• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to buy my fourth one in five years.

    • Written by from Armstrong

    This is expensive to replace when it fails every time close to the magnetic connector. The wire coating frays and falls off in pieces and looks terrible. I wouldn't mind replacing this as a part but I have to buy the transformer as well. This one thing degrades my whole Macbook Pro experience since I am looking right at it all the time. It used to be that if Apple got bad reviews on something they would be right on it. That's not true for this expensive replacement. I'm not happy.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've bought 4 of these in 5 years

    • Written by from Sydney

    Such a waste of time and money... Ridiculous. Apple should give me my money back

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Price for a Bad Charger

    • Written by from Hurst

    Of all the innovations that Apple has come up with (computers that fit in my back pocket, voice recognition software that can understand my drunken requests for cheeseburgers) they still cannot seem to make a charger that can last one year of ordinary "I have a laptop so I bring it and a charger everywhere for work" use. Seriously. I have had to replace my charger twice and my spouse's once! I understand that there is a lot of tech. crammed into the "block" but just pay the Chinese more for a sturdier cable that doesn't fray after a year. I'd really like a response to this, Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculous quality

    • Written by from Toledo

    The quality of the cable is ridiculous, I've never had a laptop whose power adapter's cable broke (it's just 2 years old!)! I've only had this problem with iPhone charging cables before. I own another macbook from 2008 whose cable is still in perfect condition, and I have been pretty careless with it... However, I've been very careful with this last one that has just broken! It's like the plastic cover of the cable is rotten or something and starts falling apart. If a customer pays so much for a laptop s/he's also expecting that the power adapter that comes with it lats for as long as the laptop itself, at least! Are you lowering the quality of the materials you use Apple?? If that's the case you could at least warn your customers that they may have to buy 3-5 power adapters during their laptop's lifetime...(note the irony...)

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap junk, apple should replace

    • Written by from ASHEVILLE

    I got 2 Macbook pros in 2011, and between them have already gone through 3 of these cables, they fall apart at the ends by themselves. Now it's a fire hazard. Combine that with all my frayed lightning cables and it's a miracle that my house hasn't burned down yet. Thanks Apple. And wow, $79 to replace it.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 year later.

    • Written by from Mineral

    I brought my laptop in 2013. In the past 3 years I have brought maybe 2-3 laptop chargers because they have been broken. They last for about a year and I have to spend $80 plus some change on a new charger. Apple needs to invest in the MacBook pro charger. As a student, I do not have the time or the money to invest in a $80 charger every year. It is ridiculous. I currently have to buy a new charger at this moment.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going to have to join the crowd...

    • Written by from Toronto

    ...off to replace my MagSafe adapter which has frayed beyond repair - wire to the magsafe adapter's nearly sheared off at the brick now. These things do not last long, and cost a rather silly amount. A new design for this is key.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm seriously considering switching from Mac to PC over their flimsy cords.

    • Written by from Berkeley

    Warning: If you actually travel to and from work/school with your Macbook Pro, be prepared to buy no less than two of these per year. If you for all intents and purposes keep your power adapter (and by extension, your laptop) confined to your house expect to purchase no less than one of these per year.

    As an architecture student, I went with a Mac purely due to allegiance as all the programs I need are primarily PC-based programs meaning I run everything via Parallels or Bootcamp and use the Mac side of things only really for mail, the web, Adobe, and video. If these power adapters aren't fixed in two years when I make my next computer purchase I will switch to PC as I will have had enough.

    Ten years should be more than enough time to learn how to make cords that are as long-lasting as your competitors. While I realize you are gaining money by doing this in the short-term, it doesn't take a genius to realize that you're losing customers in the long-term as well. When you're buying such a pricey computer in the first place you expect a certain amount of quality, something your cords, be it power adapters, iPhone chargers, and earbuds seriously lack.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not a good quality as we expect from apple

    • Written by from Detroit

    I have now replaced this charger 3 times . the wires become frayed and break in less than one year of home normal use

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook charger cable is a total liability. Thin, Frail, Unreliable.

