• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagUNSafe

    • Written by from CUMMINGTON

    Agree with others: The sheathing around this power cable tends to fray where the cord enters the adaptor, and when the wire becomes exposed it finally shorts out. The sales girl at the Apple store where I bought a replacement said it's never happened to her, but she doesn't travel for a living. Laptops are supposed to be durable for travel, and the power cord -- the cheapest component -- should be as well. So irritating and disappointing.

    Wouldn't it be refreshing if Apple actually cared enough to respond to all these one-star reviews?

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh, back to the T shape?

    • Written by from Burlingame

    Just got the beautiful new 15 Macbook Pro with retina display, after having a 17 inch model for 4 years. Love it,... except for the T shaped Magsafe 2 power connector.

    The magnet is strong enough, but the T shape connector is subject to being dislodged way too often. I actually use the laptop in my lap, and it is the up/down bumps on the cord that dislodge it; you don't have to nudge the actual connector, just the cord. With front/back bumps it is very secure, but that's not what happens in your lap.

    Apple, please please please give me an 85 watt Magsafe 2 with the L shaped connector. I loved that cord.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even deserve one star.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    Apple should be ashamed of this garbage charger. I've gone through 2 in just a couple of years. My school program makes MacBooks a mandatory, and every single person in my class has the same issue. You'd think they would pay attention to their reviews and make changes to improve it. The fact that it's nearly 100$ is heartbreaking, considering it likely won't last long.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible power cord!

    • Written by from ORLANDO

    Tonight my 2013 Macbook Pro died due to the cord not charging my computer. I tried other outlets around the house, sure that it could not possibly be a dead power cord. My computer is only 7 months old and I need a new cord already???? Ridiculous!

    I wasn't happy with the cord in the first place as it NEVER stayed connected! Now I have to shell out nearly a hundred bucks to buy a new power cord that I don't even like???

    Fix this defect, Apple!! We expect better from you!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars: Lasted Less Than 9 Months

    • Written by from Andover

    Do not believe that the cords can be wrapped around the block.The shielding gave way and the cord failed in less than nine months. The magnetic connector falls off far too easily. Now one of many annoyances: if I had know that this could happen, I would not have purchased the Mac. Regrettably, Apple does not accept a zero star rating.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total BS

    • Written by from Phoenix

    Apple dropped the ball on this, I already have had replaced this item twice. Just now I found out that there was a recall on this product but I never received any notification from Apple! so I missed the deadline. Terrible bad product with an absurd price.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire was fried out of no reason

    • Written by from Urbana

    I have had this Macbook Pro for a bit over a year and my charger is already dead. The wire was fried for some reason (the joint is broken and charred).

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sent to recycle bin

    • Written by from Alhambra

    I have used Apple products for about 24 years. This adapter has to be one of the worst accessories, if not the worst, Apple has put its name on. I had it for about 9 months when it frayed. Apple won't replace it even though the laptop still has a warranty. I sent it to the recycle bin at an Apple Store. Junk

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    • Written by from Portland

    I've had my new MacBook Pro charger for about 2 months and I wish my old L shaped charger would fit in my new computer. As the other reviewers have said, this thing falls out all the time. Did the designers only test this sitting upright at a desk? The square shaped charger gets bumped out when you're using your computer on your lap, on your bed, when you lean it up against your couch or bed when you're not using it, or if even a small stack of papers gets in the way of it sitting flat. For a company that is so design-focused, Apple should be embarrassed to have such an ill-conceived product design.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Detaches

    • Written by from Chicago

    This charger is horrible. I had no problems with the MagSafe 1 which I used for 3.5 years without problem. I've had this new MagSafe 2 for my new computer for just a few months and I have had constant problems with it. It's fine if the computer is stationary on a flat surface, but this is a LAPTOP, it's meant to sit in laps and other surfaces and to be movable. As another reviewer said, just the tiniest bit of movement or the smallest bump and the charger detaches. It's extremely frustrating.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dangerous (one star because I can't give a negative rating)

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I have no complaints about the connector, it is what it is.

    The insulation on the power cable is another story. I will shortly be going out to replace the second power adapter due to the rubber insulation completely disintegrating off of the power cable. This leaves the ground completely exposed.

    This is three cables in around 12 months. First the insulation starts going yellow and then it starts disintegrating. I fully expect that the cable on the third adapter will start to fail in about 6 months.

