• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and Overpriced

    These chargers are extremely cheap and way to expensive. These do not last and I have to buy a new one at least once a year. It's ridiculous. Apple really needs to make better quality chargers.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth price

    I can't believe I had to spend $80 on a replacement cord and I don't even travel with it, so it has very little wear.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Complete Rip Off

    New macbook pro, the day after I got it, the battery charger chord started to rip apart. After taping it I thought I was ok. After months of tearing, ripping, peeling, I was forced to tape the peeling parts to keep it safe from possible damage. Now, its damaged, it has a short and its nearly completely peeled off!!! Ive not even had the computer for a full two years yet! Why the heck does this cost 80 dollars?! IF YOU NOTICE MOST PEOPLE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE WITH PEELING, SO WHY CHARGE US ALMOST 100 DOLLARS FOR IT TO PEEL AGAIN!??????????????? THIS IS A COMPLETE RIP OFF!!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY Disappointing Chargers for the past 10+ years.

    I honestly do not understand how this hasn't had a MAJOR overhaul and a complete redesign of every single aspect of this charger. The long list of awfulness:

    1) Extremely flimsy. As with every single accessory made by Apple it's the least durable of all the counterparts that their competitors make (think all cables, earphones, converters, etc.) . You can COUNT on having to replace this within a year or two of owning your computer. So BUDGET for it.

    2) Speaking of which, VERY overpriced. Again, even if it's perfect, $80 is way too much. Especially that it's the opposite of perfect.

    3) Allow other suppliers to at least design and sell alternatives, which will certainly be better designed and priced. You do that with the iPod accessories, why not this????

    4) For a product that will spend close to 100% of its life on the floor, maybe white isn't the best choice of color. It's bound to look disgusting within a month of normal use. And it will stay this filthy forever.

    5) All iterations of your chargers have received the worst possible ratings and reviews of anything you make. You an set the trends and everything and dictate tastes, but some of the time you must learn to LISTEN to your customers. Especially when they're ALL saying the same thing, and have been for more than a decade.

    6) When I pay $2,000+ for a computer, I expect that every single part of it will be impeccably made and would live at least for 3 years of normal use.

    7) Thank you for the daily frustration.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapointed MAC could sell a bad product

    Less than a year before having problems with this power cord. Frayed, used electric tape. Worked for a while and stopped again. Seriously I never expected such an inferior product. I have never had problems with any other power cord to other computers, and/or electronic devices.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst product

    Ridiculous that it still cost this much and even more so that this has to be purchased as often as it does. A shame that Apple is ripping off people like this. Especially for Apple lovers.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's adapters don't last

    Previously I had a 15 inch 2008 Macbook Pro. It had a T-shaped MagSafe adapter, very good quality, didn't break in three years. Then I had a 15 inch 2011 Macbook Pro which had an L-shaped MagSafe adapter that broke four times in four years. The wire simply breaks from the joint. Now I have a 13 inch 2012 MacBook Pro which has this 60W L-shaped MagSafe adapter that has broken after one and a half years.

    Buying a $100 adapter every time is very expensive. Apple needs to do something about this problem.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed too soon.

    Received this style charger with the purchase of my Macbook Pro a little over two years ago (February 2014). Around February of this year (2016) I noticed the part of the cord near the cube began fraying, so I used a little bit of electrical tape to repair it, and for the past four months (it is now June of 2016) my repair worked flawlessly, until today. Today it is cutting in and out of connectivity, and my attempt to re-repair with new electrical tape only helped a little bit. I am a lot more meticulous about how I store the cord when not in use now compared to when I first got it, making sure to wrap it up without putting any tension on the frayed part. The cord is just very brittle and prone to splitting/fraying if you are not meticulous about caring for it. My girlfriend still has the old style ("T" style) charger and, treated the same way (if not, worse) than I treat my cord, her's is in excellent condition still, and she has had it since 2009. Her cord does seem a little more flexible than mine; mine is noticeably more rigid. I really wish Apple would put more effort into fixing this problem, seeing as how this appears to be a very common issue.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, flimsy, prone to breakage.

