• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Achilles' heel

    • Written by from roma

    The charger (and specifically its cord) is the weakest point of all Macbooks. In my experience, you just have to assume it will break at some point and you would not be able to work anymore if you are in a country or remote area out of easy reach of an Apple Store. Bringing a spare charger with you is the only safe option to be sure you get your job done in those cases. Its price, however, adds insult to injury.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious Problems

    • Written by from Winona

    I have been an Apple lover since day one. Everything i own is Apple. However, I have been having issues with their cords, computers, really everything. It is a shame how fast a company can fall from grace. It truly makes me sad. I wish I could post pictures so everyone could see how bad this cords really gets after such a short time frame.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product from Apple ever

    • Written by from Troy

    I have been using a macbook air for less than a year, and I already need to get a third charger. Tells a lot about the build quality of this charger. Seriously Apple, this is really bad! You've been nothing but a disappointment to your customers in this regard. I wish I could give zero stars to this instead of one star.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine product -- wish mag connecter had stronger pull

    • Written by from Olney

    Electrically its a fine product.
    My only frustration lies with the fact that the transformer is heavy enough to disconnect the magnet when it falls off a table or chair. This also makes it a bit of a pain to carry the macbook with the power cable from place to nearby place. Experience Says: it's better just to disconnect & roll up the power cable than to try and juggle the macbook with the power cable connected, because sooner or later, if the transformer shifts position, you just lost the transformer and the magnetic-ended cord, and you'll have to put everything down so you can recover the now-trailing transformer & cable before they get caught in something....

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mostly Functional

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I've been using my charger for about 5 months now. I haven't had any issues with it failing to charge my macbook pro 13in w/ retina display. It can be knocked out of the charging port fairly easily, but as long as you leave the computer somewhere safe, that shouldn't be an issue.

    However, like any apple charger, the coating of the cord tears up easily. Mine actually got caught in the blades of the fan and the coating was sliced through in a few places. A little electrical tape to keep everything in place and the charger is still working fine. It's just ridiculous Apple cant come up with a better cord. Lord knows they have the money to do it. So why dont they?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger cord wires exposed.

    • Written by from Fresno

    My charger cord has unraveled it still works but I run the risk of being Electrocuted from the wires being exposed just to charge your product. This is your product and you want me to spend $79.00 for a replacement. I should be able to return this to the store and have my chord replaced for free. I had my Macbook Pro Since 2012 and this is my third laptop from Mac. Mac WTH WTH! your computers cost way too much to have faulty cords. Not only is it dangerous its inconvenient. The latest cords are faulty I have been using your products for over 10 years but you have to step it up for your customers. I don't spend over $1000 for faulty products. You should reimburse your customers for this.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    As usual, terrible charger

    • Written by from Dallas

    Once again, the charger for my laptop has come apart. This has happened with EVERY.SINGLE.MAC.I.HAVE.EVER.HAD. Why won't you just make thicker chargers? I have to keep repurchasing chargers for computers because a design flaw causes them to come apart.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magNOtic charger

    • Written by from Phoenixville

    I have been having issues with this charger since the beginning, but tonight, I reached my limit. This magnetic charger DOES NOT stay put! Nothing quite like getting settled in bed with your computer to realize your charger has mysteriously disconnected due to the ridiculously bad magnetic nature of it. Obviously,there is no avoiding this. Apple laptops are the best, and this charger is necessary to work the computer. I just pray that one day, apple will create a charger that actually locks into place, like the iphone 4 charger used to lock into the phone. Please improve this product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Obviously faulty and ridiculously overpriced. My admiration for Apple is as frayed and broken as the cord on my power adapter.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who designed this?

    • Written by from Doral

    After my 3rd charger I just feel the urge to let the world know this is by far the worst piece of tech ever created by any serious brand. The fact that it is so overpriced makes me think it's all part of a big sad joke.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I guess my charger lasted longer than most of the reviews I read, nonetheless it is very poorly made and no longer works. I wish Apple would step it up with the quality of ALL chargers as I also have to buy the iPhone cords in bulk. It's like they are made to be disposable.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good while it worked

    • Written by from NY

    the charger worked fine until the rubber casing for the wire split. Not very durable. only lasted about a year

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should include a roll of electrical tape with this cord

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Like others I've relied on electrical tape to nurse my power cord along after it started fraying just 6 months after purchase. I work from home and move my Macbook around the house but almost never have occasion to wrap up the cord and travel with it. That said, it has still frayed like crazy. Apple - come on! With all the reviews about the substandard power cord do you just not care about your end users experience anymore, or are you enjoying the additional revenue generated by us having to repeatedly replace our power cords? Love my Macbook Air and iPhone - and I would love ya'll to pieces if you'd improve the quality of your cords!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced fragile POS

    • Written by from Van Nuys

    I have gotten used to purchasing two of these a year. They are unbelievably delicate chargers. I don't have any problems with any other type of cable for any device that I won, but for some reason I keep having to replace these overpriced MacBook chargers.

    At this point, I've spent enough money on chargers to buy me a new MacBook! What Apple calls normal wear and tear on these chargers is far beyond what I'd classify as normal.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid charger

    • Written by from Leesburg

    If there is an option for 0 star, i would choose that option.
    My 3rd one guys. They tend to stop working after one year warranty. I will stop buying apple products. Waste of money and time.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger

    • Written by from Alsip

    I have had this charger and laptop for 6 months now and I have never had one problem with the computer or charger they are both great products

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Calgary

    I've had the same power cord for 4 years, but seldom traveled with it, and it worked fine. Then, I started putting it in my backpack almost daily and it broke after a couple weeks...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Cord Ever and Weak magnetic cord.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    It' s Saturday afternoon and after a day of play, time to work...but guess what? MacBook Air an otherwise great laptop with great battery life... has a power cord that Apple is charging $79 for and it has to be replaced. I've had the laptop for just a few months and I have little wear on it as I'm still using my MacBook Pro....The cord which is constantly coming undone and falling off is now non-functional and I have to get in the car and drive to purchase another one. Maybe the chord is under warranty. don't know. But I do know that I have no time to wait for a replacement, nor should I have to replace it since it shows zero signs of wear anyhow. I'm now paying with tax almost a hundred more for the computer than when I bought it. And since I haven't loaded the sometimes still required windows software on this computer (some of my media software is windows only) then it's hardly worth it! Yes, a Mac can last up to 5 years where a typical PC won't...but darn... $79 bucks for a new chord?? Apple...read all of the other reviews. I'm not the only complainer here, it seems.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed and broke

    • Written by from Hamburg

    Like everyone else, my adapter broke after it frayed. Fun

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two months.

    • Written by from Glen Allen

    I've been busing the charger for two months and it's already overheating and not charging.

    9 of 11 people found this useful