• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop worst charger

    I have no complaints with my MBP. It runs great but charger is of very poor quality. Insulation near connector is peeling off and exposing the wires. Is there any easy solution than spending another xxx $? I tries electric tape but it only works for 3-4 weeks.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for the durability

    I'm on my third adapter and all of them are worn prematurely. The cord wears out at exactly the same spot, ie at the connector. I take good care of my expensive Apple gear, I never twist or stress the cord and I don't even use it outside of my home. Given that this happens over and over again this is clearly a design mistake. Unforgivable for the price Apple asks.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good charger, but its all we can use

    3 Chargers in 3 years. These are very expensive. Can't you design something that will last long term or lower the price?
    I have never had to replace my chargers on my non-mac computers even after 5 years. (A Toshiba laptop I had for example)

    I will be getting Linux and other hardware when this computer or charger dies again. I've never had this problem with other company's products.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst power adapter ever

    If you're lucky this adapter will last 6 months in normal use. You can buy a $300 PC laptop and it will come with a better adapter than this. I have owner at least a dozen PC laptops and I have never had a failed power adapter. Apple, however, with $200B in the bank cannot manufacture a product that would work better than a $20 knock-off you can get on ebay.
    Just because of this adapter alone, I will not be getting another MacBook when my current one dies.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I join the bandwagon: onto my 4th charger

    Needless to say, I again purchase a charger for the fourth time! I went to the GeniusBar today, and had it replaced for $61, since they let me keep the adaptor that I had before. But it's the same defect: the cord near the base of the charger disintegrates and exposes the wires. I've had my Macbook for 6 years now... What can I do, but shell out some more bucks...

    48 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add your voice. Start a movement.

    I am chiming in on the lousy durability and have voted 'yes' on the helpfulness of each poor review for the last couple months. We have to raise our voices somehow. C'mon, Apple. Show your consumers the love you spend so much time and money cultivating.

    55 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the $80

    NOT WORTH THE $80. My second charger decided to stop working after just over a year of use. I am about to purchase my third charger in less than four years which is absolutely ridiculous. I love my Mac and iPhone but the charging cords sold with Apple products are absolute garbage. These chargers are not of the high Apple quality I have come to know from their other products.

    44 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    My power cable just broke.. again. This is the third I've gone through in 4 years. They don't last and they're not worth the 80$. I would recommend going to a second hand store where you can find them for closer to 15$. Not even sure if they're worth that. Anyway, don't waste your money here. Like everyone else, I love my computer, love the mac but the chords are the worst.

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Least durable adapter

    Apple always position itself as a prestige brand, but unfortunately, the adapter itself is a negative influence of its brand name. The outer shell used is very fragile, more fragile than a PC cord. This is unacceptable because you get at least 5 years of useful life for a PC cord. Obviously, Apple's power adapter's performance is under industry average, especially when you use it "in the wrong" way. I suggest that the outer shell material be changed to increase durability.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be ashamed to put out such a poor product

    This is my 3rd power adapter for my macbook! They all break. The cord at the base of the box cracks and exposes the wires. You'd think the geniuses at Apple could fix this! I guess they are really not geniuses at all. Unless this is all part of their plan to make more money off of us! I wish I could rate this product 0 stars!

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    annoying

    this charger lasts max 1.5 years, I've had to buy 3 new chargers in 5 years of having my macbook pro, not for lack of care just because the wire continuously separates from the adapter

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraymageddon

    I don't think I'm adding anything new to the conversation but I am having the same problems as everyone else it seems. My power cord is now frayed and I will have to purchase a new one for $80??? Why so expensive for something that doesn't last? I don't abuse my equipment but it seems that no matter how good of care you take of these power cords they end up fraying. That really stinks Apple! Love your computers, not a fan always of your accessories/cables, thanks!

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 15 month

    The original MagSafe adapter that came in the box with my MacBook Pro lasted for 5 years, and the replacement has lasted 15 months, which is silly. The rubber wrapped around the cord cracked, and the wires inside frayed where the thin wire exits the brick, and that is causing the brick and the wire to heat up quite a bit. The rubber around the thick wire is also cracking near the plug. It doesn't charge unless I hold the wire at a certain angle, and even that doesn't always work. Seems like a fire hazard, and I'm really disappointed in the quality of the replacement part, considering how long the original lasted!

