• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant purchase power chord separately?!

    My power chord has frayed can I cant purchase power chord separately from the actually power adapter. Apple wants to charge me $119 for a whole new adapter when only the chord that runs from the adapter to my laptop is the part that needs replacing. Apple why don't you make this part detachable so people can save money by not having to purchase the adapter all over again when they don't need it?! A total rip-off and very disappointing! Look at how many people rated this one star as the majority of them have a frayed cable and are forced to buy the whole adapter!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So bad, can't have been made by apple

    Switched to everything Apple 3 years ago, on the whole one of the best decisions I have made. Generally, they make robust, user friendly and although a little expensive, still quality products. With the exception of the 'expensive' bit, this charger doesn't meet any of the above criteria. Cannot stress how much utter garbage this is, if only there were 0 stars I could give. Apple seem to have a similar problem with their iphone chargers, they last one year max. In the last three years, I have bought 3 of these MagSafe 2 chargers and the third has just failed on me. I am going to buy a non apple product which will still only last a year probably, but at least its half the price.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So poor

    What is with apple and it's charger..
    Very poor product, the second adapter in under a year and not charging already..
    Not happy at all..!!!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Awful.

    The DC side of cord overheated at the base of the inverter and frayed away from it. This happened right after my warrantee ran out. Why in the world does apple not make this a standard DC plug? Then at least I could replace the cord instead of the entire assembly.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple fix this fragile adapter!

    Terrible design/construction. The weak cable broke and does not work anymore, after very careful use. Replacement cost is also extortionate. Shame on you Apple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    last for less then 2 years

    dont bend ends of the cables especially near the charger.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very very poor!

    The cable has burt through on the magsafe side where it joins the block! Very very poor especially having spent 2600 pounds on a laptop, I expect a lot better than that from Apple. And then 65 pounds for a replacement, seriously?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely substandard product

    What is it exactly about Apple where they refuse to correct this known deficiency? Over the past eight years I have seen no less than five charger cords fray and stop working. It never gets better. It's almost as if they refuse to fix the problem because Apple users continue to buy the product, while also making huge profits on this flimsy power adapter as people have to replace them every year or two. The manager in charge of this department needs to be fired. Completely unsatisfactory. What a disaster this design is. Say what you want about PC, at least their power adapters last. What's use is a computer without power?

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not build to last

    I go though 1 charger a year. It is getting old. I'm tired of paying $80 for a poorly constructed charger. Apple I expect better quality.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Should Take Responsibility For This Horrible Product

    Now on my third MacBook Pro retina 85w power supply in a three year old laptop. Same thing happened both times. The cord turned yellow at the magsafe connector end, and then became frayed virtually overnight. This occurred over normal use both times. Simply MBPr was plugged in and it failed. The supplies run $90.00 with tax and shipping and are easily the worst product Apple has ever made. If the actual cord that failed could be replaced, obviously the cost would be significantly lower, but unfortunately Apple's design requires that the whole power supply be replaced. The company needs to own up to its user base and provide a quality 85w supply for its flagship laptops rather than making it a yearly premium for MBPr owners. This is inexcusable; Apple knows the power supply design is defective; yet it continues to ignore hundreds of user reviews here and elsewhere.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    I've been through 3 of these. The wire wears out where it connects to the box. This is poorly designed and $79 every time I need one is killing me!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE PRODUCT

    After purchasing one about 5 months ago, to which i had to buy one 9 months prior to that, now i have to purchase another 80 dollar charger that blows out, so I'm on my 4th charger, including the original one I got when getting the laptop.

    I take good care of my charger since they're so darn expensive, but this is outrageous. The only thing I do with my charger is bring it here and there from class to home while having it nicely and safely coiled up in my backpack. This is horrible. Apple needs to make a charger that can last AT LEAST 2 YEARS. I haven't had a charger this horrible in my life. 5 month run, WTF.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst design ever

    few months of use and this charger and the thin white cord falls apart !!!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    This is my second Macbook. The previous charger cord laid flush along the edge of the computer. The new design for the Macbook with Retina display sticks straight out. It gets knocked off repeatedly. You can't even set it in your lap while it is charging without the chord falling off. Why not go back to the old design? Will the old charger work with the Retina display macbook?

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 12 months

    Despite my taking good care of the charger, the wire has frayed and the plastic coating has broken near the magnetic connector.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    Worst charger ever. The thin white wire is too delicate and it tears off very easily from the base of the adapter. 80$ is way too big a price for such a terribly designed product.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality compared to the MacBook

    I received this charger with my macbook just over a year ago, despite care and attention not to wind the cable tightly both ends have split and frayed and the charger needs replacing. Surprisingly poor quality.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous!

    I've had my MacBook Pro for less than 3 months and the adapter cord is dead. Not only to I have to have a $54+ hold on my card for them to send me a box to look at the cord, I have to wait until they inspect the BRAND NEW cord and send me another. Thanks for the $3000 paperweight in the meantime.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    Like others, I've had to replace my cable 3 times despite taking care of it properly. The only "rough" thing I do to the cable is transport it to and from school in my backpack. This is just plain bad design and Apple support refuses to be of any help or claim any responsibility. They simply tell you to take better care of your next cable which you'll have to pay another $100 for next year.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Quality

    I am writing this review with 3% battery on my Macbook Pro. After this review, my laptop will have to be charged by its new owner because $320 in charge cables is absolutely asinine. I can't do it anymore. It is becoming completely redundant, and using my Macbook is now a hassle. It is a shame that I have to switch to WINDOWS to avoid unnecessary charger fees. You would think that after so many negative reviews, Apple would get a grip and redesign a defective model.

    The Pros: This cable did not set my house on fire when it burned

    16 of 16 people found this useful