• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have a dream, that one day, macbook chargers won't be lousy.

    • Written by from Loveland

    But it's just a dream.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    • Written by from Brandon

    Apple tried to solve the problem by making the L design but it has been another fail. It is really frustrating to having to keep replacing these cords. The same issue happens with the phone charging cords and it is just frustrating.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $80 power adapter!

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Our first one broke so we needed a new one. We were very disappointed when we heard the price. It was nearly double what we expected. I got the distinct feeling that we were being taken advantage of (I guess "screwed" is the more proper term). I know it sounds a little dramatic but we are now rethinking buying a second Apple Macbook.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    There is no way that these cords are worth 80 dollars. I'm pretty sure I can get my weight in Chipotle burritos for 80 dollars. Actually while I am typing this my cable just stopped working again, again. How fitting. I have to consistently jiggle it because one of the little springs in the cable broke. I'm just tired of of how poorly made these cables are. This will probably be my last Macbook Pro because of how consistently disappointing this company has been. You dropped the ball on this one Apple.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by from Hyattsville

    Lasted 12 Months.. No longer giving apple anymore of my money. Buying refurbished because its gonna break anyway.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6 chargers in 5 years = design flaw

    • Written by from Englewood

    I have seen these chargers fail repeatedly in two ways. In the first, the springs that allow the contacts to establish a connection fail, or the cord itself frays.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    9 month life

    • Written by from Boston

    My adapter lasted almost 9 months to the day. Very disappointing.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's time for redesign

    • Written by from Morgantown

    I love my Mac but the power adapter is absolute garbage. I have gone through two of them within a year because they fray and the outer shell falls apart exposing the wires. You guys at apple to to rethink this and lower the price because you are making people spend $80 on garbage.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    14 Months gentle usage and Broken

    • Written by from Douglass

    Got the charger with my new laptop about 14 months ago and have been very gentle with it. always wrapping the cords according to the instructions on the apple website and still have the cord separating from the block and have to wiggle the cord to get any charge. it's hit and miss and as someone that works from home, office and classroom, not having guaranteed power is a huge issue.

    Reading the other reviews on here, I see its not a new issue or something apple isn't aware of; charging $80 for a replacement about every year is insane.

    Thinking about a pc for my next laptop.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is completely ridiclous

    • Written by

    the point of making a genuinely good product is that everything in its entirety works. this is the third time I have had this issue of having to replace my power adapter - both the plug and the long adapter dies out.

    does anyone at apple customer service read these reviews!? it is ridiculous that i have to spend 80 dollars on an adapter 3 times in the course of 3 years. it seems that these adapters coincidentally decide to burn out right after the manufacter's warranty ends.

    your customers are NOT HAPPY. READ THESE REVIEWS!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life

    • Written by from stonybrook

    I have this charger with machine. After exactly one year and a half, the charger dead.
    And it sold 80 dollars! What else can I comment?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why.

    • Written by from Marine

    You really need to do something about your chargers. I'm about to buy the 3rd charger for this computer. With the old T style charger, the cord sheared off at the box. I rewired it because i couldn't afford to pay the ridiculous $80 for a new one. When I finally did obtain the new charger (with the new lay flat style), it is now shearing off right at the part that connects to the computer. I'm starting to get a bit tired of this. For as large and "technologically advanced" a company as you are, I would think that you would be able to come up with a more durable solution for your chargers. Shame on you, apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    You look online and see poor reviews on 3rd party chargers but at least they don't cost $70-80. My charger breaks down without reason after about a year a half; it's clockwork.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Frayed

    • Written by from Montclair

    As with the other reviewers, the cable breaks right at the power brick, but worked fine before it broke. It costs way way to much money to replace economically.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give negative stars (would that be a black hole?) I would...

    • Written by from Apex

    I'm about to go and buy my 4th charger in 2 years. That is a big design flaw Apple! Do something! Do you read these reviews? Nobody likes this thing.... It spends most of it's days plugged in, attached to my laptop, it doesn't travel, it doesn't get flung around. I'm a 54 yr old woman that works from home.

    It begins by the rubber sleeve the cord is housed in starts fraying near the L connector, then it spreads up the cord, crumbling as it goes.

    THIS IS DANGEROUS. THIS IS EXPENSIVE. Yes, I was yelling.

    I am now going to go and spend $80 dollars on something I hate. This does not bode well for this long time Apple devotee, I'm jumping ship on the next laptop if you guys don't do something. I paid a premium for a well designed product and world class customer service.....::sigh::

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable sheething went soft and started to crack.

    • Written by from Williamsburg

    After a little over year of use, during which I was very cautious to never bend the cable in any harsh angles, the sheeting starting going soft and eventually crack. These cracks have been spreading down the cable over time. When I took it into the store they said I should buy a new one. Very disappointed given the price of the product and the fact that the power adapter that came with my first Macbook lasted four years. I genuinely hope this problem has been solved as it could discourage me from buying a Mac in the future.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from DPO

    Power adaptor cord finally wore/broke in two after 9 months. I don't expect things to last forever, but 9 months? There goes another $80... (Or should I buy a counterfeit one for $15?)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly Breaks

    • Written by from Baltimore

    Mine just randomly stopped working one day. I had the charger for about a year, now I have to spend another $80 for absolutely no reason. I love apple products, but seriously this is absurd.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty design

    • Written by from Water Valley

    The magsafe adapter isn't tough enough to withstand even a few months' use. I use my laptop for work and must constantly coil the wires to carry with me. I've had three adapters die in the same way: the rubber coating splits and the wires fray where they enter the adapter. This is very dangerous - had it spark once. Having gone through this the first time, I took extra care not to pull on the wire or twist it up too hard. No matter what I do, constant use is simply too much for this piece of equipment.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible quality

    • Written by from Burlington

    I love my macbook pro, it was pricey but I splurged and spent my hard earned money to buy it. Fine, it works great. But, I am about to go out and BUY MY 4TH power charger. The things are $80 dollars a pop and they are completely garbage in terms of quality. The thin flimsy cord frays and breaks and you're lucky to get a year out of one. Unbelievable. How can one of the wealthiest companies in the world put out such a bogus product and not fix it. Do they not care about the customer? I just can't stomach spending the time and money to buy another. If you're going to sell such a low quality product fine.. but not for $80.. $20 max is what it's worth. End rant.

    9 of 9 people found this useful