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    Apple Power Adapter Broken Again!

    I am so tired of replacing my MacBook Pro and iPhone power cords. Apple should be ashamed of providing such defective accessories. I refuse to shelve out $80 bucks again. I bought my first Macintosh in 1986 and have been a loyal Apple customer since then. It will be painful, but when this cord finally dies, I will divorce Apple after 32 years. I am done with you!.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

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    Why has this not been improved?

    I just bought my fourth power adapter for my MacBook Pro. The longer I've had my computer, the shorter the life-spans have been for the replacement chargers. This last one only lasted 6 months, if that. The cord frays at the same, super-dangerous spot coming out of the adapter every time. But, at $80 a pop, I have to keep buying them to run my machine.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

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    Cheap Cord; Easily Breaks; Too Expensive

    Ridiculously expensive for a product that you will most likely need to replace 2-3 times in the lifespan of your MacBook Pro as I have. The insulating sleeve for the wiring is so weak.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Second one to fail, no matter how well I look after it.

    After 18 months my second charger has split where the thin cable enters the converter. I couldn't have handled it any more carefully than I do, well aware that they might as well be made out of jelly.

    The previous one lasted 4 years so it seems they're getting even worse, not better. Come on Apple, look at the reviews on your cables - they're all rubbish. Do something about it!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

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    Same old story

    Absolute disgrace. I've owned one MacBook Pro and really love it, but now had two MagSafe cables fail in exactly the same place - They always break at the end where the cable joins the connector. And £70 for a new one?! It's a total scam really. On the last one I bought I managed to extend the life of the cable a bit more by wrapping insulation tape around the cable. Somehow it STILL seemed to break. I'll be trying the cheaper knock-offs on Amazon now. I can buy three of them for the same price!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why aren't you listening

    I'm about to purchase my 3rd power cord. I ruin NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING..my car is a 1998 BMW Convertible which still is in showroom condition because I keep it that way..I do this with everything I own. This, however is a piece of garbage as many have said it frays at the base of the cord then splits..It's DANGEROUS..wouldn't you rather have us put this money towards new products ? Just my 2 cents

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    Ridiculously Frail

    Just bought my FOURTH adapter. Clearly, at $80 it's a recurring stream of revenue for Apple. The only way to ever not break it, is to put it in one place and never move it. So, basically you might as well own a desktop. Between this and the iphone power cords that fray every few months, I'm not interested in ever buying another laptop or phone from Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yet another one!

    I love these supplies so much that I just can’t stop buying them. Lucky for me they only last about 1 year!

    I have lost track of how many of these supplies have died on me, the wire always breaks just before the MagSafe connector. My family has 3 MacBooks that use MagSafe 1, and one MacBook that uses MagSafe 2. Maybe Apple should do some sort of special offer, maybe buy two get one free, or get one free after buying five.

    My 2011 MacBook Pro is still going strong, but I have spent a fortune on new supplies for it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We've had it.

    Dear Apple,

    Kindly design a new charger for all of us because clearly, everyone is complaining and I am currently buying my 3rd charger. How hard is it to just make a new one?

    Enough, please.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    IT FRAYS REALLY EASILY

    My mom had one of these chargers, and it frayed in less than 3 years. 80 dollars! You can do better apple

    6 of 6 people found this useful

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    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!).

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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'?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

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    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    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.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

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    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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

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    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.

    14 of 14 people found this useful