• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And This Is Why Apple SCK_S

    • Written by William K from Allegany

    Cheap junk that breaks, but costs a ton. I miss Steve.

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    Junk, pure junk.

    • Written by John W. B from Los Angeles

    Hey Apple, I love your products, but why can’t you make a power cord that lasts? I’ve had to replace the power cable 3 times, once every 3 years... And, what worse, you don’t offer the computer, magnetic charger end of the 85w MagSafe Power Adapter... It peels at the magnetic end ...

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How about a power adapter that lasts longer than a year?

    • Written by Shawna C from Portland

    You don't even deserve one star. This is an annual purchase for me and it seems like I am not alone. Apple can do better.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

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    Needs new engineering design!

    • Written by Geri W from Sugar Land

    This is my third power cord. They last about a year before fraying at both ends with ordinary use. I even covered mine with electrical tape when purchased to improve its resilience but it made no difference. It's very frustrating.

    I agree with all previous reviews I've seen that rate this product poorly:
    Apple, you need to redesign this accessory to match the quality of your other superb products. At minimum the cord needs to swivel at both ends and needs to be made with a better protective covering that does not disintegrate with ordinary heat generated by the electrical current. It may be user friendly with the capability to wrap the cord for easy storage but it's not SAFE for the customer or our laptop devices.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Trash chargers

    • Written by Ryan M from East Grand Rapids

    It is absolutely absurd how expensive these chargers are for the quality, mine literally broke sitting still. It is not the quality you would expect out of Apple product much less a 80.00 dollar computer charger. You would be better off buying a knockoff online. Apple needs to fix this.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly Ridiculous!

    • Written by Kathryn R from Riverview

    These chargers are $80 each. I've had my Macbook Pro for three years and gone through FOUR CHARGERS! That's absolutely ridiculous. There are so many bad reviews on these chargers due to their horrid lifespan and extreme price and yet Apple seems to do nothing about it because they do not care. Some of us (a majority) cannot afford to buy chargers like they're candy.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted only 2 years

    • Written by Joshua M from Kent

    As a dedicated Apple consumer, I am disappointed in the lack of longevity of the power cables. There is no reason for an $80 cable to be broken after 2 years. Both this cable and my lighting to USB cable for charging my iPhone have ripped. Apple, please listen to your loyal customers and make better cables.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

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    • Written by Laura D A from Grain Valley

    Yeah, here I go again buying another POS power cord for my MacBook Pro. They say 3rd time's a charm. Apparently not, as this will be number 4. It is ridiculous how poorly made these cables are. It is ridiculous that Apple has not corrected the design flaws that are blatantly obvious. Then again, all one needs to do is read the reviews for this product to see changes need to be made. I baby my power cord because I'd much rather spend my $80 on something else. I'm disabled and bed bound so my laptop goes nowhere, except from my bed to my lap then back to my bed, period. And I make sure the ends never bend. So this time, it freakin frays in the middle of the cord? WTH? I now have a foot long area in the middle of the cord where I've had to use electrical tape because the cord is splitting and fraying. There's no reason my cord should wear out. Did I mention my laptop doesn't go anywhere except from my bed to my lap then back to my bed? Oh, right, I did, I just thought it worth mentioning again. Apple, I'm tired of buying these cords and spending $80 a pop for the whole cord when all I need is from the adapter to the laptop. I really, really do NOT need another wall to adapter section. If I could donate that portion to charity I would, but there's obviously no need, as the market is already flooded. APPLE IMPROVE THIS PRODUCT, PLEASE!

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing Lifespan

    • Written by Melissa P from Lewisburg

    Very sick of these chargers overheating and fraying in the exact same spot. I try my best to take care of them, but the reality is that they are not designed to last for more than 6 months to a year. Since I have to constantly replace the charger, I'm going to buy from a cheaper brand instead of Apple in the future instead. It is not clear to me why Apple hasn't corrected this ubiquitous problem, unless it's truly just to make more money?

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Adapter Broken Again!

    • Written by Terrie H from Heath

    I am so tired of replacing my MacBook Pro and iPhone power cords. Apple should be ashamed of providing such defective accessories. I refuse to shelve out $80 bucks again. I bought my first Macintosh in 1986 and have been a loyal Apple customer since then. It will be painful, but when this cord finally dies, I will divorce Apple after 32 years. I am done with you!.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

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    Why has this not been improved?

    • Written by Amy S from O'Neill

    I just bought my fourth power adapter for my MacBook Pro. The longer I've had my computer, the shorter the life-spans have been for the replacement chargers. This last one only lasted 6 months, if that. The cord frays at the same, super-dangerous spot coming out of the adapter every time. But, at $80 a pop, I have to keep buying them to run my machine.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Cord; Easily Breaks; Too Expensive

    • Written by Gregory G from Bridgeville

    Ridiculously expensive for a product that you will most likely need to replace 2-3 times in the lifespan of your MacBook Pro as I have. The insulating sleeve for the wiring is so weak.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

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    Why aren't you listening

    • Written by Maureen O from Simi Valley

    I'm about to purchase my 3rd power cord. I ruin NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING..my car is a 1998 BMW Convertible which still is in showroom condition because I keep it that way..I do this with everything I own. This, however is a piece of garbage as many have said it frays at the base of the cord then splits..It's DANGEROUS..wouldn't you rather have us put this money towards new products ? Just my 2 cents

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously Frail

    • Written by mark R from Fayetteville

    Just bought my FOURTH adapter. Clearly, at $80 it's a recurring stream of revenue for Apple. The only way to ever not break it, is to put it in one place and never move it. So, basically you might as well own a desktop. Between this and the iphone power cords that fray every few months, I'm not interested in ever buying another laptop or phone from Apple.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    We've had it.

    • Written by Karim K from Brooklyn

    Dear Apple,

    Kindly design a new charger for all of us because clearly, everyone is complaining and I am currently buying my 3rd charger. How hard is it to just make a new one?

    Enough, please.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

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    • Written by Ben C

    My mom had one of these chargers, and it frayed in less than 3 years. 80 dollars! You can do better apple

    23 of 24 people found this useful

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    Tim Cook are you listening

    • Written by john K from Peterborough

    I am about to order my third power supply for my MacBook Pro. Tim are you listening, Steve would never have allowed such a substandard product to stain Apple's otherwise pristine quality standards.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

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    • Written by Nick B from Grand Island

    Fourth in four years, second in six months. I am completely aware of the issues these have and treat them with caution and a tender hand. Still they overhead and fray (always in the same place). So frustrated.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spark the smoke

    • Written by John D from Yuba City

    Come on Apple. I looked down after hearing a loud pop and spark. I've never abused my charger. It's been under my desk for 3 years. No tension on cord. At least give us the ability to upload an image of my melted and shorted power cord. This thing could have caught my house on fire! I can't believe there isn't a class action lawsuit in motion.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad Quality, Breaks Often

    • Written by Jacob G from Boulder Creek

    I've had to purchase FOUR of these chargers, and they always break in the exact same place, by fraying where the skinner cable (leading to the computer) meets the power brick. It's ridiculous that these are so fragile. I take great care of mine, they don't even leave the house, I just move them from room to room. And since they've broken on me several times, I am very careful about moving them.

    Shame on Apple for selling such a poor, obviously defective product. These need to be better engineered. Of course, now that they have new computers with new chargers, we are out of luck. I could have purchased a chromebook with the money I've spent buying replacement adapters for my $3000 laptop. Absolute garbage.

    37 of 37 people found this useful