    About to purchase my third one in three years. Apple, I love most of your products, but get this together. You are a multi-billion dollar company, and frankly, it is a travesty that you are charging seventy dollars for a POS product that probably cost you less than twenty bucks to make. You are better than this.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two in Six Months

    I've had two of these break in six months; that longevity is ridiculous to begin with, but even more so given how absurdly expensive these chargers are. When I get around to buying another one, I will have spent enough money on these chargers to buy a cheap laptop; come on, Apple, I believe in your ability to make chargers that don't break this quickly.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly Delicate

    My charger for my mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro only works sometimes when it's plugged in. Though to myself "hey I'll just order another one"... but at 100 bucks for a cord looks like I'll just deal with this one and by a pc when I need to. This is ridiculous, I was expecting to pay 40-50 bucks at most for a cord (cause you know it is an apple cord). I'm done with this company. Good luck on your next quarter with these overpriced horribly built products.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Connecting and disconnecting the charger to make my Mac turn on.

    I own a MacBook (Early 2008 - MB404LL/A) and its 60W MagSafe power adapter with "T" style connector since a couple of years ago started to present problems to charge the battery — and because of that, the battery doesn't charge anymore. Ok, no battery. Then, I had to deal with using my MacBook as a desktop, and more recently, it's starting to get really hard to turn the laptop on. To make it work, I have to connect and disconnect the charger from the DC power jack socket until the green light turns on. At that light, should I say, it's also starting to present problem too. I'm so (bad word here) that a new 60W MagSafe power adapter costs so much money (US$79 plus taxes) that it's preferable let it the way it is.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs update

    This is my second charger. The one my Macbook Pro came with in 2011 was perfect up until a few months ago. I had to finally purchase a new one after 5 years. The new one I have already has issues and keeps loosing connection. After paying $79, you'd think it would last just as long as the first one that I had! Apple needs to find out what has changed and fix it fast!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why, Why, why

    Same with everyone else. Ordering my 3 charger. Would order from Amazon and eBay but great knockoffs. Design is flawed. The skinny wire started to pull away from the unit and eventually stopped working due to exposed wires. Contemplating whether to wrap some electrical tape around the new one when I get it.

    There are two many one starts on this Apple.........

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power supply cord for MacBook Pro

    I've replaced 3 of these adapters since buying my MacBook early 2011. I now need a fourth. I was searching here to find out if I was the only one with this problem. Clearly not. So I add my voice to the multitudes of unhappy MacBook users with frayed cords (and tempers.) Please Apple, why on earth can you not design a sturdier set up for a power supply? I'm good at storing adapters, appliance cords etc, this is the only one that breaks down.
    There should be a recall. Or, you should make replacements MUCH cheaper than $79. And you need to create a better design.

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I am not pleased at all.

    It's absurd that these should die out so quickly. I am sure this planned obsolescence is intentional. They know that you will be stuck with forking over $80 every year or so, or if you're the impulsive type that you will upgrade to another laptop. This is unfair bordering on fraudulent. There is no reason why this company cannot make a power adapter that will last the life of the computer. Shameful.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flawed design

    These are terrible products which frequently break. Bending of the power cord during normal use and transport results in broken wires after a year or two. Come on, Apple!

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I simply don't understand

    I know how to take care of cables. Yet magsafe keeps breaking at the point where you can obviously see how the contact point is way to weak to handle the pressure simply by the cable's weight. Now mater how carefully I try to manage the pressure by careful placement and never putting stress on the contact point, it keeps fraying and forcing me into the market of new magsafe to set me back at another €79.

    I feel laughed at by Apple.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design

    I am an advid user of Apple products. With that said, I own almost all products produced by Apple with the exception of a few items. I even convinced my parents to switch from archaic phones to iPhones after explaining how easy they are to use. However, this charger for my MacBook is nothing short of an absolute horrondeous design for a company as forthcoming and innovative as Apple. The narrow cord that connects to the charger pack and to the MacBook itself needs to be redesigned. I take care of my electronics and find it unacceptable for this cord to break, expose wires, spark and finally shock me and become nothing short of a fire hazard. I find it ridiculous that a replacement charger cost me $79 considering it could have started a fire with the spark it caused. Extremely disappointed in the engineering design of this charger pack for a company who is so innovative. I have a picture of the cord if necessary to validate my statement of the fire hazard as it is fried.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functions well but does not last.

    In the 8 years I've owned my MacBook, this is the fourth time I find myself replacing this charger. All four of them have done their job of charging my laptop, but all four have simply died on me. Not because of damage nor misuse... All of them were in mint condition besides the slight discoloration from the charger being in my bookbag. There are no tears, there was no damage. It literally just ceased to function. Now a $79 price tag is an unjust price for something that obviously is not built to last and there are thousands of reviewers to testify to this. We ask if we are to be charged $79, make it last.

    16 of 16 people found this useful