• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Frays.

    • Written by from Liverpool

    It's not like I'm swinging the thing all over the place or anything. But, I can't keep the plasticy cover close to the connector to stay together. I'll have to wrap the next one in something. You would expect for the money to find better quality. Rubbish.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Nightmare of a Product !!

    • Written by from birmingham

    4th charger thats broke in the last 2 years !! currently on the last stretch of my research paper for my Master Degree and the charger breaks again.

    ahhhh !!!

    so expensive to buy and the thing just falls apart so easily


    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Sucker just about to pay for one more.

    • Written by from Lydd

    I'm just about to shell out another £60 odd for my 4th one of these poorly designed pieces of .... I have everything Apple in my tech world but this is by far the worst thing THEY design and produce and THEY KNOW IT!! just don't give a rats I guess...

    All I do is use it everyday wrapping the cable around the 'fold out legs' to put it in my back-pack to transport to the office. Nothing abnormal, nothing over-stressfull - Yet it fails - and fails again - and again.. and here i am again having to buy another. Well - Enjoy my cash Apple.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One my second charger in 3 months! Not Happy!

    • Written by from Brussels

    My Macbook Pro is only 3 months old and my 85w Magsafe2 charger that came with my 15"MBP has already failed! I have just bought another one for 100 bucks! really? How often will I have to do this? I'm not happy at all!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from ROYSTON

    Had to buy another Adapter for my very well looked after 17" Laptop The one that came with the computer when new started to smoke and glow.
    Luckily I was there when this happened so it didn't burn the house down. I thought it was just cheep replicas we had to be worried about. Not genuine Apple products!

    There are enough people here complaining Apple. Don't say you were not aware of the problem.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still faulty after all these years

    • Written by from Leicester

    My MBP is classed as vintage now but it's still going strong - although there was a hiccup with an internal connection last year. But I am now about to get my fifth Power Adapter and every one has had the same problem. The cable breaks at the point where it enters/leaves the adapter case. There really is no way that this joint will not be put under stress/strain no matter how careful you are. It really is time that Apple made this a plug in cable at the power pack end as is just about every other laptop adapter (but with Apple's design of course)

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product Design

    • Written by from Bradford

    I am on my 4th charging cable in 3 years! The price is extortionate. If this one fails, I might start buying cheaper alternatives. They are bound to fail as well, but at least they are cheap!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Build Quality

    • Written by from Marlborough

    Like the other reviews on here, I am about to begrudgingly buy my 3rd charger in 3 years.

    The cable quality where the cord connects is shameful, weak and encouraged to fray by actually making use of the pull-out ears to wrap the cord around. Even if you do this loosely eventually the rubber cable shield will perish. Apple are well known for the appalling build quality of their chargers, and the ridiculous price to buy replacements, but I wonder if they are actually taking these reviews on board? I can't see how a reinforced connection would be difficult to implement. It would increase customer satisfaction immeasurably.

    1-Star, but even that is generous. If you're reading this review you're probably in the same position as me. The struggle continues. Wake up, Apple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cheshunt

    Absolutely horrendous product. Mine break nearly every year without fail, just after warranty's up.
    No alternative as they're designed in a way that makes them hard to replicate so knock offs cause hum/grounding issues so forced to bUy Apple. Not to mention the extortionate price. I wouldn't mind the cost if they lasted 4/5 years.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Power Supply now..

    • Written by from Retford

    A very poor product, gets hot to what can't be a safe level, wires fray, one simply stopped working while externally in perfect condition, replacements are very overpriced. A product which sours the Apple ownership experience when there really is no need.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre quality

    • Written by from Utrecht

    As a travel accessory that is used quite a lot the quality of the cable from the adapter leading to the magsafe connector is mediocre and disappointing. The outer insularion layer cable of my original adapter started to split and finally seized working as the condicting cables within broke close to where it comes out out the adapter block. This necessitated the purchase of a new adapter after four years service. I never had this type of eear and tear problems with adapter cables for my other laptops and I am generally very careful with my equipment.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Adaptors in general

