• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful product

    I agree with the other reviewers. We have had issues with power cables with multiple devices ranging from powerbook to ipads/iphones. the latest is this power adapter for our powerbook. Bent from normal use and doesnt charge, at least it hasn't actually split open like the 6s cable. $80 bucks is an obnoxious price for such a poor quality product.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the top 3 things I hate about apple

    Simply, why does this break?

    I've never had any other power cords break?

    My old Nintendo Entertainment system from 1986s power cord is still intact. Also, I bet if it broke, they'd replace it for me. But no, its our fault for being to rough with them.

    Further, my 2008 white macbook had the same problem. It is now 2016 and I just spent 100 USD on a new one and nothing has changed.

    Sorry, I guess I should've known that swinging the power cord at oncoming magpies isn't its intended use. But then why call it Magsafe?

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, change your adapter!

    The extremely low quality of Apple's adapters is truly unbelievable given how superior their devices are to any other device on the market. I have owned my Macbook Pro since August 2009. My first MagSafe adapter lasted about 5 years until it unexpectedly quit. It was a great adapter up until that point. It did not have any wear or tear; it just quit working. I purchased a new MagSafe adapter in May of 2014. A little over a year later, the new adapter started to fall apart. The cable yellowed and disintegrated near the magnetic end and slowly spread towards the adapter. I never travelled with this adapter; there was no opportunity for me to inflict this damage. My original adapter went everywhere with me while I was in college and did not sustain any damage. I work full time and have a work computer now, so this new adapter has only sat on my desk at home, yet it is already falling apart! I'm an avid Apple customer; I have also owned two iPhones, two iPods, and a Time Machine. This same issue occurred on multiple Apple iPhone charging cables as well. Apple may have a superior device, but if I must continue to dish out money to pay for the adapters/cables due to Apple's inability to increase quality, I may have to reconsider using an Apple device when I look for my next device in the upcoming months. I work in IT, where I see hundreds of Microsoft computers on a daily basis. The power adapters for these computers rarely ever fall apart, even after years of wear. It's time that Apple makes a change and increases their quality. The customers expect a quality charger for a quality device!

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    For the third time, in spite of my properly wrapping the L-tip cable around the goalposts, the cable has separated from the neck at the transformer portion. It shorted out. Apple knows there's a defect, and replaced it once. When will they redesign out and replace them?

    After 7 years with Apple, I'm ready to switch back to a PC...

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst charger ever

    I have been through 3 of these chargers over the past 4 years due to the wire leading to the computer fraying. This happens most often at next to the T joint.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just make it better

    I just bought my 3rd charger because the other ones are broken. And as you know, they are FAR from free, or even fairly priced compared to what I get. I just want to let you know that this was, honestly, the last Apple product I will ever buy. It is not only because these ridiculously expensive chargers, which is constructed to break, even if I handle it as new born baby. I have an idea. What if Apple uses some of the $203+ billion you have just lying around in Braeburn Capital, and invest and develop a decent charger with a more robust cord? If the cable isn't meant to be slightly bent, don't make it a cable, make it as a solid pipe instead.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful con

    I am up to my 3rd excuse of a charger now, this one has lasted almost a year before going brittle and fraying at the computer end and exposing live wires that electrocute those around. It never leaves the bedroom and is treated very carefully, yet it still self destructed. Every day is a gamble with this charger, and I cannot afford to keep paying for a new purposely ill designed product. This is next to replacement ink cartridges as far as cons go. Very disappointing from apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The QUALITY isn't worth the MONEY.

    I've had a 15" Macbook Pro since December of 2010. Every year, I had to spend roughly $75-$100 (price changes occurred over the years) for a new one. Some time between the 9th or 10th month of having the charger, the chord starts to melt and wires get exposed. Apple, your customers shouldn't be spending $100 every time their charger breaks. It is ridiculous. I've pretty much spent about $500 worth of chargers. Apple, which I'm sure is a BILLION dollar company, you need to fix this problem.

