• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just another money-grab for Apple!

    Like everyone else mentioned, the only part that messes up and frays is the thin cord that attaches to the actual computer. It happened on my old Macbook, and I had to buy a new cord. Now it's happened again on my Macbook Pro from early '13, and I'm using my last 26% to write you this review SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND. 900 1 star reviews can't be wrong! Stop trying to take even MORE money from peoples pockets! This is a $2300 laptop! Surely you can fix the cords!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm ordering my third Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    I'm so unhappy for this adapter. My previous two adapters have the same problem. I wish Apple honor majority of their customers requests to make computer side of the connector replaceable. I also wish Apple will place lifetime warranty for all of their adapters. Seem like I'm spending $85 for every 6 or 7 months for Apple's fault. This is not fair. I wish they will get sues for this.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product Design

    Dear Mr. Cook, I have been a proud Mac owner since the MacPlus days and my stepfather had your first generation Mac. I am on my second 17-inch MacBook Pro. I love the laptop. However, I do not love the Apple 85W MagSafe Adapter. Over the decade of MacBook Pro ownership, I have replaced my power adapter a total of 6 times. This is no small amount of money. Today, I discovered that my adapter is once again melting before my eyes at the transformer. I won't offer any suggestions on how to correct the problem since everyone else here has already done so and it appears that greed drives the Power Adapter design rather than simple, elegant, reliable functionality, which as you well know is the Hallmark of Apple. I am once again forced to spend $79.00 plus tax to purchase a Power Adapter that I know will fail within 2 years. If I had not been home when power cable began to melt, I am sure a fire would have started, which sadly your poorly designed greed driven Power Adapter would be the cause. Please fix the problem!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please make a better design

    I've had my MacBook Pro since 2010, and have had to buy four replacement power adapters in this time. That's ridiculous! I'm very careful not to put undue strain on on the cords, but they still end up fraying either at the brick or at the magnet. Why can't you at least create a design where we don't have to buy the entire brick when the cords fray.

    I love everything about my MacBook Pro, except the Power Adapter. I know you can do better...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like everyone else, wires fray too soon

    I've had to buy 2 of these previously and it is time for a new one. So wasteful, I was extremely careful about storing and using my second power cord because I wanted to prevent it from fraying like the previous. Well, that didn't matter. After a little over a year the wires frayed and now even rigged up w/ electrical tape it will not function...

    Thanks Apple, I'm so glad I get to give you another $80

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just went through my 3th in 3 years

    This is perfect I've already spent €180,- on chargers now about to make that €240,- it's totally ridiculous.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    are you kidding me?

    so this is supposed to release from the unit when pulled? someone tripped over the cable, and it yanked the wire from the connecting end. no frays at all. this unit is not even one year old yet. poor design!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple, hate this charger!

    Had my macbook for 3 years, it's perfect. However, i am about to go purchase my 3rd charger in 3 years, which is ridiculous at $80.

    Apple, don't you think it is time to embrace cradle to cradle producer responsibility?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR, POOR DESIGN

    How can such an innovative company create such a poor substandard design for of all things....THE POWER CORD!!! I'm on number 4!!! They all fray in one of 2 areas the brick or the end. It doesn't matter how easy and safe I am with the cord, it frays!!! I'm tired of spending $80.00 for something that should at most cost $20.00!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy my 3rd charger...

    I bought my MacBook Pro about 4 years ago now and have had 2 chargers break in this time. The first charger I would use those cord holders that pop out of the adapter and wrap the cord so I figured bending it so much broke it. Well I didn't wrap my 2nd cord and was very careful with it but sure enough the wire wore out in the same place right next to the adapter after about a year. The annoying thing is I have an extra cord from the plug to the adapter from my last charger but since it broke in the same place I need the part from the adapter the the computer plug in. The fact that everyone seems to have this problem really surprises me that apple hasn't done anything about it. There are a lot of things I like about macs but I will probably need a new computer soon and most likely won't be buying a Mac.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed at the MOST INCONVENIENT TIME EVER.

    My macbook pro is at 50% and I have ten hours worth of homework to complete within the hour and 15 minutes before it dies. Thanks, Apple. Thanks a lot.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed MagSafe Power Adapter

    Why do they call this "SAFE" when it isn't? I had sparks coming from my connector. I am on my second charger. I agree with what others have said. Why not design this adapter so the magnetic cord disconnects from the main box? I can't keep buying new adapters for $80.00. Can you buy a new adapter without the power cord since it does disconnect?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    This cord is not resistant enough. I just bought my second one less than a year ago and its already burned out. The problem is always the cord bending. There sure be an accessory that can protect it from bending.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed Cord Like All The Rest

    Failed cord at transformer even though it has been moved only a few times from desk. Apple needs to fix this and make cord easily replaceable. Ridiculous (greed) to charge $79 for a replacement!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish insulation material always wears through

    Apple insist on using that sort of soft touch insulation on both this cable and the iPhone sync cables. If the wire is sat behind a desk constantly thats fine but when you use a laptop on the move as they're meant for and constantly winding up/unwinding the cable to put in a bag then the insulation will fail very quickly which after not much more time leads to the failure of the wire entirely and the need to purchase a whole new power adapter. Apple constantly deny this is a problem in their stores but read reviews and its apparent its a huge issue. Apple make great products but have an unbelievable arrogance when small issues like this are reported by their customers. It's always the users fault. Just fix your design!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two failed in 12 months. Same problem as everyone else is having.

    Poor design. For a while one worked if you turned the cable upside down, but then it didn't work at all. When it's plugged in to AC, the connector gets warm, but the light does not go on, and it does not charge my laptop. I think it is due to a frayed or broken connection in the tip. For the price, it should be much better, and last the life of the laptop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does apple even take the comments seriously?

    I've never seen so many bad reviews for an apple product. But I qualify since I faced the same "wear and tear" problem - my 2 plus year old wire gave up on me cos the ends frayed. Is apple even listening or taking these comments seriously? If it's so easily "worn and torn" then at least make it affordable for replacement.

    Apple, do you even take consumers' comments seriously? do something?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire whomever design the cable.

    This adapter is horrible. Its cable horrible, expands, and peels. Cables are not supposed to do that. Its the worst adapter I have owned. They fray on both sides. It should be recalled. I tried my best to work with it even after it was pealing. When I took it back to Apple they said I could buy a new one. Partly because the damage was by then too extensive. Yeah, it was too extensive because it was poorly designed. I just took it from home to work. The computer is a year old and the adapter looks worse than any cable I own. Now it doesn't even work. I just don't understand how someone can design something so poorly. What were they thinking?. Should negative 5 stars.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad power cord design

    It frays within a year and then breaks on you. Even with proper care, it just frays at the end because of bending.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously unsatisfied

    What a rip. My seriously superior MacBook 15 comes with this garbage powercord that doesnt even last 2 years. I had an HP laptop prior and the Macbook blows it away yet the simple powercord by HP lasted 6 years and didn't have a problem until it got accidentally dragged on the freeway behind my car. The plastic on the skinny end of the cord coming out of the L adapter warped from the heat and shredded, then no more power. 80$ for a new one and I babied the thing. Seriously Apple, don't you claim to be super detail oriented?

    10 of 10 people found this useful