• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    As a poor student who relies on my macbook for EVERYTHING, having a weak link like this charger is ridiculous. A 5-year-old with a crayon could design a better charger. The current iteration is bulky, ugly, sickly and frail. I'm now on my 3rd charger (they break down approximately every 24-months regardless of how well you take care of them). Now I'm an extra $240 in the hole due to the ridiculous price of these poor chargers that probably cost $2 to mass manufacture. Thanks Apple, back to PC's for my next laptop.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not fit for purpose

    totally useless design, 3rd charger in 3 years of very light use... with/despite the multitude of lousy reviews you would think someone may be embarrassed into action... but on the other hand...

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product!

    I bought this charger after my last one stopped working. After only a few months of using it the outer rubber coating that covers the wires started to rip. I have had to tape most of it up to keep it together. It's just getting gradually worse and has now started to heat up!

    Why can't apple produce a reliable charger that lasts more then a year!

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Having to now buy my 3rd charger in a year and a half, every single one has the same issue, internal connections sever, rendering the charger useless, because my battery is also dead, its cheaper than paying £101 for a new battery! Come on apple, we have forked out enough money for the mabook...GIVE US A BREAK!!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate below 1 star I would

    As a student I rely heavily on my MacBook to access homework, today my Mac was at 10% so I went to grab my power chord mid-way through an online timed exam and surprise, surprise my power chord just decides to stop working, so not only did my computer die halfway through my exam but this is my 3rd power chord! I am fairly gentle with my chords, but don't worry, they'll start to twist and fray in a matter of months regardless of how well you care for it. At this point I'm pretty convinced that Apple won't redesign this power adapter because it brings in more revenue when customers have to continuously repurchase this overpriced product, obviously we don't have a choice, either buy it or have a useless MacBook. Maybe you should start giving out free punch cards and the fourth one is free!? Thanks for all the help Apple....

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my third one

    Ridiculously priced especially when they twist on their own and rip apart. Extremely infuriating.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I agree with other posters. Between my wife and myself and adult daughter, all three of our adapters for our respective MacBook Pros have failed within the last 30 days. This is ridiculous, and the unit is overpriced. As advanced as Apple's products are, this is the one perpetual Achille's heel of what are otherwise excellent computers. I agree: Apple, do something about this problem. Make an adapter with a cable that won't become frayed at the transformer!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design

    Until I read the reviews, I thought it was just me being rough on cords. Am now on my 3rd adapter. They end up looking almost chewed up, independent of the care with which I treat them. Agree with others that Apple needs to change the design ASAP.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Now I am shopping for cord #4....YES, you heard me correctly: cord #4!! A person pays over 2000 for a computer, and you think APPLE can at least create a durable cord that lasts and gives a lifetime warranty!!

    Fix the problem APPLE!! The one star outweighs the other stars!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    just terrible

    Ofcourse it is the poorly made THIN CORD!

    I wish there was i way to get refund for this therrible product. I seriously don't want to pay 100 EUR (that is how much it costs in my country) to get another one, especilly having read these reviews. Obviously, there is a high possibility it will happen again.
    Fixing it is also not an option, so thank you Apple for overpriced product that has a lifespan of maximum 2 years!

    However i can't use my 2000 $ laptop without it, so yeah, FIX IT FOR FUTURE USERS AT LEAST!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The *one* Apple cable I have no complaints about

    I know I'm going to get a lot of "unhelpful" votes for this review, but this is my experience. I generally love Apple products but hate their cables. They do not last. Any of them. Except for my power cable. Over five years and still going strong. And no, it hasn't just been sitting in one place collecting dust. I've traveled the world with it. Squished it into my my backpack. Abused it. Plugged it into questionable voltage adapters when I forgot my Apple adapters. What finally killed it (and the reason why I'm even here reading these reviews)? Puppy teeth. I even repaired it once with Sugru and it kept working. Unfortunately, it didn't survive the last assault. I will now mourn its death and hope that the next cable lives until they get their adult teeth.

    15 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MagSafe power cords are just awful


    The cord that connect to the computer is SO thin that it pulled away from the transformer (white square in middle of cord) and is now frayed and irrepairable. It is horribly designed and extremely overpriced. Just ridiculous. 1-stars is too many, but there is no 0-star rating for revieiwng this poorly-designed product.

    lol...got "Some words in your review cannot be published. Please revise your review." on my first attempt, so had to revise!

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously Apple, do something to fix this product!!

    I will be needing to visit the local Apple store tomorrow to purchase a new power adapter. This will be my 4th power adapter in four years. The issue is always the same, the point where the brick and the cord meets breaks because there isn't enough support in the design of the connection. With the first two adapters, I thought maybe I was being too rough on the travelling and handling of them. But after babying the last two adapters to no avail and seeing the sheer number of awful reviews on here, it's pretty obvious that there is something WRONG with the design of this product. This is one of those issues that can drive a loyal customer away.


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buying it again....

    I wish they had zero stars. I bought the last one 10 months ago. The one before that 8 months. Before that 12 months.....Well you get the idea. It frays and shreds. This one very shortly after it was purchased but somehow I limped it along. Hate it. Abhor it. Loathe it.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile design

    I'm on my third adapter after 3 years. This is the most annoying power adapter I ever worked with. It's engineered to fail you after one year.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    would give 0 if possible.

    Apple is the worst company in the world with this stuff. all these negative reviews and nothing changes
    12 month warranty and charger only lasts for 2 years. I now have to go out and spend a 10th of what the laptop costs just to charge the bloody battery.
    if anyone is considering buying an apple product. dont. putrid customer service and crapy products

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware the Frays.

    It's not like I'm swinging the thing all over the place or anything. But, I can't keep the plasticy cover close to the connector to stay together. I'll have to wrap the next one in something. You would expect for the money to find better quality. Rubbish.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple isn't caring for customers

    Apple is one of the most user compatible computer companies, that said I am highly irritated that the power adapters are so shabbily designed. I have replaced mine more than I care to remember, and will be heading to the store again today to replace yet another failed charger. They almost always tear and fray in the same place, so to apple I say; "Care for your customers and hear our complaint. You employ some of the top designers, put them to work."

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 chargers in 4 years

    Terrible product. To have to pay $119 for a replacement is insulting. Charger gets so hot that it burns skin. Will be moving back to a Windows based machine for video editing work and this charger is a significant part of the reason why.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Nightmare of a Product !!

    4th charger thats broke in the last 2 years !! currently on the last stretch of my research paper for my Master Degree and the charger breaks again.

    ahhhh !!!

    so expensive to buy and the thing just falls apart so easily


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