• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires inside the cable are too fragile...

    The magnetic attachment is the best thing since sliced bread. Saved my computer many many times. But I've used up several of these units over the years, and it's just a simple (and stupid) matter of the tiny tiny tiny wires inside the small cable breaking. And they're completely unrepairable. It's just stinging out on a very expensive power adapter. Shame.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I agree with all other macbook users.

    It's been said countless times, but these chargers are the worst. Every other computer out there has one that you can disconnect before the dc adapter. Replacing the chord costs about $3. Not only are they built into the dc adapter on the mac, but the chords are flimsy and fray well within a year of regular usage.

    I've bought about 4 or 5 adapters in the past 4 years that I've owned my Mac at $80 a piece each. You can bet that this latest one to break is getting cracked open with a screwdriver and soldered together by hand, because there's no way that I'm going to continue to fund this kind of highway robbery.

    Apple, there are 1,504 negative reviews on this charger and more come rolling in every day. Please recall this product and design one that actually works.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    15 inch MacBook Pro same problem

    I was pulling my hair out thinking it was only me till I read this forum this is the worst design flaw ever. I have had my 15 inch MacBook Pro for 3 years now and the head of the charger was frayed when I saw how much a new one cost I tape it up it works but now I have all sorts of problems with my laptop shutting off the screen go's distorted and it will refuse to restart sometimes now for hours never had any problems I love my MacBook is the charger the issue.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UNUNSAFE

    i received this charger and a macbook a few years ago. the charger worked wonderfully for the first year or less before it began to break. normally, i would just reposition it to get it to work, especially because i can NOT afford to get a new charger. today, when the charger was repositioned, i didn't notice the small tear in the back of the charger, and was nearly electrocuted!! there were sparks and the charger was VERY hot. i only have four percent battery left now, and will now be without a laptop until i can afford a secondary charger. i am definitely disappointed in the price and quality of this product. thanks, apple for almost electrocuting me!

    overall, it's overpriced, and horribly built. i just wish there were another way for me to charge this laptop :(
    definitely switching back to hp after this experience.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is too stiff, resulting in shearing.

    I'm now purchasing my 3rd adapter in 5 years. The first one was the old design where the wire came directly out of the magnetic plug. The wire for that one broke off at the junction with the magnetic plug. The second one I bought was the current version with the wire at a 90 degree angle with magnetic plug. I was optimistic that this would correct my previous problem, and it did. The problem with the second one was that the smaller wire that goes to the computer sheared off at the base where it connects to the main adapter. IMO the problem is primarily with the brittleness and/or stiffness of the wire Apple uses for these cords. I have experienced the exact same thing with the iPhone cords which have a similar feel. The quality of these cables is probably my biggest complaint with Apple products across the board. It's almost like they design them to be disposable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WORST CHARGING CABLE IN THE GAME.

    I've gone through 4 chargers in 2 years!

    There is a serious flaw with this product and apple has yet to acknowledge it. Typing this as I sit in an apple store in Bridgewater, NJ waiting for them to replace my 4th charger. Fingers Crossed. Shaking my head!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product

    I love all my apple products. But I have to say this charger is their worst product. I had to buy 2 of these chargers within 3 years. The first one melted, the skin of second one has split in just 14months and from my past experience I fear that it will break in few months. I took lot of care while using the second one and let me tell you I use this charger mostly as a fixed charger because I hardly carry this laptop anywhere. Please discontinue this and design a new one.
    Extremely disappointed.
    Buyers: take lot of care.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL!

    Woke up this morning to finish editing a paper that's due this morning for finals. To my surprise the charger stopped working yesterday and did not charge my MacBook.. Thank you Apple!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please rework this design ASAP...

    I love my MacBook. I really do. But I despise this power adaptor because of its ridiculously high failure rate. I'm writing this review on a non-Apple device because my MacBook battery is dead. Why? Because the power adaptor failed, without warning, AGAIN (third one). Please, Apple, read these reviews. I absolutely REFUSE to continue shelling out $79 for this horrendously substandard product. Please fix this before you lose me back to a PC....

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rethinking This Design Flaw

    PLEASE FIX THIS DESIGN PROBLEM!

