• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays and overheats

    This is my second charger in 4 years. They are utter pants! I have to keep a ice pack on top of charger to stop over heating. Both chargers frayed at box end. I rarely use it. Was told by shop assistant I was winding it up wrong! Nice try! Can't even rate it! Don't want to give it one star.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't anyone from Apple read these reviews? ?

    My Macbook power adapter is fraying and the plastic is splitting (has been held together with tape for 18 months) so I was interested to see whether other people had had the same problem, especially as I'm going to have to replace it with the newer style. I couldn't believe what I found - there are 16 pages dating from 2010 to Sept 2016 where people have constantly complained about the quality of their expensive chargers. Apple needs a minus section for their product rating.
    What exactly is the point of reviewing a product if the manufacturer doesn't read any of them ? Is Apple so convinced of their market lead that they don't bother to listen to their supporters? Doesn't sound like good business sense to me.
    Time to raise your game Apple.

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 in 3 years!

    Come on Apple! I really like your products really do. But a charger that brroke down twice in 3 years! It's the same issue with the lightening cables of the ends being all torn up. You need to fix this. Purchasing a charger every year or two is just plain ridiculous!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    How many of these ridiculously expensive and poorly made chargers is somebody expected to run through in the lifetime of their macbook????

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I need to buy another adapter again. It lasts only 2 years until totally brake. There is no other option to pay $79 plus tax to use my computer every 2 years. It is very disappointing.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tears and frays, exposing wires!

    £65?! *Sigh* Will get a cheap brand one instead - chances are it'll last longer than the OM version. Three years old and has frayed, split and torn through normal use. Has now exposed the metal wires and needs replacing. Poor design...

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hardly a green(er), sustainable offering...

    Like so many of the other posters here, I too am about to make my third acquisition of this poorly architected power adapter. Three adapters in a scant four years. S'mthin' ain't right.

    NB: The power adapters and cords for my 'ancient' White iBook (circa 2005), and Black MacBook (circa 2008) are still performing well.

    What's up with this making unsustainable products which are hardly 'green(er)' if one is going to be disposing of these items every 1.0-1.5 years?!!! I'm just sayin'...

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Onto my third charger in the last 4 years

    I am okay to pay premium price but the product should have high quality as well. It shouldnt be something which stops working every year or so. Apple should give free chargers for people who bought these T chargers, this is such a terrible product. This is my third charger in the last 4 years.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I've been reading the reviews and i dont understand how everyones chargers are always breaking. I've had my charger for almost 4 years now and its still in perfect condition. As long as you take care of your electronics you should have no problems with this product. Im very satisfied with this product and would highly recommend it.

    5 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - why aren't the cables replaceable?????? Money making scam!

    These power adapters are utter rubbish. On a variety of MacBooks, I've had four of these fail (out of four!) ALL WITH THE SAME FAULT - the wire fails at the junction with the Magsafe connector. As the connector is proprietary, you can't just get another connector and solder it on, so you have to go to the expense of buying a new adapter, even though the transformer part is fine!! Enviromental? I don't think so - money making more like. And don't buy one of the cheap so called 'genuine' adapters, 'cos they're even worse! An environmentally/customer friendly company would make the lead detachable so that it can be replaced with a new one. BAD, BAD APPLE!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe power cord crubles

    I've replaced my Macbook's Magsafe power cord three times now because its outer coating crumbles apart.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst chargers on the market

    My 2nd Macbook charger is about to break (I've had this one 15 months) so I've decided to leave a review. Annoyingly they are covered up to 12 months, which means that I'll be shelling out another 60 quid for a new charger. My last one broke at the middle so I invested in a Python cord - it has been moderately successful as the middle hasn't broken yet, this time it's the end that connects to the laptop. As they're the same company, I reckon iPhone chargers last around 3-6 months each too. They seriously need to improve the durability of their chargers, because, as the title says, they are probably the worst on the market.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality Adaptor

    I have been consistently disappointed with the quality of Apple's power adaptors for all of our products (iPhone, iPad, laptop). Now, my MacBook Pro adaptor is no longer working. Considering the price of your products and Apple's reputation for innovation and quality, I find it hard to believe that your design team hasn't figured out how to engineer a high quality charger. I have been a loyal Apple customer for 26 years, but I am beginning to question whether the poor quality is intentional to increase the sales of your accessories! I now need to spend $ 80.00 to replace a power cord. For the record, we are very careful with the care of our cords and have never had this issue with Windows platform chargers.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How many of these does it take to use a macbook?

