• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the complaints?

    • Written by from CATAWBA

    I've had my old power apapter since I've had the old MacBook (late 2008) and have not had a problem. The one I bought two years ago is now frayed, but this can be expected for a power-user. I see people complaining about apple this and apple that. Here's a tip. Don't put your adapter under a lot of strain. To complain about the fraying is ridiculous. It is a wire. All wires are susceptible to damage. Ever notice that your refrigerator's power cable points down? Yeah. That's to prevent damage by eliminating strain. Per gaps you should try that. Laptops are not made to sit in your lap, although the name says so. You must remember that it is a powerful computer that does a lot of work. The processor gets hot. If you don't allow it to ventilate, it's gonna mess up. That is basic electronic information.

    5 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Drayton Valley

    Everything I have bought from Apple has broken including this power adapter. Apple makes a good looking, functional product, but thats where it stops. Apple needs to improve their quality….quickly. For the price people pay for the product, put some quality behind it and stand behind your product better than you do. I am very very disappointed in the quality of everything I have bought from you guys. MacBook Pro 17, MacBook Air, and 3 iPhones. Every single item has had problems that should NEVER happen. Shame on you Apple, I would figure out how to make amends with your customers before we write you off forever.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, extortion

    • Written by from Marietta

    I am now 'forced' to buy 4th one ....$79 a piece and won't last!! which other computer or laptop will need its user replace its power adapter, and that to 4th one!!! come on...it looks good and feels good until the spaghetti style cable just breaks apart. it feels like my car which needs regular oil change, this one needs regular adapter change. This will work if you keep your laptop on a table and don't move..but then its called a laptop not desktop ! You can run ads joking about PCs but your laptop works only if it used as a desktop unless you wanted to spend more and more money on adapter...I can't throw my 'laptop' away yet and so no other choice but to give you another $79.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned obsolescence

    • Written by from coventry

    £60 per year in chargers is almost guaranteed. Its didn't break at any of the usual stress points you would expect but instead the entire wire fell apart with the rubber turning to mush and smelling like play dough . I will not be buying a mac again as im not prepared to be a yearly cash cow and also the fact there is no longer any upgrade ability in the new mbps. Great shame as i love my laptop but you forced my hand apple .

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Melted??

    • Written by from Madison

    This is my 1st apple product EVER, but after years of dealing with PC's only lasting 2-3 years, I shelled out the almost $2,000 to buy a MacBook Pro. I've had it just 2 years, & tonight when I went to charge my laptop, it wouldn't charge. When I inspected the charger, the cord that goes into the charger/part you plug in, was melted away on one side, with the wires exposed. I never wrap the cord, as I only use my laptop in the house. It's not left plugged up when not in use. And to the tune of $80 I'll have to somehow come up with in the morning, as my laptop is essential for both my company and I'm in school full-time. You would think as much as Apple charges for their products, they could make a charger that doesn't melt, posing a potential fire hazard.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been decent.

    • Written by from El Dorado Hills

    I've had my MacBook Pro for 3 years now, and only within the last 15 months did the cord actually turn brown and within the last 10 months did the cord actually rip. I put some electrical tape on it and covered it, but the tearing has gotten worse. Otherwise it did a great job for 3 years. Will get another one and write another review if it fails like everyone else's appears to.

    4 of 5 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    2 of 2 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?

    3 of 3 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BAD DESIGN!

    • 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!

    8 of 8 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!!

    6 of 6 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    4 of 4 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