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    Magsafe power cord crubles

    I've replaced my Macbook's Magsafe power cord three times now because its outer coating crumbles apart.

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    Probably the worst chargers on the market

    My 2nd Macbook charger is about to break (I've had this one 15 months) so I've decided to leave a review. Annoyingly they are covered up to 12 months, which means that I'll be shelling out another 60 quid for a new charger. My last one broke at the middle so I invested in a Python cord - it has been moderately successful as the middle hasn't broken yet, this time it's the end that connects to the laptop. As they're the same company, I reckon iPhone chargers last around 3-6 months each too. They seriously need to improve the durability of their chargers, because, as the title says, they are probably the worst on the market.

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    Poor Quality Adaptor

    I have been consistently disappointed with the quality of Apple's power adaptors for all of our products (iPhone, iPad, laptop). Now, my MacBook Pro adaptor is no longer working. Considering the price of your products and Apple's reputation for innovation and quality, I find it hard to believe that your design team hasn't figured out how to engineer a high quality charger. I have been a loyal Apple customer for 26 years, but I am beginning to question whether the poor quality is intentional to increase the sales of your accessories! I now need to spend $ 80.00 to replace a power cord. For the record, we are very careful with the care of our cords and have never had this issue with Windows platform chargers.

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    How many of these does it take to use a macbook?

    1, 2, 3, more? If they were $9 ones then replacement would be not a problem. I expect more from the "it just works" company. At $79 a pop I am not happy having needed to buy three for my macbook over the years. I now have just purchased a new macbook pro but alas, while getting the data migrated, the old macbook has no power again as the new adapter is different. Number 4 is here now. This has gone on long enough Apple. I find years of the same comments about your power adapters. Shameful.

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    These chargers break easily

    Seriously. I dont understand why they havent changed it yet. Not just this, but every other macbook charger Ive had, including all my iphone chargers. they break so easily compared to all other chargers on the marked. Sadly they dont even have to step up the game thanks to their huge brand name, what a tragedy. people will still buy, and spend money to buy 2nd, 3rd maybe 4th or 5th chargers because they break so freaking easy. ugh. and theyre so expensive to buy too. apple. get your stuff together and bring us chargers that actually lasts more than a few months.

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    Magsafe - desperately in need of modernization

    While apple was busy solving a problem that plagued almost no-one, the competition have been steadily increasing their advance.

    Never ever have I, or anyone I've ever met, had any use for the too easy to disconnect magsafe adapter on the grounds of not dragging their laptop onto the ground. On the flip side, look at a magsafe adapter funny and it will drop off which is a major pain in the *** if you use an external monitor with your laptop closed.

    Fail 1 to Apple.

    The classic apple power brick is unwieldy when plugged directly into a socket and, once again, look at it funny and it will topple out of the socket.

    Fail 2 to Apple.

    The flip out legs on a classic apple power brick look as if they are the answer to a problem that every traveler suffers from - tangled cables. Except the promise is unfulfilled because the clip that is supposed to hold the end of the cable to the rest wound around the legs doesn't. That's right - look at it funny and it flops off leaving your power brick's legs looking naked amongst a tangle of wires.

    Fail 3 to Apple.

    All this time, we are left to envy the folks who use Dell laptops, as Dell has steadily improved upon the original, brilliant design that debuted with the Latitude D series power adapters. The built in bungee was pure inspiration, works like a charm and makes you appreciate that small thoughtful contribution every time you pack up and move. Next, they improved the design by illuminating the power tip so that you can see it in dark places.

    Dear Apple - if your debacle over mobile phone screen size should have taught you anything, it's that you won't melt by acknowledging when competitors have good ideas. In fact, if a competitor has a good idea, please just find a way to adopt it for the sake of your customers. Don't prolong our suffering in an attempt to preserve your special snowflake self impression!

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    HORRIBLE

    This is a horrible charger - to the point where I don't think I'll even buy another Apple laptop in the future unless the quality of their charger improves. These chargers typically last me 3-4 months. The last one I purchased was in mid-April and it's already dead. I am appalled that an otherwise respectable company would put such an inferior product on the market. As someone who is on a fixed income and conscientious about the impact I have on the environment, I am beyond frustrated at this unnecessary waste of money and resources.

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    A huge disappointment.

    This charger lasted me one year. I am a graduate student and a college instructor, and I carry my laptop and charger with me back and forth to university and to conferences. The durability of this charger is nonexistent. I am meticulous in my storage and product care, and still this charger has frayed and bent, and has finally stopped working entirely. I'm looking into off-brands - they don't have awesome reviews, but neither does this one, so would do I have to lose? I'm so disappointed in Apple lately - it's just not living up to the quality I've come to expect.