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    The thin cord which connects the computer to the round rectangular piece will fray at the connection to the rectangular box after little more than one year of normal wear and tear usage. Tried to use black electrical tape as a stop gap measure this time, but when the cord is inadvertently moved it will lose power. To make matters worse, my macbook pro needs a battery replacement too, so as soon as the cord has a power interruption, the computer dies and I lose all of my work :(

    Should I buy another brand new charger? Should I buy a new battery? Should I buy an entirely brand new computer from apple?

    This is my second macbook charger that bit the dust and while I have generally enjoyed good service from apple, there is no reason why I should have to buy 3 chargers for the same computer. I am in the market for a new computer right now and I can assure you that if apple has the same flimsy charger cables when it comes time to purchase, I will be switching back to PC. These thin white charging cords are a theme throughout the apple product line and they are of terrible design and inferior quality. How hard is it to make a cord with more substantial rubber shielding so they don't tear apart?


    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger

    • Written by from Charlotte

    I have now replaced this charger 3 times for my current computer and three times for the previous MacBook Pro. The magconnection becomes loose and the wires become frayed and break. There has to be a better design. I have had the same problems with my iPhone and iPad connections. Please, PLEASE correct the design.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

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    • Written by from new delhi

    Never buying a macbook again, the charger keeps on breaking. My fifth charger just broke

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    make that two stars

    • Written by from Seattle

    Guess I'll give the power adapter two stars. I've had the computer now for 5+ years. I love the computer because it is a real "work-horse," but the power adapter umm not so much. This will be number three for me. At least I haven't had to replace the adapter as often as other reviewers, hence giving my review the two stars.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Anchorage

    As a poor student who relies on my macbook for EVERYTHING, having a weak link like this charger is ridiculous. A 5-year-old with a crayon could design a better charger. The current iteration is bulky, ugly, sickly and frail. I'm now on my 3rd charger (they break down approximately every 24-months regardless of how well you take care of them). Now I'm an extra $240 in the hole due to the ridiculous price of these poor chargers that probably cost $2 to mass manufacture. Thanks Apple, back to PC's for my next laptop.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate below 1 star I would

    • Written by from Cedarburg

    As a student I rely heavily on my MacBook to access homework, today my Mac was at 10% so I went to grab my power chord mid-way through an online timed exam and surprise, surprise my power chord just decides to stop working, so not only did my computer die halfway through my exam but this is my 3rd power chord! I am fairly gentle with my chords, but don't worry, they'll start to twist and fray in a matter of months regardless of how well you care for it. At this point I'm pretty convinced that Apple won't redesign this power adapter because it brings in more revenue when customers have to continuously repurchase this overpriced product, obviously we don't have a choice, either buy it or have a useless MacBook. Maybe you should start giving out free punch cards and the fourth one is free!? Thanks for all the help Apple....

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third one

    • Written by from Port Hope

    Ridiculously priced especially when they twist on their own and rip apart. Extremely infuriating.

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    • Written by from Gardena

    I agree with other posters. Between my wife and myself and adult daughter, all three of our adapters for our respective MacBook Pros have failed within the last 30 days. This is ridiculous, and the unit is overpriced. As advanced as Apple's products are, this is the one perpetual Achille's heel of what are otherwise excellent computers. I agree: Apple, do something about this problem. Make an adapter with a cable that won't become frayed at the transformer!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Until I read the reviews, I thought it was just me being rough on cords. Am now on my 3rd adapter. They end up looking almost chewed up, independent of the care with which I treat them. Agree with others that Apple needs to change the design ASAP.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

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    • Written by from BAKERSFIELD

    Now I am shopping for cord #4....YES, you heard me correctly: cord #4!! A person pays over 2000 for a computer, and you think APPLE can at least create a durable cord that lasts and gives a lifetime warranty!!

    Fix the problem APPLE!! The one star outweighs the other stars!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just terrible

    • Written by from Zagreb

    Ofcourse it is the poorly made THIN CORD!

    I wish there was i way to get refund for this therrible product. I seriously don't want to pay 100 EUR (that is how much it costs in my country) to get another one, especilly having read these reviews. Obviously, there is a high possibility it will happen again.
    Fixing it is also not an option, so thank you Apple for overpriced product that has a lifespan of maximum 2 years!

    However i can't use my 2000 $ laptop without it, so yeah, FIX IT FOR FUTURE USERS AT LEAST!

    17 of 17 people found this useful