• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame On Apple!

    • Written by from Travelers Rest

    I've been an Apple user since Macintosh came in a little box shape. I love Macs! But this power adapter cord is just shameful! A company like Apple which is always innovating and updating should be embarrassed that a small equipment part does not live up to the quality standards already set by the company.

    What's WRONG with you????????

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    • Written by from Henderson

    You'd think after all this time, Apple would have Ive design a power adaptor that actually stayed together. Apparently, it must be too good a revenue stream for them to actually fix it. Same thing goes with their iphone/ipad cables.

    Hey Apple, while the thin cord may be "nice looking," it's the worst when it comes to quality.

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    C'mon apple get it together

    • Written by from Waupaca

    Zero stars for ignoring all the complaints regarding the poor quality of these cords. A thousand bad reviews should be enough to get a hint that there is an obvious design flaw. $79 is far too much to charge if it is so obviously going to break... again.

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    Please help us out

    • Written by from Somerset

    There must be a better way to design better power adapters. Now I have to fork out around $80 to buy a new one. I also have to hear my friends laugh at me while they plug their Microsoft brand laptops with no issues. Come on Apple!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Make this Right

    • Written by from Bradenton

    This is my third Macbook. All have had multiple power cord issues. Please Apple redesign this cord for reliability.

    To be fair Apple did replace last one under warranty. However this is chronic and needs to be addressed.
    Simplest solution is a adapter with replaceable cable.

    Replaceable cords will keep more power supplies out of the landfills.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    • Written by from Langley

    For a well respected company that is suppose to produce quality material they sure have done a terrible job making this cord. The exterior rubber coating started to disintegrate in less than a year, and this is in ideal cord conditions. It literally sits on my desk and rarely gets moved, but they rubber just started sloughing off. Very unhappy Apple!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disapointed! Broken pop up cord holder thing.

    • Written by from LA JUNTA

    The things that pop up to wrap the cord around broke with normal use sad design, heavy and I most plugs its to heavy so it leans out or falls out. It is not very travel friendly because I had to use the extender so that dang thing don't fall out of the wall you guys need some designing update on this thing maybe light, small, and with the cord being able to wrap around the charging device no pop out plastic things thought they break. I only wrote this because I was going to buy a new plug but heck no at 80 bucks ill just buy some Velcro zip ties and blam.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a very weak product

    • Written by from Oulu

    Bought third one of these just few days ago... quality is hardly a word for this kind of robbery, 80 € about power adapter which melts and which cords get broken from every end. For other laptops you get premium class power adapters for 25 €. We don't have one single unit in our office which doesn't have at least some failure in it. These should have been made to endure travel use, now these won't last even in desktop use... Thank you APPLE for appreciating your customers... I've been using Apple products since 1993 and relied always their robust quality and vision for better products, but this is just lame..

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, owned for 3 years

    • Written by from Dillsburg

    I noticed that this product has an awful rep, which I don't understand. I got one of these with my 17" MBP and I have had it for more than 3 years. I have absolutely no fraying, not even a small bulge where fraying may begin - nothing. I certainly am not delicate with it, but I can't think of anything short of pulling the end off that would cause so much fraying. As long as you don't rip it out of the laptop, it should be fine - and not ripping it out is just common sense. Minus the scuff marks from sitting on the floor a lot, my cord is as good as it was the day I got it. Bottom line: Be reasonably gentle, and it works excellent!

    0 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    • Written by from Boxtel

    The cord breaks easily and is impossible to repair.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed and implemented

    • Written by from Franklin

    COME ON, APPLE - YOU CAN DO BETTER!!! You do a great job designing and making computers. Why you can't make a power adapter that doesn't break at the slightest stress is beyond me. I've had to buy 3 in the past 15 months.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Cords Need Redesigned

    • Written by from Marion

    Apple has great products, but when it comes to their power cords (MacBook, iPad, iPhone, iPod, etc), they fall horribly short of the standard they have set with their consumers. I got my MacBook Pro in 2011 and have already replaced the power adapter once and am now replacing it a second time. I should have replaced my current cord ages ago, but I couldn't afford to shovel out another $79 for a cord, so I just dealt with the shorting and the cracked casing around the cable. I am a huge Apple fan, but I have been disappointed by all of the charge cables I've ever had from Apple (I've owned a good number of Apple devices over the years).

    Dear Apple,


    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time to play a bad game

    • Written by from Lugo

    My score is 3 MagSafe charger broken and 237$ in the trash.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am now going to have to buy a third power supply

    • Written by from Studio City

    for $2500- macbook pro!!! 78% and counting....... thanks apple.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead after 11 months use.

    • Written by from Caringbah

    This one didn't even last a year. Hole burned through small cable near block.

    3rd in 4 years. Planned to tape this one as soon as I noticed any wear. Never got the chance. Always coiled very loosely and still died.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    PIECE OF _____!!!!!

    • Written by from north vancouver

    Third one and counting. I can not say any more than what has already been said on this site.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going to spend more money

    • Written by from Torino

    Unfortunately I will have to spend again money on this.... My first one had the peeling cables problem everyone else is reporting here - a shame considering the price and Apple care for design and engineering. The second one just blew with sparks a couple of days ago. Obviously it's designed not to be open, so I can't even try to have a look inside to check its status....So, more money for something I already know it won't last

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Started fraying in the MIDDLE of the cord!

    • Written by from Presint 14

    18 months. Of course it started fraying less than a year after purchase, but the tape have been holding up well in the last few months. But even that won't last, I know, because BEHOLD, other parts of the cord started fraying. Sooner or later the whole charger might just consist of tape, and knowing the danger, I know I have to spend that 90 dollars soon, which is a lot for a college student. That would last me about 10 days in food. But hey, a lot of essays to finish on my MBP. Thanks to my charger, I'll have to survive on one meal of noodles per day for a week and a half. Good reason to lose weight at least.

    After I'm done with my MBP, I might just switch to PC because as bulky as their chargers can be, at least they outlast the computer.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

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    • Written by from Denver

    Having a Power Adapter that magnetically clicks on and works every time no matter which direction it clicks on is genius! As far as anyone who complains about the cord fraying at either end, I've had my same power cord since early 2011...not a single problem. Its a power cord, not a tug of war rope.... If your damaging your cord over and over again its probably because of some poor technic of coiling it up for travel or your dragging the power adapter around by the laptop with it plugged in.

    0 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting ready to purchase my 3rd charger

    • Written by from Phoenix

    The original charger was great, no frays or anything — until my stupid cat decided to chew on it. That was charger one, I'd give the original one 4 stars. The second charger started peeling where the rubber sheathing meets the charging plug within the first five months of use. No cats were involved, and I don't typically pack my charger to go, so it's not a case of abuse or mishandling. Shame on me for not taking it back since I still had AppleCare when the second one started breaking. Once the rubber sheathing started to go, as did all the insulating wires start to fray — it's only a matter of time before the entire cord separates from the charging head. This is a poor design, with inadequate reinforcement around the charging plug. I've had the exact same failure on three of the current style iPhone cords — ones that I paid $20 each for when I bought my phone two years ago. The rubber material is bad, and degrades too quickly over time. It becomes stretched out from the mere act of touching it, which is why it starts to pull away from the insulation and break away from the cord. I've wasted almost $150 in cords because of this materials flaw.

    6 of 6 people found this useful