• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yep, it was that bad.

    I had my MacBook Pro Retina for a little over a year and the cord is ripping open near the one that you plug into your computer. I'm the OC-est person you can find when it comes to cords, cables and other accessories of electronic gadgets I own. Yet this MagSafe successfully broke itself. A new one isn't cheap either. Seriously apple. You're already earning A LOT on sales of MacBook pros. Please try to make a sturdier CABLE and not rip us off on that aspect.

    My other computers' cable lasts as long as the computer itself. magsafe is such a poor quality cable.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks easily with usual wear and tear

    To add to the numerous comments already here, I have now had 2 of these cords in as many years. The quality is awful, both times I have had the same issue, the cord casing frays and the charger becomes unsafe and nonfunctional. When there is such a well documented issue with this product I find it disgraceful that a replacement (presumably of the same quality) costs so much.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joining the bandwagon--magsafe cord poor quality

    I was searching the cost of replacing my Magsafe 2 (60 watt) Power Adapter because the rubber coating on the cord had a tear in it and found these reviews that mostly rate this cord as 1 star. I too would rate this cord as a 1 because my power adapter has been treated with normal wear, and yet, I found a split in the cord. Since it's for a laptop--as opposed to a desktop, which remains in one place, I would expect that it would hold up to being transported with the laptop. I've always carried mine in a padded laptop case, and when I pulled it out the other day, I discovered the tear in the cord. Yes--I agree, very disappointing. This cord does not hold up to normal wear.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smaller cord tore in less than 1 year

    Title says it all - smaller cord tore in less than 1 year. Best of all the replacement is $80, its sad that this thing is that expensive after shelling out so much for the laptop.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why are these so poor quality when they're so expensive.

    After a little over 2 years my charger is fraying, I've never had any other cord with this type of problem regardless of how i abused it, which in the case of my magsafe charger i haven't. In fact for a significant amount of time it just sat on my desk. For an $80 power brick to a $2000 laptop i expect a lot better. I'm just hoping it stays together long enough since I don't have the money to replace it at the moment.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointing.

    I'll start by saying that I haven't had any issues with the MacBook Pro that I purchased a year and a half ago. It's been perfect. However, the power cord stopped working entirely, forcing me to purchase a new one for $100 CAD plus tax. There was no visible damage to the cord or the power brick, and I was always careful with it e.g. putting it in a separate bag to prevent any damage in my backpack etc. When I had PC laptops, I never once had to replace the power cords/adapters, even after using them for 6+ years. What with Apple's ability to innovate and constantly develop exceptional laptops, cell phones, etc, one would think that they would be able to figure out how to make a power cord/adapter that lasts. Based on the multitudes of one-star reviews, this is clearly a significant problem with product integrity (not individual usage) that needs to be addressed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly Dangerous

    After 1.5 years, he casing of the cable is now torn in two places - including just below the magnetic head - exposing the wiring inside. One would think that for £80 Apple could provide something that doesn't have a non-negligible chance of killing me. Apple clearly does not take the safety of its customers seriously.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality..

    When i buy apple products after paying such a hefty amount, i expect it to last long.. While the macbook has given me little or no issues but the MagSafe charger has really been a pain.. 13 months later, it doesn't work half the time.. i have to try unplugging and plugging it again to get it work.. Such a disappointment after paying so much! really frustrated.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    super disappointed

    just like everyone else here... this product is garbage. I don't take my lap top out of the house so id say i use the charger pretty gently and the rubber tore off already after 2 years now it won't charge. 100 for a replacement is crazy. Apple knows they can make something that lasts...but you don't get rich like that

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MAG safe is not good

    the 60w mag safe which I own is not good the golden contacts get stuck and the mac won't charge I need to buy an another mag safe for this reason

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I like the design of the macbook pro, but Apple is letting down its customers by providing bad quality chargers. That's my 3rd charger in less than 3 years. It's appalling coming from a company like Apple. When will the company start listening to its customers and start making chargers that last? The replacement is awfully expensive and bad for the environment. Greedy Apple!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Disapointment

