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    A necessary evil

    While this is probably the only viable option for a charger, Apple has done a really terrible job with this one. The cord near the end that gets plugged into the computer is unbelievably weak. I am very gentle with these cables and have frayed two of them so far. The exposed metal means there is a risk of shock if your cable ever gets to this state (and with any normal use, it will).

    Also, because the cable extends perpendicular to the natural angle it should (as opposed to the much better design of the previous adapters where the cable just goes straight to the back of the laptop) you are forced to bend the cable under most scenarios. It's almost as if Apple wanted them to break with normal use.

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    MagSafe 2: Two Time Loser

    I can't put into words how badly I hate this MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. the MagSafe 1 was great: it hugged the body of my MacBook Pro 13...never got in the way...was always attached to the laptop...was only a ¼ inch footprint...I forgot it was even there except for the occasional glance to check its status by the LED.

    Bought a new MacBook Pro 15 this summer, and the first time I sat in my chair...put the laptop on my lap...the adapter popped off. If I have to itch my foot? Off. Reach for my water? Off. Cat jumps up for some love? Off. Sneeze? Off. I'd LOVE to shove this thing in the designing engineer's ear, and all the bureaucrats following that put their hands on this and approved it. Not all of us use laptops on desks...we use them on LAPS! If I want this power supply to stay put I have to sit uncomfortably in my chair like I've got on a mini-skirt...and I'm not a mini-skirt kinda guy.

    So nobody thought about the possible negative ramifications from having a sleek ¼ inch device that hugs the machine to this growth that sticks out an inch at least...with the leverage of a stiff cord on top of that? Apple designers make sure you have to charge your phone 2 times a day because of tiny batteries...so you have an 'elegant' looking device...but they thought this mutant Lego thing hanging off the side of the machine was alright?

    You're slipping, Apple. The wonderful momentum Jobs left us with is rolling to a stop. I've had more software issues the last year than in the 10 years before that. I would rather stick screwdrivers in my eyes than deal with the bloated iTunes. Music? Give me a break: sudden WARP volume...waiting for music to load from the cloud...songs ending prematurely...icons reduced to sesame seed size. Playing games with accessing my ripped music...like if I can't find it I'm going to buy it again. Meticulously tagging photos just to search for them at a later date, and they're nowhere to be found. Updates that magically reset EVERY SETTING ON THE DEVICE! You aren't smart enough to make that -not- happen? All the things that led up to me leaving other non-Apple OS's are happening now. We don't want the latest and greatest you push out to satisfy your shareholders. We want something that WORKS!

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    Broke in less than an year

    The chord wore out at the end connecting to the base. Poor quality and design.

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    Come on Apple!!! Make sense!!!

    Ok ... I looked for 10 months to buy a new laptop for video editing and wanted to avoid Apple, but finally broke down and spent the $3,000 after realizing that no windows based laptops can compare ... They always had the cereal, but no milk! ... If they happened to have all the right components, they were either too bulky, cheaply built or were known for heating issues.... I have to say that after only 2 weeks with my Macbook Pro, I flipping LOVE it!!! Its better then I ever expected !!! (It makes having to eat Kraft Dinner for the next 3 years even though I'm lactose intolerant not so bad) ... but from the second I opened the box, I shook my head at the power adapter ... Why would you put a disconnect on the side with the incredibly well made extension cord, but not on the side that is BOUND to break? .... I'll bet the answer is the same as those memes I see on Facebook all the time, "Because Flip You"... :/

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    FAILURE!!!

    How can a company that makes great hardware be the same company that cannot make any kind of charge cable? I NEVER buy Apple cables except the MagSafe and, unfortunately, I have no choice because there isn't a 3rd party replacement. I bought two MacBook Pros (1 for my wife, 1 for me) and both cables started falling apart in less than 3 months. Where I live, Apple warranties nothing so the only choice is throw them in the trash and go buy replacements or throw the computers away and go buy replacements. This is the only Apple item I am aware of that has a one star rating and has been a failure for years. Apple should either learn how to make decent cables or quit making them all together and farm the production out to a company that can make a reliable cable.

