• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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!!!

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  • 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.

  • 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?

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kidding me, right?

    ALL of Apple's chargers are ridiculously flimsy and do not last for more than a month or two. The casing will crack, break off, and expose the wires within a few weeks. And the cord will keep exposing itself, slowly undressing and revealing more of itself each time you leave the room. Get some electrical tape if you want to patch it up like Lady Gaga circa 2008.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Change your suppliers - Quality control obviously not in place.

    I'm about to order my third power cable, I could go and buy a brand new laptop at these prices! (Not a Mac obviously)

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger broke within 4 months

    After transporting my charger in my backpack, I was surprised to have found the cord to be frayed. Looks like a lot of people are having quality issues as well.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like Driving a Cadillac

    Do not think that was a compliment.....Have had my Air for maybe 9mos., and not impressed with all of the "believers". If you were to build a computer with all of the good of a dell, and a mac and windows and the mac os system you may have something....but quite frankly......they both, individually have serious issues.

    There are some simple fixes on this mac that my cat could have figured out were non-starters. And now this bogus adapter.....very flimsy materials and design. Now need a new one

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy at best

    Second power pack now that's frayed at the joint with the magnetic head. And yet I'm expected to pay for a replacement each time!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could give no stars I would

    So disappointing. I bought my Mac in March and its already stopped working. I have left my charger at my desk where it is rarely ever moved from and it has stopped working for no reason at all. And $120 is a ridiculous amount to have to pay for another charger that will what, last me another 5 months?! It's so disappointing, especially given everything else about my Mac is awesome :(

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product. Why can't Apple make it right?

    Steve Jobs would lose it if he could see how bad this accessory is, how much it fails and how much people hate it. I'm on my third one that has failed, the machine is still under warranty and Apple wants me to buy another one. So I'm moving back to the MagSafe 1 with the converter for the 2. If it's this bad, you would think that Apple would make it right.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I have had no problem with apple products since the first day I started using it. however, this charging adapter, after being used for one year, was broken. The outer protection layer just fell off and all wires inside got exposed. Bad connection and I can't charge my laptop properly. I have to try several times until it starts working. Bad quality.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 3 months.

    Poor quality. The cable broke after 3 months without being used outside the apartment. I would have expected more from Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible bad for an Apple reputation

    In 2 years I am buying the third adapter. With the first one the cable broke immediately "leaving" the adapter. The second one lasted one year. Suddenly began to became hot, very hot, and I quit using it.
    A shame an Apple product last one year in average.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Mine frayed badly due to normal use. Fraying was near the T-connector that plugs into laptop. When I went to Genius Bar they refused to believe that this was due to any product defect, and refused to replace it.

    Very very annoyed at the arrogance and lack of helpfulness.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had a Macbook Air for about 2 and a half years. Within this time I have replaced my charger 5 times due to it breaking. I treat the charger so delicately yet it still manages to stop working after a few months.
    Than again this is an Apple product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What was wrong with MagSafe 1 that they had to downgrade to 2?

    Disconnects too easily, gets too hot and with 6 months of use, my charger looks like its about the fall apart. Really apple?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Learn to take care of your possessions; Or, haters gonna hate.

    Amazed at the frothing outrage this product seems to have encouraged. Had mine for around four years and no sign of wear and tear or "dangerous" overheating to date… and as for the comments about the cable being shoddy; our has withstood many a ferocious kitty mauling! Perhaps the good folk of Grumpton on the Whine would do well to remember that a] one must care for one's possessions if they're to last, b] nothing lasts forever and c] on the rare occasion a dud sneak out of the factory and plops in your lap, Apple will, in all likelihood, exchange it for a good 'un with neither fuss nor fanfare should you take the trouble pop along to a store for a polite chat with your friendly neighbourhood Genius™. :)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls out way too easily, major fraying issues

    This thing falls out WAY too easily. The slightest nudge up or down and it pops right off. The magsafe 1 adapter had a much more reliable magnet. Within one year, there has been significant fraying of the cord near the magnet connector. I wrapped in electrical tape, followed by an electrical wire shrink wrap, which lasted about 3-4 weeks until the cord started splitting once again where the tape ended. With each new application of tape, the split just starts farther down. I imagine the entire cord will eventually be covered with electrical tape. The rubberized wire covering is much too soft, and not in any way durable enough for everyday use.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke way too soon

    Like all my other mac (two each of 13" & 15" MacBook Pros) the rubber strain relief coming out of the adapter provides a break point for the shielding and eventually stops working no matter how carefully you treat the cable. The cable is just too weak to stand up to normal usage or even super light usage. I pull them apart, resolder the cable to the adapter circuit board and then make a longer strain relief with no sharp end (like the original rubber one has) out of duct tape. I've never had one of my repairs fail after years of use.

    I think Apple has had long enough to see how these break and start improving them.

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