• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could select no stars, I would.

    Seriously, Apple? This charger causes more problems than it solves. First of all, the whole notion that it will simply pop out if tripped over is false. That magnet has more than enough force to yank my 13" Macbook Pro off of any table. It also has enough force to rip itself off of the end of the cable (which is what happened to a friend with the same computer). Secondly, the cable itself really likes to fray. And thirdly, The new one I had to buy barely charges my Mac. If it wiggles up or down just a bit, it will stop charging. I love most Apple products but this is one that needs to be buried.

    64 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    The first charger has lasted only 14 months! Apple makes a quality computer but drops the ball when it comes to the charger. I have owned many different laptop computers and all of the chargers lasted well over three years. This is a real disappointment especially when I find the high cost of the unit. I'll definitely mention it to others considering a Mac!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    First adapter has lasted 9 months - time for the second now :(

    Echoes of the numerous reviews describing the initial intermittent connection problem followed by the extremely hot box that is either sitting near you or plugged into the wall. Well, we are at complete failure stage as of last night so, overall it lasted 9 months as I ordered the computer 12/10/2010. Not acceptable if you ask me.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after 11 months, 10 days

    I've loved my late 2010 13 inch Mac Book pro ever since I bought it, but this past week my charger stopped charging. I figured it had a short or loose wire somewhere in the connector since it would start charging again by gently moving the cable around. Obviously the more you play with the cable, the more damage is done to it, and sure enough the magnetic connector detached from the cord. Now I'm not blaming Apple for the connector falling off since I had to move it around (But as others have stated, it seems the connector gets really hot and weakens the glue). I am, however, disappointed that the charger stopped charging in the first place in less than a year. My other laptops (Lenovo, Sony, Acer) have all had chargers that lasted years!!! My Sony Vaio charger is still going strong after 3 years, I just replaced my Lenovo one after 4 years (Ordered directly from Lenovo's site for $35), the Acer one still works after 6 years (The laptop doesn't though).

    I love my Mac and the build quality of the MBP overall, but Apple seems to make the cheapest, flimsiest cables out of any company, hobbyist, or 5 year old kid with Elmer's glue. I have 5 'Dead' Apple iPhone sync cables (Oddly enough, a sync cable I purchased from Radioshack still works after 2 years). Normally I'd just shut-up and give Apple my money, but I have a TON of work I need to finish by morning and since the Apple Store is closed all I can do is rant until my battery dies.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cupertino is disappointed!!

    Worst Apple product by far! Bought my Macbook Pro in May 2010 and my adapter died Sept 2011. If I knew the charger sucked, I wouldn't have bought the Mac, considering it's an integral part for the computer. Ended up spending $79 for a new charger! They need to recall these if so many people are having the problems.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had my charger for less than a year and yet it completely stopped working. I am a college student and don't have time for my computer charger to be giving my problems. I noticed my charger was having some issues about a month ago and all of a sudden it would get so hot that I couldn't even charge it. I have a burn mark on my arm from the connector piece. Apple really needs to make these better and should recall old ones.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, ridiculous price.

    I've used the adapter that came with my Macbook Pro for a little over a year, and now it's starting to break. Sometimes it refuses to charge the computer at all, and I have to randomly jiggle the cord and re-connect the plug to get it to work. $80 for a replacement is just insult to injury, especially since there's no guarantee that the new one will hold out longer than the old one did.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and doesn't last as long as it should

    I bought this charger at the end of April and it's already not charging. When I pay $80 for something, I expect it to work for more than a few months. Get it together, Apple.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    mac book power adapter useless.

    My adapter did not even last 6 months before it did not work. At $84.00 with tax Apple are making a killing! Do they deliberately make them to only last 6 months??????????

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Still Rubbish

    Even with the new design, my latest charger lasted only slightly longer than a year. Of course, this is a remarkable improvement over the slightly-less-than-a-year lifespan of the previous charger design.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this charger!!

