• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Better power cord but still needs improvement

    The newer Apple power adapter is better than the old style. With the reinforced "L" connection at the magnetic port on my MacPro, the cord lasted a bit longer than the old style ones that frequently frayed near attachment to the computer. BUT my power adapter cord just gave out by fraying at the other end near the power adapter bo, though it did last a year and a half. How about some reinforcement next time there, too?? I HATE paying $79 for a new cord - they should last longer, Apple!!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had my MBP for a little over a month

    My charger is not working and It hasn't even been a month. WTH!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd power cord in a year

    Apple family is quickly tiring of the Apple power adapter/cable nonsense...from repeated MacBook power adapter failure to Iphone 5 lightening cable silliness.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design

    the shape, weight, and center of gravity of the brick makes it fall out of most vertical wall sockets I plug it into. Even some narrow power strips allow the brick to fall out. And now many airports and public facilities have power points recessed in the floor or wall. The 2-prong attachment is too short to reach the power holes, and the brick is too fat to fit into the recess. It also falls out of most car power adapters. You have carry an extension cord to plug the brick into which has a normal size plug on the end. One of the least user friendly designs ever to come out of Apple, and they just keep making it year after year.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't do it!

    Zero stars. I took very good care of my charger because I foresaw this day - I just thought it would be a couple years into the future. First, the light started flickering. It increasingly started going in and out of charge mode, no matter how I wiggled and repositioned it. Finally, today, right now (literally as I'm writing this), the light went out completely and it is dead. It had no outward damage. It died on the inside. A year would not be such a bad lifetime for this charger if the replacement wasn't so expensive. Please, don't bother; save your money and your stress.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of durability

    While I like the design for the new chargers better than the old, it is essentially the same. My newest charger lasted about 4 months before it broke. Luckily I have the charger from my previous Macbook, which I've miraculously managed to keep working for 4 years. Spending $80 on a new charger that will likely last less than a year is a painful thing to have to do.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptable!

    It's the 4th I had to buy in less than 2 years, which means £260 pounds already. If it continues like this in 8 years I would be able to buy a new MacBook with the money spent in chargers only. I'm outraged here!

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4 replacements in 4 years

    Unreliable product, an unacceptable fact that i have to replace and pay £50 to £65 every single year to replace the charger when the macbook itself is working fine.
    Especially as i never have to carry my charger around and it is always at home in a protected environment.
    Most usual source of problem the thinner cable SPLITS OPEN FOR NO APPARENT REASON
    I HAVE NEVER BEEN OFFERED ONE FOR FREE AS REPLACEMENT BY APPLE.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good cable.

    I have no idea how the rating dropped to one and a half star. I bought mine 2010 an it is good as new. Howewer the old one that came with my mac did not have a L shape and the wires eventualy came sticking out on that one

    1 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    The cable rips, exposing the wiring, in multiple places, which is very dangerous. Definitely not worth $80... A big rip off.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shoddy Quality

    I like many people am on my 4th power cable and having only had the laptop for just over 1 year think it's appalling! I only use my laptop in the house so packing it away isn't an issue - the issue is they obviously aren't made to last the life of the laptop! At $90 AUD a pop this is an expensive fault! Let's hope Apple get their act together and get it sorted soon!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Total Tosh

    Broken after 6 months. Read all the other reviews here, we are all being taken for a ride.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive & Dangerous

    They last only for about one to two years which seems like a long time, but every two years you would have to buy a replacement for $80 which is very expensive. The cord broke off and exposed the wires. Recently i started seeing blue sparks come out and i smelt burning. It was literally burning the rubber casing off. I still need to get a new one but until then my laptop will just be dead

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Terrible. I need to buy my fourth charger in TWO years because these just stop stop working! I'm getting sick of spending so much money on a product that keeps breaking - I might look into changing brands if this persists..

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor design

    Aside from the Australian power adaptor attachment being unnecessarily bulky, the selection of materials for the power lead and its termination arrangements are shocking (pardon the pun). The insulation on the wire nearest the connection split and began to disintegrate within a month of use.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    Apple should be ashamed about how bad their chargers are. If they were $40 and broke ALL THE TIME then fine. but $80? total rip off. They should at least offer a discount if you send in your broken one to prove you didn't just lose it but the poor craftsmanship failed.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality, Can Be Dangerous.

    I have a late 2008 MacBook 13" Unibody, and I have been through 3 of these 60W chargers. 2 have come apart at the same spot (near the plug that goes into the Macbook) and when they come apart the wiring is showing so I have had to cover with electrical tape to make it some what safe. On the 3rd one, same spot came apart AND towards the brick it came apart and started smoking. Poor Product , Poor Quality, and a Fire Hazard.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    needs more durability

    I have spent more money on replacing the adapter/power cord than the computer itself! After several attempts to try to stop my critters from chewing on the cords they still do it (including sprays). Perhaps make the cord a bit more durable or at least provide an option for customers to help protect the loooooong cords.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    Going on our 5th charger since our purchase in 2009. Great laptop, terrible charger. For the price of them and the quality, I won't be buying anymore from apple. I think I will take my chances with a chinese knockoff. They are half the price and will probably last twice as long. Please Apple, listen to your customers and fix this issue. I love your products, just not your macbook magsafe adapter.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible

    3rd adapter in 9 months...unacceptable!

    10 of 10 people found this useful