• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to buy a new one EVERY year

    • Written by from Scarborough

    I really wish Apple could make their chargers more durable. I swear I have bought a new one every year, & I do try my best to take care of it. It just breaks so easily, & the price for 1 charger is too expensive. But what else can you do right ? Not impressed with the durability of this charger

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm done, my MacBook is at 9% and the charger won't work.
    Thank you so much apple. Thank you Apple.
    I hate you all now I have to spend $80.00 to get a new one.
    AND whats even worse, I use this computer for all my video editing!! Great job!!
    Good game!! I hate this computer and never ever get a Macbook Pro, NEVER; or it's stupid charger.
    My parents aren't going to spend 80 dollars on me for this. So thanks.
    I've lost my computer forever because you made a horrible charger, I'm switching back to Windows.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chicago

    I have to buy one power adapter per year . This time my battery suffered a sharp drop of energy capacity due a short that occurred in a non visible frayed cable .

    This adapter is either badly designed , badly constructed or both . Such a low quality , this is a rent.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Englewood cliffs

    I don't take this charger anywhere. It simply sits on my bedside table. Still this is the second cord I have had to replace in 4 years. Seriously, there has to be a better design.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger fails after about a year.

    • Written by from Manhattan

    I had the same common problem where the charger just stops charging the macbook air. Cord is in perfect condition but just won't charge, I have tried everything. If I leave it plugged in for a few days it sometimes randomly charges which means I get to use it once or twice a week. I'm not falling into Apple's trap of buying a new one every 12 months...I'm not paying a subscription to use my computer.

    Do yourself a favor and don't buy a macbook air.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Blue Mounds

    My first charger lasted a couple years, until I left it in Florida. The replacement has stopped working after 14 months. It still looks perfectly fine. One would think it has plenty of life left but it won't charge the computer. These chargers seem awfully expensive for how short lived they are.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yearly /18 months

    • Written by from Elmont

    This charger works great but you will be purchasing a new one on less than 18 months

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bitten Apples Rot

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    About to purchase my 3rd charger in 4 years. The second one I taped in the places where it is prone to breakage to try and prevent it, but it still managed to break under the tape. What frustrates me is that these complaints have been posted since 2011 and nothing has been done to fix this issue. No new cord designed, no one from Apple responding, etc. I know in our day and age things are purposely manufactured to be disposable so that companies can continue to bring in revenue, however, Apple is supposed to be synonymous with quality and with all these expensive gadgets they are raking in enough money without trying to get us to buy $80 chargers every year and a half. I have an iPhone, iTouch, iPad, and MacBook Air, so needless to say I'm a fan. However, it is despicable things like this this that cause me to leave a brand. . .

    Time for a Change

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please Give Us a Different Design Fix

    • Written by from Owasso

    First, I really like my Mac. I can't think of any other laptop that I would rather have. But, this power cord design is awful. The "L" design puts unusual stress on the connector and it frays. Just a terrible design. I would prefer to have a "T" design power connector.

    Is it so difficult to have a "T" connector? Can we, as the buying public, inundate Apple with a fix to this design flaw?

    I'm not buying a new Macbook Air just to have a better power cord.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buying my 3rd power cord in 3 years.

    • Written by from surprise

    I love my Mac Air, but I am really unhappy that I am having to buy a 79 dollar cord just about every year. They fray so easily and are not made well.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    last long

    • Written by from Staten Island

    I bought my macbook air 13" (2011) in dec. 2011, every thing was working perfectly fine, for almost 4 years, until yesterday that my charger doesn't work :( I went online and searched for the charger and it was this one, it's so pricey! but it worked well for 4 years so i guess the price was all right, so right now I have to replace my charger with this one, I hope it last long too..

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you kidding me?

    • Written by from Budapest

    My 2014 Macbook Air's power adapter is unusable after 1,5 years. My year 2009 Macbook Pro's power adapter is still functioning. Come on, where's that famous Apple quality?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They shred and die leaving us adrift waiting for FedEx

    • Written by from HOWE

    I love my mid 2011 MacBook Air but I'm now ordering its third connector/adapter.
    The shred/break comes on quickly with little warning for replacement time.
    My macair is out of warranty so I haven't been able to call unless I pay for support
    to see if this last cable might still be under its warranty. There may be a way I just haven't been
    able to find. I'm careful with the cord, mindful of making sure it's under as little pressure
    as possible. I 'm on my 6th Mac and love them except for this cord issue.
    It isn't like Apple at all to have such a problem

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wynnewood

    I am now on my 3rd Charger in less than 2 years. Each one has frayed after basically no time at all. I love Apple computers, but its things like this (finding ways to make us buy new chargers multiple times over) that make me lose respect for the company. Apple should be supporting its loyal users and not treating us so poorly as to force us to spend even more money just to be able to power our laptops.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    • Written by from Surrey

    There are things I love about this adapter, the design, the engineering, the flexible cord, the magnetic attachment but I don't understand why they don't have better cord protection, it seems so practical and obvious. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme….'when she was good, she was very, very good but wen she was bad she was horrid".

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All the bad reviews lol

    • Written by from Yorktown

    SMH at all of the bad reviews. I have no idea what y'all are doing to these plugs if they wear out in a year. I have a 13" Macbook Air from 2010. I have used the same 45W MagSafe Power Adapter since. (It is September 21, 2015 btw). Yes, there is much wear towards the piece that plugs into the laptop. However, this plug has lasted me through 2 1/2 years of moving around through college, and a bit over year so far on deployment to the Middle East [that's right, through dust and sand and camel dung (jk on the dung)], plus everything in between the 2010-now times. It's an upstanding product. Could use work, of course; hence, the 4-star rating. But by no means does it have a life expectancy of a year or two "at best".

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great when new.

    • Written by from Kenilworth

    Started out fantastic, eventually started burning up during use, then quit all together. Love the innovation and ease of use, but really need longer lasting product. Paid a lot anticipating long life, but three years and finished. Any cheap electronic company could have matched that.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Frays

    • Written by from Auckland

    Agree with numerous other reviews, The cord frays and gives up on these power adaptors far too quickly. Anyone know if the 3rd party versions last any better?

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Issues

    • Written by from Brighton

    I bought my 13 in MacBook Air in August of last year (senior year of high school) to go ahead and get used to it before going to college. It worked fine for about two months and I was absolutely in love with it. Then I realized it was one of my worst choices of how I could've spent my money! My battery will NOT charge no matter what and my computer only barely even turns on if it is plugged up but yet it says "no battery available". Very frustrating to pay so much money for something that won't even charge correctly.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a SHAM!

    • Written by from Palm Beach Gardens

    The charging cord is the worst piece of junk that Apple sells. There needs to be another class action like for the T-connection cord - this one is doing the same thing - Apple only changed the shape. I bought my Air in 2011. I've never had to buy replacement cords for my laptops but I'm on the fourth for this one and just wrapped the end in electrical tape because I'm going to have to buy my fifth cord. Apple really should be embarrassed by their lack of engineering design on the cord.....of all things a stinking cord....they can't get it right. Kudos to Microsoft for their cord design.

    22 of 24 people found this useful