• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The cord is really a disaster

    • Written by from 台北市

    As the cord of my previous adapter frayed terribly, I have been using my current one very carefully.
    However, it still frayed.
    It's just garbage.

    Apple, GIVE ME A QUALIFIED ADAPTER!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL and CHEAP Design of Cable - Sleeve falling apart

    • Written by from Rayleigh

    If I could give a Zero star I would. I've had PC's for 39 years and I've never had a power cord fail like the Apple Power Cord. I love my Macbook Pro 2012 but I'm on my 3rd Power Cord, I've had this latest adaptor for less than a year and the cord casing is falling apart. Now I have to spend another £65 to replace it. This is just a garbage design. The Pound Shop sells better quality than this. I can't believe a Company like Apple a happy to sell this Item. The casing needs to be made of PTFE or Silicon and not CHEAP PVC

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously, Apple?

    • Written by from Estill Springs

    For a company that makes otherwise great technology, this charger is just complete and utter garbage. I got my last charger a year ago, and it has already frayed through. For the cost, that should not be happening. Was there an alternative seller, I would have quit buying from Apple long ago; however, the knock off brands are just as bad, so here I am for the third time, buying another junk charger from a company that prides itself on quality. I think that the average rating speaks pretty clearly.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could post a negative star rating

    • Written by from Toronto

    This adapter is poorly designed and absolutely unacceptable for sale and use. My 2010 Macbook Pro has been through 3 of these to date - and for the most part, I am only an occasional user (using my laptop max. 3 times a week, about 1-2 hours each time). The first adapter smoked and literally melted at the connection point; upon bringing it to the Genius bar, the staff member was shocked and I got a free replacement. However, when the same issue cropped up again (and then, again) I had to pay $89 each time. With tax, that's a $200 premium on my system. I've got a PC from 2004 with a better adapter. Frankly, I've never had to buy a replacement adapter for any other product - let alone, 3 of them! Last time at the Genius bar, the manager had the audacity to tell me "we're aware, this is an investment you'll need to make. I've had to buy a replacement myself, so so will you." Thanks Apple, my next laptop will be PC. Cheers.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from Novara

    Macbook pro purchased on 2011. Now I'm in 2014 and I'm getting the 3rd adapter.
    The 1st one broke on 2013 due to a short occurred to the cable external cover that broke and generated a short: everybody know of the bad quality of these cables, this the real weak point of such adapters
    The 2nd one broke on 2014, after 11 months of usage, due to an internal capacitor that failed (I could hear the noise while it failed).
    Now I'm at the 3rd one. Should I get a 4th one as replacement... just in case?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More of the same...this is a poorly designed product

    • Written by from Burlingame

    As many others have noted before, this is a poorly designed product that is prone to failure at the cord's junction with the power supply and / or the MagSafe connector. Mine has completely failed and is frayed and showing burn marks on the sheathing, raising safety concerns. I would love it if I could post a photo of it.

    For a company that makes such great and well thought out products, it's a shame that they haven't developed a solution to this grossly inadequate and potentially unsafe design. I'm now left with another hunk of e-waste and an $80 cost to replace a product that failed due to a cord that likely costs several cents to Apple's bill of materials.

    ARE YOU LISTENING APPLE!? (Yes, I'm shouting.)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage Product

    • Written by from Montreal

    I've had to replace this thing twice in one year. The first time it started smoking! Good thing I was home so my whole apartment didn't catch on fire. Now I have to continually waste my money buying new ones until apple smartens up and makes a better product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter Is A Pile of Dodo

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    I would give this pile of pooh a negative rating. Started failing to connect properly then the cord blew apart.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cords frayed at the connectors

    • Written by from Chicago

    Having owned this product for a little under 2 years, I am disappointed that the insulation of the cords has frayed / broken where the cords meets the rubber ends at the T-connector, and at the body of the charger brick. One can fix this with some insulation tape, but this is an inelegant solution. This product is substandard, and Apple should address this problem.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish no stars was an option

    • Written by from Sterling

    This is my fourth one. I have to buy a new one every couple months.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please fix fraying

    • Written by from Dover

    I love apple products but this is an example of terrible engineering design. I've replaced two of these adapters in the past three years. If you look up on line, there are all kinds of work arounds to "fix" what Apple should have redesigned. I am resulting to one of these fixes, namely attaching a spring to keep the end rigid so that it won't fray. To Apple's engineers, please fix this problem.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SHAME ! Apple is make money by selling chargers with sub standard chords !

