• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    over heating from first use

    I plugged in the charger for the first time since I got my ipad and the charger caused my adapter to spark and then it overheated. Afraid something worse may happen. Apple should improve their equipment especially since we spend so much on products. Love my ipad, hate the charger.

    30 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    my charger does too!

    i thought surely my new device included in the ipad air was malfunctioning until i read the reviews! a $500.00 piece of dangerous junk! come on apple, fix this for free

    37 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple iPad charger

    I have bought over 5 iPads for all family members. The chargers for all of us always over heats and stops working after about 6 months use. I buy a new one and it works for a while and then starts over heating again. VERY DISAPPOINTED IN APPLE AND THEIR PRODUCT. The only thing you can do, until Apple stops being greedy, is re buy over and over and over again approximately every 6 monte. They should just replace it for free but then they wouldn't make another million off of us who can't resist the iPad.

    43 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add-on cord is too short and no option available

    No actual cord is included. You need a separate purchase.

    The cords available are so short that they're barely functional to reach from my desk to the outlet. To use the iPad away from your desk while charging, plan on sitting on the floor near the outlet.

    This product sorely needs an extension.
    (The previous charger adapter that had an excellent three prong extension attached has been discontinued (duh!). I have one and it's so useful I wanted another. No luck.)

    This product is another example of form over function and the misconception that minimalism equals simplicity.

    104 of 188 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    chargers ipod touch fast :)

    it does no bueno that it doesn't come with the cord but all apple products come with the necessary cords so people don't need or shouldn't have to pay for them together. its uglier then the 5w but it handles twice as fast and seeing as I don't care (that much) how slim my charger is I got the big one and its awesome :)

    28 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Heat Failure

    It's a great charger which I've had since the purchase of my 4th gen I-Pad about 14 months ago. It just failed on me so I need to replace it. I feel it failed because of the incredible heat it generates. The brick becomes (and always has) very very hot, almost too hot to touch. If purchasing this unit please be aware of the heat factor and do NOT leave it plugged in for extended periods of time.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold up; overheats

    I'm about to replace the second one in 18 months. The cord breaks away from the connecter and it overheats.

    29 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best I've used

    An xlnt charger, best I've used so far. Took overseas, worked great.
    Faster charging than others I've used, xlnt for simultaneous charging of multiple devices.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    That's how many 5v chargers I've had stop working with my iPad mini, previous iPhone 5, and now iPhone 6+. These are the chargers that came in the boxes with the devices, so I should be able to rightfully assume they work with the product. They have all stopped working within two months.

    I charge my devices at night, so I've never noticed them getting hot. After reading the other reviews, I'm now thinking they are overheating and frying themselves.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger problem

    I love Apple products, have used them since the original iPod and have never had a problem...until now. Got an iPad Air and while on a short vacation my apple charger got hot, it started smoking from the connection at the iPad and melted a small part of the charger. This was the original cable and charger. I'm afraid to charge it now so this is probably my last post, last picture and last FaceTime call home given it will lose charge soon. I'm not real happy about this...sounds like Apple has a problem but doesn't really care about fixing it. Kind of like Ford all over again, they will start to worry about it after several homes burn down.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Connector inside the adapter is flimsy

    The USB connector inside the Apple 12W USB Power Adapter has small flimsy springy wires that make the connection to your USB cable. If you are not very careful inserting the cable into this little rectangle hole, you may catch the leading edge of the springy wires and bend them way beyond their ability to make contact. Once this happens, it is RUINED. I have looked at the same connection on other power adapters and I do not see this kind of arrangement. It is failure prone and may be the real issue that people are having with these adapters failing to work.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stops working

    Between my wife and I, we have now had 3 of Apple's 12W power adapters fail. They seem to work for a number of months and then just stop. Not overheating, no warning...they just stop charging.
    Again...I now need another one. What gives with these. Apple get your act together will you.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Works well!

    I have seen many other reviews stating that these get hot and have been a fire risk... I personally have 5+ of these and have not had any of these issues mentioned previously. All of mine have either came with the iPad device (3rd Gen, 4rd Gen, Air, the iPad Air2 Comes with 10w) or purchased from a retail store as an additional one for travel and for the office. For what it is worth, all of mine were purchased / received prior to 2015. But Then again i have many people that i know who purchased these in 2015 and have not experienced any of the issues described previously..

    I would recommend, as with any product, to have these plugged into a surge protector as power in some area can have spikes which can cause damage to electronics.

    I have used this same 12 watt power block to charge the iPads from 3rd generation all the way to iPad Air 2 as well as iPhone 4s, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus with no issues.

    (NOT stating that others did not genuinely have these issues - Just stating that i have personally had NONE of these issues)

    Curious if maybe a faulty batch went out or if there are power issues in the areas where residents have been using these. But which ever the case I would still recommend a power surge protector between the wall and any electronic device (no matter what it is)

    All in All from my point of view great product so far and have been using this for over a year now almost 2.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    100% Battery "Accessory Not Supported" ??

    so ever since i started using this charger, every time that it hits 100% charged a message pops up saying "This Accessory May Not Be Supported" .. ?? why does it say that ?? is that bad. well anyways, besides that it's a great charger. i love it. but if i had a complaint, that would be the only one. i'm still confused about it.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but gets hot

    Its a great chager for my ipad mini. Before, i charge my ipad for more than 4 hours but now i charge it for more than 2 hours. But it gets hot while charging. That really scares me. But, its a great and fast charger for my ipad mini..

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 6 adapter

    I'm worried about my iPhone 6 adapter. The adapter get extremely hot to touch and u have to fiddle with it to start charging it . Think this could be fire hazard. Gonna take to Apple store to show them in morning. Love this phone just won't do ios8

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much faster than included charger!

    My iPad mini (1st gen) came with a standard 5W charger (the cubic one). I finally heard from a friend that you can use this charger with any iOS device, including my iPad mini. It is worth the $19 because it charges my iPad at least twice a fast. I don't know why this charger isn't included in every Apple product. If you don't have this, you definitely need this.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just got a new ipad air 2

    just got my new ipad air 2 the first time i charged it. the charger that came with it got really hot. unplogged it as soon as i touched the charger. im gonna try plugging it into the surge protector see if that helps. not liking the fact this is my first ipad and theres a problem with it.

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless Fast Charger

    I bought this for my iPad mini since the 5w it came with charges my iPad to slow and I owned it for about 5 months and it still works great. Especially if you have an iPad.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful power adapter.

    Works as expected, but for those complaining/commenting about the shape and how it blocks other outlets like in power strips, you DO have an option.

    Just unplug the prong part, and any (that I'm aware of) Apple power adapter removable cable will snap right in to where the prong part came out of, and tah-dah you have an adapter that doesn't block plugs on a power strip, and allows for the 'brick' to be placed anywhere handy. I have a cable from an old (dead) airport Express and it works perfectly.

    Problem solved...

    9 of 12 people found this useful