• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    the magsafe power adapter has low built in quality

    • Written by from Ernakulam

    Apple products are beautifully made but the accessories like magsafe power adapter are not good...they do not last for at least one year...if this continues i think i may have to buy a lot of charger for my laptop....i bought my laptop a year ago and the charger got complaint after six months...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Now ordering my 3rd charger...

    • Written by from Marlette

    I am all for everything Apple - everything except these chargers. They are too expensive to be replacing all the time. I am very cautious when I am using them, but somehow the wires always end up being exposed. I am seeing that I am definitely not alone in this - PLEASE FIX THIS!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh Goodness

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I have had my Macbook Pro since 2011 and I love it dearly. My sister has had her Macbook Pro since 2009. We love everything about it except for the charger. Together I would have to say that we have gone through at least 10 maybe even more chargers due to the fact that the wires come exposed constantly. We try to use them as long as possible, but once they start to spark, we are out. I don't understand.

    2 of 2 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why?!!

    • Written by from Richmond

    I've had my power adapter for just over 2 months and it's not even working anymore. What the heck, Apple?! Very disappointing, especially after seeing on here that I'm not the only person this has happened to. I hope you'll do the right thing and return my money or replace this piece of junk. :(

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design, what were you thinking

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    the brick itself may be quality, but the cable was definitely designed for its looks. Like literally every other apple cable i have owned, that came out in the last five years or so, they always break on the end. Today my sister came to me to charge her MacBook because her broke after being repaired for the second time. Mine was hold together with tape but today, after less than a year it snapped. I am on 3% battery, using the last 13 minutes i have (witch is impressive by the way) on telling you how much you s****. Fire someone and fix it ASAP

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had to replace two adapters in the past 6 months

    • Written by from Sedona

    Come on Apple - you are known and respected for your lap tops. I have been a loyal customer since 1985 (!) and always trusted the Apple brand. However my recent experience with the l-shaped power cords for the 13 " Macbook Pro has been highly disappointing and frustrating. From the reviews by other customers I read on just the first page I can see we are all disgusted with the quality and price. Twice this year the prongs for the magnetic connection have broken off! I can connect them for awhile but then the connection starts to fail and I have to grit my teeth and replace the device.

    Surely Apple could reengineer the power adapter so that it does not fray, burn, fall apart as is reported by so many loyal customers. Paying almost $90 to replace it is wearing on my patience as well as confidence that Apple stands behind its products. I would appreciate it if customer support would contact me regarding the issue.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Way too expensive.

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had my MacBook since 2008 and since I've bought it I've had to replace the charging cord several times. While I may not lose the charging function of the cord, it frays excessively. I'm well aware that things will grow weathered and tattered - such is life, nothing lasts forever. This is out of control though. I'm a huge supporter of Apple and their products but this is one thing that really grinds my gears. They look and act cheap but they're sure to put a hole in the average Joe's pocket. It's a shame its our only option.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wires inside the cable are too fragile...

    • Written by from Albany

    The magnetic attachment is the best thing since sliced bread. Saved my computer many many times. But I've used up several of these units over the years, and it's just a simple (and stupid) matter of the tiny tiny tiny wires inside the small cable breaking. And they're completely unrepairable. It's just stinging out on a very expensive power adapter. Shame.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Plastics

    • Written by from Shoreline

    After all the problems with the G4 series adapers I was really hoping you would get it right this time. Nope. Same issues. The intersection points on the adapters fail over time (fraying and splitting). I could understand a bit of wear at the insertion point for the laptop, but the terminals failed at the same rate, (the damage was identical on both ends of the adapter). I am not one of those people who pull the adapter out of the wall with a yank, most of the time my adapter stays plugged into one place. To me that means the plastics used were inferior (eroding and changing color). At $79 to replace, this feels like a kind of extortion. Very unhappy loyal customer.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Durable at All - Time to rethink the design.

    • Written by from Greer

    I followed the care instructions the the letter... and yet my charger's wires became twisted and bent underneath the rubber coating. This will eventually lead to stressed and frayed connections... Not to mention this is my SECOND charger in 2 Year's time. This charger is not on par with the computer itself.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty charger

    • Written by from Sugar Land

    I absolutely love my MacBook pro! This computer is the reason that I got into Web and Graphic design, but these chargers are something else. I have had my computer for 2 years and I have gone through 3 chargers. I will admit, coming from a PC, I roughed up the first one, but I absolutely babied the other 2 and they still broke on me. I found a place that will replace my charger a little better than AppleCare would though. It's kinda like charger insurance. It's my fix until Apple comes up with a better solution. It's called mac charger replacement on FaceBook. Hope this helps guys :)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed: 3rd charger in 5 years

    • Written by from Libertyville

    I have had my MacBook for 5 years now with minimal issues, yet I'm on my 3rd charger. It seems like a common problem if you look at the other reviews on this product. It's very frustrating to have to buy charger after charger at 80 some dollars a piece. I bought a Mac because I had heard about their outstanding reliability. It seems this only goes for the laptop itself, not the accessories. You would think that Apple would address the issue with so many dissatisfied customers.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am losing faith in Apple products

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    This adapter did not last long. They get frayed at the magnet portion of the cord. Same thing applies to ALL the usb cords I have been through for my iPhones. At this price, it IS ridiculous and I am not a happy customer.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it...Short Life.

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    If the cord rarely leaves the room then, I suppose this product would be fine. However, as a college student, this cord will last at MAX maybe two years. I've seen it with all of my mac friends too. I am tired of purchasing replacement chargers. It is not worth so much money. Why can't the design be FIXED?!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Chargers

    • Written by from St. Paul

    I have bought 3 of these $80 chargers in the four years that I have had my laptop. I love Apple like I'm a crazy fan & am highly devoted. But I'm a college student now who needs to save money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    DO BETTER APPLE!!!!!

    • Written by from Portland

    Of all the Apple products I've owned over the past 11 years(lots).......this is the worst. On average failing every couple years, for a power cord!!! At $80 a pop this is a sham. If Apple wants us to own it's cords to prevent hazardous occurrences from 3rd party cheaper cords then it had better do a much better job making these. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING TO SEE ANOTHER CORD STOP WORKING AND TO SEE ANOTHER $80 RUNG UP!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design the charger better.

    • Written by from Union City

    Dear Apple,

    I hope you guys can design a better charger for the macbook pro. I am having issues with my cord, the wires are exposed and bent out of shape and surprisingly it still works. Is it possible to reinforce the cable so that it will resist from breaking, benting, or splitting? Thx.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, but my DC cords ALWAYS wear through

    • Written by from Hilo

    I've been using adapters of this style since the original (2006) black MacBook, and while they have excellent industrial design and are clever and beautiful like everything that comes out of Apple, the thinner DC cord coming out of the transformer block is the product's achilles heel. It will wear through, no doubt about it - and even faster if you bend the cable sharply to wrap it around the fold-outs "as intended." I'm about to order a replacement adapter for my 4-year-old MBP13 due to this problem. I've seen it enough times that I'm ready to call it a "design flaw," even in front of Ive himself. Sturdier construction at this critical point would be wonderful, as everything else about these adapters seems perfect - as does everything else about the laptops that outlive them.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but......

    • Written by from Freeland

    Well today I am writing a review on the mag safe 60W adapter on my iPhone 5 because my Mac is out of battery, want to know why? Well here it is my adapter was charging this morning just fine around 3 am when I woke up to go to work. Got to work used my computer for about 4-5 hours died and went to plug in my charger and well no charge, not even the light comes on. Good thing I have apple care. I have had this charger since 2011 just after Christmas, and it just broke :/ here I come apple to get my new (BETTER BE FREE) new $80 charger.

    2 of 2 people found this useful