• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "T" shaped adapter is the worst idea ever Apple ever adopted.

    • Written by from Charlotte

    If you're using your macbook pro on...oh, say...your lap (it is a laptop computer anyway)...the t-adapter is not only in the way, but becomes constantly disconnected. apple did a great thing to go with the "L" shaped adapter, only to go back to the [much-worse] "T" shaped adapter. Very unhappy with Apple's decisions in the post-Jobs era. Seems like everything is getting just a bit worse little-by-little.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter that now costs more?

    • Written by from London

    I'd like to reiterate what everybody else has said about the connector falling out constantly. Annoying doesn't even begin to cover it. Also, I see I'm not the only one who has experienced fraying near the magnetic connector point. I had to replace the adapter after only one year. I've been keeping the fraying connecter at school so that I don't have to ever move it. However it has recently begun sparking, so I know I'll have to buy another adapter to use at school. I'm afraid to move the one that I keep at home, in case it starts fraying too. I just checked online, and I see the price has gone up to $100 from the $80 that they used to be. Silly me for thinking that a laptop and its accompanying power adapter should be portable. I feel like I need to keep a separate adapter in each of the places where I work. Apple, you really are starting to make me feel like an idiot for buying your products.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    • Written by from Miami

    I've got my MBP late 2013 less than 2 years ago and the power supply is gone.
    I've checked it with a specialist and the main IC that controls the voltage together with a SMD resistor was blown up. I cannot see the IC model therefore cannot be replaced.
    The power supply is always connected to my UPS therefore there is no chance of power surge.

    This was the last thing I was expecting from a MAC power supply.
    I have an HP DV5 for 6 years now and still works completely.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful with these things.

    • Written by from NR

    I'm buying my third one. This time I'll reinforce the cord before it starts to break. At least I learned my lesson. The neck of the charger frays so easily. Yes, part of it is that I am an idiot, but the other part is that these things are way too fragile. If I'm going to pay 80 dollars for a charger, I think I deserve a product that can take a bit of wear and tear. Its not like I'm abusing the thing, but I take my computer many places and the charger follows. It doesn't travel well. It starts tearing way to fast. I think Apple could easily make a better charger.(but why do that when your product costs 80$, needs to be replaced every 6 months and your customers are loyal and don't have an alternative, right?)
    On a positive note, it charges nicely and doesn't over-heat too easily.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why yes, this is built like cheap junk

    • Written by from New Paltz

    Sure the electronics are great and provide what I'm sure is stable power.
    BUT:::::::::
    The cable is pure garbage. Just bought yet another one after the last one ceased to function without vinyl tape holding it together at just-the-right angle.

    1 of 1 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....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Falls out of half of the electrical outlets I try to plug it in to.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made.

    • Written by from Rochester

    It charges the computer but you have to make sure you don't do anything with the computer or it will fall out. Seriously any little movement will knock this thing right out of the charge port. It's frustrating. Not only that but the cord is so cheaply made! Mine frayed and broke within a couple of weeks and it was neatly plugged into the wall the entire time. Using this tiny cable and expecting it to hold up is ridiculous. Though it is frayed, has metal sticking out, and is a HUGE fire hazard, it still works (sometimes). Paying eighty bucks to replace it is an obnoxious price to pay for something so cheaply made.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product to be carry Apple logo

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    T style magsafe is worthless. A touch in any direction and it gets detached. The first one's adapter-to-computer cable snapped within 6 months. The second one is already showing signs of wear n' tear. Awful. And what is significantly more frustrating is another gimmick pulled by apple that my older adapters magsafe don't fit the new computers!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly a step back.

    • Written by from North Hollywood

    I can't believe how easy this thing is to knock out of its socket. I miss the old charger. Everything about this one is a downgrade.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely abysmal

    • Written by from Rijeka

    Having used the adapter for little over 2 weeks, never traveling with it, and using it only to move from kitchen to bedroom, the head's cable already broke. This is ridiculous. I have never seen such flimsy design with anything anywhere.

