• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Just like everyone else, the rubber portion frays very quickly due to the heat and breaks apart. For $79, I would expect a higher quality product.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please improve the quality of these cords

    I am getting pretty tired of buying these cords. I have owned my Macbook since 2009 and I am now on my 5th charger cord. I spent $3300 on a laptop and get a charging cable the quality of a dollar store cable. It just doesn't make sense. If I had gone through two cables max that would be reasonable but five is ridiculous. C'mon Apple.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still fraying

    As everyone else said: The cables of these power adapters fray too easily and too quickly, even with the best care.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag Safe Adapter - Round three

    I am an Apple devotee. However, for a company that puts such so much emphasis on quality and cutting edge, these adapters are horrible. I am now on my third adapter for five year old computer. If they are going to be such poor quality, and Apple cannot fix the problem, I think it would be a smart move to at least lower the price. If there was one thing that would get me to look to a PC, it would be this item. Please, Apple, fix this item so that measures up to the rest of your products.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality of product

    Its been just over an year since I bought MacBook Pro and the charger started fraying very badly, particularly near the connector. Looks like the quality of rubber shielding used is inappropriate to withstand high temperatures near the connector and as result rubber softens and eventually starts fraying.

    I am hoping apple improves their power adapter's cable quality!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magsafe Power Adapters are total Junk!

    I have used my Macbrook Pro very infrequently yet this power adapter has already broken. It crackles at the source of connection and goes off with the slightest movement of the cord. My next computer will not be an Apple unless this gets fixed. Very disappointed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consumable

    Expect to go through as many of these as you go through toner or inkjet cartridges. This is basically the disposable/consumable part of owning a Mac laptop. The engineering on the connector is much worse than you'd find on a Lenovo, and the newer MagSafe 2's aren't much better. It's amazing with everything else being so high quality that Apple can't solve this.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Life long customer put off because of this charger.

    I've gone through 3 of these poorly-made chargers. The first one's cord frayed. The second one's cord frayed. The third one shorted and was determined to be "user damage" after 2 months of normal use. None of them were replaced by Apple. All Genius employees told me that these product faults were my own doing. A short -- an electrical fault -- was my doing.

    This charger will break. It will. There is no getting around it. Even if you never touch it, never unplug it, never move it, it will break. Be prepared to spend another $95 on a new one within 3 months of purchase.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to have a limited life

    I have the same complaint as everyone else. No matter how careful you are with these, the cord frays in very short order. It would be such a simple thing to fix. Make the thin MagSafe cord modular so that the whole unit doesn't have to be replaced. This is such an obvious fix that I can only assume Apple's not implementing it on purpose. Which makes no sense. Apple's a revenue-producing behemoth. Why sacrifice their reputation for quality on just this one product in order to earn what surely must be minor dollars to them. Note: Don't bother with the third party power adapters. They're even worse.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fragile, poor quality

    It's not 5 years I own MacBook pro and my second Power Adapter just broke. I am quite frustrated, these things cost 93 EUR here. After first one stopped working I was very careful with new one I bought, but still after only 2 years wires started popping out at the base of the cable and now it only works if I wiggle it around and keep it in certain position but it's obvious I will need new one in very short time.

    As most other reviewers, I am very disappointed about quality of this item.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord always Frays

    Apple need to pay attention to the longevity of their cords. I had to buy a new cord only 1,5-2 years ago and this new cord is already starting to fray at the adaptor. Small things like this have made me consider getting a Windows laptop as my wife who is a windows user has never had this issue.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frequent Cable Fraying Not Covered By AppleCare

    Extremely frustrated with the very short life of these adaptors. We do not abuse them but, like all the others on this post, the cable frays prematurely where it connects to the charger brick rendering the whole thing useless.

    I wish Apple would use a detachable cable like the iPhone and iPad so when the cable breaks you just replace a $2 cable rather than a $93 (with taxes) adaptor. I also wish this was covered under AppleCare.

    The only explanation I could propose is that this is a revenue generator for Apple. $1000 computer. New $93 adaptor every couple of years.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes me feel like an idiot for buying Apple

    I love MBPs. Sure they're pricey but they rock if you're a developer. Power, battery life, unix OS, nice interface, lots of apps, ... They're worth the money.

    These power leads on the other hand are the worst and the most expensive I have seen. The outer insulating material shreds. First time I thought I was doing it wrong. Second lead I was careful so surprised when it happened again. Third time I had treated it like a fragile bird I cared deeply about. Lasted less than a year. And now.. Now I feel like it some kind of idiot tax. It makes me want to swear. I would give it minus stars if I could. No other power lead has done this. Unless they change their material dramatically this WILL happen to the next one I but. And yes, finally it's making me think about getting a different make of machine altogether next time. I've got this off my chest and yet I still want to swear.

    Fix this Apple, or you will lose customers. For the safe of some plastic tubing FFS. Come on.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Chargers burn out every 6 months or less

    Chargers burn out every 6 months or less. Horrible quality chargers. All of them.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Three MagSafe Power Adapters for one laptop.

    I've owned my MacBook Pro for over two years and have to had to replace the the MagSafe power adapter three times. The laptop is still in excellent condition, but the chargers are fragile and very expensive to replace. The chord frays too easily and one adapter just quit working.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Ridiculous. The cable at the end of the charger eventually frayed and all the wiring inside was then poking out, not safe and not good quality. Ridiculous that you spend £65 on a product that you can guarantee is going to break! Needs sorting out!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Fraying

    This is so frustrating and so expensive. Over the years (10+) I have had 3 MacBook pros and for each one, I had to buy replacement power adapters (6) because all frayed. Why? This has been happening for too long.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacing AGAIN!!

    I will be on my fourth power cord, at least this one lasted longer than the others. They either short out or fray. I'm not rough with them, and try and be careful with how I store and transport both my computer and my charger, but I am often on the move and need to bring both with me.
    In addition to being poorly designed, the price to replace is outrageous, and seems to increase every time I need a new one. It now apparently costs $100 for just the charger.
    Come on Apple! You can do better than this!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying still a huge problem

    These adaptors still fray where the cord connects to the base. They're awful. I made up my mind last time that I would be very gentle with my adaptor and this wouldn't happen, but even though I babied it, it came apart. It's now frayed and crackles and pops-- this has to be a fire hazard, right?

    By contrast, I have very few broken conventional power supplies for other products I buy, including ones that come with extremely cheap feeling adaptors. Why does a $15 power supply last forever while Apple's $80 one lasts about a year?

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I literally will not buy Apple computer products because of these cords. We (consumers) have got to do something so that they (Apple) hear us. NEVER APPLE!!!

    20 of 21 people found this useful