• 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!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    By the looks of the other comments, I'm lucky I got 3 years out of my charger. I took good care of it. Never put strain on it and then one day the plastic around the cord where it connects to the adapter start peeling away exposing the wires. Within the next few weeks, the wires have completely separated and I now have two separate pieces of charger. Best Buy doesn't even sell the MagSafe 2 60W so I had to settle for the 85 W. I hope it's just a fault of the 60W. My sister's had the 85W for 8 years and hers is still in good condition. But really? $80? That's a complete rip off.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give it less than one star...

    Seriously terrible. I probably won't get another apple laptop simply because the charger is terrible. Broke within a year. Wouldn't replace it. To get it repaired is more than a new one. And there is no other option!! $100 every year for a new charger for a laptop that you pay over $1000 on is ridiculous. So upset!! Apple!! Fix this issue!

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very bad quality.

    After less than a year of use I had to purchase a new MagSafe 2 Power Adapter. Right now, after a 3-year-use of my macbook pro I will be purchasing my third MagSafe.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed cable?

    I have a good fix for my 13" Macbook Pro. Wrap the cable with gaffer's tape. It's working, and everybody notices the tape, because it's black on white. I'm a walking advertisement for Apple, at the library or the university--my battery life is sufficient, but I like to plug in my ugly cord so everybody can see it. There's just no way I'll buy another, aware that it fails and fails and fails--at eighty bucks a pop!

    Don't buy a new cord! Don't be ripped-off! Tape it up real ugly and nobody will envy you, and Apple will get exactly the attention they deserve!

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    I've just hit the one year mark, and my adapter died. I've treated carefully, only traveling with it 3 or 4 times. Other than that it has sat on my desk at home. Total junk. This was my first macbook purchase after 15 years of Sony Vaios, and I've never had a single power supply fail before now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Should Be Ashamed!

    After many years of owning PC's, I finally paid the "big bucks" and bought my wife a MacBook Pro in October of 2015. The computer itself is very nice - extremely pricey, but well made, fast and very functional. Unfortunately the Magsafe 2 Power Adapter that is a very necessary part of the computer is absolutely horrible. While the computer itself is made of metal, the power adapter is made of plastic with very fragile cords. There are hundreds of reviews of the cords breaking or fraying under "normal" use. And then there is the problem of the extreme heat put out by the power adapter - which may contribute to the breakdown of the output cord. After only a few weeks of use, our power adapter quit working. I would have sent it back under warranty, but it looked like one of the cats had been chewing on the cord. Okay, the cat must have shorted it, so I ordered a new one. We live 130 miles from the nearest Apple Store so we can't just run down and pick up a new power adapter. After the new adapter arrived we were very careful to keep it away from the cats, well ventilated and no undue stress the cords. The new adapter lasted exactly two weeks and then just quit working. Wow! All of a sudden we wondered if the cats really were the cause of the first adapter's failure? We are now on our third power adapter in less than four months (the computer has been unusable for almost three weeks while we waited for new adapters to arrive) and I've ordered a fourth adapter as a backup - anticipating the next failure!

    Having owned a dozen or so PC's over the years, we have NEVER had a power supply fail on any PC laptop regardless of the brand and in some cases the cats chewed on those cords as well! If we had known the power adapter was this fragile we never would have bought the MacBook. Apple should be ashamed to have such a bad power supply for their very expensive and otherwise decent computer. Because of these problems, we do not recommend this power supply and we do not recommend the MacBook Pro computer. Wake UP Apple (!) and come out with a replacement power supply worthy of your computer!

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality

    The cable just stopped working, very poor quality. Pretty expensive to replace it. In the past, there were no issues with the power adapter..

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These cheap chargers break. When will Apple make more resilient cords?

    After just a year of regular use, this charger is practically worthless. Why does apple continue to make these cords so cheap?! So frustrated.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 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.

    21 of 21 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.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why change a perfectly good design?

    The former design was quite good and impressive compared to a PC. Why change a perfectly good design? It irritates me that I now have 2 types of power adapters; one for my old mac and one for the new, and I am at the mercy of Apple. Never seen so many 1-star reviews.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever Magsafe 2

    What a pile of junk this connector is! It won't stay plugged in - if you look at it sideways it falls off... A who was the brilliant designer that came up with the "T" concept? Obviously this was never actually tested. So sad.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Disappointed

    I have heard from some that this charger will not break if you are very careful with it, but when I want a laptop, I expect from Apple a durable and portable laptop, which they deliver on. However, I expect the charger to be just as durable, which it is very, very far from. The second of my chargers has broken. I have had this computer for less than 4 years, and to me, it doesn't make any sense for a charger to break within 2 years of use, and cost $80 to replace. I get it, things break, but if its going to break that often, I don't want to pay $80. Not only is it frustrating, its unreasonable. Nobody I know (that owns a PC laptop) has had charging cables break this often, or cost this much, most have never had this problem at all. Many of my friends with Macs have had this exact problem, as frequently as I have. To me, these chargers aren't worth the money, I will be getting a new computer as soon as I can, not a Mac for sure.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Quality

    Apple's MagSafe power adapters consistently rip, break, and wear out no matter how gently you treat them. Their life is consistently shorter than their PC counterparts. This is the weakest and most frustrating link in their product line. Disappointed.

    20 of 20 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad material

    I had several iPhone's chargers with the cords broken after few months. Now, the same thing happened with my MacBook Pro charger. The cord had broken and I'll will have to buy a new one after using it not too much and being sure that I'll have to replace it after few months again...
    Complaining at the store is not worth because you're told that you did not take care of it. I can say that I have a special case for all my chargers but it's not enough.
    I love Apple's products but the company must improve the quality of the chargers.
    Hope to be helped by the company.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product in the world

    It breaks too easily. This is my third cable in four years.

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