• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    This charger overheats and eventually melts away the safety plastic around the wiring. I've had it for almost 4 years but for the price I payed, I would expect it to last much longer!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks every year

    I'm going to have to buy the third one of these now as they keep breaking on a yearly schedule. Just stops charging at some point. I still have an old MacBook charger from 2008 which is still in use daily and going strong after 9 years! Those new chargers are not what they used to be. Very expensive for a throw-away kind of product that breaks down every year. Just a few months after the warranty has expired of course!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    Easily breaks at the beginning of the cable without visible problems. Constantly the charging stops and computer falls asleep because of the faulty this power adapter. Really bad quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    The body of the adapter over heats. its my third charger in 24 months

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    come on apple this is robbery

    $80 for a charger is crazy. apple is losing loyal customers fast with these cheep tricks.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad bad bad

    This is the weakest of all the Apple products. These adapters need to be replaced often. Horrible design. The area where the cord meets the box always frays leaving exposed wiring that sparks.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk. Hard to believe Apple makes this.

    Aside from the genius magsafe connection, these charging cables themselves are very flimsy, become discoloured in just a few months and break at both ends over time no matter how kindly you treat them. Unfortunately Apple do not cover replacements for them either, leaving customers to pay £80 for a new charger once they break. It's the worst product Apple makes, I wish they would fix the issue. I'm about to purchase my 4th replacement over the ownership of 3 laptops (which means I'll be on my 8th charging cable in about 10 years). One of Apple's mantras is "we can't ship junk". If you count these cables, Apple does.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $1 cable flaw disrupting a $3000 MBP, sad!

    The power adapters output side cord has a material flaw. My MacBook Pro's last an amazingly long time. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about the power adapter, I've never had issues with the actual connection to the laptop itself. I have issues where the thin output cable running out of the charging brick itself. I am now on number 5 for two MBP's. They have degrading output cables, splits open and frayed shielding of the cable. Sad the power brick itself will still function if not for the poor thin cable breaking causing the complete system. It's a shame the apple has fallen so far from the innovative tree it once was. I'll modify the new one I buy today myself.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid fail at 6 months Cord deterioration

    $80 replacement has failing cord sloughing coating like prior

    split mid cord gooey plastic. whole cord is garbage
    well cared for not wound or exposed. ends OK
    Horrid POS as bad as a knockoff or counterfeit
    This was bought from Apple
    Can I give it negative stars
    Failed junk at toxic price

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality- Shame apple

    The charger get overheated and the poor quality cable first turn to yellow and then frayed from the connection point. Despite the terrible reviews and negative customer feedbacks apple shop refuse the fault and I was told by Brent Cross UK Apple shop that this is cosmetic issue and nothing to do with the quality! The shop manager said there is no recorded issue with their cable quality! Do apple manager even read the reviews in their own website? 185 unhappy reviews our of 200 it means something!

    Shame on you Apple to charge over £2000 for a Retina Macbook Pro and £79 for such a cheap quality charger. At least take some responsibility and increase the quality! Amazon brand chargers for Apple products will last far longer than Apple brand and their customer service always happy to help unlike the Apple team.

    Again Shame!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible and way too expensive

    Im not upset about the magnate being too weak or the charger ends fraying. I treated my macbook charger fairly well but yet it broke. We (my family) keep two macbook chargers in the house, one for a macbook and and another for a macbook pro. One day a charger stopped working,we weren't really that bothered until the second broke. We have no idea how, both chargers had just stopped working. I had tried everything forums said and nothing would work. And the price for a charger is ridiculous!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I have no complaints about the MAC PRO, works well with minimal if any issues. Power cord, however, not the same story at all. As many others have said, it has major flaws. Disconnect easily so you are constantly reattaching and the cord next to the magnetic connector splits and starts to fray after only a few months. I've had my current laptop 2 years. I am getting ready to order my 3rd cord. I am not rough on items at all, keeping laptops years and updating only due to features. I never have cracked a screen or needed any other part fixed or repaired. Yet the power cords are always the weak link, needing frequent replacement. This in my 2nd Mac laptop and I have owned desktops since the 90's-true MAC person. The laptop cords have been an issue and no improvements have been seen over the years. This is truly a disappointing feature to a fairly great and flawless system overall.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good quality

    this is my third power adapter, every one year I must buy new one. expensive and low quality

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not value for money

    Spending 3500$ for a MacBook pro, and having such a low-quality power adapter only lasting for 14 months.
    Same story like everyone. Strains on connector part of the cable. And needless to say overheating is another reason for my rating.

    Someone in charge should change your priorities to "Durability > Design" for everything you name under "Pro". Or remove the "Pro" from your poor quality products.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FRAYS BY THE POWER ADAPTOR

    The cord frays by the power adaptor.
    Apple is using a cheap plastic that frays either by the adaptor or the magnet.
    I have an older MacBook (2008) and the cord is still fine!
    I'm really disappointed.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality & very expensive to get a new one

    The insulation disintegrated not even a year after getting my new Mac. A new charger costs 80 euro in Greece or UAE! Thats not ok!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe

    I'm currently away in Portugal on business and without my MBP because the charger has died. Got really hot and then died with a "pop".

    The charger I keep in work is unsafe as well because the low voltage cable sheath has frayed at the point it comes out of the charger.

    €89/£79 ? Apple is taking the mickey

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger

    Apple should fix this poorly designed low quality charger. It stopped working after a year.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I’m now on my fifth one of these. They never last no matter how carefully you treat them. Absolute junk and a disgrace that Apple charges so much for something so shoddy.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop using cheap cables...

    After just 1 year of use the cable starts to disintegrate... while the good quality charger is still actually fine. Please don't make use buy cheap Chinese chargers for 30€. Their cable is better, but the chargers are dangerously melting from inside-out. So use quality cables when making these chargers Apple!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful