• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, fix this!!!

    I have owned several MacBook Pro computers. I buy a new cord every 6 months... I'm sick of this. Mine have frayed, broken off, shorted out, etc. C'mon Apple FIX IT!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Apple, Bad

    This is the 4th ridiculously over priced power brick I have had to BUY, which means this is my 5th power supply. You should be ashamed of yourself for not:

    (a) designing a reliable power supply that lasts at least throughout the lifetime of the over priced computer, and;

    (b) selling the cord between the power brick and the computer separately AND at a sensible price.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Rediculous

    Last apple product I buy, this stupid cable giving way for the second time this semester is now getting in the way of my writing my assignments for uni, I cant afford a new one due to being a student ... I warn anyone who is thinking of getting a mac product, to NOT DO IT unless they fix this simple problem ! I am Very Angry at Apples lack of consumer consideration and production of substandard Products !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replaced 5 times. This item has a definite design flaw.

    I am always very careful with these power adapters. It does dot seem to make any difference. The skinny cord invariably frays at its connection to the "brick". This is clearly a flawed design. This should not be happening. Apple should make the necessary improvements to this item and provide replacements gratis to those who have had this poorly designed adapter. The bricks also tend to get VERY hot. I have one friend who watched in horror as the skinny cord on hers melted its insulation like the fuse on a stick of dynamite. I have now had FIVE of these cords with the same DEFECT.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord is really a disaster

    As the cord of my previous adapter frayed terribly, I have been using my current one very carefully.
    However, it still frayed.
    It's just garbage.

    Apple, GIVE ME A QUALIFIED ADAPTER!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    These have to be replaced once a year, sometimes after after only a few months as the cable frays at the mag safe end. I'm having to replace it yet again as the latest one has frayed but also come apart and the insides are exposed which makes it a fire hazard. I'm about to buy my 6th one. Spend £2,000 on a laptop and end up spending £45-75 on replacing the power supply every 6 months.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL and CHEAP Design of Cable - Sleeve falling apart

    If I could give a Zero star I would. I've had PC's for 39 years and I've never had a power cord fail like the Apple Power Cord. I love my Macbook Pro 2012 but I'm on my 3rd Power Cord, I've had this latest adaptor for less than a year and the cord casing is falling apart. Now I have to spend another £65 to replace it. This is just a garbage design. The Pound Shop sells better quality than this. I can't believe a Company like Apple a happy to sell this Item. The casing needs to be made of PTFE or Silicon and not CHEAP PVC

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, Apple?

    For a company that makes otherwise great technology, this charger is just complete and utter garbage. I got my last charger a year ago, and it has already frayed through. For the cost, that should not be happening. Was there an alternative seller, I would have quit buying from Apple long ago; however, the knock off brands are just as bad, so here I am for the third time, buying another junk charger from a company that prides itself on quality. I think that the average rating speaks pretty clearly.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design resulting in a fire risk

    The flimsy cord that goes from the adapter to the computer will fail at the adapter end just beyond the protective sleeve every single time. This is obvious to anyone who's had anything to do with travelling regularly with an adapter so why didn't the 'guru' designers at Apple think of it? These adapters are a fire risk.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could post a negative star rating

    This adapter is poorly designed and absolutely unacceptable for sale and use. My 2010 Macbook Pro has been through 3 of these to date - and for the most part, I am only an occasional user (using my laptop max. 3 times a week, about 1-2 hours each time). The first adapter smoked and literally melted at the connection point; upon bringing it to the Genius bar, the staff member was shocked and I got a free replacement. However, when the same issue cropped up again (and then, again) I had to pay $89 each time. With tax, that's a $200 premium on my system. I've got a PC from 2004 with a better adapter. Frankly, I've never had to buy a replacement adapter for any other product - let alone, 3 of them! Last time at the Genius bar, the manager had the audacity to tell me "we're aware, this is an investment you'll need to make. I've had to buy a replacement myself, so so will you." Thanks Apple, my next laptop will be PC. Cheers.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More of the same...this is a poorly designed product

    As many others have noted before, this is a poorly designed product that is prone to failure at the cord's junction with the power supply and / or the MagSafe connector. Mine has completely failed and is frayed and showing burn marks on the sheathing, raising safety concerns. I would love it if I could post a photo of it.

    For a company that makes such great and well thought out products, it's a shame that they haven't developed a solution to this grossly inadequate and potentially unsafe design. I'm now left with another hunk of e-waste and an $80 cost to replace a product that failed due to a cord that likely costs several cents to Apple's bill of materials.

    ARE YOU LISTENING APPLE!? (Yes, I'm shouting.)

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Product

    I've had to replace this thing twice in one year. The first time it started smoking! Good thing I was home so my whole apartment didn't catch on fire. Now I have to continually waste my money buying new ones until apple smartens up and makes a better product.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Is A Pile of Dodo

    I would give this pile of pooh a negative rating. Started failing to connect properly then the cord blew apart.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords frayed at the connectors

    Having owned this product for a little under 2 years, I am disappointed that the insulation of the cords has frayed / broken where the cords meets the rubber ends at the T-connector, and at the body of the charger brick. One can fix this with some insulation tape, but this is an inelegant solution. This product is substandard, and Apple should address this problem.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish no stars was an option

    This is my fourth one. I have to buy a new one every couple months.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please fix fraying

    I love apple products but this is an example of terrible engineering design. I've replaced two of these adapters in the past three years. If you look up on line, there are all kinds of work arounds to "fix" what Apple should have redesigned. I am resulting to one of these fixes, namely attaching a spring to keep the end rigid so that it won't fray. To Apple's engineers, please fix this problem.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be a zero, if an option

    Literally might be the worst product ever sold by Apple. Same issues as the 1,000 other people that even took the time to make a review. Every Apple owner I know has the same issues with their cords fraying at the connection to the laptop within the first year of owning the product. Never have I seen a problem go unresolved by Apple for SO LONG! What gives? Please fix this extremely COMMON issue.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If only I could rate it negative stars

    This product is a piece of junk. This will be my third in 2.5 years. I find it utterly unbelievable that despite consistently shocking reviews, Apple are still happy to sell this. It is quite evidently dangerous given that the rubber literally melts, exposing wire and creating a burning smell. Apple give this grand illusion of class and excellent customer service, but I honestly think it's all an absolute joke. I am gradually going more and more off of Apple (also on my 3rd iPhone 5 since it came out but that's for another review) and having to fork out £65 for something I know won't see me out of 2015 is an absolute disgrace. In a very warped way I would quite like this dismal charger to create some kind of fire (not one that hurts anyone or anything, just one that stops Apple from being able to continue ignoring the problem any longer) so that we can all say goodbye to this pile of (excuse my French) excrement and get a quality product that isn't going to continually break our bank and threaten our health.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    It's just shocking (no pun intended) that an $80 power adapter can't go a year without breaking. I love my MacBook, but this is ridiculous. At this rate, they should just bump up the price of the MacBook a few hundred dollars so they can send folks a new adapter every 6 months, since Apple knows they'll need it. As other reviewers have said, this is an obvious design flaw and clearly Apple is intentionally choosing not to fix it.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    God awful. Breaks annually

    These things breaking might as well be "routine". Every 6-8 months, where the cord connects to the adapter constantly splits and exposes the wire. It becomes a giant paper weight. Then you have to spend another $80 to get a new one for it to break again.

    PLEASE CHANGE THE DESIGN OFTHIS

    19 of 19 people found this useful