• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I feel I have been conned by Apple

    Having converted to being a Mac user and enthusing about the simplicity ever since; I am now on my third power adapter in three months and if this rate continues it will make what was an expensive conversion a ridiculous cost. This adapter clearly has design faults, I thought I had been particularly unlucky until recently, when I read the reviews. As Apple are so clever with everything else Mac; one wonders why when they must be aware of the problem, are they charging so much for faulty goods, this will lose them trade in the long run. Maybe they are only produced in China?!

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design.

    This cable takes the cake as the worst product that Apple has ever made. Apple should be ashamed that they haven't had a replacement program or update for this piece of junk.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sometimes thin and light STINKS

    Mine last generally about 9 months before they fray and I have to replace them. I got a replacement a couple of weeks ago. Well, today the cord got caught underneath my chair, I put my weight on it, and it crimped the cord so badly that it was crushed. These things can't take ANY wear or abuse. If you don't treat the thing like a magic fairy unicorn, it dies. MagSafe is nice and all, but I've had to replace 4 power cords already.

    Meanwhile, my MBP has fallen to the floor and survived. What good is it when the cord is light and thin in order to prevent something your computer is tough enough to deal with, but so light and thin it falls apart?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Highly Priced

    I bought my macbook pro exactly 8 months ago and the power adapter no longer works ! i have always used the macbook and the power cable with great care ! went to the store i bought it from to get a new one and was shocked to see the price ! the rep at the store tells me that there is only a 6 months warranty on the power adapter purchased along with the macbook while apple extends a 1 year warranty if purchased without the macbook ! what kind of logic is that? is anyone at apple reading this ??

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really, Apple? Get it together.

    I was SO happy and relieved to read these reviews and see easily that I wasn't going crazy with my frustration towards my charger. I've owned my macbook pro for roughly a year and a half and just recently my charger seems to become less useful by the day. At first it was only showing issues with one particular outlet. Now, no matter where I plug it in it takes several minutes for me to position it in a way that it will charge, which is beyond frustrating. Like most other reviewers, I haven't abused my charger in any way, shape, or form. The price of this product is absolutely outrageous. $80 for a charger that will last me another year?! Absolutely shameful. Get it together, apple, and spend less time developing new products and more time fixing the already defective products you're currently selling.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter lifetime approximately 1 year

    Lasted only 1 year, as the previous adapter. Don't know why apple can't make a simple adapter that lasts longer than 1 year, like other company do.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I see I'm not alone

    Just another message conveying disappointment that I need to buy another one already. The charging has been intermittent for the last few days, and finally conked out about 2 hours ago. The cable was not stepped on or abused in any way. My thought is that the wires separated near the magnetic connector. Once I get the new one and verify its functionality, I think it's time for some surgery on the original.
    Please consider a redesign of the cable; clearly the ends need some strengthening. I would gladly give up some flexibility for a more sturdily built cable.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sturdy.

    My fiance and I have both found that these cords last under two years with careful use. The plastic on the computer end tends to loosen and break open. It helps not to travel with it, and not to use the clip when you do, but it seems ridiculous that apple would design a laptop charger without travel in mind, let alone include a method to secure it that actively hurts the product. As durable and reliable as the MacBook Pro itself is, the power cable is just the opposite.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    broke charger

    mine charges for about 15-20 minutes and STOPS charging, then i have to take out the plug and put it back in to charge it..is this a factory error? would i get a new one for free?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It's unfair that we the users would have to keep buying such a terrible charger! The reviews are terrible and Apple does not seem to do anything about it. The cord is so thin that it wears down and ends up getting slight dents in it. I am not the only one that has experienced this problem and do not understand why the charger is so expensive when it does not even live up to Apple's glorious title.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 cords in 4 years!