    1, 2, 3, more? If they were $9 ones then replacement would be not a problem. I expect more from the "it just works" company. At $79 a pop I am not happy having needed to buy three for my macbook over the years. I now have just purchased a new macbook pro but alas, while getting the data migrated, the old macbook has no power again as the new adapter is different. Number 4 is here now. This has gone on long enough Apple. I find years of the same comments about your power adapters. Shameful.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers break easily

    Seriously. I dont understand why they havent changed it yet. Not just this, but every other macbook charger Ive had, including all my iphone chargers. they break so easily compared to all other chargers on the marked. Sadly they dont even have to step up the game thanks to their huge brand name, what a tragedy. people will still buy, and spend money to buy 2nd, 3rd maybe 4th or 5th chargers because they break so freaking easy. ugh. and theyre so expensive to buy too. apple. get your stuff together and bring us chargers that actually lasts more than a few months.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This charger's durability is horrible. I went though 3 of these chargers in 4 years of using this laptop and I now need to buy a fourth. With this kind of price it is ridiculous.Apple please make these wires thicker and do us all a favour.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe - desperately in need of modernization

    While apple was busy solving a problem that plagued almost no-one, the competition have been steadily increasing their advance.

    Never ever have I, or anyone I've ever met, had any use for the too easy to disconnect magsafe adapter on the grounds of not dragging their laptop onto the ground. On the flip side, look at a magsafe adapter funny and it will drop off which is a major pain in the *** if you use an external monitor with your laptop closed.

    Fail 1 to Apple.

    The classic apple power brick is unwieldy when plugged directly into a socket and, once again, look at it funny and it will topple out of the socket.

    Fail 2 to Apple.

    The flip out legs on a classic apple power brick look as if they are the answer to a problem that every traveler suffers from - tangled cables. Except the promise is unfulfilled because the clip that is supposed to hold the end of the cable to the rest wound around the legs doesn't. That's right - look at it funny and it flops off leaving your power brick's legs looking naked amongst a tangle of wires.

    Fail 3 to Apple.

    All this time, we are left to envy the folks who use Dell laptops, as Dell has steadily improved upon the original, brilliant design that debuted with the Latitude D series power adapters. The built in bungee was pure inspiration, works like a charm and makes you appreciate that small thoughtful contribution every time you pack up and move. Next, they improved the design by illuminating the power tip so that you can see it in dark places.

    Dear Apple - if your debacle over mobile phone screen size should have taught you anything, it's that you won't melt by acknowledging when competitors have good ideas. In fact, if a competitor has a good idea, please just find a way to adopt it for the sake of your customers. Don't prolong our suffering in an attempt to preserve your special snowflake self impression!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is a horrible charger - to the point where I don't think I'll even buy another Apple laptop in the future unless the quality of their charger improves. These chargers typically last me 3-4 months. The last one I purchased was in mid-April and it's already dead. I am appalled that an otherwise respectable company would put such an inferior product on the market. As someone who is on a fixed income and conscientious about the impact I have on the environment, I am beyond frustrated at this unnecessary waste of money and resources.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A huge disappointment.

    This charger lasted me one year. I am a graduate student and a college instructor, and I carry my laptop and charger with me back and forth to university and to conferences. The durability of this charger is nonexistent. I am meticulous in my storage and product care, and still this charger has frayed and bent, and has finally stopped working entirely. I'm looking into off-brands - they don't have awesome reviews, but neither does this one, so would do I have to lose? I'm so disappointed in Apple lately - it's just not living up to the quality I've come to expect.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Power Adapter ever

    I have purchased 3 of these power adapters over the past 4 years. I have to buy another one because the one I bought last year is broken now. I'll switch to another brand if Apple doesn't improve the quality of its adapters. It doesn't make sense to purchase a laptop for $2000 and spend about $90 every year for an adapter.

    14 of 14 people found this useful