• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The *one* Apple cable I have no complaints about

    I know I'm going to get a lot of "unhelpful" votes for this review, but this is my experience. I generally love Apple products but hate their cables. They do not last. Any of them. Except for my power cable. Over five years and still going strong. And no, it hasn't just been sitting in one place collecting dust. I've traveled the world with it. Squished it into my my backpack. Abused it. Plugged it into questionable voltage adapters when I forgot my Apple adapters. What finally killed it (and the reason why I'm even here reading these reviews)? Puppy teeth. I even repaired it once with Sugru and it kept working. Unfortunately, it didn't survive the last assault. I will now mourn its death and hope that the next cable lives until they get their adult teeth.

    13 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe power cords are just awful

    Worst.
    Adapter.
    Ever.

    The cord that connect to the computer is SO thin that it pulled away from the transformer (white square in middle of cord) and is now frayed and irrepairable. It is horribly designed and extremely overpriced. Just ridiculous. 1-stars is too many, but there is no 0-star rating for revieiwng this poorly-designed product.

    lol...got "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review." on my first attempt, so had to revise!

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple, do something to fix this product!!

    I will be needing to visit the local Apple store tomorrow to purchase a new power adapter. This will be my 4th power adapter in four years. The issue is always the same, the point where the brick and the cord meets breaks because there isn't enough support in the design of the connection. With the first two adapters, I thought maybe I was being too rough on the travelling and handling of them. But after babying the last two adapters to no avail and seeing the sheer number of awful reviews on here, it's pretty obvious that there is something WRONG with the design of this product. This is one of those issues that can drive a loyal customer away.

    Apple - PLEASE FIX THIS PROBLEM!!

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying it again....

    I wish they had zero stars. I bought the last one 10 months ago. The one before that 8 months. Before that 12 months.....Well you get the idea. It frays and shreds. This one very shortly after it was purchased but somehow I limped it along. Hate it. Abhor it. Loathe it.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile design

    I'm on my third adapter after 3 years. This is the most annoying power adapter I ever worked with. It's engineered to fail you after one year.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    would give 0 if possible.

    Apple is the worst company in the world with this stuff. all these negative reviews and nothing changes
    12 month warranty and charger only lasts for 2 years. I now have to go out and spend a 10th of what the laptop costs just to charge the bloody battery.
    if anyone is considering buying an apple product. dont. putrid customer service and crapy products

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Frays.

    It's not like I'm swinging the thing all over the place or anything. But, I can't keep the plasticy cover close to the connector to stay together. I'll have to wrap the next one in something. You would expect for the money to find better quality. Rubbish.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple isn't caring for customers

    Apple is one of the most user compatible computer companies, that said I am highly irritated that the power adapters are so shabbily designed. I have replaced mine more than I care to remember, and will be heading to the store again today to replace yet another failed charger. They almost always tear and fray in the same place, so to apple I say; "Care for your customers and hear our complaint. You employ some of the top designers, put them to work."

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in 4 years

    Terrible product. To have to pay $119 for a replacement is insulting. Charger gets so hot that it burns skin. Will be moving back to a Windows based machine for video editing work and this charger is a significant part of the reason why.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Nightmare of a Product !!

    4th charger thats broke in the last 2 years !! currently on the last stretch of my research paper for my Master Degree and the charger breaks again.

    ahhhh !!!

    so expensive to buy and the thing just falls apart so easily

    disappointed.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is infuriating!

    Apple, for the love of God, please fix these stupid adapters! I'm starting to wish this Mac had never been gifted to me for college because I flat out cannot afford to replace these every 8 months like I have been doing. These cords are trash, and I was so careful with the one I'm currently using, it's exhausting that I have to treat the charger better than the computer. I thought, "Maybe it's me," but then I came online to see that there are over 1000 1-star reviews that I have to agree with! I'd give this no stars if I could. My MacBook is lovely, but at this rate I'll spend more on the chargers than the computer is worth!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    This is by far the worst charger I have ever owned. I don't know why it's only with my 15 inch that uses the 85 watt MagSafe Power Adapter. I own a 13 inch macbook as well with the 60W MagSafe Adapter and it has given me no issues what so ever. I have gone through three of these chargers in three years. I'm going to have to go and get another one tomorrow, making it my fourth one in three years. Very frustrated with this product. They overheat and fray and discolor over minor use. The brick gets super hot even on a nice ventilated flat surface. I just don't understand why apple hasn't fixed this awful charger. And for $80? That's ridiculous.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Poor Design!

