• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worse the quality, the more we have to buy.

    I am a loyal apple customer and usually love their products. It is very rare that I write product reviews but for this I made an exception. I am about to buy my third charger because the last two died. They get really hot and can fray and spark. The price of 80 dollars for a 17 inch MacBook charger is outrageous for such terrible quality, yet I am forced to buy another or suffer as a graphic designer with no computer. Expect to replace this every year. I will gladly post a more positive review if the price was significantly lowered or the quality greatly raised.

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed obsolesence

    Have had this for about 18 months. Casing began to crack within weeks. Now have to string it along the table in some mystical configuration of loops to keep the circuit working. But at least I get to spend money on something I don't want so that's alright.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The MagSafe Adapter Pins are the worst design that Apple has created ever..

    The Spring loaded contact pins loose their strength after some time and they don't make the contact to the female connector, and hence rendering the adaptor useless. Firstly, the product is not well designed, and secondly Apple is not thinking about the planet and the Environment. Its asking us to buy another connector, and to dump a perfectly working adaptor except for the contact pins. Apple, please show your responsibility to the environment, by designing eco-friendly products. Being eco-friendly doesn't end with putting a "GREEN" sticker on the computer...

    I am already down with the 2nd adaptor, and waiting for the third in a span of 2.5 years. This is the first and only device that I have ever owned which shows such poor design and high failure rate...

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed after careful use

    My first power adaptor that came with my MacBook Pro lasted about a year and half. Being my first laptop, I was extremely careful with bending and straining the cord. Then within a week or two the part that connects to the laptop went from perfectly fine to terribly frayed. I went to the nearest Apple store, two hours away, and complained enough to get a new one. They kept telling me that it looked like a cat chewed on it. I do not own a cat, nor did anything chew on the cable. Now, about 6 months after the new power adaptor, it's fraying again. Still no cats, and I've been even more careful to not strain it in any way than I was with the first one.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed!

    We're becoming a disposable society. Forget about quality, build it cheap, make money and you have captive customers. Just went on-line to order my third charge after the first two frayed. Terrible design and I'm surprised that this product still has not been redesigned. Very disappointing.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Charger

    Absolutely unsafe and bad quality!!!
    I have 3 MacBooks pros in my home in 3 year we went through several chargers. Apple you really need to do something about this urgently! I am sick and tire!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable frays

    After one year of CAREFUL use the cable has frayed where it connects to the power box. Apple should follow Toshiba's design where you connect a cheap cable to both ends of the power supply. The power supply is fine, it is simply the cables that constantly break.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality considering the premier product

    As hundreds of others have found, my MacBook Pro cable has severed, at the connection to the adapter. If so many people have this problem - why have apple not fixed this instead of bringing out rubbish small iPads?
    £65 is ridiculous for a product that probably won't last me a year. Disappointed.

    116 of 117 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I absolutely love all my Mac products (Macbook Pro, Macbok Air, and my iPhone 5) however, the charger for my Macbook Pro is absolutely HORRIBLE. I've had to replace my charger every year, meaning I've gone through 5 chargers. They are very unsafe, as they overheat to the point that the rubber burns off and the wires are exposed. This could easily CAUSE A FIRE! They never give a refund, meaning I have to pay $80-$90 every year on a new one. Something needs to be done to fix the problem!

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Second charger I've been through. I have to keep wiggling it around to try and get power. I now need to go and buy another $79 cable because Apple are a money hungry, marketing company that build products that only last a certain amount of time so we have to purchase new ones!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My brother, sister, and myself have been using Macbooks since 2007, and this is the eighth charger that we have bought. The design is, obviously, terrible. Either create a new product, or extend the warranty. Thank you.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are They not worried about another lawsuit? - 0 stars

    As someone who own multiple apple computers I have realistic expectations when it comes to my equipment but this product meets none of them. I am about to buy my third one after having my computer just over a year. There is a dangerous flaw in the design of this product and not addressing it is downright negligent. I'm seeking off brand alternatives because it is genuinely frustrating to invest in expensive material to have it not only stop working after three months but have it pose a danger to myself and others. My first cord literally fell apart after shooting sparks out of it's side and my second cord showed a split two days ago and in the space of a day disintegrated to the point where even taping it to the side of my laptop to keep it stationary can't stop it from getting worse. I am disappointed, I am upset, and I am not going to keep paying for faulty equipment.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    I give it 2 stars because when it works, it's great. I go through 2 cords per year on my Macbook Pro. This time I have been very careful with it, and it still frayed. I agree with another person who posted. Why not make that part detachable so we don't have to put out 79.00 for these cords?? Would make a lot of sense and make laptop users very happy.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product but disgraceful price

    Have had this product for a little over a year and it has broken. Looking at other reviews this seems to be a common fault, where the cable attaches to the charger comes lose. The price of £65 to purchase a new one is simply disgraceful. Of course like most people purchasing a charger I am not buying because I think it might be a nice extra, but because you can't use the mac without it, which is why the high price tag seems so unreasonable.

    89 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They seem to last about a year...

    My second magsafe has now expired due to cable fraying - potentially dangerous and very poor quality at an astronomical price...

    62 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The wires on both of the 85W MagSafe adapters that I use on my mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro began to fray (disintegrate) within a week of each other. At $79 each for replacement I now understand Apples growth, this is engineered obsolescence. Apple, you need to fix this!

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These things should be free. I paid $2500 for my mac and I still have to replace the charger at least once a year and pay another $80? Apple get it together......

    59 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers and counting

    I've had to buy 2 replacement chargers over 5 years of having my macbook pro because it keeps fraying, and I take very good care of my things. Disappointed that apple makes great computers but very poorly made chargers that are way overpriced.

    52 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Design - C'mon Apple, Get it Right!

    I am about to make my FOURTH purchase of the 85W MagSafe Power Adapter. The design of the pin-side cable connection is meek.

    If Apple designers would extend the cord collar on this end another 3 inches, reinforcing the connection from cable to pin-head, they would improve the integrity of the design and increase the life of the cable.

    Is it too much to ask?

    While I am a die-hard Apple fan...I really don't appreciate being nickled & dimed each year to replace support items that should have the same life expectancy as the main product. Why would you create a superior product, yet mediocre peripherals?

    C'mon Apple, get it right!!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Design of the MagSafe---or rather the MagDangerous Power Adapter

    I cannot believe that Apple is selling this design still. The adapter WILL fail (I'm on my 3rd one) at the strain relief connection on the body of the adapter...after normal use in about 12 to 15 months.

    Also the retractable socket prongs fail about that time too, because it is much too weak. It causes a dangerous situation where metal prongs get loose and get stuck in the wall socket, and you need an insulated plier to pull it out, lest you get electrocuted. So don't use those retractable socket prongs; go straight to the chorded prongs or you will regret it.

    I like my Macbook Pro (2 years now; previous Macbook is 5 years and still works great!), but the whole system fails at the weakest link: the Mag"Dangerous" Power Adapter, and owners have no choice but to get it again and again and again....

    20 of 21 people found this useful