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger

    Reading the reviews should wake the people at Apple up. The common thread is that the cords fray and become unusable. I take great care with my MacBook Pro and yet my cord frayed in the same place most of the other reviewers cords did. I only use it at home so I never wrap the cord and always let it lie straight from my laptop. The MacBook Pro is great, but the cords are garbage.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give NEGATIVE stars!

    First I have to say....I LOVE MY MAC. It's sentimental to me because I bought it while deployed in 2008. However, I now have to buy another charger because the craftsmanship of this product is subpar. My cord is frayed and I'm surprised it hasn't caused an electrical fire in my home. For an 80 dollar charger, you would expect it to last at least 3 years or more. I seriously think it's time for a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT. This is criminal!

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All Apple chargers are garbage.

    Apple cares more about the aesthetic properties of their power cables than functionality and integrity. Even when stored properly at home or for travel, it's unlikely that any of their chargers will last a year before the white rubbery plastic covering the cables will crack and fall apart, exposing the wires underneath.

    You'd think that since they care so much about their image, Apple would start using the tried and true plastic that insulates the wires on virtually every other electronic device. Like my desk lamp; I've had it for six years, ran over the power cord countless times with a vacuum cleaner, and the chunky black plastic has never split. I haven't even subjected my MacBook charger to that kind of abuse and the plastic on the cable was falling apart after just one year.

    Seriously Apple, I thought you cared about me looking cool, Like Justin Long! Now whenever I have to charge my MacBook in public, I have to use the terrible abomination that is my 60W MagSafe Power Adapter: a disgusting, dusty, hairy, multi-colored serpent of electrical tape wound nearly a quarter of an inch thick. I seriously feel like a clown whenever I have to pull it out of my backback; not only because it looks like I'm reeling in one of those endless rainbow magician handkerchiefs, but because children start to cry.

    I feel like Apple is treating me like a clown too, because now that the cord has become completely separated from the power brick, I have to go buy a new one.. FOR EIGHTY DOLLARS! An $80 mistake that will undoubtedly fall apart by the end of 2016. I don't even know If I'll be around to see 2016; a Coulrophobic lynch mob could take me at any moment!

    It stinks, because I know I'm going to have to buy a new one at full price. This time around, I'm going to try a couple different things to protect the charger's god-awful Play-Doh cord from the dangerous, abrasive environment created by a carpeted floor. Obviously, wrapping the cord neatly around the power brick's retractable hooks is pointless. Perhaps prayer, or using a microfiber cloth to work leather conditioner into it every day will do the trick. Or maybe a preemptive layer of electrical tape will prolong it's life a couple years (It would be great if this new one lives long enough to be enrolled in kindergarten!). Either way, I'm open to suggestions, hopefully Apple is too.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord keeps fraying/breaking...

    Onto my 4th one... The last one barely even left my house either. This is getting expensive...

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!!!

    Why can't apply make a decent charger? this is ridiculous. As most customers on that have written a review we take care of our apple products but when its poorly made what else can we do. Its really a (fill in the blank) shame.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken again!

    I have had to replace 2 chargers already and now onto a 3rd. This last time the wires become damaged and exposed at the connection point of the charger. I have been told by apple employees that I am just not storing it properly but I have taken their advice each time and STILL it ends up breaking. My boyfriend and I now have to share his charger until I get a new one but it doesn't even charge the computer, so I have to always have it plugged in - another problem I have been told is common.
    I love my Mac computer but am so disappointed with this accessory. They are way to expensive to be breaking this often!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Impressed

    As a college student..........I bought my white Macbook Summer of 2010 and I'm about to replace the piece of (fill in the blank) charger for the second time. I went with a Macbook to avoid the problems that the cheap computer buyers go through. I take very good care of my equipment because I work hard for the nice things I have. Needless to say...........here goes another $80.

    31 of 31 people found this useful