    • Written by from Bangalore

    I bought a MacBook Pro 15" in 2010 from then I had to buy a changer every 10 months !!! I have changed 5 chargers till now and the 6th one is wearing out now ! Only if they could update hardware as they do with free software updates every year.

    Great product Apple !!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be a zero, if an option

    • Written by from Lexington

    Literally might be the worst product ever sold by Apple. Same issues as the 1,000 other people that even took the time to make a review. Every Apple owner I know has the same issues with their cords fraying at the connection to the laptop within the first year of owning the product. Never have I seen a problem go unresolved by Apple for SO LONG! What gives? Please fix this extremely COMMON issue.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shocking

    • Written by from durham

    It's just shocking (no pun intended) that an $80 power adapter can't go a year without breaking. I love my MacBook, but this is ridiculous. At this rate, they should just bump up the price of the MacBook a few hundred dollars so they can send folks a new adapter every 6 months, since Apple knows they'll need it. As other reviewers have said, this is an obvious design flaw and clearly Apple is intentionally choosing not to fix it.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    God awful. Breaks annually

    • Written by from Miami

    These things breaking might as well be "routine". Every 6-8 months, where the cord connects to the adapter constantly splits and exposes the wire. It becomes a giant paper weight. Then you have to spend another $80 to get a new one for it to break again.

    PLEASE CHANGE THE DESIGN OFTHIS

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    900 1 Star Reviews! When are you going to listen to your customers?

    • Written by from Ambler

    I love Apple products but the cords are garbage. Every Apply product I have owned, 3 iPhones and a MacBook Pro, the cords have cracked and frayed at the connector. Given that the base prices are so much higher than competitors it is inexcusable how cheap these cords are made and the price for a replacement is obscene when you know that they are simply going to fail again. This is a laptop cord, LAPTOP - which means it gets carried around and the cord get stuffed into bags. There is no way to keep the cord on the brick unbent since it juts out of the middle of the brick (brilliant design, guys). This cord lasted 16 months - the cord from my previous HP laptop lasted 5 years, and when I replaced it it didn't cost $80. So if I have to replace this piece of garbage every year I get to add another $400 to the cost of the machine. I will make sure everyone I know who is thinking of buying an Apple laptop knows the cost of ownership will add significantly to the already high cost.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor cord design

    • Written by from Albany

    For my 2010 MBP, now it is the second time to replace the charger.
    Can't you do any thing?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality so poor, I'm close to ending my love affair with Apple

    • Written by from Oakland

    Somewhere, there is probably a landfill heap the size of San Francisco, made entirely of Apple MagSafe Power Adapters. Even if you take excellent care of it, the MagSafe overheats and soon stops working altogether.

    I have only had my MagSafe adapter since late November, when I purchased my Macbook Pro Retina. I took careful precautions with wrapping, storing, and using it, but it finally quit on me today. Could I at least get a year out of it? Am I seriously going to have to fork over $79 every 7 months?

    I'm very disappointed in the quality, and in the fact that Apple doesn't seem to be responding to customer demand for a more reliable design. Honestly, it's enough to make me think twice before purchasing another Apple laptop.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    • Written by from MEADOW LAKE

    My most recent power cord just died it's the 3rd one in 3 years. If they're kinked, stretched, stepped on, or experience any other wear and tear they will not last. Please send me a free one apple I think I've earned it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going through my third charger

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    I admit the first time around I wasn't careful with how much the base of the cords bent which resulted in the wiring being completely exposed and frayed after owning it for 4 years. I should have learned my lesson with the same problem of how many iphone chargers I have gone through. 2nd time buying a charger I was extremely careful...never rested the charger in a position where it could wear out, wrapped it so there wasn't any tension at the base of the cord, and yet somehow after 5 days of the first hairline tear and less than a year of use, it's completely unusable. Many other brands/companies design their products to account for the wear and tear even at extreme conditions, I just wish that at the current price point that Apple set these chargers at, that they could at least fix this design flaw that has been around since the inception of apple products.

    5 of 5 people found this useful