• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should be ashamed

    This is the worst device ever. They're big/clunky, expensive and completely unreliable. And while Apple will replace them if you're under warranty, they treat the replacement process as if there's some technical issue that needs to be resolved. In my latest episode with these awful devices, I had endure a useless phone call and then schedule an appt. at the "genius" bar. A complete waste of time.

    My advice to Apple: If you're not going to design a quality product, you should keep a basket of free replacements near the entrance of the Apple store. That way, people wouldn't have to waste their time doing what every other retail store in the country figured out long ago. Shame on Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGER EVER

    I have had to purchase 3 chargers in the last 2.5 years. The last charger I bought just broke and I therefore need to resort to purchasing a 4th charger... I am extremely disappointed with Apple's attention to detail with this accessory. It costs 100 dollars US for each one of these junky, garbage, inferior, unpredictable, poorly wired, useless and unreliable chargers. I wouldn't even give this 1 star but it's the lowest available rating

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Broken

    Low QUALITY cable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE WORST

    My first charger cord got so over heated (after 20 minutes of use) that it MELTED (the white near the block had turned brown and had exposed wires) and later fried my computer. Later I had to purchase a new charger cord and pay a few hundred dollars to get my computer fixed. I lost everything because of this defect and my computer still doesn't work like it used to and the new cord I purchase gets so hot you can't even pick up the block. Was told that "we haven't heard of anyone else having this problem" and now months later I look at the reviews, seems like A LOT of people have issues with this charger... I would expect something much more safe for a $2,000 computer.... VERY DISSAPOINTED

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    AS others have pointed out, this is unacceptable. If you are going to make these adapters so cheap and junky that they wear out in a year or two, please price them accordingly. Just as with my last Macbook, I now have to go shell out 80 bucks (really, Apple?) for a new adapter, at great cost and inconvenience to me. I'm on deadline today, so have to take time out of my day to go do this since I don't have enough juice to complete my work.

    My old one wore out to where the wire was sticking out. I wrapped it with electrical tape and it stopped working altogether a few days later. Junk!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THE WORST

    I NEVER WRITE REVIEWS BUT IM ON CHARGER YEAR 5 of having my macbookpro.

    I might as well have bought a new laptop with the price

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts less than a year..

    First of all the charger falls out when you have the mac in your lap, and you accidentally put a little pressure on the plug. Also the cord wears out quickly!! I had to buy a new charger within less than a year of purchase, and they charge you $80!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New MAC user

    After countless MAC users' reviews, I bought my first MAC ever October 2014. I was sold on the idea of a product that by all accounts would not need to be replaced for at least five years. Now, four months after purchasing my MAC, the charger cable is exposed and I am dealing with having to replace the charger before the year is out. I am very disappointed. I read reviews on this very issue and though I am satisfied with the MAC itself, the charger is yet another thing.

    I am terribly disappointed the very expensive charger isn't as well-produced as the product it is supposed to charge.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    These chargers are of terrible quality. The rubber insulation surrounding the wires wears out in a matter of a few weeks. Dell XPS 13, here I come.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed!

    I bought the cable after my original one stopped working (after 2 1/2 years). The quality of this cable is so poor that after a month, the wire is already exposed and a spot on the cable is pinch. The pinching happened two days after I bought it. I use the cable about once every day and it's in a spot where no one can walk on it or anything. For the price of the cable and the fact that there's no third party cable out there, I'm seriously considering switching to PC when changing my computer!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Got my first ever Macbook at christmas and I just love the cable, the length is great for using it in bed and you can see immediately whether it is fully charged or not. The magnetic connection is genius, I have lost count of the number of times I have tripped over leads, a very safe aspect to it. I love it so much Im buying another one so I can leave one beside my bed as well as have one downstairs. Thank you Apple

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    I have to struggle to get power from the power supply. Some times, I have to Plug/unplug several times to get power. Since it is an intermittent problem, it is hard to take it to apple store. As much as I love my Macbook pro, I hate this power supply. Apple has to get a better power supply that matches it's name.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    This is ridiculous. Since I know that apple chargers are terrible I was extremely careful with this new one I bought a year ago. I never twisted the cable and I was treating it as a fragile item. Even this meticulous approach did not help! Once more the cable wore off and I have to buy a new one. Apple you can do better than that. Either build an adapter with better quality materials or drop the price in 1/3.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $79 x 3 = Poor Quality

    I am now having to purchase my 3rd, yes 3rd charger in less than < 1.5 yrs. We are talking wires here, people. How can you possibly justify charging $79 for such an inferior product? I would seriously reconsider purchasing another Apple computer, simply because the accessories are sub-standard.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, if you take care of it

    I have owned this adapter for just over a year with my retina MacBook Pro. It works perfectly. It drops off if the computer is moved, as it should. It travels well, and has shown no signs of fraying. I suspect that some people do not know how to wind the cours so that it minimises the tension on the endpoints.

    I've taken off one star because Apple should provide video instructions on the right way to wind the cord.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awful

    It's unreal that I've gone through 3 chargers in 2.5 years. I don't abuse my chargers, and after the first one, I took extra special care of the remainders. Now my third one is almost dead and I'm incredibly disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I concur

    Came online to check prices since my adapter failed and found terrible ratings. Mine just stopped working and I have had my machine less than 4-months. Given that it holds the charge fairly well, I don't use the charger very frequently. It charged no problem one day, then two-days later just didn't work. Hopefully Mac will do something to help fix this issue, since it is expensive to pay $79 every few months for what is otherwise an excellent product with which I am quite happy.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Price hike on terrible product

    I see the overwhelming majority of reviews have complained about having to frequently replace this poorly designed cord at $79 a pop, but some time in the last month, the price has been increased to $99 (right when my power cord is starting to fail). So rather than release a better design, you increase the price of the flawed design by over 25%? This is an insult to your customers.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I used the former L shaped adapter for 4 years until i changed the computer, bought a new Mac Book Pro in November 2014 and the adapter is already dead.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POS!!!

    Very, very disappointed!!!..... Just purchased refurbished Macbook, love the computer, but charger doesn't work! I've had the computer 4 days!!! Thought it was just me, then read all reviews regarding this particular charger. Shocked Apple would make such a terrible design on a great computer! This is the absolute worst product they've ever sold! I too wish I could rate it 0 stars! Will be returning the whole lot & getting a refund! Refuse to buy a new charger every year!!!!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful