• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, all the other critical reviews said what I wanted to say

    Two chargers since 2014. First one lasted 2 years, the second one failed me just last week. Yes I'm buying another one. But you can see the problem: you can't have thousands of users complain about the same issue and blame them all being careless users. Simple conclusion, it does not last long so be extra careful and invest in protective devices (yes, protective products for apple magsafe chargers sound weird but do exist!!!)

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to Fail

    I took great care of the power adapter and cables since I got them, but somehow this cable still managed to fray away and now I'm stuck without my own power cable and relying on borrowing my friends' so I can get through my upcoming week of final exams. This item was undoubtedly designed to fail and a $79 cost will lead me to look elsewhere for a replacement.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible but no other options

    Seriously Apple, you need to fix this charger. If I could rate this product below a star I would. I have had my mac for less than 4 years and am going on my 3rd charger. The last laptop I had, not apple, I had for 5 years, and 1 charger. The price of the charger is outrageous as well. You are going to keep making me pay for a charger that is horrible because there is no other option.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanna Trade?

    To those who "don't know why the negative reviews because mine is awesome!" - I'd love to trade my THIRD one of these for yours. This one is overheating REALLY badly. Actually we don't even need to trade . . . I'll just give you mine and you can enjoy this little fire hazard at your own risk. I have no choice but to purchase a fourth. Maybe I'll get lucky and the next one won't make me feel like my house is going to burn down while I'm out of the room and my computer is charging. :|

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tears quickly

    I've owned it for less than 2 years and it's already worn out and giving me problems charging my labtop. There needs to be a fix or atleast some form or reimbursement.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality from Apple

    1 year and my charging cable has worn- out, This is not something you expect from apple !!
    For the cost this is a definite no ..Might not buy apple the next time ..

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    connection at converter wore out 2x in 3 years.

    I travel a lot, and I'm constantly rolling up the cord. The wall plug portion is great, but the thinner cord that comes out of the adapter should be inset so that it doesn't bend at a right angle to roll around the side clips. It wreaks havoc at the connection, ultimately fraying and discontinuing working.

    I see from the reviews that I'm not alone. I don't seem to have the same issue of the magnet being too weak - and it only falls out on rare occasions. But I wouldn't call it as foolproof as the L cord - which NEVER fell out.

    Also, the adaptor is too wide and bulky. My husband uses in non-apple power cord and loves it. A much better design.
    Since power adaptors are a safety issue, I have stuck with Apple, but perhaps I should reconsider.

    This last time the thinner cord failed me was on a cross country flight, in which I had no option to replace. GRRR. - an urgent redesign is in order!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful design but very poorly built

    As with virtually everyone else here, my cable has just frayed at the point where it joins the charger block. And here I am - a year after buying my laptop - after a new charger.

    I do marketing for a headphone company and its actually a big deal to talk about how robust and reinforced the cables are, as when these break the whole product is useless. Apple should take note - if a product is built to travel and to be used day in day out it needs to be built durably, particularly if its an electrical device.

    I actually love the charger design - its so compact, so light and actually attractive looking, but astonishly weak. It will make me think twice before paying a premium for a retina MBP rather than a top level Windows option in future, which I never thought I'd say. I'm actually quite disappointed as this has worn far worse than my old Macbook Air charger - and both were treated the same.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    Like most people my charger is starting to fail in less than a year. Basically charges my laptop whenever it wants. Very frustrating. Please change the current charger to something that won't give out in a short amount of time!!!!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    The cables on these chargers are shockingly bad, they all break after a few months.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality charger.

    The MagSafe connector is brilliant and the cable is of a good length however it is unacceptable that it breaks so easily. Very disappointed in Apple and this is only compounded by the £79+ price tag for a replacement. Quite frankly this has put me off upgrading to the latest model.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing.

    Disappointed with the quality of this power adaptor. It frankly is a safety hazard. The casing has broken down and the wires are exposed at the base of the adaptor (wish I could attach a picture). Further, the adaptor becomes very warm. I feel it is a fire hazard. Out of fear for myself and my neighbors, I am forced to replace this shoddy product. There are much cheaper options available online without the AC cord (this portion of the cord is fine) however I am leery to mix and match products. I have only owned this product for 28 months and with a purchase price of over $1400 I had expected much more. A very inferior charger for a superior computer. Apple, I am disappointed.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality Devices, but ridiculous maintenance cost

    I have the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) which I have own for 2 years now. Not much to say about the MacBook itself other than its good quality, but the cost of maintenance cost is just ridiculous.

    In the last 2 years I have brought 4 MagSafe Chargers (£260 in total as they used to be £65 now +£14.99) because it does not seem to be able to last anything more than a few months before the wire starts to split at both end and the metal inside starts to expose and causing electric shots sometimes.

    Now am just preparing to get a battery replacement but seen the stunning cost of £199, as 2 years is outside the warrantee however I've only used 1043 cycles but the battery is only able to store 62% of its original amount so my laptop cannot survive long without having to carry a charger in my bag. But the bad quality charger means unless you leave the charger on your desk unmoved, you will have to spend the money every few months.

    So to have a mac for 2 years would cost £1600+£260+£199(if I get the battery replacement) = £2059, with £2059 I would be able to get maybe 4 windows laptop with descent quality in 2 years. I am fairly sure any windows will be able to run for 6months without any problems.

    Just an advice for you all don't get a mac unless you are willing to spend £80 every few month!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality chargers, DO NOT Waste your money

    I've had my laptop for about 14 months so I am no longer under a warranty and I just noticed my charger starting to fray a couple weeks ago. Now it is to the point where I can see the wires because the white coating is split. This is a serious hazard and apple needs to make better quality chargers. This is ridiculous and I am extremely disappointed. I was thinking about switching from my android to an iphone, but not now.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So very bad

    The charger wears out quickly (lasts slightly over a year).
    Expensive to replace.
    The old "L design" was superior as it does not fallout accidentally so easily.
    Great laptop, terrible charger.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It brokes so easy!

    I would give 0 star, If I could. it started to rip off when it was 4 months old. My dell laptop is 9 years old, its cord is still look like new.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    Having to buy a new charger for an expensive laptop makes no sense. Broken within a few months and it was hardly transporter. Overheats constantly. But here I am buying another one. No other choice. Apple, please fix this!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    INSANE

    The fact that macbooks and iphones work so well, and these chargers are literally the worst quality possible for $80, shows that Apple is being SHADY and doing this on purpose. This charger is an embarrassment to Apple. It falls out with minimal movement. My charger is completely FRAYING with dangerous EXPOSED WIRES after less than a year of use (the wires started to be exposed after about 10 months). Note that I NEVER unplug and travel with my charger... It just stays perfectly straight and not bent on my desk. I treat it perfectly. This is completely unacceptable. Must be nice for Apple to have its consumers shell out $80 a year for a new charger to avoid fire hazards.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cable not designed to last and replacement cost exorbitant

    I have followed carefully the guidelines given to avoid damage to the cable between the magsafe connector and the charger for my Macbook Pro. However, as other Apple users have clearly found, the poor quality of the material means it degrades quickly even through normal use and the need to replace the whole unit rather than just the cable is both unreasonably expensive and environmentally unsound. Apple need to take note of obvious consumer concerns and modify.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely disgusted

    that I need to buy a new cable after only a year of use. Totally unacceptable.

    20 of 20 people found this useful