• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues with adapter after 5 years of use.

    • Written by Ryan C from Tempe

    I'm not sure why everyone else seems to have so many problems with this adapter. I've had the same original magsafe adapter that came with my MacBook that I purchased back in early 2012 and I've had zero issues with it. It's always charged my device just fine, and the wires are not exposed or tearing at all. Common sense, if you throw the adapter around and are careless with it, it's not going to last as long.

    6 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mark R from Marietta

    The root concept of a "Laptop" is convenience, portability and accessibility. With that said, durability is a key factor that attributes to the success of the "Laptop". In this respect, Apple has failed miserably. I am a dedicated consumer of Apple products, at the same time I am a professional who depends on my MacBook Pro to be available and functional at all times. Because of the poor quality of the MagSafe charger, my beautifully engineered laptop has been rendered useless on more than one occasion. I can confidently say that until Apple can successfully come up with a solution, I will be financially responsible and take my business elsewhere.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by James D from Port Elizabeth

    Apple really needs think rethink the design/quality of this charger. My laptop is only a few years old and the charger is completly frayed. The laptop has been well looked after and barely used as I have an imac .I have chargers from the 90s that have had way more use and are still fine. If you are going to make such bad quality products at least make them cheap. Your price for a replacement charger borders on criminal!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad and expensive

    • Written by Khin Gantgaw K from Singapore

    Have to buy 2 new chargers in 4 years. 80$ is totally not worth it. Either make it better or make it cheaper.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays and overheats

    • Written by Andrea M from Bothwell

    This is my second charger in 4 years. They are utter pants! I have to keep a ice pack on top of charger to stop over heating. Both chargers frayed at box end. I rarely use it. Was told by shop assistant I was winding it up wrong! Nice try! Can't even rate it! Don't want to give it one star.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't anyone from Apple read these reviews? ?

    • Written by Isla G from Bishops Sutton

    My Macbook power adapter is fraying and the plastic is splitting (has been held together with tape for 18 months) so I was interested to see whether other people had had the same problem, especially as I'm going to have to replace it with the newer style. I couldn't believe what I found - there are 16 pages dating from 2010 to Sept 2016 where people have constantly complained about the quality of their expensive chargers. Apple needs a minus section for their product rating.
    What exactly is the point of reviewing a product if the manufacturer doesn't read any of them ? Is Apple so convinced of their market lead that they don't bother to listen to their supporters? Doesn't sound like good business sense to me.
    Time to raise your game Apple.

    46 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 in 3 years!

    • Written by Yusuf R from Beverly Hills

    Come on Apple! I really like your products really do. But a charger that brroke down twice in 3 years! It's the same issue with the lightening cables of the ends being all torn up. You need to fix this. Purchasing a charger every year or two is just plain ridiculous!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Gent Q from London

    How many of these ridiculously expensive and poorly made chargers is somebody expected to run through in the lifetime of their macbook????

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by Sungbae P from Sunnyvale

    I need to buy another adapter again. It lasts only 2 years until totally brake. There is no other option to pay $79 plus tax to use my computer every 2 years. It is very disappointing.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tears and frays, exposing wires!

    • Written by Adam S from Essex

    £65?! *Sigh* Will get a cheap brand one instead - chances are it'll last longer than the OM version. Three years old and has frayed, split and torn through normal use. Has now exposed the metal wires and needs replacing. Poor design...

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hardly a green(er), sustainable offering...

    • Written by KIMBERLY K from OAKLAND

    Like so many of the other posters here, I too am about to make my third acquisition of this poorly architected power adapter. Three adapters in a scant four years. S'mthin' ain't right.

    NB: The power adapters and cords for my 'ancient' White iBook (circa 2005), and Black MacBook (circa 2008) are still performing well.

    What's up with this making unsustainable products which are hardly 'green(er)' if one is going to be disposing of these items every 1.0-1.5 years?!!! I'm just sayin'...

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third charger in the last 4 years

    • Written by Arun G from Minnetonka

    I am okay to pay premium price but the product should have high quality as well. It shouldnt be something which stops working every year or so. Apple should give free chargers for people who bought these T chargers, this is such a terrible product. This is my third charger in the last 4 years.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by John J from San Diego

    I've been reading the reviews and i dont understand how everyones chargers are always breaking. I've had my charger for almost 4 years now and its still in perfect condition. As long as you take care of your electronics you should have no problems with this product. Im very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.

    5 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - why aren't the cables replaceable?????? Money making scam!

    • Written by John B from Bristol

    These power adapters are utter rubbish. On a variety of MacBooks, I've had four of these fail (out of four!) ALL WITH THE SAME FAULT - the wire fails at the junction with the Magsafe connector. As the connector is proprietary, you can't just get another connector and solder it on, so you have to go to the expense of buying a new adapter, even though the transformer part is fine!! Enviromental? I don't think so - money making more like. And don't buy one of the cheap so called 'genuine' adapters, 'cos they're even worse! An environmentally/customer friendly company would make the lead detachable so that it can be replaced with a new one. BAD, BAD APPLE!

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power cord crubles

    • Written by Randolph R from State College

    I've replaced my Macbook's Magsafe power cord three times now because its outer coating crumbles apart.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst chargers on the market

    • Written by James R from London

    My 2nd Macbook charger is about to break (I've had this one 15 months) so I've decided to leave a review. Annoyingly they are covered up to 12 months, which means that I'll be shelling out another 60 quid for a new charger. My last one broke at the middle so I invested in a Python cord - it has been moderately successful as the middle hasn't broken yet, this time it's the end that connects to the laptop. As they're the same company, I reckon iPhone chargers last around 3-6 months each too. They seriously need to improve the durability of their chargers, because, as the title says, they are probably the worst on the market.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Adaptor

    • Written by Mary Kate B from Westminster

    I have been consistently disappointed with the quality of Apple's power adaptors for all of our products (iPhone, iPad, laptop). Now, my MacBook Pro adaptor is no longer working. Considering the price of your products and Apple's reputation for innovation and quality, I find it hard to believe that your design team hasn't figured out how to engineer a high quality charger. I have been a loyal Apple customer for 26 years, but I am beginning to question whether the poor quality is intentional to increase the sales of your accessories! I now need to spend $ 80.00 to replace a power cord. For the record, we are very careful with the care of our cords and have never had this issue with Windows platform chargers.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How many of these does it take to use a macbook?

    • Written by ANDREW B from EASTPORT

    1, 2, 3, more? If they were $9 ones then replacement would be not a problem. I expect more from the "it just works" company. At $79 a pop I am not happy having needed to buy three for my macbook over the years. I now have just purchased a new macbook pro but alas, while getting the data migrated, the old macbook has no power again as the new adapter is different. Number 4 is here now. This has gone on long enough Apple. I find years of the same comments about your power adapters. Shameful.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers break easily

    • Written by Ane A from Lørenskog

    Seriously. I dont understand why they havent changed it yet. Not just this, but every other macbook charger Ive had, including all my iphone chargers. they break so easily compared to all other chargers on the marked. Sadly they dont even have to step up the game thanks to their huge brand name, what a tragedy. people will still buy, and spend money to buy 2nd, 3rd maybe 4th or 5th chargers because they break so freaking easy. ugh. and theyre so expensive to buy too. apple. get your stuff together and bring us chargers that actually lasts more than a few months.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sahil D from Kowloon

    This charger's durability is horrible. I went though 3 of these chargers in 4 years of using this laptop and I now need to buy a fourth. With this kind of price it is ridiculous.Apple please make these wires thicker and do us all a favour.