• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give Zero star

    • Written by Madoka I from Oslo

    I would expect the charger that came with the machine that cost me over USD $ 4000, was of super-quality lasting for at least a decade. I treated the charger extremely carefully, but it didn´help at all. Personally, I think Apple should offer a new charger for free of charge to anyone using this charger. I had to pay $79.00 only for a new single charger. A crazily overpriced item with no equivalent quality. This was a huge dissapointment that I will remember for a long long time, unfortunately.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life time

    • Written by Alexia B from Telford

    From reading these reviews I've realized that I'm not the only one who's charger shorted out after just 16 months of use. To be fair I do tend to accidentally leave my charger on fabrics or when removing it I don't do so extremely gently but isn't that the point of MagSafe, to be able to pull the cable out without damaging it or the laptop? I think that Apple should 1.Bring back MagSafe to new laptops. 2.Make the power box bigger to try and reduce heating. 3.Make the cable going into the computer thicker as it becomes very flimsy making it brittle and maybe it being so thin be the reason why the box may overheat? I am not an expert but I would consider some changes to make the charger's life last longer and also for such a weak charger why does it cost £79!? That's just disgraceful

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Rubbish

    • Written by Nelis L from Cape Town

    On my 3rd charger and having to fork out a fortune every time. Not the quality I've come to expect from Apple !

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets too hot!!

    • Written by Lin R from Sandwich

    I have bought three new MagSafe Power Adaptors now. Come on Apple....your adapters get too hot and the cable becomes scorched and splits exposing the wires after a very short time. Read all of the poor reviews. We can't all be wrong. This will be a Class Action waiting to happen if a fire occurs!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by E Doyle E from Roanoke

    This is the third Apple charger I have bought for my rMBP-15. First one died after 2 years, second one frayed at the mag end and now this one has frayed as well. Never again. I am going to pick a new band of laptop for my next purchase. Steve would be ashamed of this product.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 3 years of sitting on my desk.

    • Written by Brandon W from Riverside

    My MagSafe 2 charger died after only 3 years of sitting on a clean desk with plenty of air ventilation. I have an L shaped MagSafe charger from 2011 which is still going strong. Not sure how an older charger which has been through the ropes with harsher treatment then this newer charger is still working great while this one died on me. I noticed the orange light was no longer lighting up on the T connecter while the MacBook pro was charging. The green light would come on once the MacBook pro battery reached 100%. Now no light at all whatsoever and now my $2700 dollar can't be charged until I pay Apple $80 for a new charger. So until I pay $80 I have a $2700 paperweight due to Apple knowing these charges are junk. GG Apple. This makes sense why you only warranty anything for 1 year. Also it's very ironic that lots of Mac users report their MagSafe 2 chargers failing just about right after the 1 year mark. Coincidence?

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by David F from Winthrop

    The poor quality of this charger is a bad match for a nice Macbook. Price is not even close to justified.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Owoche O from The Colony

    Approaching 3 years with zero issues. Mine has been very durable, while my girlfriend's charger fell apart after about 2 years of use. Guess it comes down to proper usage and care.

    3 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality, dangerous.

    • Written by David C from Toronto

    The wires frayed very quickly on both the adapter and the extension cord, which is a fire hazard, and stopped working after about 13 months. The second one died with wires melting and sparks flying. Rince and repeat ever 13 to 16 months, they keep on dying the same way, all originals purchased from the Apple store. At the price they cost (about 4 times what I pay for a PC equivalent), it's unacceptable.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord disintegrating.

    • Written by RC T from Deer Harbor

    Power cord poor quality. Rubber insulation now shredding from cord. Can't tape it up fast enough. Have to purchase new one for $79.00 plus tax....

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by Lewis D from Selby

    Considering Apples prestige of products and attention to detail, this is a real shame.
    The charger gets really hot to the point that is is a possible fire hazard, too hot to touch and I do not dare to put near any fabrics or carpets. I understand batteries get hot when in use but this is really worrying, make the charger bigger? fire proof the charger with a heat resistant material?

    Thank you.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by maya S from Knoxville

    This charger falls off of the computer so easily, leaving my computer not charging overnight. Also, it is disintegrating and tearing apart. I do not use this charger in a manner that would cause it to tear apart, I leave it in the same spot and plug in my computer every night, rarely does it get put in a bag or bent. I do not understand why this product is so poorly made. Definitely not worth $79.00, I am very displeased with this charger.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outer layer of cord splits and frays quickly

    • Written by Steven K from Glen Burnie

    Under very light use the outer layer of the MacBook end of the cord disintegrates. The entire cord then slowly falls apart and becomes dangerous.

    If you get two years out of it you are lucky. I'm on my third one. I only wish I could give it zero stars.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Christopher E from Leicester

    I am having to buy my 3rd charger in 3 years, the current one that broke shows no evidence of any damage or wear. It was always handled with care. Just stopped working

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent MagSafe, Terrible cord

    • Written by Ken W from Medford

    Love the MagSafe feature. It saved my computer many times! Hate the cord. The cord decomposes and crumbles far to quickly. I find this same problem with my iPhone and iPad cords as well. I expect much more durability from Apple. I would prefer durable cords but if you cannot produce better cables and cords, why not make the removable from the charger to lessen the cost of replacement? But then, you would need to make it so it would not overheat! I give this product 5 stars for MagSafe and 1 star for the poor durability cord.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst cable design

    • Written by Steven C from Cambridge

    The outer insulation started cracking new the brick end perhaps within a year of original purchase. Now, after a couple years, the computer end is also splitting. I have never seen this low quality on even the cheapest electrical supply cables. Is it UL listed? I have been fortunate so far that there has been no sparking as others have experienced. Sadly, there are no alternatives.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow, it actually started burning

    • Written by Matthew W

    I can't believe something so poorly designed by Apple is still the only option available for powering my Macbook Pro. The weak point on the cord frayed and sparks started flying along with smoke while I was working. Not impressive at all.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My experience also good

    • Written by Eric F from Groton

    After replacing my POS PC laptop that had cracked because someone tripped over the cable and it fell to the floor, I've used my rMBP for over two years without problems with the power supply. I love the cable and the MagSafe connection. It has saved the computer from being yanked off a table several times. Unfortunately I now have to replace it because my new puppy ate the cord. Bonus, of course, that I can still use my laptop until I can get a new power supply because the battery lasts such a long time. But, that's why we love them anyway, so no news here. BTW I have dropped my MacBook a couple of times and no one would ever know. Also, I've found that the easiest way to disconnect the plug is to tip it down so it falls right off. That way there's no tugging or twisting on the cord anyway.

    3 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by John M from Aurora

    glad they switched to something else, pins get all messed up in a about a year despite cleaning an babying. I wish there was an alternative for my macbook

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and Dangerous!!!!!!!

    • Written by rose K from east longmeadow

    I have gone through 2 of these changers in 2 years. They overheat turn yellow and brown on the end and spark. If I did not notice the sparks it would have caught fire. This is a shame. I have never had a problem before with an apple product. When I called customer service they sent me out a new charger, had me return the defective charger and still billed me for it. Very disappointed!

    13 of 13 people found this useful