• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is absolutely crazy

    This is my fourth apple adapter. The first 2 frayed near the brick. The 3rd & 4th the pins get stuck and don't make a clean connection. I am losing business because I can't keep my laptop charged! Are you serious? Not only money is being spent every 6 months on a new $80 charger, but I missed an important editing deadline because I couldn't charge my macbook pro. Not only did I lose the client, but I also get a nasty ribbing for not being professional. Thanks Apple, my professional reputation means a lot to me, what does your reputation mean to you? Please fix...your loyal customers are pleading with you... Are you listening?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My Son's Power Adapter(S)

    My son bought his MacBook Pro in October of 2011. The laptop's still working well. However, he is on his third (or maybe 4th) power adapter. Someone at the Apple Store in our area always says he must be doing something wrong to cause the fraying. At first, I was blaming him. Now that I've read these reviews . . . maybe not! I have been a purchaser of Apple computers since 1990. This is the worst piece of equipment I've ever seen coming from your company. Disappointing.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable

    This is the second time in two years I have to buy a new one. I take care of each charger but still it won't last much time. Too expensive. Apple should allow users to replace the ends, not the entire thing.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought my third one yesterday.

    The initial 85W MagSafe Power Adapter that was included in my MacBook purchase actually started to burn and emit smoke. I was typing an essay when I noticed something smelled in my room, looked over and saw that my charger was burning. I called Apple Support and they replaced it for me. The reason for it was because apparently it wasn't handled with care, thus it started to fray and I should have wrapped it properly etc... However, just a few months ago, my second charger started fraying again and I noticed that the charger brick got extremely hot and it wasn't charging my MacBook properly. As a student, we have to go from class to class (basically everywhere) very quickly - I don't know one person who takes 5 minutes to wrap their chord, making sure the cable is at the right angle etc... The brick itself is simply too heavy. I hope this newly purchased one doesn't do the same thing.... They're really expensive!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious design flaw magsafe cable connection to charger

    I'm on my fourth charger for a 2010 mbp. The magsafe cable unravels at the connection to the charger, the cable is not strong enough and starts to unravel after about a year. I always take care of my electronics and am not using it harshly but I am on the move a lot. I had a few other brands of laptops none off which I've had to replace the charger for even once. I've tried using the clips to wrap the cable when storing but this seems to make the problem occur sooner. Apple doesn't seem to recognise this problem and does not respond even though in my own personal circle alone I know 6 people who are having the the exact same problem and the message boards are full of this problem.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Replacing

    One star is generous for this pathetic yet expensive adapter that continuously needs replacing. It is a true waste of money and consumers are being taken advantage of by Apple because there are no alternatives available.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Control is Faulty

    I bought my charger last fall, and it is no longer working. My warranty was up two months ago. I went all out and bought the $80 charger because my previous, $30 charger broke within a week (which was my own fault). I expected this apple product, bought from apple, to last as long as my computer. I expect a better quality control from one of the most expensive and successful companies. It was working beautifully this morning, and when I cam back from class, it refused to charge my computer. I plugged it in to multiple outlets, another macbook computer, and cleaned everything out. Nothing worked. Needless to say I am extremely upset. I am in college, and I am not in a position to wait for a charger for my computer, nor to pay for it. This was a high school graduation gift, so I didn't buy this mac myself. I am never buying apple again. Nor am I using Itunes.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE

    THIS IS GARBAGE WENT THROUGH 3 IN ONE YEAR. THANKS FOR WASTING MY MONEY APPLE!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    25 of 25 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