    • Written by from Maida Vale

    For a company that does so much so right, why let yourselves down with a sub-standard, massively over-priced essential piece of equipment. The rubber cord isn't working, make it high quality woven polymer cord. Reduce the price by half, you wouldn't loose money. sales volume would increase as it would stop people buying cheap copies from auction sites.
    If you buy one, you have a mac so keep your loyal customers happy. Please.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious design flaw magsafe cable connection to charger

    • Written by from Enschede

    I'm on my fourth charger for a 2010 mbp. The magsafe cable unravels at the connection to the charger, the cable is not strong enough and starts to unravel after about a year. I always take care of my electronics and am not using it harshly but I am on the move a lot. I had a few other brands of laptops none off which I've had to replace the charger for even once. I've tried using the clips to wrap the cable when storing but this seems to make the problem occur sooner. Apple doesn't seem to recognise this problem and does not respond even though in my own personal circle alone I know 6 people who are having the the exact same problem and the message boards are full of this problem.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the worst thing made by Apple

    • Written by from North Bergen

    The infamous Apple charging cables strike again. I'm on my THIRD Macbook Pro charger, again because of the fraying in the same exact points time and time again by the terribly made cable. I don't mistreat my chargers, especially after the first one frayed and broke. The brick itself is a great piece of design, and I'm happy about that part. But unfortunately that's negated by the absolutely terrible quality of the cable that renders the entire thing useless if (and when) it goes out. It doesn't help that the price of the charger is very expensive for the quality you get, and I'm continuously denied a replacement in Apple stores, even though the damage is clearly by fault of design. If Apple focused on making their cables to the same quality as everything else they make, I'm sure these reviews would be massively different. Until then, these necessary evils will continue to be hated by the masses.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really really really really rubbish.

    • Written by from RAMSGATE

    These products are so bad, not just normal bad either, I'm talking like the most serious ultra-bad you could ever think of. Think of that and then double it a bit, even then it's not really that close to just how bad these power supplies are.

    At this moment in time, yet another of these has died on me and the product was only a couple of months old. My girlfriend is distraught and this has ruined our Christmas.

    Happy Xm0ss Apple.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor

    • Written by from SAXMUNDHAM

    Ive just purchased my third one of these in four years. They always come apart at the same point; where the mag safe end of the lead attaches to the transformer. They're not good enough, way too expensive and I'm bored of having to pay upwards of £65 to replace an entire unit, when it's just a cable and it's insulation that are the problem. Really bad, do something about it.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic quality

    • Written by from Watlington

    Considering that the MacBook Pro is hands-down the best, as well as the most expensive, laptop on the market, I find it absolutely inexcusable that the power adapter cord is such UTTER RUBBISH! I've had my current MacBook for less than three years now, and in that time I've gone through two adapters and my third one just started acting up so no doubt is on its last legs. As any MacBook user knows, the problem is most often that the magsafe plug separates from the cable, and given that the cable's other end is hard-wired to the adapter, one has no option but to throw the whole shebang away and buy a new one - and the blasted things cost upwards of £60 a pop! Apple -- you really need to sort this issue out, because it's seriously cheesing off your otherwise happy and loyal customers, and you're not doing yourselves any favours by pretending that there's no problem! :-(

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling, should rebrand to Mag-unsafe

    • Written by from Barking

    Another broken charger, same problem as usual. Cable deteriorated where it connects to the Macbook, leaving exposed wire and posing a potential fire risk. So many one star reviews speaks volumes! This was my first Macbook Pro and it will be my last.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Glasgow

    God i never thought i'd ever write a review for anything but i just have to for this My charger has just over heated and burned through the wires. I am on here to buy another one as i've got no choice but please fix this.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable keeps breaking

    • Written by from Farnham

    For all the great designs apple have come with this one lets them down. Now on my third adaptor in 3 years. In 5 years my dell power adapter never failed once. And with all the known problems Apple still insist on selling all the parts together. I can see why they have completely lost their environmental ratings. Soon to lose a customer too.

    20 of 20 people found this useful