• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Might as well categorize these as disposable power cords.

    “It’s made from strong, beautiful materials like aluminum and glass. It comes with the latest technology — powerful processors, advanced graphics, and fast memory. And it has features you won’t find on a PC. So from the outside in, a Mac is designed to be a better computer” (Allow me to finish this ad) ...so we’re hoping you don’t notice the extra $79 you’ll spend every month or two for a new power cord so you can actually USE this state-of-the-art computer.

    Seriously, Apple, you should just sell these in packs of 12 and call them disposable, at least then expectations could be managed and you wouldn't exasperate so many people.


    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I got my mac book for christmas and I love it. It isn't even two months and my charger short circuits. It is the most frustrating and annoying thing, i pay 1500 for my laptop and i get the worst charger. If i have to pay 80 to get a new one, i will flip out.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    My power adapter shorted out after 4 or 5 months of use. At first I thought I had been rough with it in some way, until reading these reviews. I've trie twisting it and placing it in different awkward positions to get it to work with fail. I am a college student who can't afford to pay $79 to replace a power adapter! Curse you, Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    (February 10 2011) I bought this charger 3 months ago after my charger that came with the computer (2008) died, it was great until a few days ago. The charger started making a loud buzzing sound and also made the computer extremely hot while charging. I got it replaced at the apple store and less then 24 hours later the same exact problem started again. If your going to buy a charger DONT buy this one, I would suggest buying the old design is you want a reliable long lasting charger for you mac.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Got it for Christmas in December, now the charger doesn't work. It is now February. Wow, that lasted pretty long! Now I'm spending 80 DOLLARS on a charger for a 1200 dollar laptop? This must be a joke.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What is up with this?

    I just bought a macbook pro for $1200 just a little over a week ago and this power adapter has stopped working already. 80 bucks to replace it. I'm not even sure if it's worth it because reading all these other user reviews shows that it does not last very long at all. You shouldn't have to pay 80 dollars every 6 months to keep using a product you spent over a thousand dollars to buy.

    Stop ripping people off Apple!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst ever

    ThIs charger lasts about two weeks then shorts out. I am on my 3rd now in two months. The old one may have taken more stress but lasted longer. Apple, is this some demonic scheme to make your customers continue spending money? I always loved my Mac but this is ridiculous. I think it's time to get back to the drawing table and you should consider recalling this adapter and giving your customers one that works!!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ten Times worse!

    I have bought three of these in the past YEAR! And they work fine for about 2 weeks before botching out completely. No light, no charge, nothing. They may be supposed to be a better design, but if you ask me, they are ten times worse then the old design considering the old one lasted me so much longer, and you know what, I've only had one of the old designs that has ever botched out on me. If you ask me, this is some ploy to get customers to spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars on an item that just doesn't last! Sorry Apple, I don't have time or the money for the stuff, so make a butter cord or go back to the old one because this is ridiculous!

    My opinion for future customers. Avoid this problem and go back to using a PC. It's much less problematic!

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought - quite disappointed :(

    My power adapter that originally came with my Macbook just died two days ago after endless tries of twisting the chord and switching outlets and setting the laptop in a certain position for the green light charge. So, after endless attempt the charger just died one day so went to the Apple Store to buy this new product. At first, I was delighted by the product because it allowed my laptop to work and it didn't fall off as easily as the older version. Two days later, my power adapter is no longer working !!!!! I just bought it two days ago!!!! Going back in to return it for a new one. I use this laptop for everything! :(

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    This item shorted out on me faster than any charger I've ever owned. For $79, I expect it to last more than 7 months, especially when it had been meticulously cared for and gently handled.

    Sad to have to buy another replacement so soon.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Last about 6 - 9 months

    Be prepared to replace every 6 - 9 months.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long.

    Much like many of the other reviews, my cord seems to be shorting out after about 6 months of normal use. I have to constantly hold it at strange angles and keep fidgeting with it to keep it from dying. It may not fall out as easily as the previous cord design, but I'd rather have one that I have to keep reattaching than one that outright doesn't work most of the time.

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    Stopped working within 6 months of purchasing....very irritating. Another $80 down the drain for Apple...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed !!!

    I'm a huge Apple fan but this power adapter is the worst adapter ever.
    I love my Macbook and had mine for less than 3years but I have gone through 3 power adapters already. The cord just breaks so easily. It's absolutely ridiculous, its beyond a joke!!!!
    Honestly, this is such a POOR PRODUCT for such a quality brand.
    PLEASE PLEASE Apple fix this problem and start listening to your dedicated customers.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed power adapter in less than 6 months.

    I purchased the macbook pro in Nov. 2010, power adapter failed Feb. 2011. Machine is still working for now.

    Had to resort to my old macbook power adapter (June 2006), that machine is also running well. Believe me, my old adapter has seen better days and still works.

    This power adapter is a major disappointment. Makes you question the build quality on the products of today. If there is equipment failure, then a recall should be in effect.

    Advice, if you can find the older power adapter hold on to it. $79.00 for a failed piece of equipment, with no guarantee. Apple that is just wrong!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon Apple, you can do better.

    Like most people here, I'm about to go shell out money for my 3rd cord in just over a year. The power cord is over-priced to begin with, but you would think for the amount of money they're charging the product would be a better quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    MBP power adapter a failure

    got my MBP on July of 2010 my 60W adapter failed in Jan 2011. The MBP still works fine, had to buy a replacement power adapter. Wish the power adapter lasted longer than just 6 month.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work.

    I had the power adapter 4 moths before it died on me. It's a fail as a product. The adapter should last much longer than what it did especially when I am not misusing it or anything.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy! :(

    First of these started playing up after about 12 months, wires into the magnetic head we showing and the cable had to be held at an awkward angle for it to work at all. Replacement cost £40 and has lasted a whole FOUR months. No idea what's up this time, started working intermittently one evening, and the next morning was completely kaput. Not a sign on life from it since.

    Apple, perhaps you should take some of your 'how bloody thin can we make it now' designers and get them working on a power adapter with a longer life than the milk in my fridge. It's an absolute joke. I think we pay enough for your machines in the first place, without having to shell out again just to get the bloody things to work. You should be ashamed!

    Not buying Apple again.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke after a year

    They break where the cord enters the block.

    10 of 12 people found this useful