• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    Reading the reviews in here, I feel like I am not alone in the bad design of the power cord for MBP15. Lots of high expectation on MAC product, bigger disappointment on the bad design for the power cord.

    The cord got fray after 12 months of use. Must buy another one which costs $80+.

    I guess enough complaints in here would trigger the Engineering team to take another look on the power cord.


    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe it!

    This is my third replacement of this cable in as many years. It seems rather pointless that Apple can spend so much effort and time into building useful, awesome machines and yet can't fix something as simple as this. A cable can't be that hard to get right, and even worse at £65 a pop it's pretty excessive! I looked at the guide on how to extend the cable life (all well and good) but it's all common sense stuff, hardly any advice. How about you just make a better, stronger cable? All other manufacturers are doing it! Maybe Samsung or Sony will come up with one that works...

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Cord Frays Very Easily

    I've had the same problem as everyone else. After a short period of time the power cord frayed. $80 for a new one ... not cool.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It is insane that a company that only exists because it's customers are willing to pay more for 'quality' has not properly addressed this issue which has haunted it for years. I am now on my third one of these adapter. I do all of my work on a desk where the cable is entirely static, it simply is NOT fit for purpose. If it weren't for the fact that my laptop would be useless without it, I would refuse to buy another one. My iPhone charging cable has had the exact same problem (the cable fraying at the point it connects to the device), as this is one of the latest devices released by Apple, it shows they still haven't addressed such a simple issue.

    I have never had a cable fray like Apple cables do: it is simply a solved issue; the problem does not exist outside of Apple; it should be a non-issue. Get your act together Apple.

    I certainly will not be buying any more products from Apple. The devices themselves might be good quality, but if you can't use them because of repeated incompetence, then what is the point.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it at all!!!! Are you kidding £65 ???!!!!!

    To be honest, this is the first review I ever wrote for Apple. Normally, it should be ok, right ?, as long as it is named after "Apple".

    But..... within 1 year, literally not even 1 year, I have seen TWO broken issues of this lovely adapter.

    It's all should blame the bad quality of the wire... First time, wire close to the computer end failed, no green light neither charging light. The second time, the wire close to the Voltage converter (that tiny white little cube) end just burn out... seem like the wire there get short-circuit .....Thanks to Lord, I smelled it at every first time, can't imagine what if I left it home and let it burn....

    If you every concern about buying a new Adapter like this... please be ready for treat it as carefully as you treat Hermes, LV bags or Ferrari car. don't like the wire bend ....

    Now I am considering to buy a third party one from eBay, because that is heavenly cheap and I don't have to worry that much what if it breaks again.

    Not worth £65 at all, I would say its qualitised to be a £ 6.5 one.

    I mean to rate ZERO star....but unfortunately, the minimum is 1 star.. Sorry guys....

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to break

    My adapter frayed at the connector even though it spends most of its time sitting on a desk. Pretty lame having to fork out money for a new one so I don't electrocute myself.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning: Perishable item. Replace at least once per year!

    Maybe these are fine in California, but in the cold they split open if they're bent they start tattering apart like string cheese, except string cheese has a longer expiation date than these power supplies.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    into the fray

    As with everyone else, after 18 months the thin cable started to fray and the the power adapter stopped working.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should provide better components

    The cable on my MacBook Pro is frayed and split, although care was taken. The outer covering on the charging cable just doesn't stand up no matter how much precaution is taken. Apple should take more discretion in selecting the quality of components that they outsource, not just the unit price. Apple has the reputation of being a quality product and they should live up to this perception, not just how many extra dollars they can squeeze out of their customers. How many extra cents would it cost to provide a quality covering on the cable that would last?

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You don't need to be this greedy apple

    If you just read the other 1000+reviews, you will know that your power cords don't last for more than 1.5 years, and we have to buy another one for $80 after spending $2000+ on a laptop that's disappointing.. In your apple product videos, you are proud of the high quality of the product, but then do this.. Come on increase the laptop price by $100, and at least give us a decent cable...But this has been happening, for generations on the mac book pro, and I guess you really make more money by just ignoring our comments..

