• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What were they thinking?

    • Written by from brooklyn

    This is by far the worst product ever made. I've had my macbook since August 2011 and I'm going on my 4th charger. They can make a computer that last's forever, but not a charger.

    The worst part is they know it doesn't work, but continue to sell them. They really need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

    44 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Part of owning a Mac

    • Written by from Merced

    These chargers are absolutely terrible. Everyone always asks me why i take such care in wrapping my power chord and I always tell them that it's made of glass. I've had to replace it 3x in the past five years, and I don't know why I keep on doing it. Apple doesn't sell each part separately so I have a nice collection of the thick power chords to go along with them. Apple should seriously look into redesigning a charger that pretty much hasn't changed since I got my first mac, and the fact that they still only last about one and a quarter years is just ridiculous seeing how they're $80 a pop. I was relieve to see that I'm not the only one with this frustration but then it almost angered me that Apple hasn't listened to their customers' outcries about a terribly made product.

    42 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Piece of Junk!

    • Written by from Torrance

    I am a big fan of all of Apple"s products, except this one. I had to replace the old mag safe charger on my last Mac because it was defective and recalled. Now I have to replace the new style adapter that supposedly fixed the problem, but this time I had to pay the apple tax. The newer style DOES NOT fix the problem, the wires still come apart in the same exact spot as the older, recalled mag safe adapter but this time you can't see the exposed wires. I was even told by a Mac genius that they had never had a problem with the new style, but I choose to believe that's not true based on the 800 or so bad reviews for this product. I have to go before my new charger breaks as well, thanks Apple...I really wish I could give it less than one star.....

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    • Written by from Chicago

    Apple should be ashamed about how bad their chargers are. If they were $40 and broke ALL THE TIME then fine. but $80? total rip off. They should at least offer a discount if you send in your broken one to prove you didn't just lose it but the poor craftsmanship failed.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Something has got to change.

    • Written by from Minooka

    Things like this are what make me regret my purchase of ANY Apple products. These chargers are awful and they're expensive. Heck...give me a couple hundred more dollars and I'll buy a whole new computer.

    These chargers get outrageously hot, you have to be METICULOUSLY careful with them or the wires will bend and break, and with my charger I have to unplug it and plug it back in frequently because it stops working.

    I wish I could speak more highly of your product.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a disappointment and financial waste.

    • Written by from Lansing

    I love my MacBook Pro, and I loved the power adapter. Now I see what everybody's talking about. I have had my Mac for a year and some months and the power adapter won't even connect enough to power the LED on it. Apple says they listen to their customers, if they truly do, they will change this piece of &#^¥. I paid over $1000 for a computer and I expected quality. One star? I only put it because they made me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy fix. Why isn't it made?

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    I really like the magnetic coupling.

    But when a plug -- any plug -- connects to a flexible cord, something's gonna fray.
    In the journey to ineffable durability, one must accept also the beauty of the transient.

    Keep the wonderful magnetic coupling.
    Make the cord itself detachable at both ends
    and cheap.
    Price it at $10.
    Make the first replacement free.

    It is the path of wisdom to embrace the disposable as well as the permanent and not gouge the customer $82 a shot.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    And on to the next...

    • Written by from OAKLAND

    Worst charger ever. Mine died again tonight. I will go purchase my THIRD one tomorrow. Apple is definitely making money off these charges because consumers have no choice but to go buy a new charger, otherwise Macbook is a paperweight. I LOVE Apple/Mac products and have converted several people from PCs to Mac, but this charger is JUNK.

    Thanks Apple. Another $84.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third charger

    • Written by from Poway

    In the past eight months three of my brand new macbook chargers have just completely stopped working. At first they usually just work intermittently but eventually that light just never comes back on again. I am getting so sick of taking it into the apple store and getting a new one. Fortunately I am still covered under the extended warranty, but I would just like to get one of the old chargers again or have apple fix whatever is wrong.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems like they will not correct a problem ...

    • Written by from honolulu

    ... Because it makes them a lot of money. It's funny reading/seeing all these 1 star reviews! lol. I've had 2 faulty chargers, and I learned how to fix them with a soldering iron on YouTube. Then my wife's charger died too. Anyway, I'm ACTUALLY now considering switching to toshiba or something just because of this power issue. I love th Apple UI.software, but I feel taken advantage of. I will switch knowing that I'll miss the apple experience, but I'd rather have a better built product, especially if it's cheaper too.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars

    • Written by from Pointe-Claire

    I am on my 4th adapter in 3 years. I got Applecare specifically to keep being able to replace this thing. Its useless. Unless of course you carry it around in a special box to avoid bending any of the cords. Because power cords on a portable computer should not be moved.... How is this issue STILL not being addressed?!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    6th charger, 3rd of this kind

