappointed.

    • Written by from Sudbury

    My first charger burned itself out in less than 7 months. I bought another for 80 bucks, and this one burned itself out again. COME ON PEOPLE. If you are going to make a junk product, make it cheap. If you are going to charge me through the roof, try and make a decent product. I am 100% switching back to PC's. I've had laptops for 1/4th the price, and last so much longer. Mac's are the divas of all computers.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A waste of time

    • Written by from Orlando

    What a waste of money, of my time and your time, Apple.

    Stop wasting money, and cutting corners and actually make the macbook pro chargers durable, and worth the price.
    Sorry, it's a critical thing to say, but if you want great ratings with returning and new customers that can recommend your product, then make your accessories better.
    This seriously does not deserve a blue star. I wish I could give this 5 gray stars with this review.


    I hope you make your accessories better.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Supply Ever!!

    • Written by from Farwell

    I have been a loyal Apple customer for years. I just "upgraded" from a 2011 MacBook Pro to a mid 2013 MacBook Air. The power cord that came with the Pro was great! I had the laptop since it was brand new in 2011 and had absolutely no problems with it. I have had my Air for 2 weeks and already see signs of wear at the power block where the small wire attaches. Also due to the design of the magnetic plug, I can no longer use the laptop on my lap or while laying in bed using the charger without frequent power disconnects.. I don't know if I would buy another Mac if they don't do something about this POOR design. I would rate at 0 stars if I could, Apple should be ashamed of themselves for letting this charger out on the market...

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design, Melting Casing, Fire Hazard

    • Written by from Bullhead City

    I am now buying my 3rd charger for my macbook pro because of the flawed design. The wire frays and becomes incredibly hot to the point of melting the casing with wisps of smoke coming from it. That is a serious fire hazard. What is it going to take before apple changes the design??? Someone to die in their own house fire because the cord started burning? It happens suddenly and without warning. As soon as it happens I have about a day in which to order a replacement before it dies completely and I am stuck with a dead computer with no way to power it. the cord frays and melts from the smaller wire at the connection to the brick. This happens every time. Something really should be done about this charger because I have now spent $240 on power cords for my computer. The cords should last as long as the computer does!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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..

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Bryn Mawr

    This is the worst power adapter you can possibly have. If you've ever used a Dell, HP, or any other laptop brand (including Apple), you know how bad this is.

    -Magnet is extremely weak. Moving the laptop around a little bit will cause detachment.
    -Connector gets too hot; unsafe to touch actually under strenuous loads.
    -Occasionally fails in general. My MacBook had to sent for repair since the Magsafe board stopped working.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire Hazard

    • Written by from Puyallup

    I have had my 15" Retina for less than a year. As others have mentioned, I noticed the cord being hot to the touch but thought not much about it. This afternoon, I noticed that my cord was intermittently shutting off, though it was securely fastened to my device. When I inspected the cord itself, I found that the small cord had fused and melted completely through the rubber coating and was actively sparking on the carpet.

    This cable is a significant fire hazard, and with a house full of both Apple devices and children, it makes me less than comfortable to have them plugged in overnight. Apple should definitely have a recall (or at the very least a replacement) for this product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a new design.

    • Written by from Shamokin Dam

    I have had 3 chargers like this one now and all have broken from the little wire that goes into the box part of the charger. Being that Apple is one of the most expensive and top producers for gadgets to get online you think they would make a better quality charger where the wire is more sturdy and holds up longer. I am very disappointed at the fact that this is the third charger I have bought and it keeps breaking in the same spot. I am very unhappy with it and the price to get a new one is absolutely ridiculous when I know that it will happen again. Either one make the tiny cord as durable as the thicker cord on the other end of the charger or make this charger cheaper because this is ridiculous that no matter what this faulty charger is going to keep breaking and I will have to get a new one at the high price of $80.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PLEASE MAKE AN ALTERNATIVE CHARGER SIMILAR TO THE LAST MAGSAFE

    • Written by from Hockessin

    Its amazing how happy I am with everything about my new Retina 15", yet how disappointed I am with the charger. It is so inferior to the previous version, it boggles me why you would feel comfortable including this with your new product. It puts SO many limitations on the usage of my macbook pro. Without a full charge, the computer is almost useless in bed or on the couch. In some ways, it is impossible to position the computer and charge at the same time. In others ways, the charger simply wont stay in unless I perfectly still and keep an eye on it at all times. I had NONE of these issues with the previous magsafe charger. PLEASE offer a version similar to that one for the Retina macbook pros.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Out Constantly

    • Written by from Medford

    I've had Apple's since high school, iBooks, Powerbooks, Macbooks, and Macbook Pros. Overall the new Apple Retina Macbook Pro is great except for this one major design flaw. At first it seems like it is not a big deal, as if the problem is, touching the cable or moving the computer cause the issue, well then don't touch the cable or move the computer. Unfortunately that is not realistic for a "laptop".

    As a web professional I use it all day so while I haven't counted I would imagine at least 30 times day it falls out. Many times I plug it back it, other times I don't notice and now constantly wonder why my battery is always in the read and then realize the cable unplugged. My partner has the exact same computer and the exact same issue.

    Apple will never admit fault and will simply fix it it's next major revision which is quite unfortuante for all of us who forked 2 to 3 grand for this laptop. I can only hope they release and updated MagSafe 3 that works with the current retina that resolves the issue. Sure we would all hate to have to spend 40 bucks or such to buy a new cable due to Apple's design flaw but at least it would cure the issue.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix The Problem!

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    Ever since getting my Macbook Retina the charging port cord falls off way, way too easy. This isn't my first Macbook and my others don't do this. It falls off just by moving it from one spot on my desk to another without touching the cord, that is how sensitive it is. I fear that this problem will eventually make the charging port bad because of having to plug back in the charging cord every time I move, thus reducing the life of the Macbook.

    I would say "expect this with a first gen product" however Apple holds themselves to such high standards and attempts to show that they are elite, so I'm holding them to that. This shouldn't be an issue and for over $2800 dollars you would expect any problems to be fixed before releasing a product to the public. You can't say Apple didn't know about this problem before releasing it. I smell another class action lawsuit on the charging ports on these Retina laptops!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly falls off

    • Written by from ATTLEBORO

    the new charger does not stay connected. this must be corrected!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please fix this product

    • Written by from Bala Cynwyd

    What is there to add? It falls out of the computer continually. That's all. This seems pretty uncontroversial.
    I rarely write reviews but am writing this one in the hope that if enough of us do, Apple will fix it somehow.

    Worst. Design. Ever.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Kenner

    Always disconnects from computer. A slight budge will cease the charging of the computer. Also the charger is very poor quality, the same fraying that happens with the iphone chargers happens with these chargers. I feel as if they don't fix this problem intentionally so you have to buy chargers routinely.

    6 of 6 people found this useful