• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Voice in the Wilderness

    This is my third power adapter. Designed to fail, frustrate and milk revenue from otherwise satisfied customers. Please explain we cannot hear you.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another adapter gone kaput.

    Over the past two years I have had two Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapters fray and become unreliable. The main problem looks to be a weakness of the wire cover at the point of connection with the power brick.
    Now, I like most Apple products. My Macbook Pro is always with me. However, this defect is not only a waste of money but a problem when I depend on this power source for my business. I take good care of my equipment and it frustrates me when a problem occurs like this due to a manufacture's defect.
    Please look into this problem Apple! I need a reliable source of power.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product

    I just wanted to add my complaint to the long list that Apple is apparently ignoring.

    My chord started wearing out about 15 months after I bought the MacBook Pro. I kept trying to stop the fraying by wrapping electrical tape around it, but then a couple weeks later, it would fray in another spot. Finally got scared I was going to be electrocuted, so I broke down and bought a new one. Ridiculous that a chord won't outlast a laptop. I've never experienced that in another product. And then the replacement is also ridiculous at $80.

    As much as I love my MacBook, this major flaw will play a large part in my decision to shop elsewhere next time I need a laptop.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give it 0 stars?

    1 star for magsafe. That's great
    -100 stars because everyone in the company has these and they all break within 2 years - not the power supply - the cable where it connects to the power pack.

    Obviously Apple is doing a great trade in selling these - but come on - this is ridiculous, un-environmental and cheap. Apple - you are leaving customers feeling ripped off

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I feel duped

    I NEED to get a new adapter for my MacBook Pro, but I sure don't WANT to. While I remain satisfied with the core Apple products, the peripherals are a total nuisance and utter distraction. At this point, not even a dozen free adapters will make up for all the trouble--not to mention extra $ spent.
    If this is some money making ploy, it sure has gone horribly wrong. Do something before it's too late Apple.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 5th power adapter

    I'm on my second MacBook Pro, which was planned, but my 5th power adapter. For such a high end brand, this cord is absolute garbage. The cord to the Mac is thin and frays under the weight of the rest of the adapter. At $80 a pop, I could have bought an iPad or something less frustrating to spend my money on. Would give zero stars if I could.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I have had my MacBook Pro for 2 years now and am still using the one that came with my computer. It works perfectly. You know why? Because I take care of my products. I see all these negative reviews about this cable and ones about the Lightning cable for iPhone and iPad and the main problem is, is that people don't realize that the products are fragile. Just take care of your products and they will last.

    7 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't give it zero stars?

    Seriously, everyone knows the issue by now. The small cord (the one you can't replace independently) is garbage. It will fray at either the power supply end or the Magsafe end. I have gone through many of the adapters, and also repaired most of them several times until I finally ran out of room to solder on to (I am a former electronics technician).

    Total nonsense. Either make the small cord detachable and sold on its own, or get a better design.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time to buy ANOTHER one! Ugh!

    So I don't understand why the issue of frayed charger cords still hasn't been resolved. I've owned Windows laptops in the past that have NEVER had a charging issue - in fact I was able to use HP chargers longer than the laptop with the replacement HP laptop. Its like HP put more engineering into their chargers than the laptop itself and Apple is just using cheap chargers as a cash box.

    I loved the idea of a previous review who recommended a magsafe connector on both the brick and laptop so the cheap cord can be disconnected after each use and replaced when worn out. That's an easy fix! I'd even pay more for it if I knew it would last longer and cost less to service over time!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on Apple

    Oh Come on!!!! i Gave it 1 star because there is no option for no star.
    Apple is someone reading the thousands of negative reviews on this product? It is a real stain on your entire business. If this product is so inferior at least make it cheaper. I love my mac so im locked in, i have to get one of these pieces of C. if i could shop elsewhere i would.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger isn't that great.

    The product works. But the cord has issues.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, fix this!!!

    I have owned several MacBook Pro computers. I buy a new cord every 6 months... I'm sick of this. Mine have frayed, broken off, shorted out, etc. C'mon Apple FIX IT!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Apple, Bad

    This is the 4th ridiculously over priced power brick I have had to BUY, which means this is my 5th power supply. You should be ashamed of yourself for not:

    (a) designing a reliable power supply that lasts at least throughout the lifetime of the over priced computer, and;

    (b) selling the cord between the power brick and the computer separately AND at a sensible price.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Rediculous

    Last apple product I buy, this stupid cable giving way for the second time this semester is now getting in the way of my writing my assignments for uni, I cant afford a new one due to being a student ... I warn anyone who is thinking of getting a mac product, to NOT DO IT unless they fix this simple problem ! I am Very Angry at Apples lack of consumer consideration and production of substandard Products !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced 5 times. This item has a definite design flaw.

    I am always very careful with these power adapters. It does dot seem to make any difference. The skinny cord invariably frays at its connection to the "brick". This is clearly a flawed design. This should not be happening. Apple should make the necessary improvements to this item and provide replacements gratis to those who have had this poorly designed adapter. The bricks also tend to get VERY hot. I have one friend who watched in horror as the skinny cord on hers melted its insulation like the fuse on a stick of dynamite. I have now had FIVE of these cords with the same DEFECT.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord is really a disaster

    As the cord of my previous adapter frayed terribly, I have been using my current one very carefully.
    However, it still frayed.
    It's just garbage.

    Apple, GIVE ME A QUALIFIED ADAPTER!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    These have to be replaced once a year, sometimes after after only a few months as the cable frays at the mag safe end. I'm having to replace it yet again as the latest one has frayed but also come apart and the insides are exposed which makes it a fire hazard. I'm about to buy my 6th one. Spend £2,000 on a laptop and end up spending £45-75 on replacing the power supply every 6 months.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL and CHEAP Design of Cable - Sleeve falling apart

    If I could give a Zero star I would. I've had PC's for 39 years and I've never had a power cord fail like the Apple Power Cord. I love my Macbook Pro 2012 but I'm on my 3rd Power Cord, I've had this latest adaptor for less than a year and the cord casing is falling apart. Now I have to spend another £65 to replace it. This is just a garbage design. The Pound Shop sells better quality than this. I can't believe a Company like Apple a happy to sell this Item. The casing needs to be made of PTFE or Silicon and not CHEAP PVC

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, Apple?

    For a company that makes otherwise great technology, this charger is just complete and utter garbage. I got my last charger a year ago, and it has already frayed through. For the cost, that should not be happening. Was there an alternative seller, I would have quit buying from Apple long ago; however, the knock off brands are just as bad, so here I am for the third time, buying another junk charger from a company that prides itself on quality. I think that the average rating speaks pretty clearly.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design resulting in a fire risk

    The flimsy cord that goes from the adapter to the computer will fail at the adapter end just beyond the protective sleeve every single time. This is obvious to anyone who's had anything to do with travelling regularly with an adapter so why didn't the 'guru' designers at Apple think of it? These adapters are a fire risk.

    11 of 11 people found this useful