    Bought my first MacBook less than two years ago after having a PC for four years. The charger no longer charges. My old PC charger still works even after almost 6 years. Will never buy an Apple product again. I do not have the money at this moment to purchase a new charger, as I am an unemployed university student. This is unacceptable. Apple, the people have spoken - fix this issue.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Premature Wear

    Had my current 60W Magsafe charger for a little over a year now, and approximately 7 months into the ownership, the rubber cord covering starting yellowing, wrinkling, and breaking off the cord. Of the three Macbook chargers I've had, this latest one demonstrates a clear downgrade in quality and durability. My first Macbook charger (acquired in 2007 with a Macbook purchase) was perfectly durable, outlasting the Macbook that had to be replaced in 2012. In my mind, the Apple brand once stood for quality, however, having gone through two chargers in three years has me considering another brand for my next computer.

    Additionally, not only is it a disappointment when it comes to durability, the price they are charging is quite ridiculous.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger - buying one per year

    This is my 3rd adapter in three years. It yellows and breaks at the connector. Expect more from Apple. Bad product. Terrible value.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Why the negative comments?

    This Magsafe 2 charger which originally came with my Macbook Pro 2014 is still in 100% working order. It has not yellowed, chipped, frayed, or disassembles in any way possible. The magnet after over 3 years of snapping on and off, mainly due to my huge german shephard, is still just as reliable as when we first purchased it. My expectations were exceeded and I recommend this product who has a computer with a Magsafe 2. This may only be comparable with the 13 inch macbook pro. Check your Macbook to see if this is the right charger for yours. Click the apple in the upper left hand corner and click "About this Mac". It will show you your computer info if you hit the more information button. I hope this helps everyone who needs it!

    8 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond Disappointed

    I have heard from some that this charger will not break if you are very careful with it, but when I want a laptop, I expect from Apple a durable and portable laptop, which they deliver on. However, I expect the charger to be just as durable, which it is very, very far from. The second of my chargers has broken. I have had this computer for less than 4 years, and to me, it doesn't make any sense for a charger to break within 2 years of use, and cost $80 to replace. I get it, things break, but if its going to break that often, I don't want to pay $80. Not only is it frustrating, its unreasonable. Nobody I know (that owns a PC laptop) has had charging cables break this often, or cost this much, most have never had this problem at all. Many of my friends with Macs have had this exact problem, as frequently as I have. To me, these chargers aren't worth the money, I will be getting a new computer as soon as I can, not a Mac for sure.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Only Charger You'll Ever Need

    Most of the reviews on this charger are negative, but I promise, if you treat this charger well, don't chew on it, and don't throw it places, it will last you a long time. I've had the charger that came with my MacBook Air for almost 2 years now and there is not a scratch. It's actually still really white. Treat your stuff well and it will last you for a very long time.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst product in Apple history

    Yes... worse than the hockey puck mouse. Worse than iPod socks or Beats headphones.
    After all these years Apple has never seen fit to improve this part of the user experience.
    Even when being very careful, the lifespan of the cable/connector is woefully insufficient. If you like to hang on to a MacBook Pro for 6-7 years, be prepared to factor in the cost of 2 or 3 Power Adapter replacements. The cable will fail on you well before the unit that it powers will need to be replaced.


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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing ��

    I got may MacBook pro retina 13'' 2 years ago and the charger has been damaged and even sparking can be seen from some places. they need to re-design the charger all over again. totally disappointed :(

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design and Weak Build

    There appears to be a common thread in reviews here and mine will be no different. After about 2 years usage the cable at the end of the adapter has frayed and fully torn. In two separate places no less!

    The charger does its job, but it is clearly not built to last. There are now numerous threads of live wire exposed in the places where the cable has torn open.

    I would also like to clarify that this has come from regular usage. I don't travel with it that frequently and it usually stays in one room in an area without much movement.

    Though, based on stories I've heard and read I also wouldn't recommend buying a replacement charger from anywhere else other than Apple. As with most things Apple, you will have to put up with buying their incredibly expensive, proprietary - and in this case, poorly designed - items.

    15 of 15 people found this useful