• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in lifespan and the potential hazard it posed!

    I've had my 13" Macbook pro for a few years now and the laptop itself has been amazing, but this charging cord is terrible. After about 18 months of normal use the cord developed a short in it and I could not get consistent charging from it. Come to find out the sheath on the cable had pulled out of the housing to the plug and that may have been the cause. Then just yesterday after the cord becoming even more finicky, I looked over to see why my computer wasn't charging and saw that the power cable was totally exposed because the charger got too hot and burned. This could have started a fire! I am really frustrated with Apple charging accessories and the ridiculous price that they charge for a replacement. $80 for a charging cable is far too much.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Indecent build quality

    The charger fell down on a carpeted floor on a plane from max 2ft height and stopped working. Had the charger for 3 years and most of the time it was plugged in and disconnected laptop for taking on trips may be 50 times.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality!

    I've noticed that my Power Adapter started splitting within 2 years after purchasing my MacBook Pro. I totally expected much more from Apple! As expensive as the MacBook Pro is, I'd expect that Apple would give an adapter that was longer lasting or at least more affordable. The way that Apple prides itself, I'd expect better products that give its customers longevity. I'd rate this product a "0" if I could.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    garbage

    Smaller wire ripped and started melting. Thankfully did not burn the house down.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good

    I've had this charger for over 4 years and there were no problems until recently where the rubber broke right below where the charger meets the computer and now it's starting to fray. This is definitely because of constantly bending it so I'm happy with the way it has lasted so long. It does stink that it's going to cost $80.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A pile of junk

    For £65, I could build a much better charger/PSU in a one-off prototype, let alone the millions apple churn out. Very obviously deliberate low build quality to keep you buying this trash. In the first few months of use, grommet near where the Mac power cable leaves the charger body started splitting open, then within the year it completely severed, so onto my second charger. This time, the same cable broke down mid-length, so had to snap it, repair and insulate. I'd have used crimp connectors, but it would make the cable impossible to wind, so the repair kept severing. Finally, it gave up the ghost completely, and went up with a bang and smoke from inside the charger (literally) - I have it in pieces on my test bench to do forensics on and trumpet the undoubtedly nasty results and root cause analysis. I have to now go and purchase yet another one, so cost of ownership in chargers alone over two years is the best part of £200. Bah Humbug Apple!! what a con and fraud!!.

    Too bad there's no ZERO stars rating.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch - Zero Issues

    Totally blown away at the negative reviews on here. I'm looking to buy a second charger for my wife so she can leave one at the office and one at home. We own 4 macbooks... 15" 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 13" 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 13" 2013 MacBook Air and my old 2011 15" MacBook Pro. All still use the original magsafe chargers that came with them at purchase... All work perfectly with zero issues.I have never experienced fraying, dry-rotting, or any mechanical or electrical issues. Clearly the majority of users are ABusers.

    5 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality

    All my friends who own the same have the same problem.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this!!

    This is a horrible product. I've had mine for 1.5 years and the cord started fraying exposing the bare wires. You'd think for such an expensive product, apple would deliver good quality. However, this is clearly not the case, as seen with most of their products. Definitley go third party unless you like having sparks emitting from your charger.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - It Frays and Rips in Four Places

    I've had this charger for nearly two years and it has rips in the rubber coating in four places. I mean - completely torn where there are large sections of the wires exposed. I have it wrapped in electrical tape but it looks terrible and god only knows when it will completely go out. I'm not paying $80 for a replacement of the same thing - so until Apple changes to a better quality charger, I will buy third party replacements.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep, it was that bad.

    I had my MacBook Pro Retina for a little over a year and the cord is ripping open near the one that you plug into your computer. I'm the OC-est person you can find when it comes to cords, cables and other accessories of electronic gadgets I own. Yet this MagSafe successfully broke itself. A new one isn't cheap either. Seriously apple. You're already earning A LOT on sales of MacBook pros. Please try to make a sturdier CABLE and not rip us off on that aspect.

    My other computers' cable lasts as long as the computer itself. magsafe is such a poor quality cable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily with usual wear and tear

    To add to the numerous comments already here, I have now had 2 of these cords in as many years. The quality is awful, both times I have had the same issue, the cord casing frays and the charger becomes unsafe and nonfunctional. When there is such a well documented issue with this product I find it disgraceful that a replacement (presumably of the same quality) costs so much.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joining the bandwagon--magsafe cord poor quality

    I was searching the cost of replacing my Magsafe 2 (60 watt) Power Adapter because the rubber coating on the cord had a tear in it and found these reviews that mostly rate this cord as 1 star. I too would rate this cord as a 1 because my power adapter has been treated with normal wear, and yet, I found a split in the cord. Since it's for a laptop--as opposed to a desktop, which remains in one place, I would expect that it would hold up to being transported with the laptop. I've always carried mine in a padded laptop case, and when I pulled it out the other day, I discovered the tear in the cord. Yes--I agree, very disappointing. This cord does not hold up to normal wear.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smaller cord tore in less than 1 year

    Title says it all - smaller cord tore in less than 1 year. Best of all the replacement is $80, its sad that this thing is that expensive after shelling out so much for the laptop.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why are these so poor quality when they're so expensive.

    After a little over 2 years my charger is fraying, I've never had any other cord with this type of problem regardless of how i abused it, which in the case of my magsafe charger i haven't. In fact for a significant amount of time it just sat on my desk. For an $80 power brick to a $2000 laptop i expect a lot better. I'm just hoping it stays together long enough since I don't have the money to replace it at the moment.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointing.

    I'll start by saying that I haven't had any issues with the MacBook Pro that I purchased a year and a half ago. It's been perfect. However, the power cord stopped working entirely, forcing me to purchase a new one for $100 CAD plus tax. There was no visible damage to the cord or the power brick, and I was always careful with it e.g. putting it in a separate bag to prevent any damage in my backpack etc. When I had PC laptops, I never once had to replace the power cords/adapters, even after using them for 6+ years. What with Apple's ability to innovate and constantly develop exceptional laptops, cell phones, etc, one would think that they would be able to figure out how to make a power cord/adapter that lasts. Based on the multitudes of one-star reviews, this is clearly a significant problem with product integrity (not individual usage) that needs to be addressed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly Dangerous

    After 1.5 years, he casing of the cable is now torn in two places - including just below the magnetic head - exposing the wiring inside. One would think that for £80 Apple could provide something that doesn't have a non-negligible chance of killing me. Apple clearly does not take the safety of its customers seriously.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality..

    When i buy apple products after paying such a hefty amount, i expect it to last long.. While the macbook has given me little or no issues but the MagSafe charger has really been a pain.. 13 months later, it doesn't work half the time.. i have to try unplugging and plugging it again to get it work.. Such a disappointment after paying so much! really frustrated.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    super disappointed

    just like everyone else here... this product is garbage. I don't take my lap top out of the house so id say i use the charger pretty gently and the rubber tore off already after 2 years now it won't charge. 100 for a replacement is crazy. Apple knows they can make something that lasts...but you don't get rich like that

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MAG safe is not good

    the 60w mag safe which I own is not good the golden contacts get stuck and the mac won't charge I need to buy an another mag safe for this reason

    6 of 7 people found this useful