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    Worst Power Adapter ever

    I have purchased 3 of these power adapters over the past 4 years. I have to buy another one because the one I bought last year is broken now. I'll switch to another brand if Apple doesn't improve the quality of its adapters. It doesn't make sense to purchase a laptop for $2000 and spend about $90 every year for an adapter.

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    Expected more from Apple

    This cord is garbage. Apple, you need to listen to your customers. After a year and a half of very little use and ridiculously careful handling, the cord is broken and useless. When I spent that much on a laptop, I expected better quality even in the accessories. No big deal though, right? It is just a cord. I'll just buy another one. Oh wait, they are $80! Um, no.

    Get your act together Apple and start replacing these at no cost. While you are at it, improve the design and lower the cost. No cord is worth $80, especially one of such poor quality.

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    Undermines the quality image of Apple's brand...

    Onto my 5th power adaptor for my MacBook now in as many years. Each time I buy it frays and becomes dangerous. I am appalled each time by the disproportionate cost for such a flimsy bit of kit for an inherently mobile device. Listen to your customers Apple, they aren't happy.

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    Had to buy 3 chargers in 1 year

    Its pretty ridiculous that I've had to replace the charger for my Mac Book Pro 3 x in 1 year! They are cheap, defected and potentially damaging to my Mac Book Pro!

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    MagSafe chargers need a complete OVERHAUL Apple!!!

    Its safe to say, after 10 years of working with MacBooks, the MagSafe charger is beyond a doubt, their weakest element. This makes owning a MacBook a liability because of how often the charger breaks down and how ridiculously high the replacement cost is. Come on now Apple, show us some of that innovation that got you where you are, and make us a new good looking and more importantly, DURABLE charger!!! Surely what the customers want is important to you???

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    Nickel and Dime

    I am utterly disgusted by the low quality and repeated stress damage to this perfectly paltry product.

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    Terrible quality

    I've had to buy three of these and it should have a recall.
    Apple �� on this design.

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    I love Apple products but hate their MagSafe power adapters.

    I've owned several apple products including two MacBooks. I've had nothing but problems with their MagSafe Power Adapters. The cables keep splitting or the connection comes lose and fails. I understand previous models have known issues, but my most recent one has just split and frayed as well. I don't mistreat them but this keeps happening. If they weren't so expensive, i'd buy several so I wouldn't have to keep moving the charger around (which would no doubt prolong its life) but £65 for a power adapter that keeps breaking is ridiculous.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    Cheap and Overpriced

    These chargers are extremely cheap and way to expensive. These do not last and I have to buy a new one at least once a year. It's ridiculous. Apple really needs to make better quality chargers.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

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    Not worth price

    I can't believe I had to spend $80 on a replacement cord and I don't even travel with it, so it has very little wear.

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    A Complete Rip Off

    New macbook pro, the day after I got it, the battery charger chord started to rip apart. After taping it I thought I was ok. After months of tearing, ripping, peeling, I was forced to tape the peeling parts to keep it safe from possible damage. Now, its damaged, it has a short and its nearly completely peeled off!!! Ive not even had the computer for a full two years yet! Why the heck does this cost 80 dollars?! IF YOU NOTICE MOST PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WITH PEELING, SO WHY CHARGE US ALMOST 100 DOLLARS FOR IT TO PEEL AGAIN!??????????????? THIS IS A COMPLETE RIP OFF!!!!

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    VERY Disappointing Chargers for the past 10+ years.

    I honestly do not understand how this hasn't had a MAJOR overhaul and a complete redesign of every single aspect of this charger. The long list of awfulness:

    1) Extremely flimsy. As with every single accessory made by Apple it's the least durable of all the counterparts that their competitors make (think all cables, earphones, converters, etc.) . You can COUNT on having to replace this within a year or two of owning your computer. So BUDGET for it.

    2) Speaking of which, VERY overpriced. Again, even if it's perfect, $80 is way too much. Especially that it's the opposite of perfect.

    3) Allow other suppliers to at least design and sell alternatives, which will certainly be better designed and priced. You do that with the iPod accessories, why not this????

    4) For a product that will spend close to 100% of its life on the floor, maybe white isn't the best choice of color. It's bound to look disgusting within a month of normal use. And it will stay this filthy forever.

    5) All iterations of your chargers have received the worst possible ratings and reviews of anything you make. You an set the trends and everything and dictate tastes, but some of the time you must learn to LISTEN to your customers. Especially when they're ALL saying the same thing, and have been for more than a decade.

    6) When I pay $2,000+ for a computer, I expect that every single part of it will be impeccably made and would live at least for 3 years of normal use.

    7) Thank you for the daily frustration.

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