    At first, the contact started loosing up, with the bulb not turning on from time to time at certain angles. Then, it stopped glowing altogether. After attempting to find the angle under which it would work, it let out a POP sound, the bulb shone briefly with a white (!) light and stopped working altogether. This is not only shoddy, it's dangerous.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage Wasn't this design recalled years ago???

    • Written by from Rockaway Beach, NY

    I am so disappointed in Apple for replacing the L shaped power adapter with a silver version of the one that had been previously recalled. This adapter falls out constantly. The whole point of buying a lap top is being able to use your computer on your LAP. If you attempt to do this with this cord it constantly falls out. Anyone who purchased this should be given a refund!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from montreal

    Really poor quality, so apple unlike. 99$ price tag for an item that so easily 'wears-n-tears' is ridiculous

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Damaged...Just Like iPhone Charger...

    • Written by from Houston

    I take such great care when it comes to handling my MacBook Pro charger--always wrap the cord up safely, don't ever leave it lying around the house, etc.--and I was pretty shocked that it broke so quickly. The charger still looks completely fine, so I clearly wasn't just throwing it around! I guess the wire just can't take much bending, which is confusing because that is largely the whole point of a cord...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really hope apple upgrades this...

    • Written by from Altamonte Springs

    The quality of it is pretty terrible. The little doors that come out to wrap your cable around broke about 4 months after I got it (due to my son flipping them open and shut). The cord got a yellow discoloration about 3 months after I got my computer, and finally frayed open about 5 months in.

    I knew this connector would have issues so I have been taking care to ensure it remains as straight as possible, so not being careless isn't even enough to keep it from fraying.

    I will be seeing if the Apple Store will replace it, but I definitely won't pay for a replacement until Apple either brings back the L style (which I had 0 problems with) or upgrades the quality of these in some other way.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cord design, weak magnet, low durability

    • Written by from West Vancouver

    I've had the L-shaped MagSafe for my 2009 MacBook Pro and strangely, it's never frayed and I've had it under constant usage for 3 whole years. In November of 2013, I made the decision of buying the new retina MacBook Pro Retina and the computer was perfect for what I was using it for, but the MagSafe 2 let me down. My first MagSafe failed in about April of 2014 when the cord near the adapter had frayed and I had no choice but to buy a new one; also, the connection between the MagSafe 2 and my Mac felt a lot weaker than my old L-shaped MagSafe. As of right now (March of 2015), my second MagSafe 2 has just frayed and I've resorted to electrical tape rather than 80 dollars. Please fix this apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A frustrating poorly designed money trap.

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I am a huge apple fan. However, this charger is a complete outrage. Not only is it extremely over-priced, but it breaks within the year. I have no issue spending money on a great product. This is why I decided to buy a macbook retina. Unfortunately I have bought two of these chargers in the last two and a half years. They break consistently in the same two places over and over again. Apple has made no changes on the charger. I am paying my way through college and $80 is a lot of money to me. To be honest, I am disappointed to the point to tears. I need a charger to use my computer (As a graphic Design major using library computers is not an option) and I don't have enough money to buy one right now. So, I'm screwed. Thanks apple. You guys make great phones and computers but your charger is killing me. I'm upset, disgruntled, disappointed, and I'm not going to lie a little angry. Unless you're willing to spend 80 dollars once a year for a brand new charger I suggest... oh wait. Nothing. If you want a macbook retina you have to spend money you don't have on a charger that's going to break in 12 months. One star is being generous.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE product: weak, delicate, flimsy, frail, fragile, etc.

    • Written by from Valley Village

    Just bought my third cord in 3 years. I now treat these things with kid gloves, but the cords *still* get frayed and stop working. [Edit: So I *did* rate it, Apple: I gave it ZERO stars. But apparently I have to be more generous and give it one to convey my displeasure.]

    8 of 8 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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 melted, 1 caught on fire, 1 gave me sparks...

    • Written by from Quebec

    I'm now getting my fourth one. Everything's in the title -_-x

    8 of 8 people found this useful