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My third power cord replacement due to cable fraying

    I've yet to own a macbook where the magsafe power cord does not fray after normal usage over a year's period of time. I'm adding my 1 star rating to the volume of other ones. Obviously there is nothing I can do but spend another $79 for a replacement. The "L" style is a worse design that the T style. While the T style also frayed, at least once I was aware of the danger the design at least gave me a chance of not bending the cable too drastically (again during normal usage). But the L style will increase the strain on the cable due to natural bending that occurs. Plus when I'm using my firewire connection it forces me to turn the magsafe cord around which increases the strain even more. Come on Apple fix this design.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad adapter

    I bought my second adapter and the wire broke within a year. Expensive and very, very bad.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are junk

    I had been a "L---vo" laptop user user for 13 years, With a new computer every 2.5 years. In that time I NEVER had a single problem with their power supplies. GREAT cable strain relief, and GREAT durability overall. I switched over to a MacBook 3 years ago... love the computer, but the power supplies don't last. The first power supply frayed the cable in 5 months, using it no differently than the other laptop brand I had the previous ~decade. This second one I BABIED, treated it like it was a raw egg. It lasted longer, but yesterday it just up and quit on me for no apparent reason.

    I'm anoyed that I have to now go and buy another one for $80.

    I'd give it negative star if I could

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac book charger - a dud!

    Like many other users our charger cord frayed and subsequently stopped charging. My 11 year old son lugged our computer from Vancouver to Toronto and back so he would have entertainment on the plane ... Nope! The charger died and so did his entertainment. I have just plugged it in at home to see if I could finangle it into working ... only to be met with a spark emitting from the damaged fray. Suffice it to say I am glad it was me working with it, not my son AND I am happy we weren't on the plane with sparks flying. So off I go to spend another $89 (before tax) so we can charge the computer we bought from Apple. You're a bright innovative company ... Can't you provide a better option?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT WORTH $90

    This is a great concept that once again is over-priced and not manufactured to the required quality. I've gone through 2 of these in the last 3 years now and both times they frayed right at the connection to the AC Adapter. This product is NOT WORTH $90. Only buy this if you have to.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The power cord failed... again.

    My power cord has frayed for the second time in 1 year. The charger that I received in the box lasted about 2.5 years with minimal issues until the power cord frayed at the charger block end. I scheduled an appointment at the Genius Bar to get a new one and was told that I needed to changed the way I wrapped and stored the cord. She assured me that this will extend the life of my charger. The charger unit was replaced.

    Flash forward to last week when my power cord began fraying at the exact same spot as the one before. I listened to the Genius and stored my charger with a loop at the top and then a simple wrap around the flat edge of the charger. This time, the thing lasted less than a year.

    I'm sick of having to replace my power units simply because of a design flaw. I've owned 4 MacBooks in my lifetime and each has had a power cord issue. This needs to be fixed NOW. Use the MagSafe connecter on both ends of the power cord so I don't have to shell out $80 on a design flaw.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Geniuses are Obviously stupid!

    let me start by saying that I love my laptop works great. But if these idiots at apple think I'm going to pay 80 dollars plus shipping, handling and tax for a cord they've got another thing coming! I spent a fortune investing in a good laptop and at the end of the day i have to replace the CORD. The cord that i have now has literally fallen apart, the white stuff that protects the cord started to fray and eventually the whole thing fell off! So i did what anyone who doesn't want to waste $80 did I wrapped it in cord tape. That worked for about 2months then it stopped working. Now I'm forced to share a cord with my mother!!! which means that if I'm trying to get work done and my laptop hits 25% i still have to wait while hers charges up! Thanks a lot apple! I might as well go out and buy a garbage computer who's charger works in the long it will probably save me money!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable Longevity & Durability

    I look after my cords. My power adapter cables have never frayed, rather they just stop working, ceasing to charge my notebook. I've been through about 4 sets of these, pretty disappointing.

    On the positive I love the design of this connector, with legs crossed I can sit with my computer in my lap and -UNLIKE the T shaped connector- the cord won't pop out!

    These should not stop working within 6 months of each other when I take such good care of them!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've just had my second MagSafe Power Adapter in two years, fail on me. £65 is a lot of money to pay for something of such poor quality.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5 years: 3 chargers

    It is so enraging to have yet another charger quit on me. The first came undone at the end that connects to the computer. The second just mysteriously quit working after a year. How can Apple make so many amazing products and 1 really awful one? They obviously do NOT care about customer feedback, or else they would have come up with a fix.

    8 of 8 people found this useful