• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire on power cord burns out from bending.

    This is such an obvious design flaw. It is amazing that Apple doesn't do anything about it. We have had more than one Power adapter go bad because the thin cord breaks where it meets the white block. Other electrical cords like this have an inch or two of soft rubber or plastic to help absorb the stress on the wire. I just took about two or three inches of 2" wide clear packing tape and wrapped it around the base of the wire where it meets the block. I can already see that the stress on the wire will be alleviated. This cost me basically nothing. No reason I should have to cobble together a fix like this to a high-end product that should have the solution built in from the beginning.

    Also doesn't always connect to computer without some wiggling back and forth to get connection light to come on.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are just too fragile

    Ended up in this review page because after my cable frayed, I held it together with tape. Thought it would do the trick for a while but now I'm getting a lot of static noise through the headphones jack when the power cable is plugged in.

    Obviously like many other people I'm very disappointed, this being my 2nd charger that meets this fate. Now I would understand and keep relatively quiet if the price of a replacement charger wouldn't be so high, but this is getting annoying.

    The way I see it, this cable is either fragile on purpose, or nobody is reading these reviews.

    There's no pride to get from the quality of one's product when a flaw this obvious is not being taken care of.

    Very disappointed.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sigh

    3rd adapter. I can't imagine if Apple built their phones or computers to the same standards if they would be still in business. With all their gushing over on how well designed their other products are, the power adapter alone is horrid. It's like it's a built in "Apple Tax" for owning their products.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust ...

    Yup … another frayed adapter destined for the dumpster … Apple … are you even reading thousands of 1 star comments about this product ?

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine just burned out

    This is the second magsafe power adapter that fails exactly at the same point, although this time it didn't just break, it burned out!. It's incredible that Apple doesn't care about fixing their horrible cables. I'm in Peru and buying a new magsafe will cost me at least USD 110.00. That's quite expensive for a charger. I really hope someone at Apple reads the literally hundreds of complains on this page. Something needs to be done about this.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    Bad design, it does not last enough.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This gonna be my third time purchase the same charger for the same reason..

    as what is says in the title... like everybody else
    This going to be the third one that I have purchased. Gosh!!! please redesign, why I have never heard any of my PC user friends complaint about their charger ever. However, mac is triple the price of PC. Not that I am saying that I will change to PC but, could you guys spend a tiny budget on redesign the charger. and thanks lord!!

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Sucker just about to pay for one more.

    I'm just about to shell out another £60 odd for my 4th one of these poorly designed pieces of .... I have everything Apple in my tech world but this is by far the worst thing THEY design and produce and THEY KNOW IT!! just don't give a rats I guess...

    All I do is use it everyday wrapping the cable around the 'fold out legs' to put it in my back-pack to transport to the office. Nothing abnormal, nothing over-stressfull - Yet it fails - and fails again - and again.. and here i am again having to buy another. Well - Enjoy my cash Apple.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISGRACE!!!

    Just had to purchase my fourth adapter! FOURTH! As if the near constant spinning beachball of Yosemite wasn't bad enough, Logic no longer opening, and Aperture no longer supported. You've had all you're getting, I'm off to Android when this inevitably dies in the coming ten months.
    If one includes travel, that's $400 on adapters.

    At least Butch Cassidy had the good grace to wear a mask.

    And zero stars not an option.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    Am on my 3rd magsafe adapter now, my last one only made it one year. Was frayed early on, but last night stated a small fire at the other end.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst MagSafe Power Adapter

    I have a Powerbook that's not even 3 years old and now I have to buy my 3rd MagSafe Power Adapter for it, because the first two frayed at the connection to my Powerbook (the casing deteriorated). There is NO other option but to buy another and have to shell out the $70-80 or so. I've noticed that Apple went back to the T connection configuration on later PowerBooks and wonder if it's because these are manufactured so poorly. This should be divided into 3 separate components and sold individually after some serious redesign. The casing on the cord is worthless to withstand moderate flexing that any laptop (read: LAPtop) requires.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple gets worse every year (or should I say month)

    I guess this is one of the items that you jut have to buy if you want to continue to use your laptop. But let me tell you that I HATE them!!! this is now my 3rd one I have to buy. They last only 1 to 2 years and thats it. A total piece of junk. Apple is just not what it used to be.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord per year

    I would just like to say that cord that costs 120e (in Serbia) should last more then a year! I'm a developer and I use my MacBook a lot! This is the second cord that died on me. Seriously, my MacBook is really high-quality product, but I can't say that for its adapter. I'm spending way too much money on these adapters. Bad quality for sure.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build on adapter connections generally

    Two things I'd love to see Apple improve...

