• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like everyone else, wires fray too soon

    I've had to buy 2 of these previously and it is time for a new one. So wasteful, I was extremely careful about storing and using my second power cord because I wanted to prevent it from fraying like the previous. Well, that didn't matter. After a little over a year the wires frayed and now even rigged up w/ electrical tape it will not function...

    Thanks Apple, I'm so glad I get to give you another $80

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Just went through my 3th in 3 years

    This is perfect I've already spent €180,- on chargers now about to make that €240,- it's totally ridiculous.

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    are you kidding me?

    so this is supposed to release from the unit when pulled? someone tripped over the cable, and it yanked the wire from the connecting end. no frays at all. this unit is not even one year old yet. poor design!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple, hate this charger!

    Had my macbook for 3 years, it's perfect. However, i am about to go purchase my 3rd charger in 3 years, which is ridiculous at $80.

    Apple, don't you think it is time to embrace cradle to cradle producer responsibility?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR, POOR DESIGN

    How can such an innovative company create such a poor substandard design for of all things....THE POWER CORD!!! I'm on number 4!!! They all fray in one of 2 areas the brick or the end. It doesn't matter how easy and safe I am with the cord, it frays!!! I'm tired of spending $80.00 for something that should at most cost $20.00!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy my 3rd charger...

    I bought my MacBook Pro about 4 years ago now and have had 2 chargers break in this time. The first charger I would use those cord holders that pop out of the adapter and wrap the cord so I figured bending it so much broke it. Well I didn't wrap my 2nd cord and was very careful with it but sure enough the wire wore out in the same place right next to the adapter after about a year. The annoying thing is I have an extra cord from the plug to the adapter from my last charger but since it broke in the same place I need the part from the adapter the the computer plug in. The fact that everyone seems to have this problem really surprises me that apple hasn't done anything about it. There are a lot of things I like about macs but I will probably need a new computer soon and most likely won't be buying a Mac.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed at the MOST INCONVENIENT TIME EVER.

    My macbook pro is at 50% and I have ten hours worth of homework to complete within the hour and 15 minutes before it dies. Thanks, Apple. Thanks a lot.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed MagSafe Power Adapter

    Why do they call this "SAFE" when it isn't? I had sparks coming from my connector. I am on my second charger. I agree with what others have said. Why not design this adapter so the magnetic cord disconnects from the main box? I can't keep buying new adapters for $80.00. Can you buy a new adapter without the power cord since it does disconnect?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed Cord Like All The Rest

    Failed cord at transformer even though it has been moved only a few times from desk. Apple needs to fix this and make cord easily replaceable. Ridiculous (greed) to charge $79 for a replacement!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish insulation material always wears through

    Apple insist on using that sort of soft touch insulation on both this cable and the iPhone sync cables. If the wire is sat behind a desk constantly thats fine but when you use a laptop on the move as they're meant for and constantly winding up/unwinding the cable to put in a bag then the insulation will fail very quickly which after not much more time leads to the failure of the wire entirely and the need to purchase a whole new power adapter. Apple constantly deny this is a problem in their stores but read reviews and its apparent its a huge issue. Apple make great products but have an unbelievable arrogance when small issues like this are reported by their customers. It's always the users fault. Just fix your design!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two failed in 12 months. Same problem as everyone else is having.

    Poor design. For a while one worked if you turned the cable upside down, but then it didn't work at all. When it's plugged in to AC, the connector gets warm, but the light does not go on, and it does not charge my laptop. I think it is due to a frayed or broken connection in the tip. For the price, it should be much better, and last the life of the laptop.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does apple even take the comments seriously?

    I've never seen so many bad reviews for an apple product. But I qualify since I faced the same "wear and tear" problem - my 2 plus year old wire gave up on me cos the ends frayed. Is apple even listening or taking these comments seriously? If it's so easily "worn and torn" then at least make it affordable for replacement.

    Apple, do you even take consumers' comments seriously? do something?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire whomever design the cable.

    This adapter is horrible. Its cable horrible, expands, and peels. Cables are not supposed to do that. Its the worst adapter I have owned. They fray on both sides. It should be recalled. I tried my best to work with it even after it was pealing. When I took it back to Apple they said I could buy a new one. Partly because the damage was by then too extensive. Yeah, it was too extensive because it was poorly designed. I just took it from home to work. The computer is a year old and the adapter looks worse than any cable I own. Now it doesn't even work. I just don't understand how someone can design something so poorly. What were they thinking?. Should negative 5 stars.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

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    bad power cord design

    It frays within a year and then breaks on you. Even with proper care, it just frays at the end because of bending.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously unsatisfied

    What a rip. My seriously superior MacBook 15 comes with this garbage powercord that doesnt even last 2 years. I had an HP laptop prior and the Macbook blows it away yet the simple powercord by HP lasted 6 years and didn't have a problem until it got accidentally dragged on the freeway behind my car. The plastic on the skinny end of the cord coming out of the L adapter warped from the heat and shredded, then no more power. 80$ for a new one and I babied the thing. Seriously Apple, don't you claim to be super detail oriented?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cord due to wear and tear

    After 30 months of use (just beyond warranty date), my power cable begun to fray at the end which connects to my macbook pro. I went to return it to the store and the manager told me that the cable was worn through usual wear and tear. Surely a power cable should last the length of the computer...perhaps longer! I have never had a power cable fail like this. Begrudgingly I shelled out $99 for a new one so I could use my laptop. I am referring this to the ACCC as it is a common fault and the expected lifespan is well beyond the store warranty.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    My last two power cords have died after maybe 2 years of use (one for a Macbook and one for a MacBook Pro). Just bought a new replacement cord in January for my Macbook Pro and after 3 months of use it is already starting to go. I have to fiddle with the connector to make sure it's charging and the LED light flickers on and off with the slightest touch and it stops charging. A hundred bucks after tax and it's already dying? What a waste of money and landfill space. I love my MacBook Pro but this will be my last apple computer if I have to continue to replace the power cord every 3 months.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New adapter needed after 1 year

    One year ago, at the most, I had to spend $80 to buy a new adapter for my computer, because my old one quit working. No big deal, because that one had lasted me 4 years. It had gone halfway around the world with me on more than one occasion and held up great. Now, here I am a year later, and the casing on my barely year old one is already cracked, leaving the wires exposed. How can a company that makes such brilliant products fail so badly with this? They used to have better adapters, so why won't they go back to what works?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality and Overpriced

    The outer rubber layer of the cord between the adaptor and magnetic plug tears too easily and shreds off. It does not hold up to daily use and movement. A laptop is mobile, but this charger is not.

    Its weak, fragile body cowers at the idea of being loosely coiled and transported anywhere. It probably dreams of being a snake, it molts so quickly, but sadly it does not grow a new skin to protect its important wire innards. Its body chafes against desks and tabletops and splits open like overripe fruit.

    I've had my AC cord for six years (I got it with my 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo in 2008), but the adaptors are mayflies in comparison. For $80, I'd like a sturdy, functional product that lasts at least three years. That $80 should be an investment, not a yearly expense. This product is pathetic.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Although this cable is well designed, the quality is very bad. The rubber jacket (outer layer) will tear with regular use. My cable is close to 2 years old, and there is barely any of the jacket left. The inner metal shielding is exposed throughout. The cable still works, but I am somewhat concerned with safety. I will not spend this much money for something so cheaply made.

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