• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!!!!

    i have to purchase my THIRD Cable! i have had my macbook for 4 years! its ridiculous!!! thats $390 i have spent on them!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Stars, but Apple forced me to give one

    On my 4th charger in five years - Love Apple, but come on... How can these things constantly go bad? I bought an aftermarket charger a year ago, thinking at least I would save a little money. That one is done, too. So I am buying a fifth one today - OEM - and hope it is the last one.
    Seems like a great idea- but these things are so fragile that I feared taking my laptop with me. Figured if I left in on the desk at home the charger would last forever. I SHould have bought an iMac....I realize my rant will benefit no one. Apple, what is the deal?? My laptop still serves me fine, but when I upgrade what shall I buy? Know what I mean....

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst charger

    it costs too much for a charger that breaks really easily. my charger broke in less than two years and it costs 89 euros to replace it.apple should make the cable detachable as it usually the cable that breaks the square keeps on working fine

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Everytime

    I'm now on my 3rd macbook (just because I've upgraded and been given one for grad school), and every single one I've gone through AT LEAST 2 of these chargers. I always buy them on Amazon because I can't justify purchasing something for $79 that I know is going to break eventually. It's really disappointing that Apple hasn't addressed this issue (that I know of), and continues to sell this horrible product for $79. I've had my newest macbook/charger for less than 6 months and the wires are already popping out.

    I'm a huge supporter of Apple and think they create some incredible products, but this is not one of them. There should definitely be a warranty on the charger when you buy the computer!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    People are far too harsh - it's perfectly fine

    My original power adapter broke after three years of continuous use. I'm a heavy user of my Macbook Pro and so the charger got a lot of use also. Bought a replacement and it's absolutely fine. I don't expect things to last forever with such heavy use, and so would consider the Apple Power Adapter to be quite durable on all accounts. It goes without saying that the actual MagSafe feature is brilliant and has saved my Macbook Pro from a nasty fall on multiple occasions.

    6 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three adapters in 4 years

    I have now gone through two adapters in 4 years. The cord wears thin, frays and breaks open at the junction to the converter. I try to be careful when I wind it up (especially after I had to replace my first one) but it happened a second time. The computer runs great, and I think the charger should last the life of the computer--particularly when it costs $80 to replace them. I feel it wouldn't be that hard of an issue to fix by simply adding more rubber to stiffen the cord.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd adapter in 4 years

    Apple really needs a redesign of these things. They seem to break in the same 2 places at the same time. We pay enough for these laptops that the charges should last!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Undurable

    The part of the cable near the jack that plugs into Macbook deteriorates very fast and the entire thing needs to be replaced. Ridiculously flimsy.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GET R&D INVOLVED TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. WE DESERVE AND EXPECT BETTER

    TOTALLY APPALLED!! The durability of the power cords is the Achilles' heel of the loyal supporter's defense of all things Apple. With the iPhones and iPads, we just buy a sturdier cord from a third party. But with the MacBook we are held hostage to repeatedly purchase these inferior cords with absolutely no recourse for relief from such rapid deterioration. It's not like we use them for dental floss. After all, without the cord, there is no power.

    Until I went online to purchase the third power cord in three years for my husband's MacBook Pro, I thought this problem unique to us. SHAME ON YOU APPLE!!!

    For a company that prides itself on quality, the power cords of appear to be the horribly mistreated and neglected stepchildren. I, like so many others are staunch Apple supporters. When others cry about the cost of the latest version or the newest product, we stand behind the name because we know the track record is solid. The actual devices are unarguably the best on the market. But at some point in time there will be a group of us that will get fed up with having to repeatedly shell out funds to keep these top of the line products powered up. WE DESERVE AND EXPECT BETTER!!!!



    Apple, please pay attention to your loyal base. Devote just a tiny part of your R&D budget to sturdier power cords that do not fray from basic normal use within the first several months of use.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous

    I'm in disbelief at how poor of a product this is from Apple. I'm shocked at how dangerous this product is. The cord between the charger box and the laptop developed a crack approximately 2 centimeters from the box. The wires frayed and started sparking! Really Apple? This could easily start a fire and cause all kinds of problems. Think about the number of college kids using this device in their dorms and apartments. This defect could lead to a horrible disaster! APPLE needs to fix this now! I'm so disappointed in APPLE. You did not meet my expectations!

