• 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 ****?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design

    poor design. disconnects so easily. very frustrating.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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

    7 of 7 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.

    8 of 8 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!

    7 of 7 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.

    12 of 12 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.

    14 of 15 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.

    8 of 9 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....

    11 of 11 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!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just went through yet another one.

    This is a terrible terrible design solution.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, are you listening to your customers?

    I consider myself a supporter of Apple products. I recommend MacBooks and iPhones to my family and friends. But one major weakness I've seen consistently across Apple products are the power cords. Majority, if not all, of the power cords I've owned including the Apple 85W MagSafe 2 Power Adapter (for MacBook Pro with Retina display), have had the plastic coating fray and expose the wiring. There appears to be an imbalance between the investments Apple makes into their hardware and their power cords. I do not know if increasing the quality of the material that goes into the cords would decrease their profits but I do not understand why this problem has not been fixed or at least acknowledged by the company. As loyal customers it is a slap in the face.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Your Nightmare Incarnated

    Think of the worst thing that has ever happened to you. Then think worse.

    This is that spawn of he ll that keeps you up at night, wondering how a human (or in this case a group of humans) could do this to another human. Apple, a company that prides itself in delivering quality, innovative products, lost all sense of importance when it came to designing the MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. This product is so terrible, it doesn't even deserve the pathetic sympathy star Apple forces you to give it on this form. At a price point of over $70, this charger challenges you to break it out of rage before it simply breaks out of regular use. With regular use, one can expect this charger to stumble its way to death within 6 months. With careful use, one might expect somewhere around 6 months and 1 week of usability. The AC side of the unit is the only salvageable half, while the T charger side can be likened to the thickness of an iPhone cable paired with the laptop charging capabilities of a rock. You're better off using your Macbook until it dies and just tossing out the laptop and buying a whole new unit because you end up coughing up $100s of dollars on useless chargers as a painful reminder that Apple now owns your life. Want to use third party chargers? Well get ready to be slapped in the face by Apple with devilishly tight regulation on their IP, to the point that they have a monopoly on T shaped magnetic chargers for Macbooks. Any other version will be met with incompatibility or likely fry your sensitive Macbook.

    Welcome to the hole you've dug yourself and thank you Apple for throwing us the $77 shovel.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord is melting!

    The plastic cover of the cord broke about a year from where it is connected to the adapter (obviously like all apple chargers!), but about a week ago, that same point started heating up extremely and now the cord has completely melted! Apple, please care more about the safety of your costumers! The power adapters might even cause a fire.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable after 1.5 years of use

    Really terrible cable quality. It frayed after 1.5 years of regular use. Worthless. And super expensive to replace.

    Apple, fix this.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    STOP BREAKING

    I'm on my third charger and this is not okay. I'm a student and am about to switch away from Apple just because I can't afford to keep replacing the chargers. Not cool apple, I own all of your products and this stinks.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too delicate

    Easily frayed, mine started smoking and stopped working.

    12 of 13 people found this useful