• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst laptop charger to exist!

    First off, I am a long-time windows user and switched to Apple products in late 2012. I have been pleased with their line of computers along with their software and hardware other than what seems like required maintenance issues every year... so let me explain. I am about to receive my 3rd charger in 3 YEARS from apple because of recalls and/or defects from this line of macbook pro chargers. The first time it happened was when the thin rubber wire connecting to the dock broke off suddenly leaving wires frayed. It happened in just one day there was absolutely no "wear and tear" or damage to the product whatsoever. Applecare thankfully fixed it and gave me a new charger.

    Then just recently I was sitting at my desk when all of the sudden my charger started smoking! I went to grab it in a hurry and burned my fingertips! The wires had overheated and caused a small fire to the rubber protective cover. There was even dark brown residue on the rubber cover from the sparks and/or fire! I sent pictures to Apple with all the following details and they are in the process of getting a new charger sent out. I have never regretted owning my macbook pro until now just because of a ridiculous charger issue. I may be switching back to windows if these issues with these chargers are NOT fixed. FIX YOUR DOCK CHARGERS APPLE BEFORE YOU GET A LAWSUIT!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design, not made to last

    The design of this charger is garbage. Sure it has a sleek design that looks nice, but the junction of the laptop cord with the adapter is so weak that even if stored properly will wear out in less than a year. I've gone through two chargers since I bought the laptop in 2012. For such an expensive piece of equipment you would expect a lot more. Apple needs to read the reviews on their own product, because they're failing their consumers, but of course they won't because it's just another way to make more money...not pleased

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just do not last

    Very bad cables. I had to replace my original with a newly branded apple cable. Guess what it did not even last 6 months. The cable broke. Tried attaching with tapes and stuff.

    Dear Apple,

    We purchase your products with utmost trust and love for the product. I paid £60 for this cable and I am extremely unhappy. Now I have to pay another £60 to get a new cable. I request you to take some action and better the product.

    Please donot lose our trust by providing such kind of products.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always Have A Spare

    i Have gone through 4 cords in just over 7 years. My last cord lasted a grand total of 13 months. I rarely unplug it from the outlet and am always sure to remove it from the wall when I do so. My sisters have the same cord and travel more frequently then I have (one cord the wires are visible and it still works) but my cord which is almost brand new no longer works. I would always recommend having a spare cause you never know when its going to quit on you. Very disappointed with this product and its reliability.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not made to last

    I broke 3 of these wires already. For a laptop that is as sturdy and as well built as the macbook, it is a shame that i need to buy this cable every year or two given its price. Its head always seems to seperate from the rest of the wire and i have no alternative then to keep buying this as the reviews for the unofficial wires are even worst.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Just bought a new one for $80 (which is far too much to charge for such a POS). The cords break easily with normal use, especially where the connecter meets the computer. I had to use electrical tape to hold my last one together. They get so hot when charging that they are a fire hazard. When I saw the price of the charger at Best Buy, I decided to take the liberty of picking out my next computer while I was there because I am ditching Apple at the earliest opportunity. Don't waste your money.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I love my MacBook Pro however I am about to buy my 3rd charger in 2 years. My most recent charger only lasted at most a year and now the L portion comes unattached from the cord when I try to unplug it from my computer. This is ridiculous and I am disappointed to spend $80 on another charger that isn't going to last.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    must be treated like a baby

    Broke after 2 years on #1, broke after 1 year for #2. I am currently looking for a new charger for my mac book. Seeing it is old AF but still working. I have purchased 2 and the 2nd one has lasted 6 years only because I haven't used it in forever. Looking to gift it to a family member for school wishing I didn't have to spend $79.00 to replace it. Probably will though conciderimg it would be shifty of me to give someone a broken gift.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    This product seems like it is manufactured to break. Make a more durable and cheaper design. This is trash for the amount of money it costs.

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had them for years with no issues

    I'm writing this because of all the negative reviews. I've had my computer for a little over 4 years and no problems with the computer or adapter. I had the same adapter for my 2008 MacBook and the only reason it's not working now is my then puppy got to it when I wasn't looking (and even considering he bit down to the wire, it still worked most of the time for months). I'm always careful with my electronics (puppy notwithstanding) but I don't think you should have a problem with this item if you're reasonably careful.

    3 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just fine

    I've never had a moment's trouble from this charger in the past six years until my cats got ahold of it and chewed it to pieces. There is something in the white cable that attracts them...some chemical or smell. They don't chew any black cables, just white ones. Expensive cats. They should get a job.

    9 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe Power adaptors do not last

    The chords fray/bend, and do not last. I have to keep buying new ones. Ir is really outrageous that Apple sells such junk and does not permit third party products.

    Also, all the chords are 1) flimsy and 2)white. so they easily get tangled and I cant tell one device chord from another.

    Honestly, Mac, the design is pathetic. Enough to make me go Dell next time........

    41 of 42 people found this useful

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    almost to a never return to an apple device stage

    the apple macbook pro is very nice and it stops there you a made me and others overpay for this laptop which is a piece of nothing basically that is suppose to be amazing and better tnan anyother laptop offered! and to top this story the simplest of task (of powering up the thing) WILL NOT WORK AFTER 9-10 because our beautiful simple silver charging connect with cord doesnt want to work !! thanks apple great work

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous for the price

    This is the 2nd cord I've bought in 2 years. Mine keeps coming apart where u plug it into the computer. Considering the cost of the computer, & now the chargers, these cords should be make with a higher quality material. Very annoyed & disappointed!!

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook charger

    These chargers are absolutely garbage, they constantly break. I've bought a total of 3 for my macbook and I'm about to buy a 4th because they don't last. Very disappointing… What a waste of money. I have to buy it because I have all my school stuff on my macbook. The point is that these are garbage and they don't last. They have the lifetime of the iPhone charging cables

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk

    I have gone through 3 of these things in 4 years. At 80 bucks a pop I'm starting to wonder if it's even worth it for a 4 year old laptop. The folks at Apple, of course, will tell you it's user error. Yet, I have adapters from other laptops that have lasted the better part of 10 years with daily use. Apple, I know a sturdier piece may not look as pretty, but it's time to do something about it. This is 2 or 3 failed adaptor designs in a row, stop calling it "user error", drop the excuses and do something about it.

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassingly defective

    I have replaced this plug before because of the same problem. The wires pull from the L portion of the plug, and that makes charging the Macbook dangerous and sometimes impossible. However, for $80 we deserve a better and safer product. One of the teeth actually dislodged from the plug and remained in my surge protector. This lack of integrity is a breeding ground for disaster. Come on Apple! Do better!

    42 of 42 people found this useful

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    Died in less than a year and was always nearly burning hot.

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    Just ordered my 3rd in 4 years.

    Please improve the quality of this product ASAP. This cord is supposed to be for use with a laptop. That means it should be flexible enough to withstand repeated wrapping/winding as people travel with it. I take my laptop to school 2-3 times a week, and yes, I use the cord with it when I take it. I don't necessarily consider this an unreasonable amount of strain, and yet when I looked at my cord today, it had split open just below the MagSafe attachment and the wires were visible. I don't feel I should have to spend $80 a year to be able to charge my MacBook safely. The ONLY reason I am ordering this again is because there is no generic version available.

    49 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    literally the worst.

    i am now onto my third charger, and it's absolutely ridiculous considering they are 80$. deserves 0 stars.

    42 of 42 people found this useful