• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is this SO expensive!?

    It has horrible quality and breaks at the brick easily and constantly overheats. So why is this thing $79!? So I have to give apple $79 every year to replace it?

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems at all

    I was so surprised to see all of the negative reviews. I've had mine for a year and it has been flawless. The only thing I would like is the ability to buy it without the extension cord (less expensive), so I can keep an extra one in my car for emergencies when away from home. I usually have my Mac on my desk and keep it plugged in most all the time. I don't know if the way I use it affects the good performance I've had or not but wanted to mention it.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord breakage is guaranteed

    As with the iPhone charger cord, the cord for these chargers is guaranteed to break even if you take care of them like I do. The way they are made to make you wrap them means the cord is eventually going to break open. And they are not covered! So you're out $80! This needs to be covered.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give it a "0" if I could...

    My charger is less that 2 months old, the cord is broken at the magnet plug. The magnet plug is the part of the charger that recently started making popping and sizzling noises whenever the cord was jiggled. Just now it was SO hot that the whole room smelled like burnt plastic! Now that I know the charger can get that hot, I realize that it must be the reason that the decal on my laptop cover is failing as well. The charger must have been cooking the plastic cover so that it peeled and flaked off right above the charger. Ugh. Now I have to drop another $80 for something that I know is junk. Come on Apple, get it right!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Since I can't give it 0 stars

    On my 3rd. Charger always burns out after about a year, right after the warrant is up.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor upper cable, but brings in some of apples Revenue !

    What is there to say really, on my 3rd charger now and its always the upper cable that splits and then burns up. Have decided to acquire accessories to stop fraying on the two ends of the thinner cable. This will be my last charger i buy. Its disgraceful how a company can know of such bad quality in its chargers but not take action. But apple is not the company it once was.....

    Simply put..... we have no choice but to buy this bad charger, but look online there are some amazing accessories to stop the cables breaking too much.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but delicate

    I've had my laptop and charger for almost two years. My charger is still in good shape-no tears, cracks or frays in the rubbery coating-even at the points where the cord connects to the end pieces. I really baby it though. Every single time I transport my computer it goes in a padded case and I re-coil the charger cord (making sure not to kink it) and clip the magnetic end to the cord. It then goes in its own side pocket of my laptop bag. I make sure never to bend it (again, particularly at the weaker connection areas). I love the magnetic method of attachment. Mine works well and only falls out if I really yank the cord by mistake. It's definitely saved me from breaking the port or yanking my laptop on the floor countless times!

    I don't give it a 5 only because it seems so delicate. The cord is very thin and flexible, and I don't think it would take much to permanently kink it (damaging the wires inside) or break it where the cord connects to the end pieces. It does sometimes get very hot during charging. I only wish they would make the cord covering a big more substantial, so it would better protect the wires against accidental bending.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suprised by all the negative reviews...

    I have just had to replace the charger on my 2012 retina macbook so 4 odd years service from it. This is very similar to all the PC laptops Ive owned.

    All I can think is that i just pitch my cable into my bag when i move it rather than neatly wrapping it up so maybe I'm applying less pressure to the joints?

    4 years in my old Dell was dying on all fronts, this is the only part of my mac (other than one foot) to break in any way. Frankly im impressed..

    0 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died each 10 months

    10months,the first one stopped working; swapped a refurbished one by warranty, after another 10months, it is now dead as well. now they could charge for the one I'm going to buy.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a dangerously horrible charger

    I love Apple, always have, always will because you do so much right but dear Lord you guys need to get on your game with your chargers. While working on my computer today I smell something burning, after some investigation I discover it to be the charger to my laptop. Thankfully I caught it before it shorted out my computer or worse caught on fire! Please fix the quality of your chargers or at the very least provide an affordable replacement so people are not having to shell out hundreds of dollars a year simply to charge their devices.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My daughter and I both own a mac book pro with retina display and they are both a little over a year old and both chargers are done for! mine is on its legs leg and has tape everywhere from the constant unplugging, I can even breath around this charger because it unplugs! my daughters, won't even charge her laptop anymore and she use the laptop in one spot. I really hope Apple fixes this design because its horrible!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My power adapter has been trying to fail since it was brand new -- and finally has. Magnet is garbage, wires are weak, and plastic coating breaks no matter how careful the user is. I've been a faithful Apple computer and phone person for over 25 years, but quality has plummeted, as has my desire to stick with this company.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst thing  make

    Apple and their cables. It's an age-old tale. They've always been absolutely awful. These are no exception. I'm a careful cable user and mine has basically shredded with bits of the inside strengthening metal poking out along the length of the business end and the dye used on the inner sheathing has leaked through making most of the cable a nice green colour.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Charger.

    This charger has been the bane of my existence! It breaks quickly and easily and its frustrating that apple hasn't released a better alternative.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful adapter

    I had bought my Mac Book Pro with Retina Display about 9 months ago and the adapter burned after 5 months which was very disappointing. and I should say that I didn't keep it very nice :). the wire just bend many time, I don't know how much it might be related.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    I'm surprised how cheap and fragile the Macbook pro charger is. Brand new computer and after 6 months had a tape on the cord. Apple should reimburse as a defective part

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Count me among those with a power adapter that frayed. Again. Apple, please: You are charging a premium for a product that does not deserve it. If this is planned obsolescence, you are gouging us and fomenting resent. You are better than this.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst power adapter

    The metal shield of the adapter has worn of and im getting electroshocks by touching it ...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, frays easily, awkward...

    I'm at my wits' end-- this is the 3rd time that I am replacing a power cord for my laptop, and that's after extending their lives with electric tape! The cords seem almost designed to fray quickly. Mine has frayed near the laptop connector just a year in.

    Apple, not everybody has a perfect workstation at home to keep the cord in their "optimal geometry." Apple, for $80 you should be providing quality cords that can withstand some curving now and again. That's part of the convenience of having a light laptop. Otherwise, Apple, you should certainly be replacing frayed cords for free.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse than bad.

    I genuinely can't believe that the charger has stopped working and it has probably been just under 2 years since I bought my macbook pro, it started wearing a turtle neck a month ago and I knew the end was near, and today the cable looked like it was burning as it changed colour! If other companies are able to create durable chargers (my old Sony laptop and the charger STILL WORKS!), I expected Apple to make better chargers, especially seeing as I've paid over twice the amount for my macbook. You guys probably do this on purpose so that customers are forced to buy another charger and spend money but this is a terrible thing to do. Now I have to spend extra money of a new charger UGH. I will no longer be purchasing Apple products in the future, I stopped with the phone a long time ago and now it's time to say bye to the MacBook.

    15 of 16 people found this useful