• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A significant step backwards

    • Written by from Grayslake

    The massive number of bad reviews demonstrates that Apple screwed up with this product.
    I'm surprised they haven't addressed the problem yet. The previous version wasn't perfect but it worked much better than this one.
    If you are shopping for a replacement, consider getting a v1 MagSafe adapter and the $10 adapter. It's a better alternative.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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?

    14 of 14 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).

    14 of 14 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!

    14 of 15 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.

    14 of 15 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.

    14 of 15 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.

    16 of 19 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

    12 of 12 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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    9 of 9 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.

    9 of 9 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?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    • 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe 2 what a joke

    • Written by from leeds

    It's useless, really, it is. Mine lights green but does not charge / lights orange but does not charge / does not light but still charges / does not light and doesn't charge... the only answer seems to be to wiggle it. I explained all this on the phone to Apple and pointed out that all of these were very well known issues... the Apple guy said 'Really??', I had to laugh.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Ottawa

    I had to buy 2 within a year! The weight of the charger brings it down. It keeps falling out of the power socket

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly terrible

    • Written by from Atlanta

    I've had two of these in a row die within nine months of purchase each. Simply put, the rubber splits, the wire frays and then finally snaps all the way through in under nine months. Worst charger I've ever had for a laptop.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying

    • Written by from LAFAYETTE

    My charge cord began fraying internally after a few years and I had to order a new one. The cord was seldom ever taken from the wall and began fraying from what seems like very light use. If there were other options for charging, I would have switched. As it is, I had to buy the same product that left me unsatisfied to begin with. I think it's odd that my computer still functions like new despite heavy usage (I'm in engineering school) but the charge cord, which is much simpler, is causing problems.

    10 of 12 people found this useful