    Apple really needs to focus on redesigning this charger. I love the macbook and I've always gone back to a macbook no matter what but they really need to do something about this charger. Since 2007, I've owned a macbook and since then, I've paid for about 5 different replacements for the charger. I try to be very careful but in the end it fails and breaks at the ends of the charger. I'm getting really tired of spending upwards of $80 for each charger; just because my macbook has important information on it, I can't afford to just go with a generic brand fearing the worst might happen. So Apple, please fix this problem, you've had many years and countless complaints.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible.

    I have had horrible experiences with these chargers. I have had my Macbook Pro for about 4 years, and ive gone through probably 4-6 chargers. The last charger i got, I wrapped the parts that usually break in electrical tape. Today, it broke again. I have to get another because if not, I cant charge my laptop, but I would give it 0 stars if I could. Bottom line: These chargers stink, and break often.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major fail - too expensive to replace with the more of the same Apple junk

    Apple blew it with this one. Extremely weak design. Hard to not have a negative opinion of this item. Complete fail and they should have recalled this adapter and replaced it at their expense. Fat chance right?
    While the failure is not rare, it's less common with Apple where you just pay more. Isn't that their hallmark?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Finding it hard to keep loving you, Apple.

    I have been an avid apple lover since the day I bought myself a MacBook Air after struggling with life with a Toshiba brick of a computer. Even when my iPhone electrocuted me I stayed staunch. I had just spent half an hour wrestling with this adaptor, trying to get it to charge my MacBook, when for some godforsaken reason, literally sitting on the adaptor was the only thing that would make it work (as apparently they get too cold and won't work, according to one Apple forum.) So imagine my dismay about fifteen minutes ago when I was about to fall asleep to the soulful sounds of Modern Family playing off my laptop when suddenly, I smelt smoke, and opened my eyes to see my adaptor was about to catch on fire. A thick stream of putrid smoke was billowing out of the square white box thing. Enchanting and mystical, yes. Reassuring and safe, no. I might just be a picky customer, but the threat of being burnt alive has the potential to sway my loyalty somewhat, and this plus the electrocuting incident means I will probably be investing in something less...flammable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubber rips easily!

    when is apple going to learn this lesson. the rubber cover of the wire RIPS EASILY!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    65 pounds is a lot

    Far too expensive for something that I need to replace because it wasn't strong enough. Can't buy the two cables separately, which is also annoying and wasteful.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful and expensive

    Really badly designed and adding insult to injury buying a replacement is horribly expensive.

    Our laptop rarely gets moved around much; with such light handling the cable should not have failed.

    I only wanted to give this product half a star, but the lowest you can give is a whole star....

    This irritating hassle and expense is what puts people like me off apple products - esp now when there is a lot more choice in the shops

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    I love my Apple devices but I don't understand why they there isn't a better charger. The material coating is too thin and I have had 3 chargers break because the plastic melted! It's pretty ridiculous. I love my macbook but a $1,000 + computer should not have to have the charger replace every year!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could use a negative star

    I have TWO failed power cords and I'm expected to shell out another $80 but for yet another new one. This thing needs to be recalled!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor build quality.. No more apple for me

    Simply put, Apple keeps producing flashy products that don't hold up to normal wear and tear.

    This cord failed me after a year of use, and during this time I was conscious of how these consistently fail those who have them and made sure I always wrapped up and appropriately packed the cord up after use. It still failed. The fact that apple is asking me to shell out $80 for a replacement is laughable. For a product this flawed, there should be a recall, or at least reasonably priced -and improved replacement parts offered through apple. Rather than fixing this problem and supporting their clientele it seems apple just wants to milk us by forcing us to buy one at a ridiculous price, else lose the function of an expensive computer. I'll grab an aftermarket replacement before giving another dime to this company.

    As a consumer, this was just the last big disappointment for me regarding my feeling toward, and loyalty to apple. It's safe to say my next computer will be a PC, and I'll never go back to apple again.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst quality

    the worst quality of apple products... is the charger for the macbook pro. Lasted for about 16 months, and it's super expensive to replace. Very unhappy with their adapter quality. The wires broke off right at the base of the adapter :(

    9 of 9 people found this useful