• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third...

    Like some of the other reviewers, I have had to replace my power adapters every 2 years as well. It's getting ridiculous. I know Apple can design one that doesn't fray and come apart so what's the hold up?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product!

    Apple, what are you doing? Products used to last. This "newer" 60W MagSafe Power L-shaped Adapter lasted two years exactly. Two years!!! Does this mean I have to purchase adapters every two years now? It's ridiculous that they cost $79! I still have the original iPod and iPhone adapters and they're still going strong. How about improving this product? So disappointed with you. Is this how you treat your loyal customers? Listen to us!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Design

    I love apple products and thought it was me who was twisting the cable. But this is you Apple. It is a pathetic design .
    and they asking me to pay $79 to replace it.I don't know how many other reviews apple would need to realize it that it is their issue.So many people cannot be so wrong. Apple you need to think.I have no other choice rather than 1 start at least.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W OR 85W

    The one i have now is 60W and unfortunately i have to replace it for the third time. Is the 85 W will work on it. Kindly let me know if anyone experienced that.

    Thanks

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to use, breaks often, and costs a fortune

    The grip for the plug that goes into the wall is tapered and slick. That makes it hard to unplug, as it takes a very firm grip to keep my fingers from sliding off.

    The end that plugs into the laptop is also difficult to grip, because it is rounded and tiny. I have to try to wedge my fingertips/fingernails between the adapter and the laptop to unplug it. It's a pain in the neck.

    Like many users, I have already had to replace my adapter twice because the cord frayed. I didn't abuse the first cord at all, and I was very careful with the second one.

    As if the cords aren't bad enough to start with, the last one keeps trying to twist so that the adapter points at the ceiling instead of at the laptop. I have to twist it to plug it in, which can't be good for it. I tried turning the box (in the middle of the cord) up on end to force the magsafe end to go in the right direction, but then the cord coming out of the box sagged, and it was a pain to keep the box from falling over.

    This adapter is a piece of junk that needs frequent replacements to the tune of $80 a pop.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    if I could give this product 0 stars, I would.

    This is literally my 5th charger that I've used for my macbook. I take very good care of my charger. I wrap it when it is not in use, and I make sure there are no kinks or bends in the chord. my chord is not frayed and none of them have been, and they KEPP BREAKING.
    it is absolutely ridiculous. I've bought 4 new chargers, and I'm absolutely tired of it.
    If I could give this 0 stars I would.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product

    Got broken after several months of use, and since than every 3 months

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Form over function

    When buying a MacBook or MacBook Pro, be sure to add the cost of three or four power adapters to the total cost of ownership. In as short of a time as a few months, the rubber on the wire starts to disintegrate, and then the wire frays, and then you need a new adapter. I've started wrapping the wire near the MagSafe connector with electrician's tape as soon as I buy an adapter as a preventive measure.

    Advice to Apple: use a thicker, higher quality wire wrap that will last more than a few months. You know, like the wires on PC laptop power adapters that cost less than half the price of an Apple adapter!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    This is the 3rd charger I've purchased for macbook I've had for 5 years. It is the worst, the others had worn out cord connections, and eventually didn't work, this one surges and turns my computer off and doesn't work with no fraying of the cord connections.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still no good

    These chargers are still rubbish. When I bought my Macbook air, I asked the 'genius' if they'd improved the durability of the chargers, which they assured me that they had. Well, here I am, with a charger which has only survived the length of time that it has, thanks to the wonder sugru, with another charger which has died, the night before a big uni deadline.

    Please, can you make an effort to produce a durable product, rather than one which merely looks pretty...

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality of money but low quality of durability

    I've been using macbook pro from June 2012 and this year will be the 3rd year i use that. Well this type of charger seems not last as longer as the macbook itself. The charger starts to disconnect itself, the cable starts to peel off, and the casing starts to melt away.. Well, gonna get a replacement soon before the charger start to burn..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They just keep breaking

    I am so unhappy with this cable. Just love the quality and design of all my other mac equipment but this cable ... it drives me mad! I don't mistreat it, hammer it or do anything i shouldn't. I even limit how much I use it but still, here I am, about to spend yet another £65 on my fifth cable. Not happy.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with Poor Design

    I am very happy with my Macbook, which has lasted over 6 years and still serves it purpose. As far as the charger goes, however, I believe this is the third time replacing it with what I would consider normal, every day use. The cord has come apart at the magnetic connector once again, and electrical tape helped for a while, but it is time to give in to purchasing another one. $79 is VERY expensive for a charger - I think I will definitely look into upgrading my laptop in a year in the nearer future and hope that the issue has been resolved in the newer models. I didn't realize this is so common until reading the other reviews.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty poor

    The only thing I am pleased about is that I am not the only one having issues! I don't use my MacBook all that often, and STILL am having to replace my second charger. Rubbish Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    Can't believe the power cord has already frayed at the end! Reading reviews I see people in other countries are only paying $80 for a new one! So you are telling me I have to pay an extra $39 ($119 total) just because I'm Australian? And for a rubbish product that will break again within another year?! I'm very annoyed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ehhhhhhh

    Second one in 3 years. For what Apple charges for their products you would think there would be a more reliable charger.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had to buy three of these!!!

    I'm having to buy my third power cable for my MacBook Pro in two years.

    The power adapter is one of the worst products ever made by apple,
    the cable frays the rubber coating perishes within 12 months,
    the connections both at the box and at the connector break.
    A product is only as good as the weakest link,
    apple your power adapter is certainly your weakest link!!!!!

    Good bye
    ( If I could I would have given it a half star rating)

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    Poorly designed, just bought my 3rd one in less than 2 years.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Has lasted 7 YEARS and COUNTING!

    I bought my macbook pro in 2008 and have used it A LOT going through medical school and beyond. I have the ORIGINAL charger from 2008 and it is still in great shape with no tears (just looks dirty now). I take it everywhere- coffee shops, libraries, everywhere I have studied and even drag it along the floor moving from one couch to another, and it is still in great shape! Which makes me think:

    WHAT ARE PEOPLE DOING TO THEIR CHARGERS to make them break in 2 months (previous reviews) when mine has lasted 7 brutal years and counting!?!!

    Im finally upgrading to the new 12 macbook but will be giving my current mac and CHARGER to my nephew for continued use.

    4 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Last...

    This is the third time I'm replacing my Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter. The design is WACK. The soft material that the cord is made from breaks very quickly… Thinking about buying a cheaper version. I'll see how that works….

    15 of 15 people found this useful