• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They break frequently and are expensive.

    Unreliable. Poor quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst made charger cable

    basically the cable just ended up breaking into small pieces around.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just not on

    It's very expensive and doesn't last long

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Subpar product

    I have a late 2008 13in macbook. I had the original charger for 8 years, carting it back and forth to school 3-5 days a week for over 4 years of that time before I had any issues. After buying a replacement charger in December of last year, I am now needing to replace it again. This is with just using it at home and occasional trips to the coffee shop. Yes, the original product was durable and well made, but these replacement chargers are junk.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple chargers are the worst!

    If you 're going to make such a bad charger, lower the price!!!!! Every time I go to change it I'm blamed by the apple store for the damage, but I'm extremely careful and have just had another split upon with normal careful use. It's the only charger I've ever had trouble with.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop being ignorant

    Apple gets a bad reputation for making ‘cheap cables’ because the majority of Apple users do not understand how to take care of electronic equipment. It’s a shame that the rest of us get a bad name because of those guys.
    I’ve never had a single Apple MagSafe charger wire fray/break/stop working. I’ve never had a single Lightning cable fray/break/stop working unless I myself did something wrong to it. Im a computer science major, and I deal with wires all day everyday, so maybe I’m a bit more cautious with them.

    Regardless, this is not a 1 star product just because a lot of people take very poor care of their belongings. I see it in university every day, people close their MacBooks, throw them in the bags, then throw in the charger without even looking at it. I also see people wind up the cables so tight they strain inevitably.

    Loose coils people.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Power Adapter - won't be buying another Mac!

    Apple you are taking the micky. Fed up with your adapters lasting less than a year when work laptop ones last three or four and are half the price. Third and final Mac. Sick of being riped-off by you guys.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst

    In 4 years I'm on my 3rd adapter and need a new one again! They always wear on the corner where it attaches to the laptop. Seems like I need a new one every year. Real bad!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection bad from factory

    I had this adapter with my first 13". It never worked right. I was always having to jiggle it to get it to turn on, or it would wait for several seconds before turning on. Support told me there was no known problems. Really? Then, why with my next computer did they change the head?

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Safety hazard - poor strain relief

    I don't often write reviews, but in this case I just had to say something. My wife's cable frayed at the connector, shorted out, and actually smoked. This is such a poorly designed cable it's ridiculous. I make cables for industrial electronics, so I know a little bit about them. Apple has clearly designed this charger to just look pretty. The little bit of tubing at the connector that they apparently think is strain relief hardly does a thing. This is a problem on all my iPhone cables too. Apple, please ditch the strain relief tubing and provide real molded strain reliefs. And replace my defective chargers and cables while you're at it.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to meet the person who loves their magsafe charger

    The magnet is a great idea (which now they have gotten rid of!!!) The rest of the construction is terrible, the cords don't last and they apparently make the cords not replaceable so we have to throw out the whole thing and buy a new one for $80 each time. Big cost, big waste of time as well as ecological waste, and basically is against everything Apple design ever stood for in the good sense of things. Unfortunately after market versions are worse. Ugh.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    :(

    I love apple products normally but about a year ago I replaced my apple cord from 2009! The first charger lasted almost 8 years! I bought this one last year and I recently was using it when I started smelling smoke the cable had burned through the rubber casing on the chord. That's concerning :(

    Apple if I am paying $100 on a charger I hope I'm paying for quality... this was definitely not quality.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Breaking

    I had to buy this 4 times and I don't even move the charger around that much. My iPhone charger lasts longer than the MacBook's. This is outrageous.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever! Worn out even with extreme care!

    I literally went to the Apple Store just to learn how to protect my adapter from breaking. I followed their advice carefully. Still it broke again after a year.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60W magsafe

    Unfortunately I have had same experience as everyone else: new charger at an extortionate price given there is no alternative which then fails within 3 months of purchase. It worked fine for a couple of months then wouldn't charge the lap top , then started charging again but yesterday the magnetic head snapped off its casing making the cable totally useless. Ridiculous, disappointing and totally unacceptable that I have to buy yet another one in order to use my laptop. 1 star is way over generous.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Charge for TOO much $$$

    I am very disappointed in my charger. I went to best buy only two or so weeks ago to buy a brand new charger for $80 because my old one has been freeing. It has only been a few weeks and now my new one is fraying. I am not impressed at all. Now I have two junk chargers and no way to charge my mac book pro. I can't afford to go buy another one. Jesse you think something with its own serial number would be made with better quality. I beet they are made cheaply so we had to keep buying one. Would really love if Apple would absorb the sot on this one and send me a new charger asap! I have school work to do.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective Product

    My original adapter worked for several years, but the cable frayed at the MagSafe connection. I attributed it to normal wear & tear and went to Apple for a replacement.

    I was mortified that a replacement adapter cost $80! However, I wanted an authentic Apple product for peace of mind.

    Needless to say, like many others I was disappointed when the new cable frayed at the exact same point after just 4 months. My MacBook was used exclusively at home and I believe the fraying came from the fact that the L connection can cause a slight bend in the cable. Although the wires were exposed I covered them with electrical tape because it had cost so much. Eventually it died and I went for a sketchy third party adapter.

    My third party adapter just failed after 15 months, so I came here with the intention of buying an Apple product that would 'last'. But after reading all these reviews again, I can't in good conscience pay $80 for an inferior product that is known to be low-quality and dangerous. I'm just going to retire the MacBook and switch to PC. What an underhanded way to treat customers who've paid a premium for a 'well-designed' product. Never again...

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a disgrace

    Absolute garbage. 3rd charger in 1,5 years just broke. 80*3=160. 160/18=8.8$. I pay a steady 9$ per month for Apple chargers. Using my last bit of power to write this. *SHAKING MY HEAD*

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do your adapters lack quality?

    I get that you need to make money on accessories but if you make me keep buying adapters once a year its going to affect the rating you get! Without a rhyme or reason your adapter gave up on me. I plugged it in, checked to see if the wire was damaged or if the dog chewed it - nope nothing. It just wont charge my laptop. 2k ratings of a 1 star should make you focus on making better accessories.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks every ~10 months (pathetic, expensive hardware)

    I'm so disillusioned.

    I treat my adaptors better than my children. I literally baby them, no direct sunlight exposure, no overheating, no bending, no touching, no unnecessary usage and yet, they break so often I need to replace my adaptor every ~10 months. For $80 each time. I have bought 4 now for a single macbook.

    Apple have built a horrible product here and they don't care. We are being screwed.I won't buy a macbook again, this is way too expensive.

    13 of 13 people found this useful