• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nobody cares, but here goes

    • Written by from Clarksdale

    Despite the fact that Apple seems not to care about over 1,000 one-star reviews, I'll add mine, if for nothing else than to vent. I have never had a power cord fail on any other computer or tablet before my MacBook Pro. Like others, when I pay $2,000 for a product from a company such as Apple, that is supposedly all about quality and design, I am more disappointed than I would be with a lower quality product when it fails (for example, if my Chromebook cord died, no big deal, the whole package is less than $300). I am now going to have to purchase a second power cord for this computer. Compounding my annoyance is the cost of the cord. It defies logic that after years of issues you are still charging $80 for a piece of junk. You might repair the ill will by cutting prices or re-designing this item. It's a bad move to both ignore even small issues (it's obviously highly annoying enough to many people to lead them to leave a comment) and compound it by not fixing it and by continually overcharging your customers. You don't want people to start lumping you in with AT&T and Wal-Mart in their feelings about your brand, but that is indeed what happens when you disregard this sort of thing and ignore it. When I buy Apple, I expect quality. You have failed. When I replace my computer, I don't know if I'll get another Mac.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gross

    • Written by from Watertown

    I need a new adapter because my second one just ripped.... The first one I got that came with the computer lasted me about 2 years and this one only 6 months. The rubber ripped and the cord is fraying and started overheating about 2 months after I got it. The first one ripped in the same spot and burned through the rubber, almost starting a fire in my house. I'm angry the price is so high for these...I'm desperate because I'm a college student and I need my computer but I'm going to look for 3rd party adapters..... Really disappointed Apple .......

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Louisville

    These chargers are outrageously expensive and they break so easily! I already have had one replaced and now found out today that even after all my care to ensure this didn't happen again, this poorly made product has broken again!! Frustrated!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT GOOD ENOUGH APPLE

    • Written by from Cork

    On my 4th power supply for my macbook pro.... cable keeps breaking at same point leaving the power supply unit.... Apple wake up an listen to your customers.... this is a flaw in the design ..... If I could give a minus in the star rating I would!!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible as always.

    • Written by from Trenton

    I have used apple laptops for almost 10 years and every two years the power the cord fails. If all else fails in life you can guarantee the cord won't fail you in it's suckiness, thanks for nothing apple. If I didn't like your operating system so much I'd get stop purchasing your laptops quicker then I could blink especially since their quality seems to be going down hill. My last laptop lasted 6 years before it began to fail. My current laptop is nearing three years and failing. It needs a new battery and goodness knows what else. I am looking at a 500 dollar repair bill. Hey apple you wanna pay my bill? Again thanks for nothing.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my power cord

    • Written by from Takoma Park

    I dont understand all of these negative reviews. I purchased my Macbook 3 years ago and this would be the first power cod that I had to purchase, people have to realize that things happen and no matter how pricey the item is its not perfect. I'm pretty sure in a lifetime you will replace a phone, an extension cord, a hair dryer etc. so to just come on here a make these silly complaints about a cord is ridiculous. Once again I don't have any problems with mine so thanks Apple for making such a wonderful Power Adapter.

    1 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Having To Buy My 4th Adapter

    • Written by from Highland Park

    As stated in previous reviews, these power adapters are the worst. I'm going to look for 3rd party adapter.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire on power cord burns out from bending.

    • Written by from EASTHAM

    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.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cables are just too fragile

    • Written by from Lille

    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.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sigh

    • Written by from Bremerton

    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.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust ...

    • Written by from Sherman

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

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine just burned out

    • Written by from Callao

    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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing!

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Bad design, it does not last enough.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from St. Louis

    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!!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISGRACE!!!

    • Written by from Rishton

    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.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    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.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from sacramento

    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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord per year

    • Written by from Belgrade

    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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed....

    • Written by from Lauderdale Lakes

    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!!!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by from Port Orchard

    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.

    19 of 19 people found this useful