• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a major improvement

    So I had to buy another adapter (2nd one) not even a year ago and now this one is fraying at the connector. Now I have to buy yet another adapter which totals to $160 plus tax when I could use it for something better for my macbook pro.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disapponted, Time and Again!

    This cord suffers from terrible engineering; it always seems to break and fray at the connection point between the wire and adapter, no matter how carefully and delicately I make sure to wrap it. For such a great company that makes such great products, it really seems like a rethink is in order vis-a-vis these cords. Also, the $80 is takes to replace one poorly designed adapter for another is highly burdensome.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, Apple?

    I don't know what Genius thought this would be a good adaptor, but there's nothing Safe about this Mag. I can't count the number of times the magnet has shifted so that there's no longer any charge coming into my Macbook Pro. And I can't count the number of times I've stepped away from my computer, missing the warning message, and finding that the laptop has completely shut down. And let's not overlook the fact that the rubbery cord is completely unwieldy.

    Come on, Apple. I expect better from you. This is garbage.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me?

    I believe this is my 4th power adaptor I've had to replace in the past 2.5yrs and i'm not rough with them at all, am careful that the cord is not bent when plugged in. They ALL have broken because of frayed wires. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    For $80, these chargers should most definitely last more than a year. My daughter is on the 3rd one since Christmas 2011...UNBELIEVABLE...especially when I paid $1500 for the MacBook...really Apple??? Can't you do better than this??

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    junk

    Gone through three of them in the past few months. Last one just broke again.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Once it starts to fray, it progresses very quickly.

    I have used my new power adapter for 18 months and never noticed any fraying. Once I noticed a small split, it seems like the plastic almost disintegrated right at the magnet end. Even though it still charges, the exposed wire can't be very safe.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!

    Both me and my brother have Mac books and both chargers have now broke! for the price of the charger alone the fact that it is bad enough quality to break within 1 year on both macs is shocking!! MacBooks are not all they cracked up to be, and i am really disappointed. WILL NOT be purchasing another one from Apple!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality!

    It's the same with the iPhone 4s chargers, poor quality.. I can't believe they keep saying 'We make the best products' and after 1 year the charger is dying.. I'm not gonna buy the original charger anymore. I'll search the internet for some cheap ones that will live longer..

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my macbook -- have had it for years. I love the computer, but I absolutely loathe the power cord. I treat the cord well, not bending/smashing it, yet it continues to break down on me. This on its own is frustrating, but what makes the whole thing intolerable is the fact that it costs $80 to purchase another cord. This may not be a huge issue for some, but for me it is. Shelling out $80 on a regular basis is atrocious and is not what I would expect from a company like Apple.

    When the time comes, I will likely not be purchasing another Mac simply because of my frustration with the power cord. Some may think this is a silly reason, but I have had enough.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile Ingenuity

    The magnetic, reversible connection is great, but this will be the third one I've purchased because the other two died unexpectedly.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    comparison

    My old noname laptop PC now is 7 years old, sent to retirement on countryside house, where it is good enough for browsing and emails. All those 6 years of hell-like work on table, in metro, in office, in caffee, on my knees its proud noname charger is still flawlessly working. The price was around 600$ (noname PC + noname charger). Mac is better, I have heard. Mac is the most and only reliable. Well, I like my MBP. The other story is with charger brick - that is junk. And price? 1800$.. Plus every year 80$ for a sh... brick proudly called "charger"… Well.. I can buy three noname PC's with their chargers, that would not ….. me off…

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last

    So far I have had to buy 4 mac chargers, an average of one per year. I enjoy the design of the charger, always have, but considering that these chargers are so expensive and break so quickly, there is no way to give this product more than 1 star.
    It isn't only cable fraying (though that did happen to my first two chargers), the last two simply decided to break and not charge anymore.
    If there were a good alternative, I would buy a different brand of charger.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    bought this less than a month ago, doesn't work at all.i have started to hate apple. this is my 4th charger in 2013.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of shh. engineering

    Apple please,

    Would you first send your engineers to rehab before letting them design a piece of crab like this again?

    My adapter chrod broke on 2 sides. There goes 80 dollar/euro.

    P.S. my mbp gets 5/5

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Snapped cord

    After peeling back the rubber exterior, the thin wires inside that make up the cord had all snapped clean through. This happened right at the junction between the adapter and cord where the half inch of hard rubber tries to protect the cord, but fails. Perhaps they should consider changing up the design, seeing as how this product only has 1.5/5 stars. ..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord cover frayed after only 11 months

    Cord cover frayed after only 11 months. The fraying took place around 12" away from the MagSafe connector. This is not an area that has been stressed in my use of the power adapter. It appears that the plastic sheathing just dried out, puckered and then developed numerous splits. This all happened rather suddenly over the last week or so.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken wire

    The very first review I read was exactly my problem, I had to wiggle the cord where it connects to the transformer to get power. Now it has stopped working completely.
    My problem is that I am in a remote part of Peru trying to get someone to buy me a new one in Lima and ship it to me.
    Luckily a coworker also has a Mac and he has been gracious enough to lend me his charger or otherwise my work would cease.
    Hopefully when I get back Apple will warranty this one under Apple Care. At least I will have a backup for when the next one breaks as it is obviously going to do.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This doesn't even deserve one star

    Cord frayed near the brick and started sparking. There's obvious burn marks at the site where the cord connects to the brick. Can we say fire hazard?! I have an appointment tomorrow. If this isn't replaced for me I will be highly disappointed. APPLE please take note of the faults of this design and the dissatisfaction of loyal customers! This really isn't acceptable. At the price I pay for my apple products, I expect quality all around. Not cool. Not cool at all.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    cheaply made, insufficient power

    cheap plastic that overheats.
    and provides insufficient power to keep up with the consumption of the 2011 MBP 17".
    your battery still drains when plugged in to charge.
    these adapters need a major overhaul, which is now long overdue!

    4 of 4 people found this useful