• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cooked

    • Written by from No

    My charger actually melted and was close to catching fire. Talk about too hot to touch. I am happy about 2 things. First my house didn't catch fire, I have gfc breakers allover. And I am lucky my IPAD did not cook. Just shocked at the quality of these products. It amazes me that their peripherals are so lame given the quality of their main products. And sadly, we are a captive audience as far as these products go since the products only work when used with mostly genuine Apple products. Very sad.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple iPad charger

    • Written by from Castle Rock

    I have bought over 5 iPads for all family members. The chargers for all of us always over heats and stops working after about 6 months use. I buy a new one and it works for a while and then starts over heating again. VERY DISAPPOINTED IN APPLE AND THEIR PRODUCT. The only thing you can do, until Apple stops being greedy, is re buy over and over and over again approximately every 6 monte. They should just replace it for free but then they wouldn't make another million off of us who can't resist the iPad.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats!!!

    • Written by from Hancock

    I am so glad to see others with this problem. My 12 volt charger is fairly new, came with my ipad or iphone, and it overheats to a scary degree when I charge with it. At the point where I no longer charge with it leaving it at home or overnight while sleeping. Seems like a fire hazard and lawsuit or class action suit waiting to happen. So surprised apple is not replacing them gratis. I remember when they sent us all new (5?) volt chargers for ipods, iphones a few years ago. I do not expect this poor quality from apple.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't hold up; overheats

    • Written by from Downers Grove

    I'm about to replace the second one in 18 months. The cord breaks away from the connecter and it overheats.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheats

    • Written by from West Lafayette

    New power adapter for my iPad Air overheats to the point of not working and too hot too hold. Cool it down, it works again and returns to a hot stage resulting in failure. Apple USB cords now also have shorter lives. Returning to the nearest Apple store which is 60 miles away is costly and terribly inconvenient.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure of charger in less than six months

    • Written by from Sarasota

    This charger overheated and failed to work. The overheat was serious and probably would have resulted in a meltdown or fire. I do not recommend the product.

    44 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Add-on cord is too short and no option available

    • Written by from Toronto

    No actual cord is included. You need a separate purchase.

    The cords available are so short that they're barely functional to reach from my desk to the outlet. To use the iPad away from your desk while charging, plan on sitting on the floor near the outlet.

    This product sorely needs an extension.
    (The previous charger adapter that had an excellent three prong extension attached has been discontinued (duh!). I have one and it's so useful I wanted another. No luck.)

    This product is another example of form over function and the misconception that minimalism equals simplicity.

    85 of 158 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed in 2 Weeks

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    Bought this charger for my daughter's iPod. It failed in less than 2 weeks.

    70 of 162 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stick out too far

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    This adapter sticks out about 2 inches from the wall when the USD is connected, therefore, you can't put it behind furniture. Very disappointed!!!! You can tell an intern must have designed the adapter.

    51 of 242 people found this useful