• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid fail at 6 months Cord deterioration

    $80 replacement has failing cord sloughing coating like prior

    split mid cord gooey plastic. whole cord is garbage
    well cared for not wound or exposed. ends OK
    Horrid POS as bad as a knockoff or counterfeit
    This was bought from Apple
    Can I give it negative stars
    Failed junk at toxic price

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality- Shame apple

    The charger get overheated and the poor quality cable first turn to yellow and then frayed from the connection point. Despite the terrible reviews and negative customer feedbacks apple shop refuse the fault and I was told by Brent Cross UK Apple shop that this is cosmetic issue and nothing to do with the quality! The shop manager said there is no recorded issue with their cable quality! Do apple manager even read the reviews in their own website? 185 unhappy reviews our of 200 it means something!

    Shame on you Apple to charge over £2000 for a Retina Macbook Pro and £79 for such a cheap quality charger. At least take some responsibility and increase the quality! Amazon brand chargers for Apple products will last far longer than Apple brand and their customer service always happy to help unlike the Apple team.

    Again Shame!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible and way too expensive

    Im not upset about the magnate being too weak or the charger ends fraying. I treated my macbook charger fairly well but yet it broke. We (my family) keep two macbook chargers in the house, one for a macbook and and another for a macbook pro. One day a charger stopped working,we weren't really that bothered until the second broke. We have no idea how, both chargers had just stopped working. I had tried everything forums said and nothing would work. And the price for a charger is ridiculous!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I have no complaints about the MAC PRO, works well with minimal if any issues. Power cord, however, not the same story at all. As many others have said, it has major flaws. Disconnect easily so you are constantly reattaching and the cord next to the magnetic connector splits and starts to fray after only a few months. I've had my current laptop 2 years. I am getting ready to order my 3rd cord. I am not rough on items at all, keeping laptops years and updating only due to features. I never have cracked a screen or needed any other part fixed or repaired. Yet the power cords are always the weak link, needing frequent replacement. This in my 2nd Mac laptop and I have owned desktops since the 90's-true MAC person. The laptop cords have been an issue and no improvements have been seen over the years. This is truly a disappointing feature to a fairly great and flawless system overall.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good quality

    this is my third power adapter, every one year I must buy new one. expensive and low quality

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Appart from the expense I love mine

    I have no issues with the magnet on the charger, It stays put for me mostly. Sometime it means I have to adapt my position to accommodate it but thats a small price to pay for the easy disconnection, which I frequently need when walking about as Im always catching my feet in the wires. What this means is my Lap top is still in one piece as it disconnects rather than dragging the lap top with me! Thanks goodness!!

    The only thing that I don't like is that over time the wire always seems to disintegrate at the head of the charger and I end up having to electrical tape it for a bit and then buy a new one. I feel given the price the plastic surround should be more durable at this point.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not value for money

    Spending 3500$ for a MacBook pro, and having such a low-quality power adapter only lasting for 14 months.
    Same story like everyone. Strains on connector part of the cable. And needless to say overheating is another reason for my rating.

    Someone in charge should change your priorities to "Durability > Design" for everything you name under "Pro". Or remove the "Pro" from your poor quality products.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately not anywhere near as durable as the Macbook itself

    Macbooks will last a loooong time, the most durable computers I know of. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the chargers. I've had only a few issues with the actual connection to the laptop itself. I'm having an issue now where the thin laptop cable runs into the charger brick itself. It disintegrates and splits open revealing an alarmingly frayed magnetic shielding of the cable. It should be much more bolstered around this point to prevent excessive pivoting and straining of the cable. What it has is not enough. The next one I buy I will try to alleviate this weak point in the design.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FRAYS BY THE POWER ADAPTOR

    The cord frays by the power adaptor.
    Apple is using a cheap plastic that frays either by the adaptor or the magnet.
    I have an older MacBook (2008) and the cord is still fine!
    I'm really disappointed.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality & very expensive to get a new one

    The insulation disintegrated not even a year after getting my new Mac. A new charger costs 80 euro in Greece or UAE! Thats not ok!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire insulation cracks within a year

    The wire insulation at the magsafe 2 adapter cracks within a year. Adapter gets very hot; power brick gets very hot when charging as well.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe

    I'm currently away in Portugal on business and without my MBP because the charger has died. Got really hot and then died with a "pop".

    The charger I keep in work is unsafe as well because the low voltage cable sheath has frayed at the point it comes out of the charger.

    €89/£79 ? Apple is taking the mickey

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible charger

    Apple should fix this poorly designed low quality charger. It stopped working after a year.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I’m now on my fifth one of these. They never last no matter how carefully you treat them. Absolute junk and a disgrace that Apple charges so much for something so shoddy.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop using cheap cables...

    After just 1 year of use the cable starts to disintegrate... while the good quality charger is still actually fine. Please don't make use buy cheap Chinese chargers for 30€. Their cable is better, but the chargers are dangerously melting from inside-out. So use quality cables when making these chargers Apple!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy a replacement charger

    Every charger I've bought (or replaced) has not lasted long. The thin cord that connects to the Mac falls apart within a year. The coating disintegrates. However, for $12 you can buy replacement cords from other vendors. (Stop rewarding Apple until they fix this problem!) It will take a little effort to replace the cord, but you've just saved $70.
    Apple - why won't you make the charger a quality product?

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 Star review button needed

    This cable is beyond terrible. Apple should be giving out free cables if they aren't prepared to redesign their cord. Broke in a year.
    Every apple cord I have had for a macbook has frayed.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    Had my MacBook Pro since mid 2014. Had to buy 4 chargers in that period. £79.00 each, is a shocking waste of money. Apple live and breathe off brand loyalty and the impression that they sell only "quality" products. Sadly in this case, I feel VERY let down

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality & Flawed Design

    The wire is so flimsy it ends up bending and breaking with use no matter how careful you try to be. The magnet becomes weak with use and constantly falls off. In addition to these serious flaws, the adapter gets too hot! APPLE DESIGNERS, WOULD YOU PLEASE LISTEN? Your customers want a sturdy adapter that works well and lasts. This adapter is not even aesthetically pleasing. The wire is far too thin for its length and is out of proportion to the cable on the other end of the adapter. It just looks silly and badly designed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger...

    Having spent 1800, thought the charger would last more than a year and a bit. Seems I expected too much.

    8 of 8 people found this useful