    Here I go again..In need of yet another charger and I have 3 broken ones sitting here...at $80 a pop you would think these things would work

    47 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These chargers are terrible.

    I take excellent care of my electronics, but these chargers aren't good. They need a much more solid design. I shouldn't have to bend the cord around randomly to try and get a charge out of it.

    46 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced for what you get

    Extremely poor quality product for an outrageously expensive price. The charger barely lasted seven months - I wasn't even tough on the product. It doesn't even get daily use, and isn't even plugged in all the time. I think expecting people to pay ~$100 for an item necessary for the computer to function that is so shoddily made that it can't even provide a full year of use is close to being criminal.

    57 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    flimsy connector

    the connection piece started to work only intermittenly. then i noticed it would get very hot. then it fell off. this is NOT what i expect from apple. there should be a recall on these products because it is unsafe and according to the reviews, lots of people have this problem.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought the new 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro a few months ago and wondered how much it would cost to replace the charger, £50... Not a bad price for such a high quality piece of kit.

    -It's MagSafe, one of the best types of chargers I've come across.
    -The transformer doesn't get nearly as hot as my old Dell or Acer laptops.
    -Charges REALLY quickly, within an hour it's full and will last a good 5 or 6 hours.
    -Transformer has a built-in cable tidy, which really made me smile when I got it out of the box.

    -The laptop connector does get quite warm but I imagine this is because the laptop and charger are both metal.
    -The cable tends to hold it's shape witch is no big deal but if i'm unwrapping it in a hurry it can be irritating.
    -It blew a fuse in the first week but I'm told there was a power surge in my street.

    Overall well worth the money, especially so if you are replacing the old T style connector as I hear that style was awful.

    8 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome design, but....

    it dies/gives trouble very quickly (about a year or less). I have the late 2010 MacBook Pro 13" and my charger just recently started to act up. Sometimes it will charge, sometimes not. Most times it will get very, very hot (too hot to touch) right on the connector. It's most certainly not worth $80 for a new one. Apple should have a full-scale recall on these. I definitely wouldn't go as far as never buying another Apple product just because a lemon charger (as some other people are saying in these reviews). Now I'm stuck with a non-OEM replacement (NOT Apple's fault, GeekSquads fault), but who knows, it may last longer.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mag tip snapped off

    I've had my Macbook Pro about a year - my second one. Don't give it a rough workout, but one morning went to unplug it and the magnetic tip just snapped off. I've had several laptops over the years and have never had this happen before. I've been stalling on buying a new one because I have an alternate (Windows) laptop. Prefer Mac, but am really having a hard time swallowing an $80 bill for a cheap cable.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Positively annoyed.

    Here I am again, buying my 2nd power adapter from Apple. I assure those who are looking through rose coloured glasses in some of these rare 5* reviews that I haven't been hitting it against walls, treating it poorly or for some odd reason keeping it "stored in water".

    Surprisingly, my T-shaped magsafe did a lot better than the new L-shape magsafe, and had lasted me a whole lot longer than just a measly year. Of course, up till this point, my charger had served me well and I was pretty content, but having it only for a year until it stops charging is not good enough.

    Please improve this product, Apple.

    79 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of ..

    After having my ORIGINAL charger for my macbook 13 inch, I was forced to buy this because they discontinued the old one. My first immediate thought when I received this was it wasn't going to last long. sure enough, 6 months and 2 weeks this thing will no longer charge. NOT TO MENTION the connector would get extremely hot, just was my laptop would after running it for 5 minutes. total waste of money. I've put more money into my laptop than my Mac Mini which I've had for over 5 years and it's still kicking great!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely the worst charger for ANY portable device EVER made!

    I am about to be on my third charger that has worn out from normal use. I made sure to remove the charger by grabbing the connecter and not the cord too. Everyone one I know who has a macbook of any sort has had at least one charger break. I will NEVER buy a macbook again, solely based on the $80 replacement price of these time bomb chargers.

    46 of 57 people found this useful