    The cord for this charger simply does not last. It is made to be soft and supple, which is nice as far as convenience is concerned. But it simply is too fragile. The cord quickly wears out and breaks, forcing us to buy an entirely new charger at $80 a pop! The charger is vastly overpriced and the cord is poorly designed. Shame on you APPLE! FIX THIS!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lifespan

    This will be my third power adapter. All the same problem. Never even used the fold out tabs this time. Just regular use broke the thin cable. Each last about two years, I guess.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple loyal to bad design (85W MagSafe)

    Just to update the reviews from 2014, the MagSafe adapter still has a very vulnerable cable design. I keep the cords straight at both ends and wrap the cable up carefully upon transport, but the body is just so clunky and the cord so rigid yet thin that the internal wiring gets frayed even without being run over by chairs, forced into awkward positions, and so forth. Laptops are made to be transportable. I feel as if I'm carrying a live infant around whose head I have to support just right. It's just too vulnerable at the connecting points. Interestingly, I never had this problem with the ancient iBook or Powerbook adapters.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Someone let me know where to sign a petition for lawsuit!

    I have known since I was 8 years old to not tightly wrap my my NES controllers too tightly. Dad was a responsible teacher. However, I went against my better judgement and used the fold out tabs APPLE SUPPLIES on the charger to neatly coil the smaller wire.

    This destroyed my charger. This destroyed two chargers for one friend, a charger for another, and yet another charger for a third friend.

    To charge $80 for a replacement and not offer a lifetime guarantee (with stipulations of abuse of course) is UTTERLY RIDICULOUS at BEST, and racketeering at worst.

    I love my Macbook Pro, so I am forced to buy a new charger. Thanks...

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after only 2 years

    My adapter died after only 2 years 2 months of use. Unlike a lot of others, I didn't have any cord fraying ~ it just died without warning. I use my computer daily, but it travels only minimally (less that once a month) so the power adapter stays stationary most of the time (ie. no abuse issues). It is unacceptable to have to replace the adapter at a cost of nearly $80 after only 2 years of use.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Stars because it lasted so long

    I've had my Mac for almost 6 years now and my original adapter just died. It was a little weird because it got so hot it melted and came apart. I'm a little annoyed to learn these are so expensive but I need one so I'll have to buy it anyway...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    This is the third power adapter that I buy for my MacBook Pro. They all break from the same point due to a bad protection for the thin cable in the unit. Hundreds are poorly reviewing this product and suggesting to improve its design. Come on, Apple. Start listening.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nobody cares, but here goes

    Despite the fact that Apple seems not to care about over 1,000 one-star reviews, I'll add mine, if for nothing else than to vent. I have never had a power cord fail on any other computer or tablet before my MacBook Pro. Like others, when I pay $2,000 for a product from a company such as Apple, that is supposedly all about quality and design, I am more disappointed than I would be with a lower quality product when it fails (for example, if my Chromebook cord died, no big deal, the whole package is less than $300). I am now going to have to purchase a second power cord for this computer. Compounding my annoyance is the cost of the cord. It defies logic that after years of issues you are still charging $80 for a piece of junk. You might repair the ill will by cutting prices or re-designing this item. It's a bad move to both ignore even small issues (it's obviously highly annoying enough to many people to lead them to leave a comment) and compound it by not fixing it and by continually overcharging your customers. You don't want people to start lumping you in with AT&T and Wal-Mart in their feelings about your brand, but that is indeed what happens when you disregard this sort of thing and ignore it. When I buy Apple, I expect quality. You have failed. When I replace my computer, I don't know if I'll get another Mac.

    38 of 38 people found this useful