    At some point past the insulation falling off, the inner cables are going to short (if they're made of the same material) and this will be a fire hazard. I have so far not hit that point.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Falls Out

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I've been using my new MacBook Pro for less than 24 hours and I've had to plug the MagSafe 2 into it about a dozen times because the slightest movement causes it to fall out. The adapter also sticks out from the computer so that it's easily bumped and the magnet is too weak to hold it in place. A very irritating step back from the MagSafe 1 that I used with my MB Air for 3 years, it worked perfectly. I really expect better design than this from Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Only Poorly Designed Apple Accessory I Have Ever Owned

    • Written by from Wichita

    As much as I love my 13" MacBook Retina, I feel just the opposite about the MagSafe 2 adapter. It falls out of the port with the least effort and I find myself plugging it back in several times a night. The 90 degree plug on my previous MacBook Air was perfect, so why did Apple design and market an inferior failure as a follow-up?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine also fraying - piece of junk product IMO

    • Written by from Green Cove Springs

    After a year and a half of light use, the cord on mine is also fraying and literally falling off the ground shield inside. The Genius Bar guy claimed it was just cosmetic, even though the conductors are obviously ready to bulge out. How long before Apple steps up to the plate, acknowledges there is a problem and fixes it? I've wrapped the cable of mine with good quality (3M "Professional Grade") electrical tape, from the brick to the magsafe connector. From all the similar reports I read here and elsewhere, and hear from candid salesmen like in BestBuy (after all the denials in the Apple Store), I feel that buying a replacement will be throwing money away. Now, every time I look at that abomination of a product, I am reminded how much I am growing to dislike Apple products and need to move off the Apple ecosystem.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor product

    • Written by from Bowling Green

    I am ordering my FOURTH charger in 5 years. The magnetic connector does not stay in. The cord frays. I do not have small children and I treat my electronics with much care. I am disappointed with the poor quality of this adapter. Apple, please design one that will last longer than a year.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Scared to buy a 2nd for work.

    • Written by from Coatesville

    I have the original 60W MagSafe 2 which came with my Retina 13" MBP I purchased Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2013. Unlike many reviews, I've had no issues with this charger. The magnet is strong, only pulling out when jerked. In fact, if you pull slow, you can actually pull the MBP across a table by the plug. It charges quickly, without getting hot, and the cable looks as new as the day I unpacked it. I used to wrap the cord on the wings, but no longer do so because that's too tight a circle for these tiny wires.

    Anyway, I would really like to get a second MagSafe 2 for my work office so I don't have to tote back and forth from home. But I'm trying to figure out if we're looking at two different batches here. Was I just one of the lucky few before Apple farmed this charger out to an incompetent contractor? A few bad reviews in the mix of mostly good, you can chalk up to a few folks who don't know how to use the product But this many Apple Heads can't be falling from the same tree. I'm leery of trying for a 2nd winner.

    If someone wants to start a database, we could compare serial numbers and see if there's a connection between series. The number on mine when you unplug the wall prongs/extension cord is: C043485GPJGF288BV

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    • Written by from orlando

    worst charger ever the computer is perfect but i go to sleep with the charger on an wake up thinking its fully charged and end up with 20 percent battery because it decided to fall out right after i went to sleep. Worst creation by apple ever

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pacifica

    My last mac charger lasted 4 and a half years without a scratch. I used this one exactly the same way, I take care of this stuff... 1 Year later the cord was open on both ends and it lasted 3 more months (without moving it, using it only on my desk... awesome new retina macboook pro for desktop.... but it wasn't enough apparently) now it stoped working. 1 year and 3 months!? Really?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps falling out.

    • Written by from El Paso

    My Mac is perfect. Works perfectly. It's fast and beautiful, but the new MagSafe 2 adapter it's a disappointment. I have 2 Macs, an old 2010 Air with the old adapter and it works perfect, it's very hard to unplug. The new design it's so delicate that you can't have it on your lap (as you should because it's called a laptop). Any movement you make, makes it fall out. BIG DESIGN FAILURE.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Yeah, no surprise to come on here and see an overwhelming number of 1 star reviews. Don't think I need to repeat the thousands of other people complaining about these overpriced fire starters. Get it together Apple. Make them worth the price, or change the price to match the product. I'd suggest around 5 bucks as they are right now.

    9 of 9 people found this useful