• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed and implemented

    COME ON, APPLE - YOU CAN DO BETTER!!! You do a great job designing and making computers. Why you can't make a power adapter that doesn't break at the slightest stress is beyond me. I've had to buy 3 in the past 15 months.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious quality control problem

    My adapter cord has broken and fused at the point it exits the adapter. After this happened to all three other Mac adapters in our office I treated mine with great care but eventually (after 3 years) it did the same. The cord is deliberately manufactured to be a poor quality item and only just pass safety standards because it is a lower voltage at this side. The cord used in the US model is much tougher. The cord is designed so that one much replace the whole adapter when it fails. It's just money making. I'm trying to give this product no stars but the program insists that I give it at least one to proceed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Cords Need Redesigned

    Apple has great products, but when it comes to their power cords (MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc), they fall horribly short of the standard they have set with their consumers. I got my MacBook Pro in 2011 and have already replaced the power adapter once and am now replacing it a second time. I should have replaced my current cord ages ago, but I couldn't afford to shovel out another $79 for a cord, so I just dealt with the shorting and the cracked casing around the cable. I am a huge Apple fan, but I have been disappointed by all of the charge cables I've ever had from Apple (I've owned a good number of Apple devices over the years).

    Dear Apple,

    PLEASE FIX YOUR CABLES!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time to play a bad game

    My score is 3 MagSafe charger broken and 237$ in the trash.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Diabolical

    Absolutely horrendous product. Mine break nearly every year without fail, just after warranty's up.
    No alternative as they're designed in a way that makes them hard to replicate so knock offs cause hum/grounding issues so forced to bUy Apple. Not to mention the extortionate price. I wouldn't mind the cost if they lasted 4/5 years.
    LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, RE-DESIGN THIS AWFUL PRODUCT.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy my third one

    What can I say that hasn't already been said here?

    The last one cooked itself to death, and the current one (which already has the inevitable insulation tape around the cable joint) just died spontaneously tonight, so I'm left with work to do, only 2 hours of charge, and the need to find somewhere open on a Sunday tomorrow where I can buy my third new power adapter in four years.

    As a software professional I have used many different Windows laptops over the last 15 years, all of which cost considerably less than my macbook pro, and were treated with much less care, and I have *never* had to replace a power adaptor on any other machine.

    It's a shame than when we already pay a significant premium to buy an Apple laptop, we also need to budget for $99 every 1 - 2 years to replace the overpriced disposable power adapter.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 11 months use.

    This one didn't even last a year. Hole burned through small cable near block.

    3rd in 4 years. Planned to tape this one as soon as I noticed any wear. Never got the chance. Always coiled very loosely and still died.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Power Supply now..

    A very poor product, gets hot to what can't be a safe level, wires fray, one simply stopped working while externally in perfect condition, replacements are very overpriced. A product which sours the Apple ownership experience when there really is no need.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PIECE OF _____!!!!!

    Third one and counting. I can not say any more than what has already been said on this site.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going to spend more money

    Unfortunately I will have to spend again money on this.... My first one had the peeling cables problem everyone else is reporting here - a shame considering the price and Apple care for design and engineering. The second one just blew with sparks a couple of days ago. Obviously it's designed not to be open, so I can't even try to have a look inside to check its status....So, more money for something I already know it won't last

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting ready to purchase my 3rd charger

    The original charger was great, no frays or anything — until my stupid cat decided to chew on it. That was charger one, I'd give the original one 4 stars. The second charger started peeling where the rubber sheathing meets the charging plug within the first five months of use. No cats were involved, and I don't typically pack my charger to go, so it's not a case of abuse or mishandling. Shame on me for not taking it back since I still had AppleCare when the second one started breaking. Once the rubber sheathing started to go, as did all the insulating wires start to fray — it's only a matter of time before the entire cord separates from the charging head. This is a poor design, with inadequate reinforcement around the charging plug. I've had the exact same failure on three of the current style iPhone cords — ones that I paid $20 each for when I bought my phone two years ago. The rubber material is bad, and degrades too quickly over time. It becomes stretched out from the mere act of touching it, which is why it starts to pull away from the insulation and break away from the cord. I've wasted almost $150 in cords because of this materials flaw.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre quality

    As a travel accessory that is used quite a lot the quality of the cable from the adapter leading to the magsafe connector is mediocre and disappointing. The outer insularion layer cable of my original adapter started to split and finally seized working as the condicting cables within broke close to where it comes out out the adapter block. This necessitated the purchase of a new adapter after four years service. I never had this type of eear and tear problems with adapter cables for my other laptops and I am generally very careful with my equipment.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst part about apple

    The worst part about apple is the terrible chargers that fray so easily. Figure it out.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger. I wish I didn't have to select a star, I'd give it 0.

    This charger is the worst thing ever. Of course, when it breaks every other month, I have to sell my soul for a new one. Apple really needs to get this fixed. If you're so big on customer service, serve us properly and stop serving us this cord. If you have Apple care, I suggest you get a new cord the day before it ends, because your cord is sure to stop working soon after, if it hasn't already.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    need a better charging cord asap!

    it is amazing that apple can come out with some of the best products but can't get a charging cord right. I am not happy purchasing an $80 cord to replace something that should have been engineered better. Mine like everybody else cord is broken at the base. I would agree with some of the other reviews that that part should disconnect this way that part of the cord isn't constantly being stressed by wrapping the cord up. Apple please get this right.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frayed, block gets dangerously hot, plug sparks when plugged in.

    Absolutely dangerous charger. Soon after purchasing my mac book pro in 2012 the block started getting warm. It gradually started getting hotter and hotter and the spot where the cord attaches to the block became unattached and the wires are now exposed. Not only are the wires exposed, but I can see that some wires are breaking. I was trying to make it last longer and wrapped it in electrical tape, which worked for a few months, but I started to need to twist it around to make the charger work. I know this was a dangerous choice, but I wanted to make it last as long as possible before spending almost $100 on a new charger.

    Apple, you need to fix this cord, especially because you aren't fixing this even though you have 1 1/2 stars for these chargers.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Adaptors in general

    For a company that does so much so right, why let yourselves down with a sub-standard, massively over-priced essential piece of equipment. The rubber cord isn't working, make it high quality woven polymer cord. Reduce the price by half, you wouldn't loose money. sales volume would increase as it would stop people buying cheap copies from auction sites.
    If you buy one, you have a mac so keep your loyal customers happy. Please.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my Mac, not the charger!

    My magsafe finally died a couple of weeks ago. The top of the charger was coming apart and I had to wiggle it around to get it to connect to my computer. Luckily, I had a backup, but it isn't very reliable. I don't need to repeat what other reviewers have been saying so I'll keep it short, these cords have an awful design. Here is my real complaint, why do these chargers cost so much? Also, why isn't it possible to buy parts separately? I don't need the part that plugs into the wall, just the part that plugs into my computer. I'd be willing to buy 3 or 4 of them at a time. Stop forcing us to dish out $80 for a charger that doesn't last very long.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dear apple,

    I am a college student and am on a very limited budget, i don't have 90 dollars to through around at yet an other mac book pro charger (my third one) just because it is a very simple little problem with a wire fraying on the inside of the adaptor. Please figure this out.

    Sincerely, a poor college student

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish there were 0 Stars

    Unless you never touch it, the cord will fray and eventually need to be replaced. During the life of your computer it will have to be replaced possibly several times. And to add insult to injury, if you borrow a charger the 85W and 60W chargers have the worlds tiniest writing, making it nearly impossible to tell apart. Absolute junk and not cheap, usually about $80 each time.

    6 of 6 people found this useful