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Charge

    Ordered a new adapter once the one purchased with my computer started exposing wires around the contact and bulk part. I can't say it didn't last - got me through 5 years of constant use. My problem with the new purchase is the slow charge ability. If I leave it charging through the night it might reach full by morning. I'm going to inquire with Apple if it's a factory defect. If not then this product's clearly downgraded.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced Toot!

    Purchased this as a second unit to leave permanently plugged-in downstairs where I usually sit. The outer insulation has now cracked and frayed just near the connector. Admittedly, the thing is about five years old, but then so is the original 'T-shaped' connector that actually came with the macbook, and that's still working and in fine condition. Apple take note: it's stuff like this that will erode your share of the market!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Horrible

    These chargers consistently break and wear away within a year. I constantly am forced to replace them. I have owned my mac for 5 years and gone through 6 chargers in that time. They simply do not last, despite any additional efforts I put forward to improve their longevity. Absolute shame these are still sold at $80, makes me hate apple.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst laptop charger to exist!

    First off, I am a long-time windows user and switched to Apple products in late 2012. I have been pleased with their line of computers along with their software and hardware other than what seems like required maintenance issues every year... so let me explain. I am about to receive my 3rd charger in 3 YEARS from apple because of recalls and/or defects from this line of macbook pro chargers. The first time it happened was when the thin rubber wire connecting to the dock broke off suddenly leaving wires frayed. It happened in just one day there was absolutely no "wear and tear" or damage to the product whatsoever. Applecare thankfully fixed it and gave me a new charger.

    Then just recently I was sitting at my desk when all of the sudden my charger started smoking! I went to grab it in a hurry and burned my fingertips! The wires had overheated and caused a small fire to the rubber protective cover. There was even dark brown residue on the rubber cover from the sparks and/or fire! I sent pictures to Apple with all the following details and they are in the process of getting a new charger sent out. I have never regretted owning my macbook pro until now just because of a ridiculous charger issue. I may be switching back to windows if these issues with these chargers are NOT fixed. FIX YOUR DOCK CHARGERS APPLE BEFORE YOU GET A LAWSUIT!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design, not made to last

    The design of this charger is garbage. Sure it has a sleek design that looks nice, but the junction of the laptop cord with the adapter is so weak that even if stored properly will wear out in less than a year. I've gone through two chargers since I bought the laptop in 2012. For such an expensive piece of equipment you would expect a lot more. Apple needs to read the reviews on their own product, because they're failing their consumers, but of course they won't because it's just another way to make more money...not pleased

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive and have to replace too often

    I find the charger is great and effective... unfortunately not for a very long time. When i starter using my MacBook charger, i only used to cord for less than 10 months before it stopped working.

    As a student, it is very hard for me to get $130 to spend on a charger. I find it absolutely ludicrous that it is that expensive, and I've had to fork out money for another charger in such a limited amount of time.

    It would be terrific if Apple would consider lowering the price or add at least a warranty that covers more than simple defect, as over time the cord pulls lose from its fitting which (in my case) wasn't my fault.

    Sincerely,
    Brittany

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just do not last

    Very bad cables. I had to replace my original with a newly branded apple cable. Guess what it did not even last 6 months. The cable broke. Tried attaching with tapes and stuff.

    Dear Apple,

    We purchase your products with utmost trust and love for the product. I paid £60 for this cable and I am extremely unhappy. Now I have to pay another £60 to get a new cable. I request you to take some action and better the product.

    Please donot lose our trust by providing such kind of products.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BREAK SO EASILY!!! NOT EVEN 1 STAR

    These chargers are so badly designed I am now having to buy my 2nd in two years. The wire connecting to the white box just frays and the internal wires become visible and dangerous. I can no longer charge my laptop without holding the charger in place at a certain angle! It also massively overheats to the point of smelling. I bought my last one less than 18 months ago, and this is my 3rd in 4/5 years and at £65 each they are a complete rip off. This has been a problem for such a long time so I am both surprised and disappointed that a new design hasn't been developed.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is starting to get annoying...

    A GENEROUS 1 star...Sigh...

    Also, do something about iPhone chargers.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    It is about time Apple lifted their game lasted less than 18 months and way too expensive