    • Written by

    All I can say is that with the high price and horrible quality of these cords, I will not be buying a macbook for my next computer. I have spent $500 on cords for one computer. Nice little profit boost for Apple. This cord is a slight improvement over the previous version but the actual cord does not stand the test of time. The material of the cord isn't sturdy at all. The part that attaches to the magnetic port is also made poorly. I have to jiggle it to get it to keep charging and because of that it came apart completely after awhile. You shouldn't have to constantly be thinking about whether or not your computer is charging while using your computer. You also shouldn't have to sit like a stone statue to ensure it stays in the "sweet spot". If you buy one of these cord I highly suggest that you take a roll of white duct tape and wrap it around the length of the cord up to the power box. The 6th cord broke this camel's back and I'm writing this review on 18% battery. I will be getting myself any computer that isn't a macbook for this Christmas because of a stupid little cord...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk

    • Written by from Easley

    These chargers are the result of form leading function. They look great, but fail prematurely again and again. That's why they were recalled at one point.

    The insulation jacket for the cable is too thin and routinely tears. My first cable was replaced for free...but I'm on my way to the store to plunk down an unreasonable $80 for another replacement. My cable's jacket has torn again and the connector is extremely hot to the touch. What an ironically named product.

    Apple, admit defeat and provide a safe and reliable cable.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Dying

    • Written by from St. Catharines

    We have three MacBooks in our home that are all less than two years old. Every power cord/charger has died a sudden and unexplained death at varying times.

    From what I read here, the problem is not limited to our Macs.

    These chargers are really, really, inadequate and fail too often.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    $80? Seriously?

    • Written by from Chicago

    I'm using electric tape to hold my flimsy charger together and it's officially broken after two years of owning my Macbook. Then I go on your website to find out how much a new one costs, and find out it's 80 dollars? I swear, Apple, one thing that makes me so mad about your company is that your products are so expensive. It's a flimsy, easily breakable charger! It's not worth $80! $80 should guarantee me a charger that works for at least 5 years. This is garbage. And what's messed up is that I don't trust buying it from anywhere else in fear of it breaking in a week. But you know what? I'm taking the risk because there's no way I'm buying it from your company. $80. Get real.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    horrible!

    • Written by from puyallup

    My charger had no signs of wear and tear and had no indication that it was having trouble charging my macbook, it just suddenly quit working one day. How horrible now I have to fork out $80 for a new charger which I was not planning on doing. Apple I love your products but if you want to keep your customers happy you need to either 1. change the design flaw that causes these to quit working 2. provide a lifetime warranty on the power adapters (haha wishful thinking) or 3. At LEAST lower the price on these!!!! SOOOO dissapointed

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3 adapters in 3 years

    • Written by from Greenville

    I have just about everything apple related and love the company's products. I am, however, extremely disappointed in the need to keep replacing my adapter because they eventually fray and come loose at the end that connects to the laptop. My latest replacement just sat plugged up at my desk, not being bent up or coiled and recoiled, yet it still ended up failing around the 1 year mark. At $80 each, this is not acceptable. I understand some users probably cause theirs to wear down with misuse and bending, but there is undoubtedly a design flaw involved for this issue to be so prevalent. I love your products, so please design better adapters to power them.

    38 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    failed charger for macbook pro

    • Written by from Denver

    We bought the computer for my daughter who has taken extremely good care of it. Yesterday, she had the problem that so many people are complaining about, her charger cord came apart at the computer connection. I was surprised that an Apple product is so poorly constructed, that it cannot be simply repaired, and that a replacement costs $80 plus tax (for a power cord?). I checked the reviews and learned that this is a common problem. One surprise was finding that the occasional person with a similar complaint gives the product 3 stars. This is definitely a one (not possible to give it zero) star problem.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Montreal

    I've had two break on me. Poor quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Bristol

    Really, this deserves 0 stars.

    8 months after replacing a failed old T-head magsafe with new (under warranty), I noticed the cord just out of the magnet head had swollen, and it was again not powering up my macbook unless I bent the cord. I tested it on two friends' macbooks and encountered the same problem. I spoke with an Apple Genius who insisted the thing works on their macbooks and that I needed to update my firmware so my mac works with the new adapters, even though my macbook had been working for 8 months with my new adapter and it is still currently working with a friends' new adapter. So now I am shopping for a new adapter since I was given a defective product while under warranty and now am no longer under warranty. Won't be buying it here though because Apple charges $40 more than other online retailers.

    40 of 43 people found this useful