• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL! Needs to be redesigned ASAP

    An expensive POS that needs to be replaced annually. It's useless when the exterior breaks and the wires fray. Also,the power adaptor is big and bulky. When I use the extension cord, which is frequently because the actual cord doesn't reach anything, it's obnoxious to have a large square in the middle of the cord. It weighs it down & it's not functional. How many reviews will it take till you make a half way decent product?

    44 of 46 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!

    42 of 42 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.

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What were they thinking?

    This is by far the worst product ever made. I've had my macbook since August 2011 and I'm going on my 4th charger. They can make a computer that last's forever, but not a charger.

    The worst part is they know it doesn't work, but continue to sell them. They really need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

    45 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook charger

    These chargers are absolutely garbage, they constantly break. I've bought a total of 3 for my macbook and I'm about to buy a 4th because they don't last. Very disappointing… What a waste of money. I have to buy it because I have all my school stuff on my macbook. The point is that these are garbage and they don't last. They have the lifetime of the iPhone charging cables

    41 of 41 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.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Part of owning a Mac

    These chargers are absolutely terrible. Everyone always asks me why i take such care in wrapping my power chord and I always tell them that it's made of glass. I've had to replace it 3x in the past five years, and I don't know why I keep on doing it. Apple doesn't sell each part separately so I have a nice collection of the thick power chords to go along with them. Apple should seriously look into redesigning a charger that pretty much hasn't changed since I got my first mac, and the fact that they still only last about one and a quarter years is just ridiculous seeing how they're $80 a pop. I was relieve to see that I'm not the only one with this frustration but then it almost angered me that Apple hasn't listened to their customers' outcries about a terribly made product.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Piece of Junk!

    I am a big fan of all of Apple"s products, except this one. I had to replace the old mag safe charger on my last Mac because it was defective and recalled. Now I have to replace the new style adapter that supposedly fixed the problem, but this time I had to pay the apple tax. The newer style DOES NOT fix the problem, the wires still come apart in the same exact spot as the older, recalled mag safe adapter but this time you can't see the exposed wires. I was even told by a Mac genius that they had never had a problem with the new style, but I choose to believe that's not true based on the 800 or so bad reviews for this product. I have to go before my new charger breaks as well, thanks Apple...I really wish I could give it less than one star.....

    45 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    This product seems like it is manufactured to break. Make a more durable and cheaper design. This is trash for the amount of money it costs.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is Subpar

    Why use my own words when the person below summed my sentiments up so nicely. —

    Grace B from Glendale Heights said, "If I could give zero stars on this product I would. I've had my MacBook Pro for 5 years and I'm already on my 4th charger. I NEVER travel with my power adapter but somehow it always frays. It's literally garbage and so expensive. This is so badly flawed that it should have a lifetime warranty. Hate, hate, hate this power cord." I couldn't agree more. Going on my third charger in 4 yrs and this latest one lasted all of 8 months before it started to fray.

    40 of 40 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!

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I love my macbook but hate these chargers...

    Today, I will be buying my fourth magsafe power adapter within a three year period.

    What more needs to be said?

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    Apple should be ashamed about how bad their chargers are. If they were $40 and broke ALL THE TIME then fine. but $80? total rip off. They should at least offer a discount if you send in your broken one to prove you didn't just lose it but the poor craftsmanship failed.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Something has got to change.

    Things like this are what make me regret my purchase of ANY Apple products. These chargers are awful and they're expensive. Heck...give me a couple hundred more dollars and I'll buy a whole new computer.

    These chargers get outrageously hot, you have to be METICULOUSLY careful with them or the wires will bend and break, and with my charger I have to unplug it and plug it back in frequently because it stops working.

    I wish I could speak more highly of your product.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a disappointment and financial waste.

    I love my MacBook Pro, and I loved the power adapter. Now I see what everybody's talking about. I have had my Mac for a year and some months and the power adapter won't even connect enough to power the LED on it. Apple says they listen to their customers, if they truly do, they will change this piece of &#^¥. I paid over $1000 for a computer and I expected quality. One star? I only put it because they made me.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy fix. Why isn't it made?

    I really like the magnetic coupling.

    But when a plug -- any plug -- connects to a flexible cord, something's gonna fray.
    In the journey to ineffable durability, one must accept also the beauty of the transient.

    Keep the wonderful magnetic coupling.
    Make the cord itself detachable at both ends
    and cheap.
    Price it at $10.
    Make the first replacement free.

    It is the path of wisdom to embrace the disposable as well as the permanent and not gouge the customer $82 a shot.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And on to the next...

    Worst charger ever. Mine died again tonight. I will go purchase my THIRD one tomorrow. Apple is definitely making money off these charges because consumers have no choice but to go buy a new charger, otherwise Macbook is a paperweight. I LOVE Apple/Mac products and have converted several people from PCs to Mac, but this charger is JUNK.

    Thanks Apple. Another $84.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third charger

    In the past eight months three of my brand new macbook chargers have just completely stopped working. At first they usually just work intermittently but eventually that light just never comes back on again. I am getting so sick of taking it into the apple store and getting a new one. Fortunately I am still covered under the extended warranty, but I would just like to get one of the old chargers again or have apple fix whatever is wrong.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Power adaptors do not last

    The chords fray/bend, and do not last. I have to keep buying new ones. Ir is really outrageous that Apple sells such junk and does not permit third party products.

    Also, all the chords are 1) flimsy and 2)white. so they easily get tangled and I cant tell one device chord from another.

    Honestly, Mac, the design is pathetic. Enough to make me go Dell next time........

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, Poor Quality Product

    I have now gone through 3 of these adapters for my MacBook in 2 years. And I'm not abusing them in any way. They sit plugged into my desk and stay there. So there really isn't any wear on them. All three adapters have come apart where the cord meets the plug for the computer (hope that made sense!). The first adapter was covered by my AppleCare and was told that I probably somehow ended up with a defective product. That adapter lasted about 6 months before the same thing happened again. Of course it was less than a month after my AppleCare expired, so I had to pay for the replacement myself. Now, about another 6 months later, I am going to have to buy yet a 3rd adapter. At $79 it is far too pricey to have to keep replacing them every 6 months. I think I'm going to investigate an after market adapter and see if I can find a better quality product. I would have expected better from a company such as Apple. Very disappointing.

    39 of 39 people found this useful