• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    Same problem as everyone else. Cord starts to break down after a year leaving exposed wires, very dangerous and could prove a potential fire hazard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A rip off. Unsafe and expensive. Apple should be ashamed.

    Apple probably has the worst charger design of all brands. Both ends of the cable start exposing the wire in no time. It's unacceptable to be given such poor quality accessories when you spent a couple thousand dollars on a computer. Not mentioning that buying a new charger costs 100 USD in Australia... doesn't really make you want to buy 3.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    I bough my MacBook pro less than 3 years ago, and I'm going on my 3rd charger. This is unacceptable. They all fray exposing the wires. When you spend nearly $3000 on a computer, you expect more out of it and the accessories that come with it. I've always been a huge apple fan, but lately ALL of your products have been lacking in quality! Very disappointed.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible, weak, waste of money

    The chargers are terribly weak. I have used many windows computers and never had a problem with the power cables. This design needs to be changed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    For $80 this charger should last more than a few months to a year. Once my current macbook dies I will not be buying another one because I'm tired of having to shell out $80 every time my charger stops working.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I wish I had a choice for purchasing a different cable, because I have had to replace it once a year since I purchased my computer. The cable rips open and warps without being moved. I don't want to risk setting something on fire because the cable rips open and has exposed wires.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing on this earth

    I love my Macbook, but this charger is the most infuriating thing i have ever experienced in my life. Ive had one macbook pro before, and the one i have now ive had for a year and the charger has lasted the entire time. However I will NEVER understand why they changed the structure of this charger! the fact that the cord stick straight out is the MOST annoying and frustrating thing EVER! I preferred the old charger, where the cord stuck out parallel to the macbook. I can't charge the dang thing and have it in my lap or on my bed or anything without the cord clicking out at every angle. I hope they reconstruct this back to the previous model, or make both versions because I will tear all my hair out if i have to keep dealing with this piece of junk.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    This charger is the bane of my existence. My first charger broke while I was doing research in a foreign country and my Mac battery was also tripping out. I lived in constant fear of losing all of my work if I accidentally moved my computer the slightest and my charger frizzed out. I bought a second charger for $100 which also has frayed to the point of being useless a few weeks over the 12 mo. warranty. Very convenient. Will definitely reconsider buying an apple product in the future.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible product

    I rarely used my laptop, and the cable coating wore down after a while. vey cheaply made.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    Unfortunately, I've had to buy several chargers for my macbook pro. The cable is weak, and the plastic sheath breaks down fast, revealing the inner shielding. The chargers should last at least as long as the computer lasts! Seeing as so many people have this issue, apple should replace them for customers having these issues!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    Have had to buy 2 chargers to replace the original. Not a good product.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such bad quality

    I've had issues with Apple chargers in the past, but this one takes the cake. As someone who is very careful with their charger, I am disappointed in how quickly the coating of mine wore down.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a rubbish product.

    The laptop end of the cable split in a couple of places after about 2.5 years' use. Most other laptop power supplies live 5-10 years. I've used this power supply very carefully. It appears that the splits have occurred at the point I've most often used the integrated plastic clip to keep the cable tidy and out of harm's way. So the product has basically broken itself, exposing an electrical hazard, being used in the way it was intended.

    No way am I paying almost 80 quid for something this poorly designed. I'd like to own my laptop, not rent it from Apple at the £40/year it'll cost to keep it powered. Sheesh, Apple.

    Anyway, electrical tape has been keeping me safe for a couple of months, but I'm going to try Sugru next. I'll make sure I choose a nice visible colour so people who see me using my laptop in public know that some of Apple's stuff needs patching up with sticky tape after a bit of use.

    I'll also say that the material the cable is made from must have been carefully designed in a lab to attract all nearby dirt. Takes about a month for it to look like a 30-year-old printer cable.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe, expensive, and unreliable

    This charger is not durable or practical. The fact that I have to reinsert it every time I make any sort of movement towards my laptop is absurd. In addition to its faulty design and cheap material, the outer lining of the chord wore away in such a short amount of time. I understand that things will not last forever but I have kept decent care of this charger and still with the slightest bend of the cord it ended up ripping the outer layer. Finally, the most concerning aspect of this review is that because the outer lining of the chord ripped, the internal wiring was exposed. When moving the charger a certain way these wires rubbed up on one another creating a spark. If I did not realize this spark and it was near flammable material then it would have started a fire and who knows what kind of damage it would have caused. Apple, the least you can do is develop a stronger and safer option. You have thought of virtually everything now make some changes to this.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and expensive

    I love my MacBook Pro, best laptop I've had, hands down. However, the chargers are just absolutely worthless. My laptop is only three years old and the original charger lasted about a year, maybe a year and a half, before it suddenly just stopped working. One day it was charging, and the next it did nothing. So I had to replace it. The one I have now is falling apart, there is bare wire in three or four different places. And it isn't like I just throw my charger around or don't take care of it. This wouldn't be so much of an issue if it weren't for the fact that replacing it is so expensive! Now I have to shell out $80 that I don't have to spare if I want to keep using my laptop. It's just ridiculous. No charger should cost this much.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful design

    I have has my MacBook Pro for 18 months and now have to fork out another £79 for a charger as this one needs to be held together to start charging.

    Apple do something.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    I recently got my first ever Macbook. Overall, extremely disappointed in the whole Apple experience, but this charging cable has got to be the worst thing about it by far. Falls apart before 1 year of use (I work from home by the way, so the most travel with it is from my office to my bedroom or kitchen down the hall). The cheap, ugly white coating on the cord cracks and disintegrates. The "magsafe technology" is flimsy and ineffective. The plug falls out at any small bump, which makes it impossible to charge unless you're sitting at a desk. Before even one year of use, my port has also become uncleanable and unusable. The light comes on, but it will no longer charge. Yep, this is a product that needs to be replaced every single year - and only for $80.00!

    Before switching from Windows laptops to Apple, I never had an issue with a charger in my life. They never stopped charging, they didn't physically fall apart...they were totally reliable. Not that hard to do. This POS is possibly the worst charger of all time. I'm so done with Apple.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out with slightest pressure!

    The magnetic connection does not work very well at all -- it constantly falls out, even when I am just sitting and working on my computer. If I am using it on my lap, the pressure of typing can even make it fall out! Apple is sending me a new one to try, but I'm not too hopeful...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed within one year

    My laptop is just a few months past being 1 year old. I just finished paying the whole thing off, and now the charger has completely failed in the course of one week. I'm furious. The laptop sits on a desk at home all day - it's not like I've been putting it through any extreme abuse, unless simply unplugging and replugging the charger from the laptop occasionally is more than it can take. In the past, my other chargers lasted for years under tougher conditions. I hope my new Macbook Pro isn't as cheaply made as this thing is.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable failed just behind magnetic head

    As with so many other reviewers here, this charger is the poorest quality Apple product that we have ever owned. Just made it through the warrentee period, before the cable started to disintegrate just behind the magnetic head. Shame on you Apple! As customers we pay premium prices for premium, robust products and this adapter should have been a recall replaced free of charge.

    19 of 19 people found this useful