• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What does the research say?

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I have owned at least five apple computers, three being laptops. The power adapter initially pretty awesome! The cool lifts to wrap the cord around to keep things tidy pretty cool. Until it destroys the soft rubber tubing and rips into the conduit for your power supply. This is my third adapter!! Really is that the cost of doing business? Suggestion if it hasn't already been made, can we get carbon tubing on the next power supply?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Tampa

    I'm currently on my 3rd power adapter, mind you I take care of it and try not to roll it up or anything. The part where the cable meets the plug keeps cracking and exposing the metal cables inside. I thought after the first time changing it that I wouldn't have a problem but it happened again. Now on my 3rd mag and lets see how long this is going to last, they need to work on a steonger material so it does not crack and create and issue

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give fewer stars

    • Written by from Wethersfield

    Does it even matter what I write? Clearly Apple doesn't care that we ALL hate this stupid charger. Just like the other 1,772 people who rated this product 1 star, I hate this charger because it isn't durable AT ALL. This is my fourth charger and I have had to change my studying and note-taking habits specifically because of this janky charger. I'm terrified to take my computer anywhere because I'll need to charge it and quite frankly if I touch the charger at all I'm scared it will break. So thanks for the messed up hand from having to handwrite for two years of law school classes and studying. I have no idea why I even bother with this company.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd adapter in 1 1/2 years. Not durable design

    • Written by from Oxford

    Worst product in Apple's line. Highly frustrating. It changes how I interact with my Macbook. I have taped both endings where it usually breaks with black isolating tape to strengthen it. It looks horrible. Please redesign this product, in case I choose to get another Mac.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible and too expensive

    • Written by from Amposta

    I'm owner of a Macbook Pro and love it. But this is my second charger in two years and it begins to breake again!!!
    Too poor quality and too expensive!! With SO MANY bad reviews I wonder why aplle do just nothing with this product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

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    • Written by from toronto

    Ugh this is my second time purchasing this charger for my mac. Apple seriously needs to reconsider it's design cause this is not durable at all! Every year I have to get a new charger and it's so frustrating!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger

    • Written by from Elk Grove

    I have gone through three of these chargers in the past two years. As a student I'm constantly carrying my charger around with me and using it in odd places. And every time, after about a couple weeks, my charger starts to fray and stop working. Before that I had my original charger that was the old version of the MagSafe and that worked beautifully for four years without any damage until the cat I was watching got to it.
    The quality of this product is atrocious, especially compared to the old version.
    It does not last. It can not take any abuse that should be standard with a charger for a portable device.
    If there was any other alternative I would say do not buy this product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from montreal

    This is my third one, I'm sick and tired of this product. It's useless, when buying one be prepared to replace it within a year.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Biggest piece of garbage on earth!

    • Written by from Lincoln

    WOW Apple. Really? I have to go through 3 chargers in 3 years? This is the most horribly built POS (besides the iPhone) thing I have ever used. I spend over a thousand dollars on your computer and you allow this cr*p charger to accompany it? This charger is the WORST charger in the entire world. And $80 for a replacement is outrageous, but you'll NEVER listen to your customers because YOU tell US what is best for us. Well I'm never listening to you or buying your garbage again!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple! This product is terrible

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I love my MacBook Pro, but I am about to run out and buy my 3rd power cord in the 3 yrs I've owned my computer. Not a problem if they were reasonably priced, but $80 come on! What a rip off for a product that won't last more than a year. These cords always fray right near the power adapter and where they enter the computer, I tried to tape my most recent one with electrical tape at the points to prolong its life, but instead it just frayed right where the tape ends. Apple, I am sure you have got to have enough brain power to make some more durable cords, get to work! In the meantime, lower the price on your current cords.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I guess I should consider myself lucky...mine lasted a little over a year

    • Written by from Hauppauge

    I just came on to purchase a replacement adapter and saw all the negative comments. Some people had to replace the adapter after only months of use. That is crazy!!!! I take care of my laptop and adapter and today, all of a sudden, I saw it was cracked/melting. It did last over a year so does that mean I should consider myself lucky....(sigh). Hopefully Apple makes note of all these negative comments and does something to improve the quality of these adapters.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    • Written by from San Jose

    This power adapter is by far the worst product I've ever used. We spend thousands of dollars on a laptop and have to spend more because neither the battery of power adapter can go on for more than a year. Unfortunately, we don't have a choice but to buy an Apple Power Adapter because only Apple makes it. After a while when you connect the charger to the laptop you have push or adjust it for it to start charging or else it just sitting there not charging.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, expensive to replace

    • Written by from Mercer Island

    This is an awful charger and stops working usually between a few months and a year. It doesn't stop working because of the user, it stops working because of poor quality of the product. After a little over a year I had to replace mine because it wouldn't charge the laptop, and Apple charges $80 to replace it!

    It's not uncommon either. I have yet to meet anyone college-aged with a laptop more than a year old who hasn't had to replace this charger at least once. If your computer is out of it's one-year warranty don't expect Apply to replace it's obviously poor quality and defective product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Antonio

    I'm on my third one. Mine don't fray, but eventually I'll plug it in to the laptop and nothing happens. No light, they just die. I'll think it's my laptop. But it's always the power adapter. The brick gets really hot I guess and shorts itself out.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and doesn't last

    • Written by from Miami

    The charger is expensive but they don't last too long. If it lasted longer maybe the $80 would be worth spending.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made, lasts around 12 months

    • Written by from Evans

    I have a 2010 Macbook Pro, with the 60W MagSafe Power Adapter. I am on my fourth adapter in 4 years. At $80 each these things really should last more than 1 year. My old Dell laptop never had the charger fail. Don't get me wrong, I love the Macbook, but the chargers are junk. The plastic covering the cable next to Magsafe adapter breaks and the cable eventually stops charging all together.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money

    • Written by from Tewksbury

    I have gone through three chargers in the last four years, these chargers are overpriced and they just don't last

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too cheaply made, too expensive to buy

    • Written by from Dundee

    I am very disappointed by how easily this charger wore out and broke. And charging $79 for a new one is ridiculous, especially since I paid a lot for my MacBook to begin with. Please rethink your design, make it more durable. And lower the price. I am planning on switching from Apple products because I do not feel that I am getting a quality product for how much I pay for them.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the T-style!

    • Written by from Tucker

    My wife and I haven't had the same connectivity issues as many reviewers here, but I do want to note that our L-style adapters are literally falling apart--peeling, exposed wires, cracks. I never had this issue with my T-style adapter, which I used for 4-5 years before my cat got to it. My current charger is being held together with electrical tape, surrounded by a second layer duct tape.

    The kicker is I never even take my charger anywhere; it's not an issue of wrapping the cords too tightly or mangling them in a backpack. The charger just sits at our desk when neither of us is using it, and it's still falling apart. $80 is WAY too much for this POS. Bring back your old charger, please!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Air charger Problems

    • Written by from Houston

    I don't like apple products. Too pricey but bought Macbook air becoz my wife likes it. Laptop works fine but not chargers. What is the point.
    Laptop charger gone bad twice within couple months and it costs $80 each. I am not buying Apple products anymore. Sorry Apple. There are better products out there for cheaper price.

    5 of 6 people found this useful