• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product I've used

    This charger is a perfect example of bad industrial design because the cord frays with normal use, even with the utmost care and the cord is designed so that it is not replaceable even when the block itself is still useful. Why Apple didn't design the cord to be as interchangeable as the plug I cannot understand. This is a flawed design that is not up to Apple standards and Apple has plenty of time to change it. Very disappointed in this product.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrating

    I love apple products, they are so durable and dependable, all except for the freaking cords!! I'm now in the process of having to purchase my 4th cord in the last 3 years, and honestly I could've done with this new one for about a year now. I'm a poor student who simply cannot afford to spend this much money on a cord once a year. Get it together Apple!

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, cable frays

    After all these bad reviews, still no change in design. In general Apple has the worst design for leads and wires on Mac, iPhone, as well as iPad chargers. I am about to order my third charger, with moderate to light use. It's not one of the top 50 companies for nothing..... It makes a lot of revenue on accessories, which always cost more than the average product out there. I would be happy if I got value for money on these accessories. I love my Mac, but hate the charging leads....

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Ever!!

    I am writing this as my computer is on 11% and about to die because this stupid charger messed up on me for the 3rd time in 4 years. I really need the computer to run my business so I will be forced to buy this over priced sad excuse of a charger. Apple can easily make a more durable battery, but they purposely make it fragile so it stops working and we are forced to buy a new one yearly. This will be my last Apple computer!

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying yet another due to frayed cord

    As reviews say over and over, cord frays, these don't last, they're expensive for a disposable item.
    Compared to power adapters for other powerful laptops I've had these are exceptionally light and easy to carry, and the mag attachment is awesome. That's why some stars.

    Notice how "most useful" reviews shown are 5-star? How deceptive is that! Its like Apple wants us to hate them.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design is flawed

    This is the 2nd Power Adapter that I've had to purchase (in addition to the original back in '08). The reason I've had to purchase multiple is that the point where the cable from the Mac to the adapter meet regularly weakens and until wires become exposed, frayed, and eventually don't connect properly. Apple really ought to look into designing a better adapter.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires are not strong enough

    I need to wiggle my cords every time to make charger work. I am just disappointed in Apple to produce such a low quality and expensive adapter. I beg apple to make wired more stronger.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product!

    there is not much to say about this charger that has not been said before. its total garbage and will fail.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor engineering

    I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro. I remember the old adapters used to come apart right at the connection piece closest to the computer. While that problem seems to be solved, I think Apple didn't research cord outer composition well. Recently the outer cable sheathing basically just started splitting starting at the computer end. Similar to a "dry rot" type of failure. hard and brittle which implies heat induced. Very poor materials engineering.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You're losing customers because of this

    I will never buy another Apple product. It would be easy for you to design a charger that doesn't fall apart (other companies don't seem to have trouble here), yet you don't. Why? Because you want people to have to spend money replacing them. Good riddance, Apple.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For this price, you'd expect something durable

    This adapter that came with my 17-inch MacBook Pro, and it is now useless because the cable frayed by the adapter. After speaking with several other MacBook owners, I found that fraying at this exact spot is extremely common. At $80 a pop, it seems like a racket. I love Apple products, but why can't they make a durable cable?

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad and expensive

    The 2nd charger broke today. The first one's cable burned, this one just stopped working for no reason within 4 months of buying it. 85$ for a charger that breaks faster than a cheap knock-off, SHAME.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My third adapter after 4 years.

    Strangely, my adapters seem to stop working after 2 years. So this is my third adapter. I am a meticulous person and very careful with all my equipment. But the cable broke close to the power adapter who then stopped working. Expensive adapter when you think that it never happened to me with other brands.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe 85W Charger cable

    I am very unhappy about the Apple adapters, its my third adapter in 1 year and again the cable broke clean off, while i used it in a normal way.. Shame on Apple!!

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Junk

    Have to buy my 3rd charger. Always breaks in the same place. The cord always frays right beside the magnetic plug in... Seriously Apple? NOT COOL.. Not ok.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Straight out dangerous

    This product is a disgrace to apple. I'm going to need to replace my laptop because I need this charger model for my current mid 2012 16" and sadly it wont be a macbook for me because this charger is a straight out cut my electricity, ruining a render on my desktop computer and is also a general fire hazard. I simply cannot trust apple again after going through 3 of these horrible cables. They are overly expensive, lasts for only a year and are dangerous.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to buy my fourth one in five years.

    This is expensive to replace when it fails every time close to the magnetic connector. The wire coating frays and falls off in pieces and looks terrible. I wouldn't mind replacing this as a part but I have to buy the transformer as well. This one thing degrades my whole Macbook Pro experience since I am looking right at it all the time. It used to be that if Apple got bad reviews on something they would be right on it. That's not true for this expensive replacement. I'm not happy.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought 4 of these in 5 years

    Such a waste of time and money... Ridiculous. Apple should give me my money back

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Price for a Bad Charger

    Of all the innovations that Apple has come up with (computers that fit in my back pocket, voice recognition software that can understand my drunken requests for cheeseburgers) they still cannot seem to make a charger that can last one year of ordinary "I have a laptop so I bring it and a charger everywhere for work" use. Seriously. I have had to replace my charger twice and my spouse's once! I understand that there is a lot of tech. crammed into the "block" but just pay the Chinese more for a sturdier cable that doesn't fray after a year. I'd really like a response to this, Apple.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous quality

    The quality of the cable is ridiculous, I've never had a laptop whose power adapter's cable broke (it's just 2 years old!)! I've only had this problem with iPhone charging cables before. I own another macbook from 2008 whose cable is still in perfect condition, and I have been pretty careless with it... However, I've been very careful with this last one that has just broken! It's like the plastic cover of the cable is rotten or something and starts falling apart. If a customer pays so much for a laptop s/he's also expecting that the power adapter that comes with it lats for as long as the laptop itself, at least! Are you lowering the quality of the materials you use Apple?? If that's the case you could at least warn your customers that they may have to buy 3-5 power adapters during their laptop's lifetime...(note the irony...)

    25 of 25 people found this useful