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    Way over priced

    If you plan on buying a MacBook also plan on buying this 80$ charger 2-3 times like I have.

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    What is up Apple?

    This is my third charger in 3 years. Is it made to work for just one year???? and I am not the only one complaining here.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

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    Bad quality

    The cord from the brick to the mac is of bad quality, and got freyed

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    Short-lived

    Stopped working after 13 months . . .

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    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.

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    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.

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    worst design ever

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

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    Absolute junk ... disposable quality!

    Apple's power adapters are awful quality, it's a running joke in our family they are so disposable. We've had a couple dozen MacBook's in the past few years for business and personal use, and every one of them has required at least 2-3 adapter replacements. The white cord splits, frays and inevitably fails - and we are very easy on them (they stay stationary and aren't traveled with) ... the only wear is plugging it into our machines. Our latest casualty actually looked like a fireworks show as it finally gave out and started sparking and flashing in a very dangerous way. SO disappointed that Apple hasn't addressed the quality issues here!

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    What? How can a 2000 € computer have a cable as wimpy as this?

    My MacBook & cable are exactly 1 year and 5 months old. And yesterday the cable just stopped working. No signs of damage. Everything still nice and neat and perfect - except - it stopped working. WHY oh WHY must Apple do this to me? Thank goodness I spent a fortune on a cover-all guarantee for 500€. I would have gone stark raving mad if they had asked me to pay for the new one. Actually one of the salesmen even thought so, but he was corrected by his colleague. This is unacceptable for a machine this expensive. There has to be at least one other way of charging the MacBook as a backup solution. The MagSafe comes with a little cap which I obviously lost at some stage, my new resolution is to always put that cap on when the charger is not in use. But somehow I have an inkling feeling that its going to be kaputt again next year - no matter what. I don't want to speculate - but - I don't think Apple is interested in selling MacBooks that last forever - so maybe they can deactivate the chargers from a distance??? This is the kind of nonsense people conjure when Apple fails them. Make it go away!

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    a dangerously horrible charger

    I love Apple, always have, always will because you do so much right but dear Lord you guys need to get on your game with your chargers. While working on my computer today I smell something burning, after some investigation I discover it to be the charger to my laptop. Thankfully I caught it before it shorted out my computer or worse caught on fire! Please fix the quality of your chargers or at the very least provide an affordable replacement so people are not having to shell out hundreds of dollars a year simply to charge their devices.

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    DC cord will certainly break

    Two MacBooks, two broken chargers. Right now, I feel electric current when I touch metal parts of the charger and also the aluminum body, even though I always carefully unplug and store so as not to put too much strain on the cable. I can't understand why they don't change the design of the clearly to weak cord.

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    Really surprised there hasn't been a lawsuit

    After weeks of shorting out my computer this charger finally sparked, burned me and burned out. Great part of it was that I was just starting a two week vacation in a remote location with no Apple retailers near by. Amazed this hasn't happened more or resulted in a lawsuit for Apple. Only been using this charger for a little under a year before the problems started but I do travel frequently. Will not be buying another apple laptop in the future.

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    WORST charger ever used.

    I paid 2300$ for my laptop less than 2 years ago and it no longer charges my macbook. I have a macbook without magsafe from 5 years ago that still works today. This design is terrible because now I can only charge my macbook when its off??? I don't understand how Apple can get away with charging people so much money if their chargers can't last more than 2 years?

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    Expensive and VERY delicate

    I have had my MBP for 3 years now and it has been great for college but I have had to replace my charger three times costing over $237. I wish they were more cost effective because to me, you shouldnt have to spend $237 over a three year span on power cables alone. nevermind the fact that I spent $1200 on the computer... Needless to say, it leaves me dissatisfied with the product.

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    Atrocious Product

    This is one of the worst products I have ever had the misfortune of purchasing. I only purchase them because they keep breaking and malfunctioning. They fray and create a fire hazard (I woke up to my carpet burning one day because of one of these), and the magnet becomes so weak it cannot stay attached to the computer. I've had to buy three of these at $80. Absolutely no reason for such a bad product from a capable company. As much as I like Apple computers, I may be looking elsewhere for my next one because of this.

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