• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor show from Apple

    I completely concur with the previous Gentleman's comments; we have a MacBook Pro and a Mac Book air and have gone through two cables in less than two years. I have an old Dell laptop which has been carried all around the world and the cable is still going strong 4 years on - Apple it is a very poor show. At £65 a cable it is pure day light robbery!

    162 of 177 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubber on the cord rips open

    I've had this macbook charger for almost 2.5 years and the rubber on the cord started ripping open in just one year. It's truly disappointing as my old magsafe charger from 2010 is still functional and hasn't ripped open. The quality of the charger declined so far where your older models are outliving the newer ones by almost 5 years is completely outrageous.

    I've taped up the opening with electrical tape since it's expensive to replace. Obviously these things are made to fall apart so people will have to keep buying it over and over.

    It's these little petty things that keeps me from wanting to support apple products other than the macbook pro.

    141 of 144 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could rate it 0 stars..

    My MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display (Late 2013) came with this Magsafe 2 power adaptor. Not long after use, it started yellowing, which was no big deal. Then it started fraying at the end that connects to my MacBook, as well as throughout the cable. It is extremely unreliable, and I have to keep checking to see if it is still charging! If a replacement power adaptor cost around $30-$50, it would not be as big of a deal. But, $80! What the heck, Apple! I spend $2000 on a laptop, and then $80 for each power adaptor??

    108 of 109 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a load of rubbish

    2nd cable now doesn't charge ,we have to keep twisting it or holding it up to get it to work ,

    122 of 141 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On 3rd Charger

    I am a die-hard Apple junkie, but this charger is terrible. I'm on my third year of ownership of my MacBook Pro with Retina and also on my third charger. Expecting more out of Apple.

    101 of 103 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not robust

    The power adaptor looks good and the magnetic connection is a great idea as it prevents the laptop being pulled off a desk or surface. However, the unit itself is of poor build quality and easily breaks - usually through the wire splitting as it comes out of the adaptor. When this happens the unit has to be replaced. For £65 I expect a much better build quality.

    64 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    These cables are of very poor quality and the design of these needs to be addressed. We should not have to pay SIXTYFIVE POUNDS to replace a 1 year old cable!!!

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken within 18 months

    I've had to purchase a new power adapter because the original cable broke and it stopped charging the computer. My MacBook is only 18 months old and I'm quite careful with the power cable when I pack up the computer. For a computer that is so expensive it's outrageous that the durability of the power cable is so awful. I'm super annoyed that I've had to shell out another £65 for a new one.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Substandard product

    The design and function of this product is good. However apple have chosen to use poor quality materials for the thin cable between the power unit and laptop. Basically this cable material is too soft and breaks at the point it connects to the power block. This has broken on two occasions even after taking great care. It took about 1 year for this to happen on both occasions.

    This is also an old problem which indicates that apple really does not care.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and expensive

    I love my MacBook Pro, best laptop I've had, hands down. However, the chargers are just absolutely worthless. My laptop is only three years old and the original charger lasted about a year, maybe a year and a half, before it suddenly just stopped working. One day it was charging, and the next it did nothing. So I had to replace it. The one I have now is falling apart, there is bare wire in three or four different places. And it isn't like I just throw my charger around or don't take care of it. This wouldn't be so much of an issue if it weren't for the fact that replacing it is so expensive! Now I have to shell out $80 that I don't have to spare if I want to keep using my laptop. It's just ridiculous. No charger should cost this much.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter MB Pro 13 in retina display

    Terrible that I am replacing this so soon. Complete turnoff. Had my Toshiba laptop for forever and never had a problem with their cords. Then to be charging $80.00 for them....well, that's a ripoff. Make me start to think I made a big mistake going with Apple, so may go back to PC when I need a new laptop. My cord is almost completely severed and I have been nursing it for a long time, but low and behold, tonight I had work I needed to get done for tomorrow morning and I can't get this thing to charge.....not good! I have not had the laptop that long either!!!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive, Poor quality

    I despise this charger. The first charger that I owned broke within 5 months of my purchase. After purchasing another charger, I took every precaution to make sure I never kinked or bent the cord. If I ever took the cord with me, I never coiled it around the power brick, as it allows you to do. Even after constantly making sure that the cord never had any strain put on it, it still stopped working after 8 months. Apple definitely needs to redesign all of their chargers or allow third parties to make something that will actually work for over a year.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    Having to buy a new charger for an expensive laptop makes no sense. Broken within a few months and it was hardly transporter. Overheats constantly. But here I am buying another one. No other choice. Apple, please fix this!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    Not even a year of use and it's already broken. Makes no sense that I need to pay an extra 80 dollars for a replacement. I expected better from an Apple product.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    Because it sticks straight out from the computer instead of orienting itself alongside the way the MagSafe (not 2) does, the wire is constantly being bent one way or the other. This results in damage to the wire – within a year, the wire has become fully exposed and frayed to the point that it no longer works. Frayed at the other end too.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely disgusted

    that I need to buy a new cable after only a year of use. Totally unacceptable.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to replace it after 2 years

    Yesterday I bought a new power adapter because the one that came with my MacBook was broken. In my opinion, that's unacceptable. This adapter cost me €89 and broke down because of poor design. In the Apple Store the salesperson told me that I shouldn't roll up the cable anymore to prevent damage next time. But the thing is, I roll up the cable because of the clips that help you to roll up the cable, so is it my fault or Apple's? I understand you can't make a perfect adapter but please design one next time where you can replace just the cable that goes into your laptop instead of the whole thing.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable?

    I have a good fix for my 13" Macbook Pro. Wrap the cable with gaffer's tape. It's working, and everybody notices the tape, because it's black on white. I'm a walking advertisement for Apple, at the library or the university--my battery life is sufficient, but I like to plug in my ugly cord so everybody can see it. There's just no way I'll buy another, aware that it fails and fails and fails--at eighty bucks a pop!

    Don't buy a new cord! Don't be ripped-off! Tape it up real ugly and nobody will envy you, and Apple will get exactly the attention they deserve!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I've just hit the one year mark, and my adapter died. I've treated carefully, only traveling with it 3 or 4 times. Other than that it has sat on my desk at home. Total junk. This was my first macbook purchase after 15 years of Sony Vaios, and I've never had a single power supply fail before now.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    The cable just stopped working, very poor quality. Pretty expensive to replace it. In the past, there were no issues with the power adapter..

    20 of 20 people found this useful