• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short Lived

    Mac power adapters are horrible for longevity. With my macbook I had about 5 power adapters all together. The first one lasted for about 3 years and after that the product really took a nose dive. I have a macbook air now and the power cord that came with it only lasted a little over a year. This product needs serious improvement.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most unreliable product. EVER.

    I just had to go out and spend ANOTHER ridiculous $80 on a new charger when my third one this year died. Normally, I find people who complain in these sorts of reviews either treat their things like garbage or don't know how to properly use them, but I take very good care of my electronics. Apple should be ashamed to put out such an unreliable product at so high a price. My old Mac, before the days of the magsafe, worked forever, and so did its power cord.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... when it works

    Apple needs to rethink this design. Yes, it might be safer, but the small prongs no longer stay in place and hold a charge. Its not fun when you are down to 3% power and you have to jiggle and wriggle to try and beg your charger to work properly. It has only been two years. I thought it was just me, until I came here to buy a new one and saw other reviews. It's sad that Apple has such loyal and devoted customers who spend so much on their products and when we have to replace a necessary component we find out that it's expensive. Shame on you Apple!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect better from Apple!

    Had my MacBook Pro about 1 1/2 years and the power cord just quit. Won't charge and won't work while plugged in. No apparent break down of the cord that I can see. Just checked into purchasing one and the pricing is ridiculous for the poor quality of the product!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute junk

    These chargers are the result of form leading function. They look great, but fail prematurely again and again. That's why they were recalled at one point.

    The insulation jacket for the cable is too thin and routinely tears. My first cable was replaced for free...but I'm on my way to the store to plunk down an unreasonable $80 for another replacement. My cable's jacket has torn again and the connector is extremely hot to the touch. What an ironically named product.

    Apple, admit defeat and provide a safe and reliable cable.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    I have a MacBook 2009 - no complaints. However, when it comes to the power adaptors it is an altogether different story. I am now onto my third power adapter. My latest replacement has lasted less than six months of moderate use. To anyone out their considering purchasing a Mac, factor this into your budget!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst charger in the world.

    2 Charger's in 3 years.

    1st which was from new lasted 2 years then started to smoke when charging.

    2nd The replacement Just stopped working.

    3rd Now Bayonet which clips onto the macbook has come off (which staff at the apple shop have just told me its wear and tear, after 18 months)

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Isn't good.

    I've had my Macbook Air for 11 months now. Not even a year. I'm currently writing this on 65% battery because my charger isn't working. Its not broken-looking anywhere on the cord and I personally don't want to buy a new one every time this happens. According to the reviews, its often. Please fix your product!!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord died

    i couldnt use my air for a few days because I couldnt get the charger to work. it died on me when I was travelling. apple design this L-shaped very poorly. If using the charger, I couldnt plug in a usb. so I flipped up the charger so the L-shape faces the other way, and I think this may have cause the cord to have problems, I do not know. the cord didnt fray apart, or break. it just wouldnt work. Maybe the new design would work better, but now i have to buy a magsafe 2 with a adapter, and that would cost $10 more.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    too expensive apple

    I've had my charger for two years and it's just stopped working in the last couple of months. Before that though it did me well. Hoping I won't have to keep forking out $90 for a new charger every two years though... too expensive

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly Dying

    We have three MacBooks in our home that are all less than two years old. Every power cord/charger has died a sudden and unexplained death at varying times.

    From what I read here, the problem is not limited to our Macs.

    These chargers are really, really, inadequate and fail too often.

    38 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook pro Charger

    i only use my charger when my mac is dead i don't even use it much I've had it roughly since march/april 2012 and its just decided to pack up on me don't know what to do can i take it to shop and get a free replacement ? or do i have to fork out 65 quid ?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Problem

    I've had my MacBook for nearly 6 years. In that time I've gone through 4 power cords. Why? Because the cord keeps breaking at the base. I've tried using the sides that flip up to store it. I've tried placing a ball between the box and the cord when I wrap it so that the cord isn't bent too directly. Nothing works. Isn't the point of a laptop so that you can take it with you? Well that usually includes taking the power cord, but this is clearly an issue when I have gone through 4 of them in 6 years. I love my Mac, but I am exhausted with every 18 months buying a new power cord for $80 a pop.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Comes out

    It comes out way to loose then I got an "old" one (T-Shaped) way better. I think Apple should go back to something like the old one or one the one for the MacBook Pro with Renita.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is absolute junk. 90% of the time I plug my Macbook pro in, it says the battery isn't charging, so it's just running off the cable but not charging my battery. Seriously? WOW. what kind of charger does that? STUPID.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Product! Lasts forever!

    Not sure what people do with their power cords, but I have had mine for 4 years before this newer version without a single problem. This new power cord is ever better and I haven't had a single issue within the past year or so, nor has anyone else in my family had an issue with their new power cords.
    Apple is always improving their products and this is proof of that. So I wouldn't say that you should go throw this off a cliff and expect it to be intact, but otherwise it WILL stand the test of time, not a couple months - unlike many reviewers have said on this page.

    10 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple needs to Fix This...

    Off to buy my 3rd Power cord... This does NOT make me HAPPY!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had no problems with my macbook in 4 years. However, like lots of others on here, my 3rd charger has just broken only a few months outside of the warranty. Awful product.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter is horrible. I have gone through 2 in the past 2 years of owning a Mac. One which lasted me only 6 months. What a huge disappointment. I love apple products and only own apple products (ipad, phone) but this is just sad. This issue needs to be fixed as there are obviously a lot of people who are having the same problem. It's a shame to spend so much money on an apple device and have the adapter malfunction. I can't even use my laptop now until I spend 80$ of my in-debt student money on a new charger. Apple you need to resolve this issue fast, at least provide a warranty.

    50 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 3 years.

    Junk. The first one shorted out and stopped charging my macbook pro. The second one melted close to where it connects to the laptop and almost started a fire.

    28 of 28 people found this useful