• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I really like apple products but this cord is very poorly engineered. I really like that it is magnetic and can plug in either way. I do not feel that I abused this product but from normal wear after a little over a year I had to wiggle the cord to get it to charge. Then it stopped working all together. I agree that they should make the actual cord replaceable! This charger is not worth the $79!!! You can buy the cheaper ones but they are the same design so I would think that this would also happen to them. They should really make a better quality one for what this costs!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I've finally had it.

    I took very good care of my 85W power adapter. It was never abused in any way, and shows no outward signs of problems. And yet it doesn't work, 13 months after purchase. And now Apple wants me to pay $80 for a new one, for a part that can't possibly cost more than $3 to manufacture, when its their OWN SHODDY QUALITY CONTROL that is at fault?

    Used to be a mac fan. No more.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems if used properly.

    After using mine for a number of years, it is still very much in service and working perfectly. All it takes is a little care, since unfortunately these are quite sensitive to user error. It's not difficult though, all you need is common sense!
    It does exactly what it's meant to, there are no problems and although expensive it's no more than power supplies from other laptop manufactures.

    2 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    It has frayed and the wires have split. I've only had it for a little over a year. It is way over priced. This will be my 2nd time buying a new one, and spending $160 in order to charge my computer is ridiculous.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Charger

    I have an early 2008 MacBook Pro 15 inch, and have had the SAME charger for FIVE years, and just today have had to order a new one because somebody stepped on the end and cracked the plastic, which allowed the magnetic piece to fall out. These charger are very high quality, and I am very impressed as to how long they last...

    10 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    worked fine for over 2 years

    Sooner or later any adapter will have to be replaced, so stop whining, people. You can go to Ebay and get a brand new one (even genuine) for under $20. Of course if you've only ever replaced them from a source other than the Apple Store, you can't complain that they're wearing out quickly. That's just dumb.

    5 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd charger in 2 years

    i love mac.. but they really need to do something about the power adapter

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk.

    I figured for the premium I paid, I would receive a better quality producte. This charger is easily the lowest-quality cord I own, and cost 5x more than the next most expensive. 80 bucks for 4 months of use before it broke. RIDICULOUS.

    After a few months the cord stopped charging unless I wiggled it a bit. Soon after that I had to physically hold it in place to keep a charge. Now it's just dead. I have 13 minutes (so my comp says, sure it's more like 3) before my laptop battery dies and I wanted to make sure I used them to tell Apple how terrible their cable is.

    I have NEVER replaced a charging cable on any laptop I have ever owned, and the others I purchased before this MBP were cheaper and had lower spec'd hardware.

    What the **** Apple? All I can say is I'm never buying from you again.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Not even a year with the adapter and it has been torn. I ripped it off completely afterwards. Only because it stopped working completely. The durability is low...

    and by all the other comments I can already tell what's going to happen.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor

    For such an expensive laptop ( mine cost over £2000), you would expect better power connector than this. It really is a rip off at £65:00. Get real Apple!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    The Macbook Pro power adapter is of the WORST QUALITY and is totally UNRELIABLE! I paid dearly to own a Macbook, but if I am UNABLE to RECHARGE the BATTERY it is USELESS to me! For the third time I am forced to purchase a replacement power adapter for my computer. The second one stopped working reliably after only 6 months, and then I had to position the cord and fuss with the magnetic end to get it "Just Right" so it would charge at all! YOU SHOULD BE PROVIDING YOUR CUSTOMERS WITH AN EXCELLENT POWER ADAPTER THAT MATCHES THE QUALITY OF YOUR COMPUTERS AND PROVIDES RELIABLE, LONG LASTING SERVICE!
    Grade: F minus (for your substandard power adapter)

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple great on computers, not so great on power cords!

    I am about to purchase my third cord for a late 2011 MacBook Pro. These MagSafe connector cords do not hold up. I work from home and the small movements when on my desk or on my lap desk have worked the cord casing off two previous units. It always happens where the cord feeds into the connector head. With as many failures reported Apple should either give free exchanges for these cords or price them really cheap since they're not worth more than $10! If I wasn't so in love with my MacBook Pro, I'd switch back to a PC!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh, friggin' Apple

    I hate your dumb power adaptor. I have yet to buy one straight from your store, but I'm about to get my 3rd one through another source. Actually, I might think twice about it and just get rid of my iMac all together and go back to someone else.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bye Bye 79$

    So you got me again, apple. Every 18 or 20 month I have to buy a new adapter. Just a question of time i guess, until I had enough of your cheap engineering. Was a fan once ...

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    After purchasing a Macbook Pro w/Retina Display the charger that was recieved is very good quality, except for the part that matters, the wire. The wires sleeve moves about disalining it from the actual internal wire making it a pain when the top of the chargers wires become exposed!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good enough

    It can move around in the socket and at times doesn't connect fully, mine has also split after less than 12 months of use which has resulted in showing the inner insulation of the cables. When I pay over £2000 for a laptop I expect it's accessories to last longer. Theoretically a great product, however in reality it needs improving. I should not need to pay £65 to replace it every 11 months!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What happened to the cable material?

    The original power supply that came with my 2011 Macbook Pro 15" was quite a decent flexible material, lasted over a year. The new cable I got about 6 months ago is just falling apart in my hands, it was a rough, not flexible rubbery material from the start and is just peeling off the cable!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    My wife was vacuuming and accidentally sucked up my cord. It wrapped around the beater brush and stopped the vac. I thought I was done, my new macbook charger was toast. But as I removed the cord from the vac I found it was almost perfect, slight scaring on the cord but otherwise it's fine. VERY DURABLE!

    8 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is this simple power cable considered a CONSUMABLE??!?

    I have gone through 3 of these cables, and I am about to get my 4th!! Whats going on? To charge $79 is one thing, which I don't mind paying, I expect to pay more for my Apple products because I can usually depend on getting quality and dependability. But in this case, Apple has really failed. The failure (for me) is always near the MagSafe end of the cable. I'm a tech, so I can tell that there are wire breakages or fraying happening inside the rubber shielding. To happen once, is a one-off, to happen repeatedly is a serious problem with manufacturing and/or design. Come on Apple, put something decent in place of this part. The MagSafe idea is great, and so is the multi-colour LED, but the basics don't work - the actual POWER CABLE! And PLEASE stop gauging me $79 every time I have to pay for ANOTHER one of these failed products.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive to be a disposable product

    I go through one every six months or so. I wish one would last a year or two like in some of the reviews I have read. For once, I am holding onto my receipt and bringing the one I have to purchase today in for a return when it dies in a few months.

    22 of 22 people found this useful