• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A slight pressure breaks it

    Unacceptable!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Tech cannot fix STUPID

    I bet that people who complain for burning their power-brick do not use a decent power filter with "Clean Power" technology to illuminate power surges on their grid. Apple's original power brick outperforms by far any other knock-off that is out there on the market.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disposable. Like a Bic razor that can charge your laptop, for a time.

    Nothing has been more troubling to me than the declining quality of Apple's chargers and cables.

    Our house is a museum of burned of frayed cables designed for charging both iPhone and the MacBook. The insulation on both is incredibly weak, and can easily begin to disintegrate after a year or so of use. I bought some (cheaper) Amazon Basics iPhone cables a few years ago and they are still good as new, with no signs of fraying at the ends.

    That MagSafe is a brilliant concept, doesn't change the fact that every MagSafe computer we own has an unreliable connection to power, with ports discolored by burn marks, ...and we have enough failed chargers to fill a shoebox. All their cables are frayed. Not a single one is undamaged.

    We do not live in a place with unregulated power, and we don't have anything like this happening to ThinkPads or other laptops used for work...or with the cables of other electronics – period.

    Incredible how much Apple claims to care about the environment, while turning a blind eye to landfills that are overflowing with extremely low quality cables and chargers. These are high margin, low quality items Apple should be ashamed of putting their name to.

    And yet, I am off to buy two more chargers. :-(

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant idea less brilliantly executed

    This magnetic power plug is a brilliant find. It comes off easily but considering it leaves your laptop on your lap, table or desk instead of coming off with it is well worth that minor inconvenience. I use my Macbook every single day, using that power cord and taking it with me to and from work, and after two years it came apart. Probably from the twisting, pulling and tripping over it.

    Having said that, I do think the design or the sturdiness of it could be improved. The charger for my old Macbook from 2006 lasted eight years before it broke down. That was the old one that connected at a 90 degree angle, all the replacement ones with the L-shape broke down within a year, so in my opinion that's a change for the better.

    Now they should make one that lasts eight years again, or sell a heavy-wear variant at a slightly higher price (or sell the other one for a lower price rather...)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst power adapter, expensive but poor quanlity

    My rmbp was bought in late 2013. The original power adapter stopped working in 2015. So i purchased the second one from Apple and I hoped it can last long as it costs 80+ bucks! And the power adaptor is dead again after two years use. So disappointing! I didn't know this thing has such a low rating here. If I knew, I wouldn't buy the second one from Apple. Now I will buy a cheap one from thrid party. Probably will not buy macbook in the future. I was a big fan of Apple. Apple now is not the Apple it used to be.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I Hate That I Am Buying This Again

    I hate that this is my third in three years. I hate that the plastic is burned, the wires shredded and my nerves along with them, wondering if I could get shocked. It feels like such a dirty trick on Apple's part...still.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    The cord is terrible! Where the charging cord plugs into the converted fall apart and caused a short. LUCKILY I was home when this happened and caught the smoke from the burning plastic. This could have started a fire! I'm a poor college kid and can't afford $80 for a new charger every two years so I was reduced to buying a used one from eBay...we will see how long this one lasts. Seriously Apple, for $1500, you sure do make garbage chargers. It's bad enough to make me switch back to a fancy windows based gaming machine and just emulate Apple OS as needed...which would be never!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible power adapter.

    As everyone is commenting, the power adapter keeps falling off. The design is faulty. Even the smallest force easily knocks the connector off. Last but not least, I wanted to buy a spare adapter for home but $79 (+tax) for this useless adapter is a complete ripoff!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easy

    I've gone through 2 chargers in the past 3 years. The charger breaks and there is absolutely nothing visibly wrong with the charger. I didn't spend $1300 to have to buy a new charger almost every year. This is ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    This is my 4th charger in three years of using macbook and in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina charger costs 100 euros!!! I think with this rating you should do something about it. It's a shame for your company.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily

    Easily breaks at the beginning of the cable without visible problems. Constantly the charging stops and computer falls asleep because of the faulty this power adapter. Really bad quality.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    come on apple this is robbery

    $80 for a charger is crazy. apple is losing loyal customers fast with these cheep tricks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad bad bad

    This is the weakest of all the Apple products. These adapters need to be replaced often. Horrible design. The area where the cord meets the box always frays leaving exposed wiring that sparks.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $1 cable flaw disrupting a $3000 MBP, sad!

    The power adapters output side cord has a material flaw. My MacBook Pro's last an amazingly long time. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same thing about the power adapter, I've never had issues with the actual connection to the laptop itself. I have issues where the thin output cable running out of the charging brick itself. I am now on number 5 for two MBP's. They have degrading output cables, splits open and frayed shielding of the cable. Sad the power brick itself will still function if not for the poor thin cable breaking causing the complete system. It's a shame the apple has fallen so far from the innovative tree it once was. I'll modify the new one I buy today myself.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid fail at 6 months Cord deterioration

    $80 replacement has failing cord sloughing coating like prior

    split mid cord gooey plastic. whole cord is garbage
    well cared for not wound or exposed. ends OK
    Horrid POS as bad as a knockoff or counterfeit
    This was bought from Apple
    Can I give it negative stars
    Failed junk at toxic price

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible and way too expensive

    Im not upset about the magnate being too weak or the charger ends fraying. I treated my macbook charger fairly well but yet it broke. We (my family) keep two macbook chargers in the house, one for a macbook and and another for a macbook pro. One day a charger stopped working,we weren't really that bothered until the second broke. We have no idea how, both chargers had just stopped working. I had tried everything forums said and nothing would work. And the price for a charger is ridiculous!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    I have no complaints about the MAC PRO, works well with minimal if any issues. Power cord, however, not the same story at all. As many others have said, it has major flaws. Disconnect easily so you are constantly reattaching and the cord next to the magnetic connector splits and starts to fray after only a few months. I've had my current laptop 2 years. I am getting ready to order my 3rd cord. I am not rough on items at all, keeping laptops years and updating only due to features. I never have cracked a screen or needed any other part fixed or repaired. Yet the power cords are always the weak link, needing frequent replacement. This in my 2nd Mac laptop and I have owned desktops since the 90's-true MAC person. The laptop cords have been an issue and no improvements have been seen over the years. This is truly a disappointing feature to a fairly great and flawless system overall.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good quality

    this is my third power adapter, every one year I must buy new one. expensive and low quality

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Appart from the expense I love mine

    I have no issues with the magnet on the charger, It stays put for me mostly. Sometime it means I have to adapt my position to accommodate it but thats a small price to pay for the easy disconnection, which I frequently need when walking about as Im always catching my feet in the wires. What this means is my Lap top is still in one piece as it disconnects rather than dragging the lap top with me! Thanks goodness!!

    The only thing that I don't like is that over time the wire always seems to disintegrate at the head of the charger and I end up having to electrical tape it for a bit and then buy a new one. I feel given the price the plastic surround should be more durable at this point.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately not anywhere near as durable as the Macbook itself

    Macbooks will last a loooong time, the most durable computers I know of. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the chargers. I've had only a few issues with the actual connection to the laptop itself. I'm having an issue now where the thin laptop cable runs into the charger brick itself. It disintegrates and splits open revealing an alarmingly frayed magnetic shielding of the cable. It should be much more bolstered around this point to prevent excessive pivoting and straining of the cable. What it has is not enough. The next one I buy I will try to alleviate this weak point in the design.

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