• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor and unreliable

    It's ridiculous how short of a life these things have. For something so expensive I'd expect it to last longer than two years. The design is nice, the magnet is helpful, but overall I am not satisfied.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Built in obsolescence

    I am going on my third replacement, there are two points where the wiring is very fragile, no matter how much you take care not to bend. Really frustrating that Apple charges so much for these replacements, and a strike against their good name that the cords are so fragile. The magnet is great, but if you can't get power to your Mac then all the cool gizmos in the land won't get you online.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea!

    Love the magnet connection! Easy to pop on and off. I have had it for 1 1/2 years and no issues or need to replace (luckily it seems from others). My daughter has had her Macbook for a year and her cord has lasted too. So I'm not sure if there was a bad batch of orders or luck, but I'm completely happy!

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You can add me to the growing list of broken Power Adapters

    Couldn't believe my MagSafe power adapter cable broke (where it attaches to the square adapter). I have had my macbook pro 13 for a little over a year, so was very surprised to see this happen, plus the $80 for a new one is a bitter pill to swallow.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple needs a new design for this adaptor. I have had my macbook for 6 years, and have had to change my adaptor 3 times. Fortunately, I had the AppleCare, so it was replaced for free the first two times, but now that it has run out, I am forced to buy another one. This is ridiculous! I never had a problem with this as a PC user. OR at least give some directions on how to avoid damage to the adaptor!!!!!!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power adapter

    i've had my macbook pro for 2 years now and the power adapter has been playing up for a few months, today the end came off, i think its a disgrace that this vital part is a consumable item,i've read many complaints about past and present power supply cables and apple are just not getting it right.. i have laptop adapters that are over 10 years old and show no signs of failure, i now have to spend £65 on a new power adapter so i can use my macbook...not impressed, ive given it 1 star but only because i have to...if the next adapter fails in such a short time, i'll be going back to pc.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Poorest quality product

    It's the poorest quality adaptor I ever have, broke just after one year. Kinds of quality is totally NOT worth such a high price!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple's suggestion that you buy an EXTRA one of this is hilarious: You'd better have an extra because yours might just stop working at any time. By the time I buy a new computer I will have spent the entire value of the one I already have replacing these chargers.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You have got to be kidding me!!

    This is absolutley ridiculous. After being a convert to apple products because of reliability and features. I have now lost faith after going through 2 adapters for my macbook. And now with the let down in features with the iPhone 5 I am thinking about going back to a PC and Android based phone. Based on features, reliability and cost of ownership.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty disappointed...

    Alright. I love my Macbook. And I'm very impressed with Apple as a company and the customer service is great every time I call or have any questions. However, my one disappointment is with the 60W Magsafe charger for my white 13" Macbook. I've had my computer since Oct. of 2009. After about a year and a half, I replaced the charger. Granted, I use my computer all the time. I'm a full-time college student--all online. Plus, I use the Macbook for my business as well as for personal stuff like media (music, movies, photos). The system is great. I'm always on the go so I must say, where the description for this charger says, "Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage," I feel the need to add a disclaimer. Where the thin cord branches from the Magsafe square, the perpendicular angle is the issue. It does not wrap and I am very careful with my stuff since I need it for about everything I do. Plus, the cost. I can't afford to be purchasing a new cord at this price when it is a design flaw! I'm very frustrated. It's another year and a half later and I'm replacing the cord again! Where the first cord simply started fraying at the connection point to the Magsafe, this second cord completely broke off--and I even reinforced it with electrical tape so it would add some structural support. Please fix it, Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have owned at least 8 Mac laptops, since they first came out. We bought 3 MacBook Pros at the same time - The adapters for the 13 inch ones (60W), the ones for sale on this page, have both frayed terribly at the Mac connection. BUT, the 15 inch Mac's (85W) adapter is just fine. No, it's not user abuse because we all use each-others, and I have never seen this happen to any Mac adapter cord! Plus, the fraying is in the same spot. Same fraying as the recalled T adapters... The 85W works fine with the 13 inch (and no, it won't charge faster), so buy that one instead!!! 85W has zero signs of wear.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful Quality.

    I have bought 3 of these chargers over the past 2 years. Each one of them broke and now I am without a charger, and low on funds. Apple needs to fix this issue, I am never buying a mac laptop again. I would NOT recommend anyone buying an Apple laptop.
    Thank you.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've only had my laptop for 2 years and I've had 3 problems with it. 2 of these problems were with my charger. I'm never buying an apple product again, at least if their products were durable, It would be worth the money but their products are a complete rip-off. never. again.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly poorly designed

    While the "MagSafe" aspect of the adapter is no admittedly a great idea, the wire connections to the rectifier and computer connection are flimsy and pathetic. I'm gone through three adapters and will be going generic now, if only to pay less. Seems like a safe bet, since the quality can't get too much worse...

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Something has got to change.

    Things like this are what make me regret my purchase of ANY Apple products. These chargers are awful and they're expensive. Heck...give me a couple hundred more dollars and I'll buy a whole new computer.

    These chargers get outrageously hot, you have to be METICULOUSLY careful with them or the wires will bend and break, and with my charger I have to unplug it and plug it back in frequently because it stops working.

    I wish I could speak more highly of your product.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seems to be happening to everyone

    its ridiculous how many times i need to replace my adapter. PLEASE fix this problem and make the price lower...

    61 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Planned Obsolescense

    I have had my charger for a year and a half, the same amount of time I've owned my MacBook Pro, and the casing for the cord has split nearly a quarter of the way down, the casing discoloured and stretched awkwardly within five months of owning it, and, as a college student, I cannot afford the $80 to replace it. As an art student, having a Mac is a necessity, but the terrible quality of this charger is nearly overshadowing my enjoyment of my laptop. I would be more inclined to stick with Apple products if I could ensure their longevity, I've had MacBooks last for a number of years, but I'm still waiting for a charger that measures up.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you listening Apple?!!??

    I am a dedicated macbook user, but this charger is the bane of my existence. I have had to replace it three times, two of those in the last 6 months! I've read on mac forums that the design is flawed, and that the wire frays inside the casing, which explains why mine no longer charges my computer. The fact that it costs me eighty bucks to replace it everytime it breaks is mind blowing... Apple should be replacing these things for free with how shoddy they're made. WORST CHARGER EVERRRRR.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Locked pins

    After only a years with my new MacBook Pro it needs to be replaced because the little spring pins are stuck in, AGAIN!, so it do not charge properly. It is now my forth MagSafe since 2008, going for my fifth...unfortunately. This unreliable product probably broke over time my first MacBook Logic board and battery. I had to buy a new computer, after unsuccessful & expensive repair. I just hope it will not be a repeating history with this new MacBook Pro.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Am now on my third charger in 18 months, for a laptop that doesn't leave the house - the most that happens to it is it gets moved from table to lap, yet the previous two chargers have died, and Apple have the audacity to charge £65 for a replacement.

    Fortunately I found a spares shop that sold me one for a more acceptable £26, but the point remains that I shouldn't even have needed to buy one, let alone two, in the first place

    25 of 26 people found this useful