• 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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So very bad

    The charger wears out quickly (lasts slightly over a year).
    Expensive to replace.
    The old "L design" was superior as it does not fallout accidentally so easily.
    Great laptop, terrible charger.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst adapter ever!

    Too bad you can't give 0 stars. I have his adapter for 1 year and 8 months now and there's nothing left of it: the rubber cable is eating itself, it seems, leaving the wires vulnerable for whatever that can affect them. The worst part is that customer service does nothing about it, so you'll have to buy another adapter that costs 80 euro's with the only guarantee that you have to buy again after a year or so. Apple is known for reliable products, well there's a surprise.
    One solution though: use special tape (not sticky tape) to cover the cable..

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in 2 years - MADNESS

    Why spend so much money on a good laptop to have to work with a horrible charger. The covering breaks and exposes wires and who knows if it won't catch on fire soon. Apple you need to do better. Im on to buy my third one now or maybe i should just buy a PC !!!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality!!

    I am buying a new power adapter every year, and I am not happy about it! This is my 3rd one. They are not cheap! I like the magnetic attachment, but this product is designed very poorly. There really isn't any alternative to getting another one when the old one stops working.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just stopped working!

    After owning all Windows computers previously I decided to buy a MacBook for the first time about 14 months ago. I rarely use this computer, maybe a few times a week for a few hours, sometimes it sits on my desk unused for days on end. As you can guess based on my usage I rarely have to charge it, maybe once a week on average. My charger stays in one place and I don't travel with it, which means I don't wrap it or twist it to store it or take it anywhere, so it's not like the cable gets damaged. It looks brand new. Last week I plug in the charger and my screen starts flickering lighter and darker, the battery icon on the screen is flickering very fast between charging and not charging, and the green light on the MagSafe plug is flashing rapidly, and of course it wasn't charging. After doing lots of research online (on another divide because of course I could no longer charge my MacBook) I read that this is a horrible piece of charger and many people have problems with them. I tried some resets that I read Apple recommends, but nothing worked. So then I borrowed my brother's charger and that one worked, so my charger apparently just stopped working. While my brother's charger works, it's about two years old but it's almost falling apart. That's the quality of things that Apple makes. I'm convinced that they make their accessories and peripherals and cables to last a very short time so that you have no choice but to keep buying replacements from them, (because the ones on Amazon for example are reviewed as "exploded" and "gets too hot". AWFUL QUALITY, APPLE. Stop being so pretentious and fix this.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awefull design

    I've changed two adapters already (and this is $200 total) in three years - both frayed in the same places.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?

    I don't understand why apple makes a disposable charger. My computer was two years old when the charger began to be faulty and it is not fair to customers, as the charger is $80.00.
    Terrible deal.

    16 of 16 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.

    16 of 16 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.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks!

    Have had my mac for a little over a year now, and my charger covering has broken in 3 places -- wires are now exposed. How could you make sure a cheap product with such poor design?

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    The part that is most likely to brake and fray is directly connected to the transformer so when that brakes you have no choice but to buy a whole brand new 80$ charger...

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    first time in 15 years

    I have owned many laptops for the past 15 years. Have never had any issues with adapters/chargers before. This one first lost its connection ability with the computer, I had to adjust it to make it work. And finally, the other end of the same cord (i.e. the one between the Mac and the adapter) is broken. I personally know other Macbook owners suffering from the same issue. And $80 is unacceptable. I am just carrying the adapter in my backpack and using it as a human. So, that's not a customer problem. Why Apple punishes us because of its unqualified items, nonsense!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks in under one year

    I've had this charger for less than a year and stopped working. The quality is garbage.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They keep fraying

    I have owned 3 Mac laptops and 6 adapters so far. I sincerely should know better than to re-purchase their product as I am constantly disappointed by their lack of durability. The last adapter I bought lasted me a big two years, and I consider myself to have been extremely careful with it. This is a problem that I have been waiting for years for the company to address. I don't care to have access to Siri from my computer, just make the adapters longer lasting please.

    15 of 15 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.

    15 of 15 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

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

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  • 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.

    15 of 15 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.

    15 of 15 people found this useful