• 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.

    18 of 18 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.

    22 of 22 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.

    15 of 16 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.

    15 of 15 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.

    15 of 15 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.

    13 of 13 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.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheating

    I bought my macbook 13" With Retina on May 3Rd 2016. 2 weeks back my adapter started overheating excessively and melted the cover and I only charge the macbook atleast 2 or 3 times a week. This shouldn't occur when the adapter hardly even gets used. Within a period of 7 months I had to replace the charger itself.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    I've used Apple for more than 20 years. I've never had anything from Apple that caused more trouble. I'm on my second adapter and cord, and I need another one because the wires inside the cord are now exposed. I would prefer not to get shocked or have the house burn down because of this. It now gets pretty hot. Replacing it is not easy. $79 is a lot of money for me to have to spend on something that is now being replaced for the third time.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Charger

    I bought my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) on September 2013, the original charger lasted exactly 1 year, the second one lasted 2 and a half year and now I'm buying the third one.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A truly weak design

    Like many of the comments have said this just falls off the computer constantly... it's a truly bad design.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I give this adapter 0 star ?

    please change the product name to Garbage Adapter to match its quality.
    The rubber coating next to the mag connector fell off less than 1 year with moderate use.
    My old 2009 MBP's power adapter doesn't have the same issue after so many years of usage.
    Is it too hard for Apple to "maintain" old quality standard.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken Charger with exposed wires

    I recently had my charger broken, around the adaptor part, the wires are exposed and I need to find a spot to have the charging go through. I took extra care on my chargers but this one is really disappointing. I rarely use my laptop so charger wise, im expecting it not to be broken not even this early. It's just disappointing that even how much take care of the accessories it will still show how low quality the product is. or maybe ive just expected a lot from apple. :(

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst part

    Lousy quality, area around connector wore out very quickly and now cable is broken. Very disappointing since it is also expensive

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever!

    I've already had three in the last 5 years and I have to buy a new one again now! They're very expensive. Shame on you, Apple! This is the last product I'll ever buy from you.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well, all the other critical reviews said what I wanted to say

    Two chargers since 2014. First one lasted 2 years, the second one failed me just last week. Yes I'm buying another one. But you can see the problem: you can't have thousands of users complain about the same issue and blame them all being careless users. Simple conclusion, it does not last long so be extra careful and invest in protective devices (yes, protective products for apple magsafe chargers sound weird but do exist!!!)

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed to Fail

    I took great care of the power adapter and cables since I got them, but somehow this cable still managed to fray away and now I'm stuck without my own power cable and relying on borrowing my friends' so I can get through my upcoming week of final exams. This item was undoubtedly designed to fail and a $79 cost will lead me to look elsewhere for a replacement.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible but no other options

    Seriously Apple, you need to fix this charger. If I could rate this product below a star I would. I have had my mac for less than 4 years and am going on my 3rd charger. The last laptop I had, not apple, I had for 5 years, and 1 charger. The price of the charger is outrageous as well. You are going to keep making me pay for a charger that is horrible because there is no other option.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wanna Trade?

    To those who "don't know why the negative reviews because mine is awesome!" - I'd love to trade my THIRD one of these for yours. This one is overheating REALLY badly. Actually we don't even need to trade . . . I'll just give you mine and you can enjoy this little fire hazard at your own risk. I have no choice but to purchase a fourth. Maybe I'll get lucky and the next one won't make me feel like my house is going to burn down while I'm out of the room and my computer is charging. :|

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tears quickly

    I've owned it for less than 2 years and it's already worn out and giving me problems charging my labtop. There needs to be a fix or atleast some form or reimbursement.

    7 of 7 people found this useful