• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tim Cook are you listening

    I am about to order my third power supply for my MacBook Pro. Tim are you listening, Steve would never have allowed such a substandard product to stain Apple's otherwise pristine quality standards.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    shoddy quality + expensive replacement = Apple cashes-in

    as others have already stated, this adapter is overpriced, poorly made and has a realtively short life span; even when I rarely move my macbook, and hence the adapter, from its regular place of "residence". . .I'll be onto my 3rd adapter as of tomorrow.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing After 6 Years*

    Why the *? The first thing I did when I got my second MacBook Pro was tape a 2" piece of plastic straw (that I flared at the flexing end) to both the power supply and magnetic connector ends of the cord. So I've never had that frustrating problem of the cord cracking at both ends. But I think it's time to replace it because, unfortunately, I'm having to tape a number of places in between where the cord has cracked.

    So I agree with the critics, Apple please fix the problem or at least lower the replacement price; and owners do yourself a favor and get some extra life out of your power supply by taking this simple, inexpensive preventive action. (I know ... it shouldn't be necessary!).

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These Units Have Nothing To Do With 'Innovation' Or The Environment

    These units are so poorly designed and executed that I am forced to buy a new one every year. Completely normal, everyday use, I rarely even travel with my MacBook.

    - The connection to the MacBook simply wears off within 12 months. The plastic shielding itself disintegrates and erodes over time, exposing the cabling at the connector's end of the cable.
    - The connector protrudes too much, so you can't even use your MacBook as a 'laptop'. The protruding connector itself will just pivot upwards and disconnect itself if the MacBook is in your lap/on your thigh/knee.
    - The unit is designed so you can switch the wall connection between direct to the wall, or a longer cable which is great, however the most problematic and prone-to-failure part of the unit is the cable running from the 'power brick' to the MacBook. That cable is permanently attached to the 'power brick', so just because the cable running into the MacBook has given in again, this design forces costumers to buy an entire package of:
    Two connectors
    A 'power brick' with an intact cable running into the MacBook.
    How are these design solutions 'innovative' or 'environment friendly'?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    Fourth in four years, second in six months. I am completely aware of the issues these have and treat them with caution and a tender hand. Still they overhead and fray (always in the same place). So frustrated.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spark the smoke

    Come on Apple. I looked down after hearing a loud pop and spark. I've never abused my charger. It's been under my desk for 3 years. No tension on cord. At least give us the ability to upload an image of my melted and shorted power cord. This thing could have caught my house on fire! I can't believe there isn't a class action lawsuit in motion.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reason I may not stay with Apple products...

    It's incredibly frustrating that my 13inch Macbook pro from 2011 is still working but I've had to repurchase the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter so many times because for reasons unbeknownst to me or any of the Apple store staff, it just decides it's going to stop working.. I have all of my important work on my laptop. I used it during Uni and now I'm using it for work. I have everything on it, which is why it's incredibly inconvenient to have the power adapter fail on you when time is of the essence. Why are they so badly manufactured? And why are they so expensive? It's failed on me again and I haven't even taken out the extensions that came with it from their packaging. I tried out one of them, but it's not the thicker cord that you can detatch that's the problem, but the skinner one that attaches to the laptop. Why can't you just make it easier for consumers and make that cord detatchable and replaceable? It's not hard, you just need to stop thinking about your pecuniary interests and rather think about making your consumers happier.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger broke, AGAIN, FOR THE SECOND TIME IN 5 YEARS!!!

    Just like other reviewers, my charger cable has started to melt and fray right at the connection
    point where the cord meets the brick. Same problem area as before. Disgusting. The price for a
    new charger is ridiculous! Money first, loyalty second? I have been a loyal customer of Apple products for the better part 15 years! What is the logic behind not fixing this problem?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad Quality, Breaks Often

    I've had to purchase FOUR of these chargers, and they always break in the exact same place, by fraying where the skinner cable (leading to the computer) meets the power brick. It's ridiculous that these are so fragile. I take great care of mine, they don't even leave the house, I just move them from room to room. And since they've broken on me several times, I am very careful about moving them.

    Shame on Apple for selling such a poor, obviously defective product. These need to be better engineered. Of course, now that they have new computers with new chargers, we are out of luck. I could have purchased a chromebook with the money I've spent buying replacement adapters for my $3000 laptop. Absolute garbage.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why so expensive?

    Why would a charger that is mass produced in China cost $80? I have been a loyal Apple guy for over a decade, I am also a very careful person with my gadgets, yet this charger is not one of the stuff I am fortunate with. I am so tired of re-buying this now that i now use my wife's charger. If that breaks, $80???? What a reap off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriatingly Awful

    Brutal product. Frayed and broke off right below the magnetic end of the cable. Had to buy a new one for $100 CAD. Terrible price gouging by Apple - a serious problem that needs to be fixed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying cables

    Need I say more?

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to agree with the critics.

    In reading the comments addressing the issues with the 85 W MagSafe adapter, I totally agree with the criticism. This is now the fourth adapter I have to purchase and and $80. It's made an already bad hardship even worse! No matter how careful you are, even with using the extender, which may allow the user to lay the brick perfectly flat and not put any stress on it at all; in fact even following any of the suggestions on YouTube post things such as using electrical Cable connector clips, there is a new thing out there at that sell cable is going to eventually fail Cable connector clips, there is a new thing out there at the Sen cable is going to eventually fail.clearly you have a substantial weight and disproportion difference between the brick and the thin cable. And whatever third party manufacture of the generic MagSafe adapter is the bailable at a fraction of the price, I am unsure how dependable that would last .
    It's still a cost but I really can't afford. Additionally I take impeccable care of my MacBook Pro. In fact I've even had to replace the logic board for $550 that had failed almost 2 years to the day that Apple replaced it free of charge due to the parent recall that occurred just in time during the recall. I'm even an iPhone 6 owner, and will be getting the battery replacement under your $29 program. I have several generations of Apple products and it's their intuitiveness and ease of use why I buy them. But the dependably issues is becoming discouraging to my loayalty.
    Apple are you listening to me and the rest of your customer base?. So what can I do now to be able to not have replace this new adapter?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one charger per year

    It either breaks from the adapter side, or from the charger pin at the MacBook end. Worst chargers ever, and it costs $80+

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    10 years, and still working!

    We got one of these chargers with our MacBook Pro 15" about 10 years ago, and are very pleased to say that it is still as good as the day we got it, and would recommend it to anyone considering it.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!

    This is an amazing product! I would refer all my friends to this! I mean "WOW"!
    Good job Apple.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality of the cables are really bad

    This is my 3rd charger since I bought the MacBook Pro 4 years ago. The cable to the laptop from the charger is breaking from the charger's end. The rubber layer opens up after few months if you travel a lot with it. Apple has failed to fix the issue over the years.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as bad as you seen if you really take care of your charger

    I bought my Pro 15'' on April 2013, the power adapter have been at good condition for almost 5 years, it is finaaly broken last night.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Lightning cable is a piece of junk. I have to replaced about 5 times

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hate the Apple Charger !!!

    In the words of the popular song Hit the Road Jack!
    Hit the road jack! Don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more. Hit the road jack, and don't you come back no more....
    I ain't gonna buy you no more......

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