• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, You Deceived Us

    I'm a software professional and my college background was in electrical engineering. I know your marketing model is for us to have to keep purchasing power adapters. I've had the old style macbook pro and I went through several power adapters. I have the new uni-body macbook pro now and once again I'm having issues with the power adapter. Why would you create such a piece of junk? I don't care if my power adapter is white or pretty or modern in design. I want it to work. Very very very very very disappointing. I sure wish they had a lesser rating than one star. It's junk Apple. I've spent a lot of money on your stuff and I have purchased lots of software for your OS. Please fix this issue.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Possibly the worst thing made by Apple

    The infamous Apple charging cables strike again. I'm on my THIRD Macbook Pro charger, again because of the fraying in the same exact points time and time again by the terribly made cable. I don't mistreat my chargers, especially after the first one frayed and broke. The brick itself is a great piece of design, and I'm happy about that part. But unfortunately that's negated by the absolutely terrible quality of the cable that renders the entire thing useless if (and when) it goes out. It doesn't help that the price of the charger is very expensive for the quality you get, and I'm continuously denied a replacement in Apple stores, even though the damage is clearly by fault of design. If Apple focused on making their cables to the same quality as everything else they make, I'm sure these reviews would be massively different. Until then, these necessary evils will continue to be hated by the masses.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    THESE CHARGERS DONT LAST AT ALL. THEY ALWAYS FRAY. THEY ALWAYS HAVE AN ISSUE AND THERE 80 DOLLARS TO REPLACE. FOR A OMPANY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE PRODUCING SOME OF THE BEST TECHNOLOGY THESE SHOULD BE NO REASON TO WHY THE APPLE PRODUCTS BESIDES THE PHONES AND COMPUTERS THEMSELVES SHOULD BE SUCH POOR QUALITY. I WOULD RATE IT ZERO STARS IF I COULD.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only thing I hate about my MacBook Pro

    I'm a high school teacher who switched to a Mac about 3 years ago because of the durability--I take my laptop to and from school every day, it travels with me when I go abroad with students, it's my home and work computer, etc. I love it, but I HATE these power cords. My 2nd one just frayed from BOTH ends, and my original one did the same thing. I keep my computer wrapped up in cases, and I'm careful with my cords, but they DO have to go places--that's kind of the point. And this wear and tear is ridiculous. I didn't switch to a laptop that would last me a long time only to shell out ridiculous amounts of money on flimsy cords every year. This problem needs fixed, or else cords with this problem need to be replaced for FREE. If I could have given it 0 stars, I would have. Disappointed to have to be buying another of these things so soon.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POWER CORD JUNK!!!

    I'm on our 4th power adapter!!! Piece of JUNK I.... never had this issue with our Dell / XPS computers. I'll keep using my Apple phone and TV never again will I purchase an Apple computer.

    APPLE get it together with your power cords!!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a piece of ... shameful product (euphemistically speaking)

    I bought 2 adapters so far and I am about to buy a third one because of the cable shielding breaking (close to the connector). It is totally unacceptable that I would have to buy a new adapter every year because the cable breaking (and this is NOT because of heavy use or abuse). Apple's business model when it comes to these kind of accessories (e.g. cables in particular) is shameful ! Their choice of materials leave MUCH to desire as it is by far the least durable among the different brand cables I own. I may be better off buying a much cheaper adapter and made out of much better materials than this piece of .. shameful product. NO, the Design is NOT everything, Apple! Durability is ALSO important! I'm glad to see i'm not among the few giving this product the lowest review.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality and cost a fortune

    Terrible product... the wire frays where the wire connects to the adapter unit.... charging almost a hundred bucks for a faulty product that will only just outlast Apples 1 year warranty is a disgrace. Complete ripoff

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This charger is a complete and utter joke...a failure for Apple

    I'm on my 5 charger...one a year since I bought my 15" Macbook Pro in 2009. Truly disappointed in the quality of this charger. The outer covering starts to deteriorate as the warranty approaches. How in the world can a company like APPLE that makes such high quality products make such a low quality charger? I have bought disposable laptops made by HP that have cords which are still working 10 years later.

    APPLE better wake up and start taking care of their customers or they will start to lose market share. People won't continue to pay exorbitant prices for low quality products for very long.

    Is anyone at APPLE monitoring the comments on their own online store?

    With more than 1300 and all of them saying the same thing, either they aren't or they don't care...either one is a major problem.

    Someone needs to wake up and realize that when people spend more than $2k for a laptop they want the little stuff to perform just as well as the big stuff.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really really really really rubbish.

