• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a very weak product

    Bought third one of these just few days ago... quality is hardly a word for this kind of robbery, 80 € about power adapter which melts and which cords get broken from every end. For other laptops you get premium class power adapters for 25 €. We don't have one single unit in our office which doesn't have at least some failure in it. These should have been made to endure travel use, now these won't last even in desktop use... Thank you APPLE for appreciating your customers... I've been using Apple products since 1993 and relied always their robust quality and vision for better products, but this is just lame..

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, owned for 3 years

    I noticed that this product has an awful rep, which I don't understand. I got one of these with my 17" MBP and I have had it for more than 3 years. I have absolutely no fraying, not even a small bulge where fraying may begin - nothing. I certainly am not delicate with it, but I can't think of anything short of pulling the end off that would cause so much fraying. As long as you don't rip it out of the laptop, it should be fine - and not ripping it out is just common sense. Minus the scuff marks from sitting on the floor a lot, my cord is as good as it was the day I got it. Bottom line: Be reasonably gentle, and it works excellent!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    The cord breaks easily and is impossible to repair.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed and implemented

    COME ON, APPLE - YOU CAN DO BETTER!!! You do a great job designing and making computers. Why you can't make a power adapter that doesn't break at the slightest stress is beyond me. I've had to buy 3 in the past 15 months.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious quality control problem

    My adapter cord has broken and fused at the point it exits the adapter. After this happened to all three other Mac adapters in our office I treated mine with great care but eventually (after 3 years) it did the same. The cord is deliberately manufactured to be a poor quality item and only just pass safety standards because it is a lower voltage at this side. The cord used in the US model is much tougher. The cord is designed so that one much replace the whole adapter when it fails. It's just money making. I'm trying to give this product no stars but the program insists that I give it at least one to proceed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Cords Need Redesigned

    Apple has great products, but when it comes to their power cords (MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc), they fall horribly short of the standard they have set with their consumers. I got my MacBook Pro in 2011 and have already replaced the power adapter once and am now replacing it a second time. I should have replaced my current cord ages ago, but I couldn't afford to shovel out another $79 for a cord, so I just dealt with the shorting and the cracked casing around the cable. I am a huge Apple fan, but I have been disappointed by all of the charge cables I've ever had from Apple (I've owned a good number of Apple devices over the years).

    Dear Apple,

    PLEASE FIX YOUR CABLES!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time to play a bad game

    My score is 3 MagSafe charger broken and 237$ in the trash.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Diabolical

    Absolutely horrendous product. Mine break nearly every year without fail, just after warranty's up.
    No alternative as they're designed in a way that makes them hard to replicate so knock offs cause hum/grounding issues so forced to bUy Apple. Not to mention the extortionate price. I wouldn't mind the cost if they lasted 4/5 years.
    LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, RE-DESIGN THIS AWFUL PRODUCT.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am now going to have to buy a third power supply

    for $2500- macbook pro!!! 78% and counting....... thanks apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy my third one

    What can I say that hasn't already been said here?

    The last one cooked itself to death, and the current one (which already has the inevitable insulation tape around the cable joint) just died spontaneously tonight, so I'm left with work to do, only 2 hours of charge, and the need to find somewhere open on a Sunday tomorrow where I can buy my third new power adapter in four years.

    As a software professional I have used many different Windows laptops over the last 15 years, all of which cost considerably less than my macbook pro, and were treated with much less care, and I have *never* had to replace a power adaptor on any other machine.

    It's a shame than when we already pay a significant premium to buy an Apple laptop, we also need to budget for $99 every 1 - 2 years to replace the overpriced disposable power adapter.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 11 months use.

    This one didn't even last a year. Hole burned through small cable near block.

    3rd in 4 years. Planned to tape this one as soon as I noticed any wear. Never got the chance. Always coiled very loosely and still died.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Power Supply now..

    A very poor product, gets hot to what can't be a safe level, wires fray, one simply stopped working while externally in perfect condition, replacements are very overpriced. A product which sours the Apple ownership experience when there really is no need.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PIECE OF _____!!!!!

    Third one and counting. I can not say any more than what has already been said on this site.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going to spend more money

    Unfortunately I will have to spend again money on this.... My first one had the peeling cables problem everyone else is reporting here - a shame considering the price and Apple care for design and engineering. The second one just blew with sparks a couple of days ago. Obviously it's designed not to be open, so I can't even try to have a look inside to check its status....So, more money for something I already know it won't last

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Started fraying in the MIDDLE of the cord!

    18 months. Of course it started fraying less than a year after purchase, but the tape have been holding up well in the last few months. But even that won't last, I know, because BEHOLD, other parts of the cord started fraying. Sooner or later the whole charger might just consist of tape, and knowing the danger, I know I have to spend that 90 dollars soon, which is a lot for a college student. That would last me about 10 days in food. But hey, a lot of essays to finish on my MBP. Thanks to my charger, I'll have to survive on one meal of noodles per day for a week and a half. Good reason to lose weight at least.

    After I'm done with my MBP, I might just switch to PC because as bulky as their chargers can be, at least they outlast the computer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    Having a Power Adapter that magnetically clicks on and works every time no matter which direction it clicks on is genius! As far as anyone who complains about the cord fraying at either end, I've had my same power cord since early 2011...not a single problem. Its a power cord, not a tug of war rope.... If your damaging your cord over and over again its probably because of some poor technic of coiling it up for travel or your dragging the power adapter around by the laptop with it plugged in.

    1 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting ready to purchase my 3rd charger

    The original charger was great, no frays or anything — until my stupid cat decided to chew on it. That was charger one, I'd give the original one 4 stars. The second charger started peeling where the rubber sheathing meets the charging plug within the first five months of use. No cats were involved, and I don't typically pack my charger to go, so it's not a case of abuse or mishandling. Shame on me for not taking it back since I still had AppleCare when the second one started breaking. Once the rubber sheathing started to go, as did all the insulating wires start to fray — it's only a matter of time before the entire cord separates from the charging head. This is a poor design, with inadequate reinforcement around the charging plug. I've had the exact same failure on three of the current style iPhone cords — ones that I paid $20 each for when I bought my phone two years ago. The rubber material is bad, and degrades too quickly over time. It becomes stretched out from the mere act of touching it, which is why it starts to pull away from the insulation and break away from the cord. I've wasted almost $150 in cords because of this materials flaw.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre quality

    As a travel accessory that is used quite a lot the quality of the cable from the adapter leading to the magsafe connector is mediocre and disappointing. The outer insularion layer cable of my original adapter started to split and finally seized working as the condicting cables within broke close to where it comes out out the adapter block. This necessitated the purchase of a new adapter after four years service. I never had this type of eear and tear problems with adapter cables for my other laptops and I am generally very careful with my equipment.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst part about apple

    The worst part about apple is the terrible chargers that fray so easily. Figure it out.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger. I wish I didn't have to select a star, I'd give it 0.

    This charger is the worst thing ever. Of course, when it breaks every other month, I have to sell my soul for a new one. Apple really needs to get this fixed. If you're so big on customer service, serve us properly and stop serving us this cord. If you have Apple care, I suggest you get a new cord the day before it ends, because your cord is sure to stop working soon after, if it hasn't already.

    11 of 12 people found this useful