    I have two apple computers a 2010 macbook pro and a 2008 macbook and both of the power cord had to be replace not once but 4 times. One times when the cord started to fray after 4 months I took it in to the apple store and they said it was my fault because I used it too much. Isn't that what a power cord is suppose to do, charge my computer. At first when you get a new power cord you think its perfect and there is nothing wrong but after awhile you start seeing something that the cord is not working properly and then find out there is a little dent in the cord where the cord hooks on to the computer. Eventually that whole becomes bigger and once it starts there is no stopping and you know you have to get a new one. I am tired of paying for new cords every year.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ONLY negative about Macs

    I'm an avid Mac fan - but let me just say, Apple needs to fix a serious problem. The magnetic power cord for their MacBooks is the worst. I've only owned my MacBook Pro for 3 years and the power cord never gets unplugged from its one location - (so it's not being abused) - hence, I always use my MacBook in one location in my house. It won't charge my computer any more - no matter how you wiggle the cord.

    After reading review after review, it appears this is a known problem. Yet I see no where that Apple is doing anything about it. So the big question is: WHY NOT? To purchase another cord is a whopping $79 - how absurd is that?! To pay $1000 for a laptop computer and to have this problem. This should not happen with a $1000 product.

    I am VERY disappointed in Apple and want to know HOW and WHAT they are going to do to fix this problem. (They had a similar problem with their Earbuds too.)

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really doesn't hold up

    And, it's super expensive. Bad design.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed Wire

    I have had my MacBook unibody for 2 years and the wire (like so many others) has been fine, all of a sudden the casing around the wire has frayed making it unsafe! I have wrapped it in ugly insulation tape at the minute because I do not want to fork out almost a tenth of the notebooks cost on a new charger!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th cord in less than 3 years.

    I got a Macbook Pro almost 3 years ago and have gone through three cords and am about to buy my 4th! One only lasted 2 months!!! I have been extra careful so they don't get shorts in them and they have seemed in perfect condition, but suddenly would stop working. Apple really needs to fix this. I know that I'm not the only one with this problem.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good product

    I feel Apple need to look at their chargers. I have 2 MacBooks and both chargers broke within a few months. They are designed to wind round 2 hooks but this makes the wire that comes from the charger wear away and eventually break.

    Apple please redesign your chargers!!

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My charger had no signs of wear and tear and had no indication that it was having trouble charging my macbook, it just suddenly quit working one day. How horrible now I have to fork out $80 for a new charger which I was not planning on doing. Apple I love your products but if you want to keep your customers happy you need to either 1. change the design flaw that causes these to quit working 2. provide a lifetime warranty on the power adapters (haha wishful thinking) or 3. At LEAST lower the price on these!!!! SOOOO dissapointed

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Years and going

    I am unsure what everyone is complaining about, and how some people managed to go through 3 power adapters. You guys are clearly using it wrong or abusing it.

    I have had my Macbook along with adapter for 2 years and everything works just perfectly. The adapter has gone through a lot of travelling and damage but still works great.

    I travel to and from school everyday and my adapter comes along with me. The chord has been tripped over numerous times in classes, I am surprised everything is still working tbh.

    4 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    I've never written a review on here simply because every Apple product I own has been nothing but stellar. I'm admittedly a total apple fanboy, and pretty much every facet of my house is outfitted with one of their products. Not particularly proud of this, but I feel like it's relavant to my review.

    However, this newer generation of Apple's magsafe chargers has been absolutely the worst, and frankly the design is terrible.

    I give them credit where credit is due, and the magnetic design is absolutely amazing, however, as apple seems to do they patented this and therefore no other manufacturer can make a charger for my Macbook Air.

    I have killed 4 of these chargers over the last year. I realized the problem lies where the chord connects to the fitting that attaches to the computer. This connection is EXTREMELY delicate. I babied the last one I had and it still broke. I've now taken to using electrical tape and taping the fitting to insure it can simply withstand daily use.

    For those of you who don't want to get ripped off on having to buy another one of these for 80 bucks (and they have no warranty, of course) just find them on Ebay. You can find one that works for under $25 with free shipping. I just recommend that you tape the fitting and then it should last....3 months.

    Apple, you're seriously blowing it with this one.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter Funeral

    Another Mag Safe power adapter bites the dust. You would think with the great Apple product they would build better power adapters. I handle mine with kid gloves but it just bit the dust. Now I have to spend $80.00 to be able to use my fairly new MacBook Pro. Almost sounds like a Windows business adventure.

    5 of 5 people found this useful