• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter issue

    I am proud owner of MacBook pro - but when it comes to this adapter, it is way to big. Very heavy and unpractical to carry around with. Apple! Seriousely: Design a new one that is: smaller, lighter and long lasting.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead at 1 year

    Charger is dead after only 1 year of use. Sometimes charges, sometimes doesn't. Likely related to frayed internals at the L-junction near the magnet.

    And for the record, I TAKE CARE of my apple products, contrary to the suggestion of the last review which is dismissive of all these negative reviews posted here, from everyone who has had issues with this power adaptor.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too delicate

    This is supposed to me a well thought piece of hardware, and prior to the two years the charger stop working and I had to give it a push every other time till it broke completely, and I'm not the first to see this happen, apple should do a call back on this chargers. Any way I'll have to spend the 80$ for the charger tomorrow cause somebody didn't do a good job.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This will last forever if you take care of it.

    I believe that, in general, people are too rough on products that cost hundreds of dollars. Some people always seem to be complaining about how Apple's power adapters fray and/or fall apart, all in just a few short months. However, if you treat these accessories like the $80 chargers they are that power the $2000 devices for which they were made, they'll last forever.

    I use several chargers (one "T" shape and two "L" shape) every day for my MacBook Pro that I've had since mid-2009 and they're all functioning perfectly -- with no signs of fraying or damage. The only reason I have extras is to keep one at home, one at work, and one in my bag for traveling, which I do often. The adapter I use for traveling is even the old "T" model that everyone loves to hate. Out of all the adapters I use, this is the adapter that sees the most use in terms of being physically handled. All of my Apple power adapters still work and look new because I take care of them. In fact, I still have two other chargers for my old PowerBook G4 that I used heavily from 2004 until I purchased my MacBook Pro in 2009. Those adapters are of a similar physical design (just with a thinner cable, and lacking the MagSafe connection) and like the newer adapters I own, both of these still function perfectly with no signs of fraying or damage.

    I suspect that most of the people complaining about this product are those who carelessly wad their adapters up to be hastily shoved into a bag. Or perhaps these people drag their adapters across the floor when doing something like moving from the living room to the dining table. Regardless of the type of carelessness causing the countless problems detailed in these product reviews, the bottom line is that if you're a person that takes care of his/her physical possessions and, on average, keeps those possessions looking relatively new/good for years, then you won't have any problems with these adapters.

    14 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a horrible piece of electronics

    I bought my $2000 Macbook pro in September 2010. Within a year the cable started fraying and by January 2012 it wasn't working. Apparently the geniuses at Apple didn't learn from the T-shape disaster. I find it absolutely outrageous that I had to pay an extra $60 because of a frayed cable. Apple, please make a reliable adapter. Can't you see the reviews????

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A great design with one flaw...

    The MagSafe adapter is great. I have had several incidents in my family where someone would trip over a (non-Apple) laptop power adapter with awful repercussions. BUT...

    The cord near the MagSafe end frays so easily. I'm so glad they got rid of the T MagSafes and replaced them with the L, but they're still not perfect. They really need to reinforce the plastic around that area so that it doesn't happen. From previous (non-Apple) experience, I feel like a power adapter should last at least 2 years, but mine only lasted 10 months. Thank goodness for AppleCare!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They don't last!

    I am so tired of replacing these because they just quit, with no abuse to them. It's upsetting there is no alternative power cord that can be used. I love Apple products, with this exception. My kids and I have MacBook Pro's and I've had to replace these chargers several times (I'm on my 3rd one personally). The only thing I like about them is the long cord. For the price, they should last a long time. Otherwise, they should cut the price in half. It's too bad the thick cord, the "box" it runs to, and the thin cord, are not individual parts that you can replace individually for less money. We are unfortunately stuck with these power cords but I want other users to know it will probably need replacing.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    plain ridiculous

    I bought my macbook pro the summer of 2010 and my charger worked for about a year and then just stopped charging so i took it to an apple store and had it replaced. Ive now had this charger for about about 5 months and the same exact problem therefore i will be visiting an apple store again to get a third charger. People pay so much money for a product that doesn't even last, its just plain ridiculous.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Add me to the chorus of complainers. After ten days, my adapter failed. No green light and a "not charging" indication on my computer. Needless to say, I'm pretty irked.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible disappointment

    I think the first adapter was better than this. Mine ripped revealing wires right next to the magnet that connects onto the Mac. What do I do now? Got to buy a new one? That's insensitive!!! Very disappointed in this charger

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had two and both broke, about to be on my third. I literally never bring it anywhere. It stays in the same socket and breaks for no apparent reason over time (less than a year for both)

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Been through 3 in 2 years

    The "T" style that came with my Mac all fall apart, the "L" style ones block 1 of my (only) 2 USB ports, twist up and fall off the laptop constantly, and overheat and die.


    All this can be yours for only $80.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Build.

    I usually endorse Apple's products, but since purchasing my macbook pro in 2009 I have had to replace my charger three times. I am on charger number four and this one just gave out. I'm not abusive to my charger. I don't drop it or put strain on it. I cannot afford to replace a $79 piece every 4-6 months. If I cannot charge my laptop I'm out of commission of making money. I am a starving student and freelance videographer. My money is better spent on loans not trying to keep my macbook charged. These chargers are of poor quality and I highly recommend not upgrading your charger until they come out with a better product. I'll have to break out my ancient PC and hope it can handle Avid... :/

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    After more than a year of careful usage the cord connected to the charging pins (Magnet tip) started getting loose until it stopped working totally (Internally disconnected). A disappointing experience especially coming from an apple product. Cheaply built...

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage!

    Apple! What is wrong with you guys!

    Make a better one!

    I'm on my 2nd one.

    I took my second one in which is broken and they told me nothing was wrong with it... okay it works in the store then i plug it in to my mac at home and it doesnt work.

    What the heck apple?!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    85W charger

    I'm on my 3rd one in 2 years. The box portion keeps going bad. HEY APPLE .... THESE STINK. If there was another company I could buy this from I would... but hey where else can I get a power cable for my MacBook Pro.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fundamentally bad design

    It is just a matter of time before the cable breaks at the top of the adaptor as winding the cable up involves bending the cable at a weak point. And believe me - I have taken extra care when winding it. There's just no escaping the breakage over time. So my 2nd one has gone now. Another £70 or so. Pathetic, and it really annoys me that the design hasn't been updated.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    why hasn't apple changed the design of their chargers yet?!?! really weak cables and their replacements are stupidly overpriced.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad engineering design

    May work fine (too early to tell). No point buying a protective cover for the laptop as due to the limited clearance given by the charger it will not fit or you will lose your ethernet and mini firewire ports.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This new power cord is bunk. The old one that I got with the comp was much better. The material of the detachable portion is awful. It will not stay coiled if you wrap it up, and every time I take it somewhere it gets tangled (such a pain having to untangle it every time). Also, the magnetic portion that connects to the comp is dumb. Although it looks better and its design is more sleek, its range of motion is rather limited; whereas the first cord I had was uninhibited by which way it was connected to the comp. They should've just left it the way it was with the same material on the detachable part and the same shape of the magnetic connector (squared instead of rounded) but with chrome metal in place of the cheap white stuff. I gave it one star only b/c it actually does give the comp power.

    8 of 9 people found this useful