• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely useless

    • Written by Megan W from South Shields

    I am disgusted at the price of this charger compared to the durability. I have had this charger for a grand total of two months and it has completely broken. For weeks the charger has been going off with the slightest bit of movement and now it is totally unresponsive. I am dumbfounded at the fact that these £80 chargers are our only options and they are lasting no more than two to three months. Classic Apple charging absurd prices for sub-standard products.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Skye R from Franklin

    I have bought two of these over the past 5 years. They are so expensive and break so easily. The chord side where the charger box is is so brittle and snaps so easily, making it so you can't charge it at all. I've only had this charger for a year and a half. Boo apple

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another failure

    • Written by Joanne S from Caterham

    Like many other reviewers - my second adapter is on the verge of failing and I am going to have to buy another - come on Apple you need to do something about this.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple???

    • Written by Natalie W from Long Beach

    When/IF I buy another adapter, this will be my third one in 5 years. Meanwhile, the cheapest, most ridiculous appliances and gadgets that I purchase have power cords that last forever! For $80 bucks, it needs to last a lifetime. My next computer will most likely not be an Apple. I need something VR capable and if you did have something VR ready, it would probably be too expensive anyway. I'm tired of you guys acting like you're the Maserati of computers when you REFUSE to make a decent power cord. Please get it together.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive!!

    • Written by Jen L from Portsmouth

    I had to buy a replacement charger due to my original chargers insulation splitting & exposing the cables. I was disgusted to learn of the price of a replacement charger. It is far too expensive but I have no choice but to buy one in order to continue using my laptop. It leaves me strongly doubting as to whether I would buy another Apple product in the future due to the excess expenses.

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Literally awful

    • Written by Clarissa T from Bloomington

    It lasts less than a year. Also the price has dramatically increased since I last had to purchase it.

    Basically... the cord isn't sturdily supported at any of its connections save the plugin to the wall, so it bends and breaks at all of its junctions (i.e. weak points).

    Reinforcing it with duct tape around the weak points (read: at the L-tip, and at the connection to the adapter) immediately after buying it seems to have prolonged its life by at least two months.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised at the negative reviews...

    • Written by Eric H from Vancouver

    I have had my MacBook pro 13 in for 7 years and my power adapter is just now going out. I am a bit taken aback by the price of a replacement that fits something as technologically ancient as a 10 year old laptop, however my computer still runs flawlessly. Well worth it if you don't have to keep up with the Jonses (or Kardashians.... ugh). That being said, I have never had an issue with my Mac power adapters until now so (fingers crossed) I will replace it today... I was also surprised at the over 2K negative reviews. This has simply not been my experience. I treat my electronics like the expensive necessities that they are but have also traveled the world (literally) with this computer/power adapter for the last 10 years. Not a single issue. I was also in the "sand box" (for those of you that will identify with that terminology) which is one of the harshest environments for electronics on Earth. I stand behind Apple.

    11 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    About a 4-year Lifespan

    • Written by Emily W from Ely

    I believe I've had to purchase three of these in 11 years. The white rubber/plastic coating just shreds and flakes off, exposing the bare wire and causing it to fray. Why not use industrial strength coating? Oh wait, because then you can get $79.00 every few years from each of us.
    I would give three stars if it weren't for the price. Way, way too expensive for a simple cord.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple products out there

    • Written by Toni L from Saint Paul

    These chargers are incredibly fragile and not built to last more than a year or two. On top of that, they're insanely overpriced, so you can be assured you'll be wasting all kinds of money replacing these over time.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple you're better than your chargers

    • Written by Christopher S from Warner Robins

    On my 3rd charger! Come on Apple, we invest in your company and your product the least you can do is provide quality accessories to go with your $1,000+ computer. Paying $80 for a charger is ridiculous.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger Isn't Worth What It Costs

    • Written by Latisha E from Maywood

    I spent over $80 for this charger and within a year's time it stopped working. Keep in mind this is the second one I've had to buy since I bought my computer 3 years ago.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do you make them terrible on purpose?

    • Written by andrew T from Palm Coast

    I don't understand how you can make such nice computers and such terrible chargers. Is this purposeful or just an oversight? I love your computers but I don't think I can stomach spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on replacements over the lifetime of one computer.

    The poor durability of these cords is criminal. What a tremendous waste of environmental resources. Please try to do better.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Life spam 2 years

    • Written by Berenika C from Rostock

    In four years 2 Power Adapters.Life spam 2years each...80€ for new one? Is this really a joke?Going to search for alternatives on AMAZON.goodnight

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst thing in Apple product line.

    • Written by Jianzhong Y from Purley

    Same story as all other users. I've bought replacements from Apple several times. Obviously this is a product quality issue, and Apple simply wants its customers to pay the bill for it. Giving one star is over generous.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    9 years strong!

    • Written by Ericka J from Benicia

    Well I have had my Macbook since 2008! I am looking to get the next model because it is now obsolete. I can't get the latest versions and need more memory! Anywho I haven't ever had to replace my L cord til now. Still charging def no sparking. Just now see some fraying in the cord so will buy a replacement for my backup 2008 MacBook. Glad I didn't have any issues. They are very expensive.

    2 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Designed for the dump

    • Written by Kelly C from Brandon

    I have been an Apple customer for almost 20 years now. My first Apple product was an iMac. Throughout my history with Apple, I have never had a product with worse longevity than the Apple MagSafe and other iterations of laptop power adapters. I have never had a power adapter last for the lifetime of the product it accompanied. Why is this?

    Like a compostable fork that begins to degrade before you finish your meal, MagSafe adapters essentially "crumble" apart. (Although make no mistake with this analogy--they are still highly toxic garbage when they inevitably end up in a landfill). They don't stop working, in my experience, but I stop being comfortable using them when they have been patched with black electrical tape in so many places they look like a zebra tail.

    I implore you, Apple engineers, to overhaul the MagSafe line and/or outsource their production to a company dedicated to creating high quality, safe, and responsibly produced power sources.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing :(

    • Written by Fran P from Strathroy

    Breaks so easily. Every Macbook Pro I've seen with this adapter features a power adapter held together with electrical tape.

    I'd be less upset if the chargers were less expensive. But I don't want to pay 100$ for another poor quality charger that will break after a few months. Apple can make amazing chargers. I have a Mid 2009 Macbook Pro with a power cord that's just as good as the day I got it. So what's up with this one? The computer is amazing. I love it. Power cord is the worst ever.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst adapter ever

    • Written by Camila M from miami

    The only reason I wouldn't recommend anyone from buying a Macbook is the low quality and bad design of the power adapter. Last year I purchased this product and it has already started to break in where it connects to the laptop. It's like if Apple purposely designs the adapter in such a way that it will break so they can sell you more products. The worst experience.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I didn't read these years ago.

    • Written by Dennis M from Sarasota

    My Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter is SIX years old this month. There is a 1/2" crack in the wire cover now that exposes the internal wiring when I bend it at the location. Given the zillion hours of use and abuse, my opinion of this product is very good. With that said I am on my THIRD keyboard that does not make me happy overall.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anastasia N from Warrenton

    I am extremely disappointed in the quality of this product. I have a 2012 macbook pro and the second 60w MagSafe Power Adaptor that I have bought has just begun to spark and it has stopped charging my laptop. I have not only replaced it once, but now twice as I am now looking to buy a third just to keep my mac going. I love my mac, but I do not love these poor chargers that bend and fray no matter how straight or how gentle I use them, and at $80 a pop, it really hurts. I expect much more from Apple. I really do.

    23 of 25 people found this useful