• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bad "0" is not an option!

    Bad design, terrible quality, and expensive...I think that sums up everything that is wrong with this product. Pros? Yes there are pros but not for the consumers only for Apple!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    After one year of usage it started falling apart. Magnet is barely holding, the cord is total rubbish, to replace it shops charge you $80. The worst part of my MacBook.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Is Not Representative of Apple Quality

    Everything Apple produces is great except the simple power adapter. I bought PC laptops every 2-3 years for a long time due to various reasons. I was tired of doing this and was very reluctant to spend so much money on an Apple laptop, even though I have been very pleased with my iPhones over the years. When my latest PC laptop failed after only 2 years, I went all in and bought an Apple Mac Pro with Retina display. The laptop is now 3 years old, performs flawlessly every day and looks like I just took it out of the box. However, Apple should be ashamed of their power adapters for their laptops, specifically the sheath that contains the wiring. It is poor quality and tears up within the first year. Since there have been so many complaints, it does look as though Apple is patting themselves on the back in having designed such a poor quality adapter that peopl keep buying year after year because their laptops are such high quality. Shame on you Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    I have found that Apple's chargers and cords (phone or laptop) are always horrible to begin with. I always spend a fortune replacing my iphone charger cords each year, so much so that I have stopped buying Apple brand chargers and have gone on to purchase generic ones off ebay and amazon. But this macbook pro charger was the last straw. I just spend $2,000 on a laptop and when the original charger frayed, $80 for a replacement!! Atrocious! I want my money back!!! I am so regretting buying the macbook now. Save your hard earned dollars, go buy a decent PC for much much less. It is not just the cost of Apple products but the maintenance after that costs consumers an arm and a leg.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    I bough my MacBook pro less than 3 years ago, and I'm going on my 3rd charger. This is unacceptable. They all fray exposing the wires. When you spend nearly $3000 on a computer, you expect more out of it and the accessories that come with it. I've always been a huge apple fan, but lately ALL of your products have been lacking in quality! Very disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    For $80 this charger should last more than a few months to a year. Once my current macbook dies I will not be buying another one because I'm tired of having to shell out $80 every time my charger stops working.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I wish I had a choice for purchasing a different cable, because I have had to replace it once a year since I purchased my computer. The cable rips open and warps without being moved. I don't want to risk setting something on fire because the cable rips open and has exposed wires.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing on this earth

    I love my Macbook, but this charger is the most infuriating thing i have ever experienced in my life. Ive had one macbook pro before, and the one i have now ive had for a year and the charger has lasted the entire time. However I will NEVER understand why they changed the structure of this charger! the fact that the cord stick straight out is the MOST annoying and frustrating thing EVER! I preferred the old charger, where the cord stuck out parallel to the macbook. I can't charge the dang thing and have it in my lap or on my bed or anything without the cord clicking out at every angle. I hope they reconstruct this back to the previous model, or make both versions because I will tear all my hair out if i have to keep dealing with this piece of junk.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    This charger is the bane of my existence. My first charger broke while I was doing research in a foreign country and my Mac battery was also tripping out. I lived in constant fear of losing all of my work if I accidentally moved my computer the slightest and my charger frizzed out. I bought a second charger for $100 which also has frayed to the point of being useless a few weeks over the 12 mo. warranty. Very convenient. Will definitely reconsider buying an apple product in the future.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible product

    I rarely used my laptop, and the cable coating wore down after a while. vey cheaply made.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable

    Unfortunately, I've had to buy several chargers for my macbook pro. The cable is weak, and the plastic sheath breaks down fast, revealing the inner shielding. The chargers should last at least as long as the computer lasts! Seeing as so many people have this issue, apple should replace them for customers having these issues!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    Have had to buy 2 chargers to replace the original. Not a good product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such bad quality

    I've had issues with Apple chargers in the past, but this one takes the cake. As someone who is very careful with their charger, I am disappointed in how quickly the coating of mine wore down.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unsafe, expensive, and unreliable

    This charger is not durable or practical. The fact that I have to reinsert it every time I make any sort of movement towards my laptop is absurd. In addition to its faulty design and cheap material, the outer lining of the chord wore away in such a short amount of time. I understand that things will not last forever but I have kept decent care of this charger and still with the slightest bend of the cord it ended up ripping the outer layer. Finally, the most concerning aspect of this review is that because the outer lining of the chord ripped, the internal wiring was exposed. When moving the charger a certain way these wires rubbed up on one another creating a spark. If I did not realize this spark and it was near flammable material then it would have started a fire and who knows what kind of damage it would have caused. Apple, the least you can do is develop a stronger and safer option. You have thought of virtually everything now make some changes to this.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and expensive

    I love my MacBook Pro, best laptop I've had, hands down. However, the chargers are just absolutely worthless. My laptop is only three years old and the original charger lasted about a year, maybe a year and a half, before it suddenly just stopped working. One day it was charging, and the next it did nothing. So I had to replace it. The one I have now is falling apart, there is bare wire in three or four different places. And it isn't like I just throw my charger around or don't take care of it. This wouldn't be so much of an issue if it weren't for the fact that replacing it is so expensive! Now I have to shell out $80 that I don't have to spare if I want to keep using my laptop. It's just ridiculous. No charger should cost this much.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Garbage

    I recently got my first ever Macbook. Overall, extremely disappointed in the whole Apple experience, but this charging cable has got to be the worst thing about it by far. Falls apart before 1 year of use (I work from home by the way, so the most travel with it is from my office to my bedroom or kitchen down the hall). The cheap, ugly white coating on the cord cracks and disintegrates. The "magsafe technology" is flimsy and ineffective. The plug falls out at any small bump, which makes it impossible to charge unless you're sitting at a desk. Before even one year of use, my port has also become uncleanable and unusable. The light comes on, but it will no longer charge. Yep, this is a product that needs to be replaced every single year - and only for $80.00!

    Before switching from Windows laptops to Apple, I never had an issue with a charger in my life. They never stopped charging, they didn't physically fall apart...they were totally reliable. Not that hard to do. This POS is possibly the worst charger of all time. I'm so done with Apple.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed within one year

    My laptop is just a few months past being 1 year old. I just finished paying the whole thing off, and now the charger has completely failed in the course of one week. I'm furious. The laptop sits on a desk at home all day - it's not like I've been putting it through any extreme abuse, unless simply unplugging and replugging the charger from the laptop occasionally is more than it can take. In the past, my other chargers lasted for years under tougher conditions. I hope my new Macbook Pro isn't as cheaply made as this thing is.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable failed just behind magnetic head

    As with so many other reviewers here, this charger is the poorest quality Apple product that we have ever owned. Just made it through the warrentee period, before the cable started to disintegrate just behind the magnetic head. Shame on you Apple! As customers we pay premium prices for premium, robust products and this adapter should have been a recall replaced free of charge.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wore out very quickly

    I had faith in Apple until all of my cords started falling apart: power cords, headphones, etc. I have treated my power adapter very kindly and yet it broke after 2 years. Not only is this a huge waste of money, but also highly environmental impactful. Get with it, Apple.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third one

    Both my original cord and the one I bought a year ago did the same thing. The coating on the cord degraded, went sticky then started falling off the cord. Bare wire is not a good thing. I mended the first split with electrical tape but the 'crud' just kept getting worse.

    12 of 12 people found this useful