• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor quality product

    This is my third charger that I bought in span of 4 years.. I think Apple is generating extra revenue every year just like an yearly subsciption price of $89 for an Adapter that we have to pay from our hard earned money..why wont they design it effectively so that it does not snap easily? Very frustated.....

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted about a year

    After only 13 months of usage, adapter totally stopped working. No light would appear. I jogged, cajoled and tried different outlets. Apple wouldn't replace because it was over a year old. My previous adapter lasted for four years through cross country moves and trips.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    better, but still fails too quickly & frequently

    The new sideways plug alleviates some of the fraying problems that plagued the earlier models; however, the new stiffer cables get kinked easily, causing internal wires to break. And there are still periodic heating problems with some units. bottom line, these things just fail far too often to cost this much.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but doesn't integrate with other products

    My old adapter broke - started going on and off power and required being held in odd positions to get it to work. My old one was MagSafe but connected straight in, not like this one out the side of the plug. This one I think will put less stress on the cord as there is no bending necessary. However, it didn't fit with my case that I had on with my old cord! This adapter must be more shallow. The case I had was really thin - speck... So the cord works and I think will work better than my old one but I had to take my case off. I haven't explored if other case options exist. I have a MacBook Pro 15".

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a Charger: It Charges My Laptop.

    I've owned a 15" Powerbook G4, a 15" Macbook Pro 2010, and a 15" Macbook Pro early 2011. I must be lucky, but I've never had a bad adapter. Dumb luck? I'd be interested to know why people seem to get so many defective adapters.

    5 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Poor Quality!!

    First adapter lasted a year. Bought a second one and lasted only 2 months!!! I would rate this no stars if it let me.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same Problem, Different Charger

    This is the third charger I've had to replace in the three years I've had this Mac. The first one lasted about 18 months. The next only about 6 months and this time it's been a little less than a year. And it's always the same problem, shorting out at the computer connection. You'd think they'd realize the problem and fix it, but for the third time I'm dealing with this, and I don't really have $80 to fork out for a new charger. It's beyond ridiculous.

    I'd understand if I was lugging my laptop around all over the place and it was getting jostled and pulled all the time, but it rarely leaves the living room. I'm almost tempted to just spend a little more money and transfer all my data to a new computer. For $80 plus a little, I can get a brand new laptop. It won't be a Mac, but at this point it's just too stressful. Fix the problems and I'd be happy to stay with the brand because in all other areas it's, in my opinion, superior.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliability to be mproved!

    I have recently bought my 60W MagSafe power adapter and this is third in just 1 and half year. My first power adapter which came with newly bought 15-inch Mac Pro only lasted for 1 year. Hence, I bought another which only used for 6 months before went spoilt. I just wonder why do I have to spend extra big bucks for palm shield, protective film and easily spoil power charger, apart from the hefty priced laptop?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last long

    Paying top dollar you'd expect to get your money's worth, especially from a well known brand. However, Apple continues to disappoint. My first power adapter lasted 4 years (or even longer as I found out later my problem was with battery, not the charger). This adapter lasted me 6 months, and I do not travel with my laptop often. As a result of this, I did not buy a new battery from the apple store, as they received bad reviews as well. I encourage everyone to read the recent reviews before purchasing this product. Apple, why don't you make your products like you used to?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Apple should be ashamed to sell this product at such an exorbitant price. It is barely worth $10, since it is essentially disposable and runs so hot you worry that the house is going to burn down. Lasted 1 year. Shame on you Apple! Reprice this item or offer an alternative that works!
    Unfortunately, this IS the only alternative...like a Windows product where you have to pay out the wazoo over and over and over for junk!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Bought this product 13 months ago and it's broken already. This is my second charger that I've had to buy because this product just does not last.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product design of an Apple product yet!

    I had to give this one star because giving zero stars isn't an option. Basically, the design of this product BLOWS. I knew the second I saw this new design that the thing would break after a few months or a year. Sure enough, in just one year I'm having to replace yet ANOTHER badly-designed Apple power cord. (This is my FOURTH cord for my MacBook Pro). Hey Apple - quit trying to be so "cutesy" with the design and give us something practical that still looks good.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only lasted 12 months

    Too expensive to only last 12 months. My old one at leasted lasted 3 years.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my third one in one year!

    See title.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea; lousy implementation

    The MagSafe power adapter for the MacBook Pro impressed me as yet another example of Apple genius -- until the connector cord frayed and severed the connection, just like the old adapter did on my old Power Book, To avoid missing two days of production on a deadline that won't wait, I now have to drive 130 miles round trip to an Apple store that I hope has a replacement in stock. Add the cost of fuel, vehicle use, time away from work, and the $79 plus tax for the adapter, and it adds up to a major issue that should never have occurred in a vital product that Apple has had many years to ponder and perfect. I'll add to the chorus here and urge Apple to produce a separate cord between the adapter box and computer, that can be bought as a $10 or even $25 spare item, ready to use whenever this problem occurs,

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Charger works perfectly with the old MacBook Pro (2007) model, a little bit expensive but works nicely!

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is self-destruct buit in?

    I have taken immaculate care of my MagSafe adapter, yet it started splitting at the MS plug end. I attempted to repair it and now the length of the cord between the laptop and the adapter module is splitting. Not a device that wear and tear should be an issue as it never leaves my living room, It never sits in direct sunlight, so it should not be splitting. Granted, it still works, but I worry about future safety.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord makes false contact, need to replace the whole thing

    I have to spend over $80 to replace an original MAC product for which you pay a premium price already. Make the cable portion detachable or use a thicker gauge or threaded cable.
    I tried MAC to get away from poor Windows OS performance, now having a HD that overheats, slow OS maybe running on Sea Lion and now the charger.
    Not satisfied. E-ve-ry-thing I bought from MAC needed to be fixed or replaced most of the times right out of the factory.
    This actually cannot help others make decisions, you are stuck, you have to buy it if you own a Mac lap top.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Attention to detail and quality of components equals joy!

    I am struggling to comprehend the negative reviews posted for this product because as a Mac user since 2001 I have owned at least seven Apple Note Books and have never had a failed charger. I have had two friends who have had failed chargers, out of approximately one hundred friends and students using Apple Mac NoteBooks over eleven years.

    Apparently there were a few people experiencing wires coming loose from rough handling at one stage but none of my friends or students did.

    CAUTION: Interestingly, I bought a Non-Genuine charger on eBay for a friend for about one third of the Apple price but this unit failed miserably in a short time, it actually caught alight and almost burned her house down! That unit was not up to the Apple standard of beautiful fit and finish, the plastic casing was brittle and poorly finished and the cable was inflexible and annoyingly had a mind of its own, there really was no comparison.

    My Girlfriend's 13 inch MacBook charger finally blew during a recent lightning storm, it has worked around the clock every day since 2006, and to it's credit, it has been the spare charger I use when staying at her place to power my 17 inch MacBook Pro, so it even survived slaving away for years powering a much larger device than it was designed to cope with. I am buying the 85w model to charge both devices.

    I can only commend Apple for sticking to their guns, refusing to drop the quality of these chargers to race other makers to the bottom of the heap. I am spending my eighty-nine dollars with full confidence in the product and a smile on my face.

    Oh, I nearly forgot to mention the number of times, HUNDREDS, that I haven't tripped over the power cord or hurled the computer to the floor thanks to the brilliant Apple innovation called MagSafe!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality come on apple

    wire has frayed and I've used tape to fix it, i will be buying my fourth 85W mag safe adapter.
    apple...seriously? come on fix this poor quality adapter

    30 of 31 people found this useful