• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you Apple

    I would like to meet the person who designed and approved this cord and beat them with it. My MacBook Air (13 inch - Mid 2011) is now on it's 4th cord. The computer lives on my desk and is taken to the office once per week. The rubber on the cord just falls apart and then becomes a serious safety hazard. Another product designed to fail so the customer is continually spending. Absolute joke.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    say something, I'm giving up on you...

    Apple, I have loved you since the 80's. You've gone through your growing pains and we've lived with warts and pimples before but I feel like the passion for quality is being lost. Magsafe was a great idea but the implementation on the air is just terrible. It's so frustrating that this power connector falls off so easily. While other Magsafe connectors work well (i.e. my 17" Macbook Pro with barrel style connector) this one is poorly designed and falls off constantly. This is the first negative review I've ever given of an Apple product but It's just the beginning of many recent frustrations with Apple products.

    As the song says, "say something, I'm giving up on you."

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    appalling

    Appalling, disgraceful poor quality........ I have a cheap 20 year old computer with a better quality power pack......... truly disgraceful and an embarrassment to apple......... This one has last me around 6 months....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third time is not the charm.

    This will be the third time I have to pay $80 for terrible quality Apple 45W chargers. I have been a customer for 20 years and this has been one of the worst quality products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Review

    This is my 3rd time purchasing the charger! I have to buy one every year and it is so costly. The charger always breaks at the base and I do not know why Apple though it was a good idea to make it so small and thin. This time, the charger is lasting about 7 months and I am seriously looking to purchase non-Apple products in the future.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad quality

    Bad quality product. The coord broke at the base. I really wonder how Apple could design the charger in such a stupid way. And then they want 80$ for a replacement?! Ridiculous!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product. Wish Apple would own up to its flawed design ...

    ... and replace it for free. I own a lot of Apple products, and this power adapter is the ONLY Apple product that has broken down on me in the past 6-7 years. The coord broke at the base (wear and tear), and having to spend $80,- to replace it is ridiculous. Any power adapter of this (lousy) caliber should cost less than $20. I guess we can all be glad that Apple has stopped shipping newer models of the Macbook Air with the Magsafe 1...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    I'm done, my MacBook is at 9% and the charger won't work.
    Thank you so much apple. Thank you Apple.
    I hate you all now I have to spend $80.00 to get a new one.
    AND whats even worse, I use this computer for all my video editing!! Great job!!
    Good game!! I hate this computer and never ever get a Macbook Pro, NEVER; or it's stupid charger.
    My parents aren't going to spend 80 dollars on me for this. So thanks.
    I've lost my computer forever because you made a horrible charger, I'm switching back to Windows.

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    I have to buy one power adapter per year . This time my battery suffered a sharp drop of energy capacity due a short that occurred in a non visible frayed cable .

    This adapter is either badly designed , badly constructed or both . Such a low quality , this is a rent.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    I don't take this charger anywhere. It simply sits on my bedside table. Still this is the second cord I have had to replace in 4 years. Seriously, there has to be a better design.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger fails after about a year.

    I had the same common problem where the charger just stops charging the macbook air. Cord is in perfect condition but just won't charge, I have tried everything. If I leave it plugged in for a few days it sometimes randomly charges which means I get to use it once or twice a week. I'm not falling into Apple's trap of buying a new one every 12 months...I'm not paying a subscription to use my computer.

    Do yourself a favor and don't buy a macbook air.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yearly /18 months

    This charger works great but you will be purchasing a new one on less than 18 months

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bitten Apples Rot

    About to purchase my 3rd charger in 4 years. The second one I taped in the places where it is prone to breakage to try and prevent it, but it still managed to break under the tape. What frustrates me is that these complaints have been posted since 2011 and nothing has been done to fix this issue. No new cord designed, no one from Apple responding, etc. I know in our day and age things are purposely manufactured to be disposable so that companies can continue to bring in revenue, however, Apple is supposed to be synonymous with quality and with all these expensive gadgets they are raking in enough money without trying to get us to buy $80 chargers every year and a half. I have an iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and MacBook Air, so needless to say I'm a fan. However, it is despicable things like this this that cause me to leave a brand. . .

    Signed:
    Time for a Change

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Give Us a Different Design Fix

    First, I really like my Mac. I can't think of any other laptop that I would rather have. But, this power cord design is awful. The "L" design puts unusual stress on the connector and it frays. Just a terrible design. I would prefer to have a "T" design power connector.

    Is it so difficult to have a "T" connector? Can we, as the buying public, inundate Apple with a fix to this design flaw?

    I'm not buying a new Macbook Air just to have a better power cord.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buying my 3rd power cord in 3 years.

    I love my Mac Air, but I am really unhappy that I am having to buy a 79 dollar cord just about every year. They fray so easily and are not made well.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me?

    My 2014 Macbook Air's power adapter is unusable after 1,5 years. My year 2009 Macbook Pro's power adapter is still functioning. Come on, where's that famous Apple quality?

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They shred and die leaving us adrift waiting for FedEx

    I love my mid 2011 MacBook Air but I'm now ordering its third connector/adapter.
    The shred/break comes on quickly with little warning for replacement time.
    My macair is out of warranty so I haven't been able to call unless I pay for support
    to see if this last cable might still be under its warranty. There may be a way I just haven't been
    able to find. I'm careful with the cord, mindful of making sure it's under as little pressure
    as possible. I 'm on my 6th Mac and love them except for this cord issue.
    It isn't like Apple at all to have such a problem

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!

    I am now on my 3rd Charger in less than 2 years. Each one has frayed after basically no time at all. I love Apple computers, but its things like this (finding ways to make us buy new chargers multiple times over) that make me lose respect for the company. Apple should be supporting its loyal users and not treating us so poorly as to force us to spend even more money just to be able to power our laptops.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Frays

    Agree with numerous other reviews, The cord frays and gives up on these power adaptors far too quickly. Anyone know if the 3rd party versions last any better?

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Issues

    I bought my 13 in MacBook Air in August of last year (senior year of high school) to go ahead and get used to it before going to college. It worked fine for about two months and I was absolutely in love with it. Then I realized it was one of my worst choices of how I could've spent my money! My battery will NOT charge no matter what and my computer only barely even turns on if it is plugged up but yet it says "no battery available". Very frustrating to pay so much money for something that won't even charge correctly.

    11 of 12 people found this useful