• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ONE MONTH

    After my first charger stopped working after 3 years, i was disappointed, but I let it go, because i felt it has suffered enough in that time, travelling to uni every day and being beaten up in general. I was shocked at the ridiculous price of a new charger but thought it best to stick to Apple because i knew and trusted the old product. I have had this new charger for a month (seriously) FOUR WEEKS and it has now broken. The plastic is still wrapped around it, and i haven't even taken the extension cord out of the box. I have treated this new charger like a god and it has just thrown the goat i sacrificed right back in my face. I love the ease of attaching/detaching the charger, and how the L shape sits so close to the laptop, reducing the stress i'd put on it, but to have it stop working after just 4 weeks, for that price, this seriously needs to be looked at.

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    Power Cord / Adapters - Generally Speaking ..

    I have had my MacBook for 5 years and I am on my third power cord / cable / adapter. $89.00 each. I do not understand with all the negative feedback on this product, especially given the cost, that Apple is not addressing it. I was also frustrated when my mate got a newer version Ipad than I had only to discover our power cords are not compatible and we must travel with multiple cords.

    For years I have been true to Mac, but this, along with the falling behind of compatibility issues I have sharing data with PC users is making me re-think it all. If this is an attempt at a repeatable revenue draw it is frustrtating. To win back my loyalty I would like to see Apple move to having all cords both quality and compatible. A customer first approach, which was what Apple used to represent.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality, ridiculous price

    I am extremely gentle with my chargers, but given enough time the same problem always happens. The rubber casing always starts to come off, and before long the charger stops working due to a short caused by the exposed wires. I have gone through far too many of these cables, and for the INSANE price of 79.99 they should be made of higher quality rubber. The same issue is present in the iphone chargers, horribly cheap rubber leads to exposed wires, leads to a useless cable. Apple should address this issue, because I have spent far too much money on these chargers, and because of Apple's predatory business practices there are no safe alternatives to their chargers for macbooks. At least with the iphones they sell a 3rd party cable in the apple store (physical store only) that is a flat cable made of superior quality rubber. I wish they would do the same for macbooks because I just want a cable that lasts.

    In case anyone is wondering: I never coil my cables - even though they have prongs on the power block specifically for that so you would think the cables could withstand that.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not fair

    we pay so much for these products. (i'm even going off the iPhone now). cable has burnt out, after my warranty, but its still a defect and i have to buy a new one. they blame me when i have used another apple charger for an ibook for 9 years. ridiculous!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

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    Deserves a Big Zero

    It's Honestly ridiculous that in three years I have had to change the charger three times ....When I have other computers ( non Apple) that I have bought before this one >> the chargers still work fine >

    I couldn't believe that product has been delivered by Apple >>> Jobs won't allow this !!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Power Supply in a Year

    This is definitely one Apple product that can hugely be improved on. I've gone through several of these myself and I don't feel like I'm mistreating them at all. IMO the cable should come out of the magsafe connector at a 90 degree angle. It seems like pointing the cable towards the front or back is rarely a convenient angle and causes stress on the cable. Also, the magsafe connector is not a very handy shape to be pulling from. I'm a little guy and my fingers are not too fat but it seems like getting a grip on the little sucker is pretty difficult. The space between it and the surface the computer is sitting on is definitely too small to wedge my fingers into and get a grip to pull.

    Doesn't seem like it matters much to Apple but that's my 2 bits. Nothing much else that we can do about it other then buying cheap aftermarket power adapters, which I'm sure couldn't be any worse.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last.

    My t shape adaptor lasted four years. This new L shaped design has lasted a year. I baby my gear and am not impressed with the longevity of this product. I should be greatful that I got this much time out of it considering all the other negative reviews.
    I really don't want to pay $80 for another one. Over priced.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I have gone through 2 power supplies so far. The way this adapter is designed, causes stress which wears out at the point where the cord starts. Apple needs a durable cord that will outlast the computer for a few years at least. If the adapter were more like a plug-in similar to the jack for ipod headphones..., somewhere else on the computer would be a good thing. Come on Apple for what is paid for an Apple computer, you think you could design a better power supply.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not apple quality

    very bad design broke in 3 months.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

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    Has a very short life

    This charger doesn't last long. I went through 3 of them already. An $80 charger by Apple should last several years. Very frustrating!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

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    They do not last at allll

    I had my charger for a while it broke they offered me a new one and it broke again ... I don't have time for this. As a student i have things to get done

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is HORRIBLE!

    This is the second Power Adapter I've had (all original) that the cord breaks close to the little white box.
    I dont do anything weird with it, I just use it a lot and it keeps happening.
    So, now, for the third time, I'll have to buys another cord.

    Apple, FIX THIS!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

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    Broke my Macbook

    My Macbook stopped turning on even on full battery. I bought a new MagSafe charger and the Macbook finally started working again. THAT charger broke, so I switched back to my original one. As soon as I connected it to my computer, everything went black. The computer shut off, and won't turn on again. Now I have to dish out $80+ for a new charger AGAIN or more? I work from my computer and this is unacceptable.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am losing faith in Apple products

    This adapter did not last long. They get frayed at the magnet portion of the cord. Same thing applies to ALL the usb cords I have been through for my iPhones. At this price, it IS ridiculous and I am not a happy customer.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge design flaw

    This is now my 4th MagSafe charger I've had from Apple after the others have yellowed and decayed after only 4-5 months. This one has now split! I keep it in one position mostly apart from carrying it in a laptop bag when travelling.

    Not only that, but now it is also deciding to turn yellow once again which suggests that the insides are cooking themselves. Who knows how long it will last me but I certainly won't be putting another large sum of money on an inferior product.

    Bring back the T-shaped chargers. They were absolutely brilliant!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    I really love the design of the MagSafe Power Adapter, and they have never failed me. The power adapter has no issues so far as I can see, only one being that it could be longer. Overall, the adapter is a great product, and I have never had a problem with it. *Note: I am a Mac user of over 5 years, and I have only had to replace the adapter once, when my pet rabbit chewed the wire. I have never had to replace the second one.

    5 of 34 people found this useful

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    Pretty terrible.

    I have been using Mac products for more than 10 years now, and my iBooks, MacBooks and now my MacBook Pro have all required a replaced chargers. The MagSafe I am using now is less than a year and a half old, and it never leaves my desk, yet it became extremely hot two days ago, the casing split open, and it ceased to work. This is not a matter of my carelessness, but rather the inferiority of the product. I have no doubt that this review will have absolutely no impact on Apple's production methods, but I am extremely frustrated. Especially because I am a student and I do not have $80 lying around to throw at a charger that I should not need to buy so soon after getting a new computer.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

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    zero star

    i wish i could give 0 star for this product..getting 3rd one.dont last more than 6 months

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    Rethinking

    In the past I have loved apple products. However, recently, I feel as if they're just too much maintenance and money. I have gone through numerous phone chargers due to shortages. Recently, my Apple computer charger broke. This was due to using Apple's design where you can wrap the cord. Be very very careful or it will break. Better yet, don't use it at all. Now I have to pay $80 to get a new one and who knows how long it will last. Definitely rethinking my future technology purchases.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, to fragil, and way too expansive

    Before 2 years ago I was always a Bill Gates fan than my parents bought me a Mac for a graduation gift laptop works unbelievable but within 1 year the charger started to shrivel. In my opinion the charger should be better qaility and for $90 I'd rather buy a PC. So apple you have lost another costumer.

    4 of 5 people found this useful