• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The only charger with an expiration date.

    I am about to buy my third charger for my MBP. It is kind of a joke that theses things have a one year life. I am a full time student. So it is not uncommon for me to bring my charger with me in my backpack. After my first one went...I made sure to wrap the cord properly/gently to prevent any damage. Doing so maybe gave me an extra month with the charger. And $80. I'm furious. I can't be dropping $80 dollars a year. This seems to be a common theme for all of these chargers and has been happening for years based on the reviews. Apple needs to do something about this. I'd rather have a charger with a thicker more durable cable that lasted than one with an expiration date.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor cable covering

    I've had my charger for less than a year, probably less than 6 months, and I've had to wrap the cord with electrical tape because it broke and exposed the wiring. I ended up having to cut off part of the case because it was stretched weird and then use the electrical tape. My suggestion is to use different wire casing because $79 is too much to have to be spending this often on something that should last longer.

    51 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you know what.

    Bought this thing less than a year ago, worked lastnight, woke up today and plugged it in and nothing, tried a bunch of outlets, the GD little wimp cable coming out of the adapter is pure trash. Apple, I'm sick and tired of this wimpy bull of a charger. Why don't you stop putting all your time and energy into releasing a new iPad every week and start thinking about upgrading your accessories so you guys can keep your long term customers. Terrible product, terrible charger, and a terrible terrible price. Like I'm going to spend $80.00 on a charger that breaks after 7 months of normal use.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So Terrible...

    How it's possible a $79 adaptor won't last a year?
    I am who take care of my stuff like crazy. This charger is terrible!
    The quality of the wire doesn't last enough and cords fray at the connector.
    It happens to some apple headphones too.
    you can close your eyes on $20 headphone, but $80 adaptor? noway.
    Dear Apple please do something about this obvious shame.

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PoS

    This charger is terrible! I spent a lot of money on my laptop just to turn around 15 months later to spend $79 on a new charger! Come on Apple, im sure you have the technology to make a decent charger. Its not even a one star product!

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adaptor finished

    I am on an overseas trip into tropical region and my power adaptor is finished. I have had my Mac Book Pro for less than a month. The power adaptor gets ridiculously hot and was doomed to failure I feel even before the trip to tropical moist conditions. Lucky I can bum the use of a charger from others in the airport waiting lounge. Come on Apple, you can do better, we know you can.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my third charger.

    I have to get yet another one of these chargers. They short out really easily and overheat. I wish they would redesign it to make it more durable. If not at least lower the price on these chargers, they are way to expensive for something that isn't going to last that long.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just terrible...

    This is one of the worse quality chargers I have ever seen. My decade old laptop's charger STILL works without fail yet this has has gotten stripped and torn and now charges very slowly. Thanks Apple for making a super overpriced piece of garbage. I mean seriously it's a charger and your almost charging as much as you do for Apple TV...

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    I really hope Apple considers designing a more durable charger. I only gave this one star because I had to. Since 2007 I have had two different macbooks, and at least 6 chargers. There are 925 ratings on this product with a total of 1.5 stars, which is seriously embarrassing for a company that makes many good products. Long story short, these are extremely expensive and do not last at all.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in one year

    The cable is very weak and breaks under normal use. This is my second charger in one year, clearly this is a faulty product.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord split and frayed within a week

    Yup - $80 charger and in one week of simply being used in my home, the charger stopped working. It wasn't till I went to return it that I noticed the cord had split and frayed. The quality of the charger seems to be much lower than in the past - the cable seems to stiff and as a result splits open. Apple really needs to fix this - it's ridiculous to keep paying $80 left and right.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    My charger just went out. Lasted 12 months. Since they haven't come up with a decent upgrade to the iPhone in the last 2 years maybe they can hire some Samsung engineers to work on this Charger Issue!!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's absurd

    In the last ten years I've owned 2 apple laptops and six chargers! I really feel something should be done about the poor quality of the chargers.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    breaks too easily

    I've two of these adapters break on me now since I bought my macbook in 2010. At such a high price and low quality you're probably better off buying a 3rd party one.

    59 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR DESIGN

    My power cable which is my second one in less than a year constantly seem to be breaking right from the part that goes back to the computer. I really believe this is very poor design and need to be changed immediately.....I am apple fan but really disappointed with expenses and unnecessary issues with my power cable for my Macbook Pro.

    Please update....

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fraying cord

    I am so disappointed in Apple making a power cord that is fraying I thought better of this company. Not looking forward to spending $79 to replace this original cord knowing I'll need to turn around and replace it again in 2 years. I need to apologies to my son I blamed him for the cord : (

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Many problems

    Same complaints as all the rest. Simply doesn't hold up with any use at all

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still has problems

    13 months and my charger frayed. I'm easy going on these things, and never pull by the cable... simply put, poor design.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed, 1.5 years of use

    Like others my cord is frayed at the adapter end. I wish they had just a replacement for the cord rather than the whole adapter. Awful pricey to spend $79 just to replace small problem. Unimpressed, but there are no other products that seem to work, and there are no other reliable generic products.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unsatisfied

    I paid top dollar for a 17 inch Macbook Pro and you would think the adapter would be of high quality, after about 1 1/2 years, the cable frayed at the magsafe end. Not cool to charge $79.00 for a new adapter less than two years later, for such an expensive laptop.

    23 of 23 people found this useful