• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who designed this?

    After my 3rd charger I just feel the urge to let the world know this is by far the worst piece of tech ever created by any serious brand. The fact that it is so overpriced makes me think it's all part of a big sad joke.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality - breaks easily

    Rubber around wire at base of adaptor split within 3 years of careful use - just outside warranty period. Poor.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    POOR QUALITY!

    I guess my charger lasted longer than most of the reviews I read, nonetheless it is very poorly made and no longer works. I wish Apple would step it up with the quality of ALL chargers as I also have to buy the iPhone cords in bulk. It's like they are made to be disposable.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it worked

    the charger worked fine until the rubber casing for the wire split. Not very durable. only lasted about a year

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should include a roll of electrical tape with this cord

    Like others I've relied on electrical tape to nurse my power cord along after it started fraying just 6 months after purchase. I work from home and move my Macbook around the house but almost never have occasion to wrap up the cord and travel with it. That said, it has still frayed like crazy. Apple - come on! With all the reviews about the substandard power cord do you just not care about your end users experience anymore, or are you enjoying the additional revenue generated by us having to repeatedly replace our power cords? Love my Macbook Air and iPhone - and I would love ya'll to pieces if you'd improve the quality of your cords!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced fragile POS

    I have gotten used to purchasing two of these a year. They are unbelievably delicate chargers. I don't have any problems with any other type of cable for any device that I won, but for some reason I keep having to replace these overpriced MacBook chargers.

    At this point, I've spent enough money on chargers to buy me a new MacBook! What Apple calls normal wear and tear on these chargers is far beyond what I'd classify as normal.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid charger

    If there is an option for 0 star, i would choose that option.
    My 3rd one guys. They tend to stop working after one year warranty. I will stop buying apple products. Waste of money and time.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after a year and a half

    I've got an 11 inch mac-air that I use for school and pretty much everything else. It has major power drain, so I generally need it or I have a dead computer. And, about a month ago, the wire casing near the charger end split, and now, about an hour or two ago, the thing has bit the dust. Not cool guys. So not cool. I've had iphone chargers that have literally lasted for more than 5 years, and the mac book one, which I actually need on a daily basis, is the one to break? Seriously?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty design is simply not robust enough

    I have used laptops for decades and the only power supplies I have had fail are from Apple. Oh, they're very pretty to look at, but these are for portable devices, so they need to be more robust than they are. This design simply doesn't stand up to the normal rigours of a device that lives in a bag, is constantly deployed and re-deployed. I've had to order a few over the years which, along with the many negative reviews, would suggest that this is a well known problem, which is disappointing.

    Is it too much to ask for a PSU that outlives the device is powers?

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger

    I have had this charger and laptop for 6 months now and I have never had one problem with the computer or charger they are both great products

    10 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    I've had the same power cord for 4 years, but seldom traveled with it, and it worked fine. Then, I started putting it in my backpack almost daily and it broke after a couple weeks...

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Cord Ever and Weak magnetic cord.

    It' s Saturday afternoon and after a day of play, time to work...but guess what? MacBook Air an otherwise great laptop with great battery life... has a power cord that Apple is charging $79 for and it has to be replaced. I've had the laptop for just a few months and I have little wear on it as I'm still using my MacBook Pro....The cord which is constantly coming undone and falling off is now non-functional and I have to get in the car and drive to purchase another one. Maybe the chord is under warranty. don't know. But I do know that I have no time to wait for a replacement, nor should I have to replace it since it shows zero signs of wear anyhow. I'm now paying with tax almost a hundred more for the computer than when I bought it. And since I haven't loaded the sometimes still required windows software on this computer (some of my media software is windows only) then it's hardly worth it! Yes, a Mac can last up to 5 years where a typical PC won't...but darn... $79 bucks for a new chord?? Apple...read all of the other reviews. I'm not the only complainer here, it seems.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed and broke

    Like everyone else, my adapter broke after it frayed. Fun

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two months.

    I've been busing the charger for two months and it's already overheating and not charging.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Break out the Sugru

    I got just over 3 years of fairly gentle use on my MacBook Air 13-inch mid 2012, before my charger cable, like so many other people's, started to fray next to the magnetic connector.

    I'm not going to spend £65 on a new charger - I'm going to spend £8.99 on a packet of white Sugru and patch it up while it still works.

    Don't replace, mend.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk!!

    I agree with all of the other negative reviews of Mac's power cord. Junk!! I've wrapped my power cord with electric tape so many times that it is now too heavy for the mag to stay attached.

    I thought Apple had better quality. Certainly their prices would lead you to think that. Just one month out of warranty the battery started to fail. Guess what.....not covered by warranty. Now I have to leave my MacBook charge cable in all the time. I hate to pay $80 for a new cable as I'm sure this is the last Mac I'll ever own.

    Extremely disappointed with Mac products!!!

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted 6 months wtf man

    Alright, so I'm a little ticked off. Bought a MacBook Air at the start of the year, and now my charger has decided to breakdown in the pits of assessment week and I'm just like, seriously? I mean, I buy way too much shuff from apple, would you call me a loyal customer? I think you would. But now I'm starting to create a mr. Robot scenario in my head and you guys are beginning to represent evil corp and I'm just not digging that. Anyway I've decided to buy a cheaper remake of this charger, as they're only $25 and will probably last as long as your mess. although I would prefer to buy a charger that will last due to environmental reasons. So I suggest you sort your apple pies out and deliver the goods

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 stars if i could

    This product is ridiculous. My computer ran out of battery, so I plugged my charger in to charge at up, and.....nothing. There is no visible fraying or bending, and somehow it still will not charge. I can't believe that Apple are asking me to pay $119 for a new charger!!! I don't have that sort of money, but will need to find it in order to charge my computer, so I can turn it on and do my work again. I have no choice. There should be a warranty on these products, as I have never had an Apple charger cable that actually lasts. Exceptionally disappointed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me!

    I honestly don't understand all of the bad reviews... I'm not exactly careful with anything I own and have not yet had an issue with my power cord/adapter. Still looks and works like it's brand new! I'm only buying a second one to keep at work so I don't have to mess with wrapping it up and toting along with all of my other stuff every day.

    5 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I dunno WTF you guys are doing?

    I've had my air since mid 2012 and the charger is now on it's last legs. This seems fairly reasonable to me as I've travelled with it a lot. Wear and tear is a thing that happens.. what's the big deal?

    4 of 10 people found this useful