• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unnecessarily terrible design.

    • Written by from LOUISVILLE

    I've had to purchase three of these adaptors within the past year. I travel often, so I am constantly moving my power adaptor. The design is way too flimsy. I am considering purchasing a PC and installing linux -- it's ludicrous how much money I spend because Apple nickels and dimes their customers through poor design choices that favor packaging appeal versus functionality. Frankly, I think they're doing it on purpose to keep selling clearly overpriced hardware. There isn't any reason that a company flush with so much talent and capital can't make at least a mediocre power adaptor.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from West Seneca

    I'm a college student that does a lot of traveling, which means realistically, having to condense the cords and put them into backpacks, bags, etc, not to mention daily use considering I practically live on my laptop. That being said, it is absolutely ridiculous how flimsy these adaptors and power cords are. This is the second time my charger has broken, and to be honest, for a product that breaks every 3-6 months, paying almost $80 for it is insane. Your MacBook and computer quality is outstanding, please learn how to make the rest of your products match that standard.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible, just terrible

    • Written by from Mount Sterling

    60W MagSafe Power Adapter for my MacBook Pro has given up the ghost. Replacement...necessary, reviews...horrific. Why can't Apple create a power adapter that lasts as long as the one's for Windows laptops? I have never had to replace one of those, but, now I need a new 60W adapter and it seems to only have a few months life according to the reviews. With such bad reviews, how about making a better one instead of focusing on the iPhone and iPad stuff? HEY, Help us laptop users PLEASE and THANK YOU!!! oh, by the way, I would have given zero stars, but thats not an option.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expected more from Apple

    • Written by from Pickerington

    I have grown tired (and poor) from buying replacement cords for my mac and iPhone. Apple is supposed to be a trusted, high quality brand and yet the cords are always falling apart. Not to mention, $80 is absolutely ridiculous. I am giving Apple one more chance. This will be the last charger I buy unless I see improvements.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish this purchase might be last...

    • Written by from Torino

    I like products of Apple, except keyboards and adapters. I caught a MBP 13" in 2010, in these 4 years, I was forced to buy it 3 times! Why never change design and materials?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For a company like Apple I was expecting more than that

    • Written by from Hemmingen

    This adapter is not even worth buying. It just stopped working after one year. For a product which costs around $80..it is just not worth it.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cambodia

    My Magsafe has broken, AGAIN! Why do Apple continue to reproduce year after year a badly designed product. It's got to be simply about money, I,m stunned at this stupidity!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly breaks!

    • Written by from Oxford

    MagSafe is cool but the charger breaks non stop. Going from work to school to home and I'm on my 4th charger in two years and I take very good care of them. They just stink.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Time till No Charm

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have bought a replacement power adapter 3 times now and at the price that I have paid for them I thought they would last longer but this one the third one went out after 2 months. TWO months that is ridiculous i should not be replacing this things six times a year and that is where it is headed if it only last two months. That is absolutely ludicrous are you serious my computer stays on my desk i use it for school and work and plenty of other things but it is not always hooked up which is what i though the problem maybe i shouldn't always leave it hooked up so i unhooked it when I'm not using the Laptop still went out relatively fast. This is the fastest i've had to replace it also ridiculous and you guys need to find a way to fix the issue ASAP!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this adaptor

    • Written by from Washington

    This is the fourth adaptor I have had to purchase since 2011. The darn thing keeps peeling and dying. I do a great deal of traveling and this adaptor is the worst. All the electrical tape in the world couldn't keep the adaptor from peeling. Apple please make a better quality product. Your adapters are the worst!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    half year 2 broken

    • Written by from Melbourne

    This is really a bad experience. Half year two adaptor broken. I will not consider purchase macbook because i think yearly buy a new, not lasting adaptor is kind of wasted. this product really drag the brand down.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this negative stars

    • Written by from Wetumpka

    I love Apple products. I wouldn't go back to a PC for personal or professional use. I absolutely hate this charger. Yes hate is a strong word but I am about to buy my 4th charger. It is ridiculous that this charger will just quit working after a year or two. I have no choice but to buy another.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 Stars if I could

    • Written by from Oak Park

    3 years, 3 power adapters, such a shoddy product. Everything else about my MacBook is great, except for this flawed design. I'm unsure why Apple just doesn't redesign the transformer to have the cord be able to be removed so you can just purchase a $10 wire if yours breaks vs. an $80 whole product, similar to how most windows laptops work, as well as the chargers for all other Apple products.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed

    • Written by from Toronto

    well after years, by adapter finally died. I have noted for awhile that I would have to giggle it around to get it to charge my macbook pro.... seemed like a poor connection.

    Finally today, I had my macbook plugged in when i heard cracking sound, then the smell of burning plastic .... it was coming form my adapter, there was actually a flame in the wall outlet. I quickly unplugged, the prongs looking brown and the plastic casing beginning to melt!

    Apple needs to seriously fix this issue!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 power adapters in 4 years

    • Written by from Elyria

    These things should be buy one get one free. They suddenly die, seemingly on queue, after 1 calendar year. We just got our 4th in 4 years. We have two Lenovo laptops, neither of which have ever needed an AC adapter replacement (one is 6 years old). The quality of this product is an embarrassment. Apple needs to step up their game by an order of magnitude.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design.

    • Written by from lexington

    Second one to unravel at the connection point then stop charging. A replacement for that end, while keeping the existing power block, is well overdue given the poor design of this critical part.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Markham

    This charger broke within a couple years of purchasing my macbook. It gets extremely hot and the cord has frayed, causing me to have to shell out money to buy a new one. I'm very unhappy with the quality of Apple products in general lately as I have had to fix my laptop 3 times since buying it even though I treat it like gold.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality and way too expensive

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Ordinarily, the quality and workmanship of Apple products is very good. But these magsafe power adaptors are very poorly constructed. The thin weak wire coming out of the adapter (that connects to the laptop) is attached to the adapter through a long rigid mounting, which causes the wire to always break after a few months. This is a long standing problem with these adapters and Apple needs to fix it if they're going to charge $80 for these things.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These Power Adapters Have Ruined My Mac Experience

    • Written by from Stone Mountain

    I love my mac... EXCEPT these power adapters. I'm on my third. They only last a couple of months. Around a year at the most. Apple, you need to replace these with something sturdier. If you can't come up with something more durable, I will be forced to switch to a Dell.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last

    • Written by from Cumming

    I am on my second power cord. Both have separated where the thin cord meets the power adapter. I am very disappointed because the power cords are expensive to replace and it is looking like it will be $79 every few years to replace. I read the troubleshooting article about strain relief and it doesn't even make sense for the place my cord has separated. There is never any strain on that part of the cord, it sits flat on the floor with plenty of slack in the cord. Please reinvent the power cord so it will last longer.

    6 of 6 people found this useful