    47 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality is terrible

    Paid 85GBP in London UK for a new 85 watt power adapter in April of 2015 because I thoughtlessly left mine behind. Now, 8 months later the power cable gets hot and starts to melt. I unplug it and peel back the melted insulation and find that the outer braided conductor has completely frayed just beyond the support plastic (you know, where the cable bends when you wrap it around the power brick).

    Apple makes great notebooks and terrible power bricks.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Terrible Terrible

    I'm now on my 5th charger - Across two Macbook pros. We have a stack of dead chargers in the office cupboard. From the new MacBooks and the old ones to -- One of them caught fire at the cable end near the laptop when it ruptured and sparked !

    Apple - Do you have NO - I mean ZERO concern for the environment - ? or is it your intention to SELL 5 chargers per MACBOOK you sell > !

    Make the cable that breaks either designed so it does not break, terrible industrial design - OR - Make it replaceable like the power cord. How hard can that be !

    Its a terrible - not to standard product from Apple - (I would give zero stars if possible)

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Three Plus Years Strong

    I own two of these, the one that came with my MBP and the one I bought the same day in June 2012. Never an issue with either one. MagSafe has saved my laptop more than once thanks to pets and kids.

    8 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product I've used

    This charger is a perfect example of bad industrial design because the cord frays with normal use, even with the utmost care and the cord is designed so that it is not replaceable even when the block itself is still useful. Why Apple didn't design the cord to be as interchangeable as the plug I cannot understand. This is a flawed design that is not up to Apple standards and Apple has plenty of time to change it. Very disappointed in this product.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So frustrating

    I love apple products, they are so durable and dependable, all except for the freaking cords!! I'm now in the process of having to purchase my 4th cord in the last 3 years, and honestly I could've done with this new one for about a year now. I'm a poor student who simply cannot afford to spend this much money on a cord once a year. Get it together Apple!

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, cable frays

    After all these bad reviews, still no change in design. In general Apple has the worst design for leads and wires on Mac, iPhone, as well as iPad chargers. I am about to order my third charger, with moderate to light use. It's not one of the top 50 companies for nothing..... It makes a lot of revenue on accessories, which always cost more than the average product out there. I would be happy if I got value for money on these accessories. I love my Mac, but hate the charging leads....

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger Ever!!

    I am writing this as my computer is on 11% and about to die because this stupid charger messed up on me for the 3rd time in 4 years. I really need the computer to run my business so I will be forced to buy this over priced sad excuse of a charger. Apple can easily make a more durable battery, but they purposely make it fragile so it stops working and we are forced to buy a new one yearly. This will be my last Apple computer!

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying yet another due to frayed cord

    As reviews say over and over, cord frays, these don't last, they're expensive for a disposable item.
    Compared to power adapters for other powerful laptops I've had these are exceptionally light and easy to carry, and the mag attachment is awesome. That's why some stars.

    Notice how "most useful" reviews shown are 5-star? How deceptive is that! Its like Apple wants us to hate them.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Design is flawed

    This is the 2nd Power Adapter that I've had to purchase (in addition to the original back in '08). The reason I've had to purchase multiple is that the point where the cable from the Mac to the adapter meet regularly weakens and until wires become exposed, frayed, and eventually don't connect properly. Apple really ought to look into designing a better adapter.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires are not strong enough

    I need to wiggle my cords every time to make charger work. I am just disappointed in Apple to produce such a low quality and expensive adapter. I beg apple to make wired more stronger.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product!

    there is not much to say about this charger that has not been said before. its total garbage and will fail.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor engineering

    I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro. I remember the old adapters used to come apart right at the connection piece closest to the computer. While that problem seems to be solved, I think Apple didn't research cord outer composition well. Recently the outer cable sheathing basically just started splitting starting at the computer end. Similar to a "dry rot" type of failure. hard and brittle which implies heat induced. Very poor materials engineering.

    36 of 36 people found this useful