• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks - AGAIN

    the right angle connection is no improvement over the old straight connector (that I notice the new Retina display models are using again), they ALL twist and break near the connector.

    Apple needs to incorporate some sort of flexible strain relief near the connector.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    convenient but it does'nt last. the wire frays at both ends of the cords. I usually have to get a replacement every few years. not bad until you consider its $80

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality for price

    Apple products are typically very well made - and they should be, since you have to pay premium for them. However, the chargers are an exception; you pay premium, but get some cheap, flimsy wire.

    After less than a year, the charger wire, which is noticeably weak material, had started to split. The L shaped head has fallen apart; the magnetic connector came away from the charger. This is through absolutely ordinary use. It seems to me that, as great as the magnetic connector is in theory, it's not attached to a sturdy enough component, which means the strain on the head from simply connecting to and disconnecting from the laptop is too much. This wasn't as much of a problem with the T shaped headed chargers since they detached more easily (safely) and with less stress on the product than the L charger.

    Overall, considering you're paying for very basic technology, the quality of the materials should be far better. Extremely disappointed. Apple, either charge far less for these chargers (to reflect the poor quality) or improve the quality so they are worth the price!

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes, this is lame.

    I am so gentle with my MacBook and its charger,
    but it ups and dies on me anyway. Judging from
    the common sentiment represented in the reviews
    for this product, need I say more?

    But I also think it is unreasonably expensive, especially
    for being so lame.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Charger ever

    This is the worst part of owning a mac book pro. THe charger is absolutely horrible. Mine got busted in 1.5 years. Apple really needs to improve the design. Very disappointed in apple and this charger is not worth 80 bucks.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and low quality

    My girlfriend's charger is now taped up as after around a year of use the wire has become frayed (search for "macbook charger wire exposed" to see many others with this problem).

    This also happened to me several months ago and I was lucky enough that Apple replaced it free of charge but no such luck for my girlfriend. It's unreasonable to expect people to pay £65 for one year's use of a charger. Cheap netbook chargers don't have this problem.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    one of the worst product

    just 15 months ago i purchased macbook pro it costing 70,000 Rs ( i am from india) that time sony , dell and HP offer for 35,000 best laptop almost double cost MAC but now my charger not working , too hit for my laptop i don't think mac have good product just market good way

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not the way to make money off your cutovers!

    I am having the same problems with my power adaptor that apparently everyone else is having in that it is failing after a few months. I don't have another adaptor and will have to rush out and try to find one on completing this review as it is down to 12% power with no way to get the power cord to function and recharge my computer. This is not the way to treat loyal Apple customers. I bought my first Apple IIE computer and put it together with every extra card that was available. I bought the first mac that was available. Now for my 30 years of loyalty I can look forward to a problem so big that it prevents me from using my computer. Come on Apple you see what people are saying here don't be greedy and cheap out on us. Replace these faulty cords and treat your customers properly. Many thanks.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd Notebook and 2nd Adapter Gone bad before 8 months

    Purchased a 15" MacBook last year and the MagSafe adapter stopped functioning a little over 6 months later.

    Took the MagSafe adapter into a Genius Bar (after making an appointment) and after spending time waiting for the Genius Bar to make a decision, was given a replacement. (Thank you!)

    Purchased an 11" MacBook Air earlier this year and about 8 months later, the MagSafe adapter has stopped functioning as well.

    Not looking forward to 1) spending more time to make an appointment with Genius Bar, 2) travel to/from the Genius Bar and 3) spend time to have someone at the Genius Bar look into what is clearly a faulty product.

    May the Apple gods make this adapter replacement as smooth as possible. Fingers crossed...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst charger ever

    These power adapters do not last, the engineer that allowed this flawed design to hit the stores should be ashamed of himself. This was my fourth adapter, it just suddenly stopped working. I am not buying a new one from you given that I can but four generic adapters for each one of your disposable ones. Honestly Apple, you are selling overpriced disposable adapters and right now you are in no position to make mistakes and angry your customers, I am a very angry customer who has 316 dollars worth of trash.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter

    They break so quickly! The wires just breaks, and it stops working, I like apple, but defiantly not the charger.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it at first, now not so much

    My cord has never given me any problems until recently. The small magnet piece keeps detaching from the cord, and i have to fit it back into place in order for it to work. It continuously happens! 5 times so far!! I do not want to pay $80 for a new charger, that's insane!! Apple, please fix these for the next models of macbooks!! I love my computer but I hate when my electronics fail on me and my charger is A FAIL!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not last

    Onto power adapter #3 for a 3 1/2 year old 13inch MacBook. The price is ridiculous for what you get. The #2 was covered under a 3yr AppleCare but I'm on the hook for this one. No fraying, no bending of the cord. It just stopped charging the laptop. Things like this convince me that Apple is a toy company, not a professional computer company.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My second is on its way out. My receipt (keep box and receipt for this one) shows I bought the replacement on March 5, 2012 and now, on November 17, 2012, it's toast. I use my laptop probably 10-12 hours a day and it travels to and from work. This adapter is probably fine for a stationary machine, but it needs to be much more heavy duty or else sell it for 20 bucks.

    I look forward to the class action on this one.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2.5 years

    I had this cord for only 2 1/2 years. My other power cords for past laptops (PC) have lasted me the lifetime of the laptop (4-5 years).

    I also don't like that the only option available is a white cord. It gets so grimy and turns brown even if you clean it frequently.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    deserves 0 stars

    just paid for my third power cord

    am really hating apple

    why should i buy another mac?

    311 of 317 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design Apple!! Second one to break down ...

    Cable and computer connection unit have parted ... second one !!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good at all !

    ! do not last @ all . have bought 4 already and i do take care of my stuff ... Theyre simply bad designed !!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They Never Last!

    If they let you give 0 stars I would have selected that. I keep having to buy these adapters as they keep breaking down across my two macbooks. When is Apple going to address this?

    106 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It stopped working in 7 months with no damage

    I bought my macbook in march of 2012. In october 2012 the adapter just stopped working one day. I was going to return it but I plugged it in and it worked again. Flash forward to today. Same thing happened and I plugged it in and now it works again. I went to apple products because I thought they were made better, but it seems to be cosmetic. In all my PC years I have NEVER had an adapter cord fail. Looking at the reviews I am fearful that this will be a long term problem. I love the interface of Mac products but I take very good care of my products to have them fail for no reason. And the adapter is something that should be 100% reliable. How can you troubleshoot if you can't turn it on. Kind of bummed.

    129 of 131 people found this useful