• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks so easily one would think it's made out of paper

    The title says it all. It breaks so easily it's ridiculous. This is for a laptop that many want to bring with them every day. Try doing this and bringing this magsafe with you. I dare you. Count how many days it lasts. If it's over 100 days, you're as lucky as no other man or woman has ever been throughout the history of this earth.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Terrible Product Design

    Sure, the connector sticks out way too far and frequently disconnects under ordinary use, for example, when you place the laptop on your lap. But the absolute worst design failure here is the cord itself.

    I have never worn out a cord on any device I have ever owned... except this one. I've gone through at least seven of them. They just disintegrate, no matter how delicately you treat them.

    In fact, with the one I got just four months ago, I made a point to (almost) never take the cord with me. But despite being nearly stationary for its entire existence, it's actually starting to turn YELLOW and deteriorate.

    Seriously, Apple! Why do you stick with this fragile cord plastic? Especially when it's so high-friction that it seems to tangle itself. That's another big design fail but self-tangling seems trivial compared to self-destructing.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE!

    There's another 266 reviews I can see, and this product averages a rating of 1 star. That should tell you something.

    I have a 2015 MacBook Pro (11,5). This is my 3rd charger. First one melted the plastic inside the magnet AND the cord itself, the second one developed burned contacts inside the magnet and has damaged my MagSafe charging port on my machine (it eventually stopped working after only 4 months), and the third one - which is brand new - is sparking like mad every time I connect it to the MagSafe 2 port.

    Apple really needs to solve this problem badly. Really disappointed about this - after all, it's a Eur3100 piece of hardware.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    CrapApple!

    Would give this zero stars. Major fail. This accessory is rotten to the core Apple. To charge my laptop while you charge an arm and a leg ... for what? If Jobs saw these reviews he'd be all over this, and several heads would roll. Fix it, and then ship FREE replacements to every owner.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - FIX THIS PROBLEM.

    I have been a user of Apple products since the 1990s. The design of this cable is FLAWED. As with almost all other reviews written by customers, I found the insulation substandard. I keep the cord in the SAME place and do not even disengage it very often and yet it's frayed and just stopped working (I assume because of the risk of electric shock!).

    I have no issue with the magnet and the ease with which it disengages, if pulled. That's good. BUT why is the sheath around the wires so substandard? I never had problems with the previous cable durability. What is going on with Apple? It's not as if the company is fiscally strapped and can't afford to design and manufacture a descent product. FIX THIS PROBLEM! And give loyal Apple customers a good deal on a better cable when it becomes available.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple products

    I do not actually understand why is so BAD. They can make it much more repairable by letting all two cables be detachable. Praise Jesus for USB type C charging on newer macs!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    I have now gone through two cords in the past 3 years! For some reason if it gets nudged, but DOESN'T disconnect, the wire grounds into the laptop and the cord starts MELTING!!!!! Buying my third cord now, but I am so over it! Why doesn't Apple come up with a replacement cord that isn't a piece of dog ****?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    The connection to the computer, called a T-shape, is worse than the old L-shape style. It sticks out too far. My wife and I have the same computer, and for both of us, where we charge the computer is limited in width. The T-shape adds several inches to that width, and the less width one has, the more the cord has to be bent to accommodate it, thereby increasing the chance for cord damage.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adapter

    I'm on my fifth power for a 2011 Mac Book Pro. The previous four had the famous shredded coating and wires... you know, from "pulling on it too hard." As every CSR explained to me what I was clearly doing wrong. (For the record, my lap top stays home, in the same place. I don't even move it except to pull it on my lap).

    My latest adapter died after 3 months after purchase and it's not even got the scary loose wires. it's in perfect condition - looks brand new, and the plastic is even still on it. SURELY Apple will replace this one right?

    Wrong.

    Apple has failed customers so badly in this arena, from power for phone or peripherals or computers. Such a terrible design and AWFUL CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOR THEIR FAILED DESIGN.

    FIVE times I have shown my battered power cords to Apple, and five times they have denied that they have a problem.

    i think the one star rating tells the story. I wouldn't even give a star if I could.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Frays - Apples way to get you to buy more

    Every Apple computer cord I have Frays by the power adaptor.
    With all of the available material on the market to make cords why do you keep choosing a cheap plastic that frays. I have 3 different computers and each one has a frayed cord. Always by the adaptor.

    For laptops people travel, they pack and use the cords daily. Pick a stronger material!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    poor design. disconnects so easily. very frustrating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor durability........... AGAIN

    I've owned 4 MacBook Pros and all of the connectors ALWAYS develop a weak spot right at the connector to the powerbook. This model is NO exception. I get tired of replacing these only to have the connector cable crack and shred at the plug side to the macbook. You would think after ALL THESE YEARS Apple could hire some engineers to design one that is durable. ALL my PC adapters are still original and with no cracking or shredding...so it can be done.......

    Someone should do a major write-up on all the Apple failures like this it is reason enough to think twice before buying Apple. This review from an original Apple MacIntosh owner.....so was a big fan. Now buying my 3'd adapter for latest macbook pro...sigh

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks down super easy

    The charger is way overpriced for something that breaks down so quickly. The material that it is made out of falls apart similar to all apple chargers. It bends until it breaks open and frays. Horrible design. If it costs $80 it should last way longer.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    It is disappointing how Apple failed to fix this design flaw. I have ended up buying 3 chargers in total because the end of the charging cable always snaps and renders the charger useless, much like the iphone lightning cables. Make it out of a more robust material!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger for one Macbook in 3 years

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products but this accessory is garbage.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy quality for an overpriced item

    Two chargers in 2 years have gone bad in two different ways. The first charger frayed at the magsafe plug and ceased working. The second charger just stopped charging for no apparent reason and shows no physical abnormalities.

    At $80 each this is not only the most expensive charger I've ever purchased, it is the poorest in quality.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoyed I have to buy a replacement after so short a time

    Cord frayed, I've never experienced this with any non-Apple charger cord, it's a totally unnecessary extra cost for people already paying too much for Apple products. Now I have to fork out another $79-plus taxes etc. I'm going back to Windows laptops.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Apple design the adapter to break after 1-2 years at best?

    The cable is easily frayed. So Apple... Can't you use the money earned from the overpriced Macs to improve the quality of the chargers??

    I guess the answer is noooooo....

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Electrical tape

    My cord is 18 months old, and the plastic is disintegrating, leaving the bare wire exposed. I have had to use electrical tape to tape up five places where the plastic no longer covered the wire. Apple employees: read these reviews and do something! You are losing customers over the quality of your cords.

    The cords should be recalled and replaced without cost to the customers!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just went through yet another one.

    This is a terrible terrible design solution.

    8 of 8 people found this useful