    I believe I'm not the only one with this problem.

    Adapters are a product in constant daily use for most of us and its that little neck of the protective plastic that is the first to start to fray and inhibit connection. Not just on MacBooks but on all Apple power adapter devices I've the pleasure of using.

    It would be very helpful to have available adapter replacements for the computer inputs without the plug section, so just the section that connects to the computer. Most reviews, if not all complain about fraying, replacement is a hefty £65. I would be happy to pay for a replacement if it were less money and greater quality. As it stands I feel fleeced to spend this money as I do with replacement iphone chargers - too expensive for something that doesn't last well.

    Secondly please, your new fancy designed plugs are a devil to place in and pull out of wall sockets. Please consider improving, I feel like I need to wear rubber gloves to grip them without breaking nails.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed....

    About a year ago I decided purchase a MacBook Pro. I'm a young sound engineer and take pride in caring for all of my cables properly. So, imagine my surprise when I found the cable on my Power Adapter was no longer functioning because it had become frayed. Why would your company create such a POOR quality item?? The same thing happened with my iPhone cable. I ended up buying a cheaper and sturdier replacement iPhone cable from Walgreens... Do you want to be known as the company that creates cool gadgets and laptops with HORRIBLE quality cables?? Do you even care?? If I didn't have to worry about replacing such basic items at an expensive cost, I would invest in getting other Apple products. Now another company will have my business... I understand you want to keep consumers spending money with your company, but find a better way to go about it. Selling POOR quality $80 cables is just WRONG!!!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the THIRD cord I've had to buy...

    Seriously, fix this so it doesn't fray! I don't understand why Apple continues making this flawed product despite years and years of people reporting its inherent tendency to fray, except that it's a guaranteed money maker.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rare case of bad design from Apple

    For a company that prides itself on design, Apple's insistence on packaging these fragile cables with their $2000+ computers is a serious misstep that contradicts everything else they do. For the last few generations of Macbook Pros, every AC adapter I've had (and this goes back to the pre-Magsafe 2 design) falls apart in 12-24 months. I just ordered my third Magsafe 2 for my late 2012 Macbook Pro. Some might say I'm abusing them, but that's not the case -- I wrap them as directed using the wings, I do my best to avoid stressing the joints, and I otherwise treat them with kid gloves. However, I do move around, and so the cables go in a laptop bag every day, and that appears to be too much for them. It shouldn't be -- that mobility is why I have a laptop, and the cables should be built with that in mind - form follows function. At the very least, the flimsy part of the cable should be modular enough that you can replace it for less than $80. This has gone on for a decade, Apple -- it's time to fix it.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!

    This power adapter is JUNK! After less than 2 years, the cord has frayed at the adapter. I had another cord that did the same thing in about the same period of time. And $80 is extortion!

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not limited to Asian / Indian climate

    While I have been using the MBP for last 4 years. The chord started to fall apart near the adapter after two years. I tried to salvage it by taping it with cloth adhesive tape. I first thought it was due to the climatic conditions in India (after I moved from US), but now as I read through the reviews send by others it seems a defective material being used. Also 80$ for a Power chord or as in india its costs nearly 110$ (USD) (with additional tax) its a rip off. Apple should take the feedback seriously and solve the issue for future face value of the company. Similar issue of falling apart is seen with the headphones & charging cables.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable...

    I've had my macbbook for about 4 years now, and by some miracle my first power cord lasted the first 3. Within the last 5 months, however, I have gone through 3 macbook power cords. They fray FAR too easily, sometimes under the sheath where I can't even see it. This is on you. Not having a charger is an EXTREME inconvenience, especially as a graphic designer where my freelance jobs depend on the use of my laptop. I should not have to drop $80 and be without a computer for days while I wait for a new charger every 2 months because one of the most "innovative" companies in the world doesnt bother to sort out a simple issue. And I know I'm not alone! Unfortunately I will be needing a new computer soon, and I am really second guessing getting another Macbook if it means I will be dealing with this issue for years to come. What a shame.

    17 of 17 people found this useful