    These products are so bad, not just normal bad either, I'm talking like the most serious ultra-bad you could ever think of. Think of that and then double it a bit, even then it's not really that close to just how bad these power supplies are.

    At this moment in time, yet another of these has died on me and the product was only a couple of months old. My girlfriend is distraught and this has ruined our Christmas.



    Happy Xm0ss Apple.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A failure for apple

    I love Apple products, but they have totally failed when it comes to this cord. We have had our computer 4 1/2 years and it is doing great, but we are on our 3rd cord. It has a one year warranty, but lasts about 15 months and then just falls apart.

    I always encourage friends and family to buy Apple, but this power cord is definitely a disappointment. I am shocked at its poor quality. This is not up to the normal Apple standards. I am frustrated that Apple has done nothing to remedy this problem.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Unhappy

    Seriously. I've bought two of those cable in the last year because the small wire broke right next to the transformer. For 90$ I would expect a much better product. Why not make that wire detachable so I don't have to buy a Power Adapter every time. Im telling you, it's the last time i'm buying one of those. Change that product and make it better.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another disappointed APPLE customer

    I've had my MBP retina 15'' for 5 months. Today my power adapter stopped working. It smells bad. Obviously something burned out inside.
    In fact I am on a battery power right now. Spent over 2500 USD for this unit to have a reliable business laptop:) This is a joke. My previous HP Pavilion is still working after 7 years of use. Going tomorrow to the Apple service shop and will definitively reconsider buying any apple products in the future.
    Reading here over a 1000 reviews saying this adapter is a piece of junk and apple doing nothing to fix the problem?????

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wire frayed

    I was also careful and have no puppies or children to chew on the cord. My fray was also at the brick end and my computer is only 1 year old! Today when I tried to connect, there was a spark and now my laptop's fan is running hard. I might have blown my battery! On my way to APPLE store--hope fully ONLY have to replace the power adapter, but am afraid it will be a lot more than that! Terrible design!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    another unhappy customer

    I've had my Macbook Air for three years and am about to have to buy my third magsafe adapter. Frayed at the magnetic end. Sad given that I don't take the adapter anywhere and never roll it up. I think that there should be a redesign and a recall. Soon...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable: Lasts about 2 years

    Am happy to done with Dell, but one thing I can say is that 10 years later their adapters still work. The exterior rubber gets soft and frays exposing the wires, and the internal plastic tube breaks creating a potential for short circuit. I'm amazed this hasn't been recalled for issues of both safety and durability.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE DESIGN!!!

    I have been VERY careful with my MacBook and the power cord! No kids, no dogs! So it def isn't being chewed on and played with!! Such BS that I am now out of power because a faulty frayed wire at the base near the brick!! WHY WHY WHY can't there just be cord that can be detached from the brick at BOTH ends so that I am not wasting $80 for a CORD!! Not the brick!! That is absurd!!!! So much for a "superior" Apple product!! Haven't even had my MacBook for 2 years! VERY upsetting to have to run out and buy a replacement already!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Poor

    Ive just purchased my third one of these in four years. They always come apart at the same point; where the mag safe end of the lead attaches to the transformer. They're not good enough, way too expensive and I'm bored of having to pay upwards of £65 to replace an entire unit, when it's just a cable and it's insulation that are the problem. Really bad, do something about it.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pathetic quality

    Considering that the MacBook Pro is hands-down the best, as well as the most expensive, laptop on the market, I find it absolutely inexcusable that the power adapter cord is such UTTER RUBBISH! I've had my current MacBook for less than three years now, and in that time I've gone through two adapters and my third one just started acting up so no doubt is on its last legs. As any MacBook user knows, the problem is most often that the magsafe plug separates from the cable, and given that the cable's other end is hard-wired to the adapter, one has no option but to throw the whole shebang away and buy a new one - and the blasted things cost upwards of £60 a pop! Apple -- you really need to sort this issue out, because it's seriously cheesing off your otherwise happy and loyal customers, and you're not doing yourselves any favours by pretending that there's no problem! :-(

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never expected this for apple. Very disappointment.

    This is the second time i am buying magsafe 2. Lenovo power adapter are 100% better than magsafe. Always wire is broken at the joint after 2 years of use.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Appalling, should rebrand to Mag-unsafe

    Another broken charger, same problem as usual. Cable deteriorated where it connects to the Macbook, leaving exposed wire and posing a potential fire risk. So many one star reviews speaks volumes! This was my first Macbook Pro and it will be my last.

    25 of 25 people found this useful