• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's Weakest Link

    • Written by from Nashville

    Well, yet another one of these has died on me. This is the one piece of Apple's technology that makes me consider jumping ship for another computer manufacturer for my notebook. You make the best built pro laptops, start backing that up with a robust power supply. I'm taking time while my battery dies to write this review, it's that important for me to express my displeasure in this piece of hardware.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    should be zero stars

    • Written by from harrison hot springs

    do we have another option?! I'm on my third one in six years so that's not bad compared to everyone else's I read below but man Apple, can you stop creating so much wasteful product?! Please give us a better solution to charging our beloved MacBooks!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Alexandria

    I am purchasing my third power adaptor for a three year old MacBook Pro so I am very disappointed the the quality and durability.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep Having to Replace the Mac Pro power adapter

    • Written by from San Jose

    So frustrating! My Mac Pro adapters keep petering out, they only last 6 months to a year! Beyond aggravating because $80 is pricey.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Badly-designed junk

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    I have been a long-time Apple customer. I have always been more than happy with the products I have purchased from Apple, with the exception of this charger. I have had two so far and now need a third. The last one only lasted about a year. The rubber sheathing has broken apart right past the magnetic connection point and the wiring has become frayed on both of the first two chargers. I now have to replace this $80 fire hazard, AGAIN. The worst part is that this is obviously a known design flaw (see the other 1,500+ negative reviews on this site), yet Apple hasn't rectified the problem with a better design or at the very least a more stomach-able price for replacement. Shameful for a company of their size and means.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On 5th charger maybe soon the 6th.

    • Written by from sidcup

    As the title says I've had to change my charger too many times. I thought when they changed the design I would have better luck with the charger but no this one too is breaking near the head. Why should I have to change them so often. I had a Viao for 10 years and I've never had to change the charger. When will apple fix this problem or will they ever?

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 star because you can't do zero stars

    • Written by from Louisville

    I'm not about to drop another 80 dollars on a 4th power cord, the last one I only used 3 times. I'm still paying off the 3 grand for the laptop itself. Also, this BS of needing to wipe my ipod to format from mac to pc, really not happy having two now useless apple products.
    -Never buying another apple product again-

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no stars should be an option.

    • Written by from Gardnerville

    Seriously, Apple? With as many times as I've had to replace a charger, I could have bought a new macbook with that money instead. Get your sh|t together and fix this product. At the time of this review being written, you have 89% of people giving this a less than satisfactory rating, 80% of that being only one star. In my opinion, even that is generous as a no star option would be more adequate.
    That means 11% of people find this product satisfactory or better. 11%...that is a miserable F.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!

    • Written by from Forks Township

    So happy I read these reviews today. My cord suddenly stopped working about a week or so ago. After looking it up and finding out how much the replacement cost, I hemmed and hawed and didn't immediately purchase. Well the reality finally hit me that 1) I didn't want to take the chance with a cheap knock off and 2) I can't live very long without my Macbook. So I decided to bite the bullet and went out to the Apple store on my lunch break today. I decided to peruse the online reviews before doing so and found a dated review that advised the user to just push on the springy pins inside the narrow oblong magnetic connector for a quick fix. I wasn't sure if the fix would work for me (everything was at home) so I went anyway and sprang for the replacement. Lo and behold, after getting home tonight I gently and easily pushed on the pins a couple of times, using a straightened paper clip (BE SURE TO UNPLUG EVERYTHiNG FIRST!!) and my Macbook started charging!!!

    Returning the plug tomorrow for my cash! Hope it solves the problem for all of you who were just like me...distressed, desperate and upset about a short lived, expensive to replace plug. Good luck!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two frayed adapters

    • Written by from Allston

    It seems that I, as well as many other customers, have experienced the same problem with the MagSafe Power Adapter. I have had two separate Power Adapters fray at the point of connection to the adapter. This is despite taking proper precautions and coiling the cord around the designated tabs. It would be helpful if this problem could be fixed, as several customers are reporting this problem and the replacement adapters are quite expensive.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Replacement please

    • Written by from Oakhurst

    Today I'll be getting my 7th replacement. So sick of this charger. $80 every time I need a new one. The design is so flawed. Awful awful awful.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple?!

    • Written by from Jamaica

    I'm sick of buying these cords. I had a Dell for 6 six years and NEVER had to replace the power adapter. This MacBook...3 power adapters in 3 years. Really Apple?!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These adapters are the worst.

    • Written by from Kingston

    Honestly, these adapters have gone so down hill so quickly over the past two years. I had to replace my charger for my brand new 13" Macbook Pro with Retina display after only 6 months. And now that charger has also broken in the same place. These are so expensive that I feel like buying two every year is insane and unacceptable considering the high standards that I would normally associate with Apple products.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What does the research say?

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I have owned at least five apple computers, three being laptops. The power adapter initially pretty awesome! The cool lifts to wrap the cord around to keep things tidy pretty cool. Until it destroys the soft rubber tubing and rips into the conduit for your power supply. This is my third adapter!! Really is that the cost of doing business? Suggestion if it hasn't already been made, can we get carbon tubing on the next power supply?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Tampa

    I'm currently on my 3rd power adapter, mind you I take care of it and try not to roll it up or anything. The part where the cable meets the plug keeps cracking and exposing the metal cables inside. I thought after the first time changing it that I wouldn't have a problem but it happened again. Now on my 3rd mag and lets see how long this is going to last, they need to work on a steonger material so it does not crack and create and issue

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give fewer stars

    • Written by from Wethersfield

    Does it even matter what I write? Clearly Apple doesn't care that we ALL hate this stupid charger. Just like the other 1,772 people who rated this product 1 star, I hate this charger because it isn't durable AT ALL. This is my fourth charger and I have had to change my studying and note-taking habits specifically because of this janky charger. I'm terrified to take my computer anywhere because I'll need to charge it and quite frankly if I touch the charger at all I'm scared it will break. So thanks for the messed up hand from having to handwrite for two years of law school classes and studying. I have no idea why I even bother with this company.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adapter in 1 1/2 years. Not durable design

    • Written by from Oxford

    Worst product in Apple's line. Highly frustrating. It changes how I interact with my Macbook. I have taped both endings where it usually breaks with black isolating tape to strengthen it. It looks horrible. Please redesign this product, in case I choose to get another Mac.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad cords

    • Written by from Lake Mary

    I am about to buy my 5th charger in 4 years. My first one I had to replace because it started to fray because it couldn't handle the new silver macbooks. Then, they came out with the new expensive one so that died out after 6 months. I ended up buying a new macbook anyway and within 3 days, the charger crapped out so I had a friend who worked at apple switch the chargers out. #4 charger just crapped out on me just today and I stole my brother's charger but it is spotty too. Apple, something's gotta give.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and too expensive

    • Written by from Amposta

    I'm owner of a Macbook Pro and love it. But this is my second charger in two years and it begins to breake again!!!
    Too poor quality and too expensive!! With SO MANY bad reviews I wonder why aplle do just nothing with this product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE QUALITY!

    • Written by from toronto

    Ugh this is my second time purchasing this charger for my mac. Apple seriously needs to reconsider it's design cause this is not durable at all! Every year I have to get a new charger and it's so frustrating!

    8 of 8 people found this useful