• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and doesn't last

    • Written by Mariano V from PARIS

    if i'm paying $79 I expect something indestructible... but this after a few months just breaks.

    Apple, show some respect for your customers and price it right, or make it durable.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad design - portable laptop - power cord should be portable

    • Written by tim L from Sydney

    brand new cord started fraying near the magnetic link after a few months. Basically if you connect, reconnect the plug 150 times (you can check how many recharge/ cycles and gauge from that), the cord will start to fall apart - then they want to charge you $80 for a new one - this is a rip off!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed, shabbily built and overpriced junk

    • Written by Ernest V M from Emporia

    Because of poorly designed/built strain relief where the thinner power cord meets the power brick, the insulation on the cord broke apart after two years of normal use and the wire is about to break too. Apparently my Apple Care warranty covers it, but I have to make ANOTHER trip to the store because Apple insists on running a diagnosis on the laptop for every single repair. Ridiculous. But not as ridiculous as it would have been to pay $80 American for a new cord without exercising warranty. For that kind of money, I should be able to chop the old cord up and smoke it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on Apple

    • Written by Karen A from Victoria

    I purchased another cord...again. First for my Macbook pro then for my Air. Both failed again. Funny just past the warranty date. Even the cover on the wire deteriorated this time. It turned yellow and crumbled.
    It is a shame that Apple continues to offer this shoddy product as the only means to power our Macbooks. We are trapped unless we switch to PC (which I am loathe to do)
    I suggest they at least offer some sort of rebate if we bring in the old cord.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hey Apple - Do you even READ these things???

    • Written by brittany K from Houston

    1) The design is terrible and the device is flimsy
    2) The replacement cost is EIGHTY BUCKS
    3) If I hadn't already invested so much in the #%I*ing laptop, I might be tempted to go back to PC.


    (From an: iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air and multiple iPods owner)

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utterly useless

    • Written by Mark K from South Croydon

    My wife's Macbook needed a replacement battery after 14 months, which thanks to the sales of goods act I was able to get a free replacement, but then a few weeks later the charger packed up as well, no such luck with the SOG act approach this time!

    When the charger and battery actually did work they were ridiculously hot, if they're going to make such poor products please don't try to rip us off!

    We've never had any battery or charger problems with our Sony and HP laptops (2 and 4 years respectively and going strong).

    Why do Apple charge such a high premium for such awful quality goods? So many people seem to just accept Apple's enormous flaws because their tech 'looks cool'. I will NEVER waste my money on an Apple product again!

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable disintegrated

    • Written by Dominic R from London

    After just over a year, my power supply has finally died. The plastic coating on the low voltage section of the cable has completely disintegrated, falling off in chunks and leaving exposed wire. It has now finally stopped working entirely.

    Of course I have no choice but to purchase another one as there is no alternative for powering my Macbook Air, but the awful quality of the power supply is something that will make me think twice about buying another Mac.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I expect better

    • Written by Gary H from Swansea

    Apple designs world class products, but not this power supply. Cables need strain relief. Cables need to be more rugged. High failure cables *should* be replaceable. Failure after just a few months of light use is unacceptable.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Fraying

    • Written by Jeffrey E from London

    The insulation around the power supply by the plug into the MacAir frays very easily and is unsafe. This is shoddy and not my experience with other Apple power cables.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design

    • Written by George S from Cape Charles

    There are already 200 bad reviews, but maybe one more will be the straw that makes Apple redesign their cord. How can such a great computer have such a poorly thought-out cord design? The wire is tiny -- all the more ridiculous because the AC wire on the other side of the converter is ridiculously large. Even more incongruous, it's grounded if you use the long cord but not grounded if you use the plug on the power supply itself. Either it needs to be grounded or not! (And it's not as if there's a ground on the low voltage side to the computer anyway.) My wire insulation broke within the first year of ownership, so I taped it up. It still works, but I depend so much on my computer that I'm buying a new power supply before this one breaks. Do I spend $80 for another Apple, or half-that for a knockoff at Amazon with mixed reviews? Flip a coin!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken AGAIN!

    • Written by Irene T

    Will buy my 3rd charger (in 3 years) today. It's going to be my last time buying this rubbish! Or I will go for laptop from other brands!!!!

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Josh M from North Las Vegas

    If you are going to own a mac, there is really no choice of power adapter I guess. But after 10 months of owning a macbook air, I now have to jiggle around the power chord and see what position works. Everyday it is getting pickier and pickier. The chord has deteriorated near the tip, and will probably die in the next few days. 80 dollars, what more can I say?

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple MagSafe Power Adaptor for MacBook Pro

    • Written by abou T from tucson

    This adaptor is really the worse product from apple. This is my third time changing it. I'm really disappointed about this product... :(((.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just over 1 year and it's broken... AGAIN

    • Written by Rob G from Halifax

    Just over 1 year and its broken, no real surprise as I went through 3x MacBook chargers in 4 years.
    Apple should either make the cable a little bit thicker or offer free replacements... no chance of either of these happening anytime soon :'(

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on, Apple!

    • Written by Tommy T from Williamsburg

    I love my Air can't you do something about the charger problem? On my second charger and the cord on this one is separating.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the worst Apple Product Design Ever! Period.

    • Written by Jaimini V from Baroda

    I have gone through 3 adapters EACH for my Macbook Pro and Macbook Air in the past 2-3 years. And After a month or two of using a charger, I start getting electric shocks from the body of the Macbook. These cease if you replace (buy) a new charger. The chargers INVARIABLY FAIL between 5-13 months of use.

    Apple adapters are extremely poorly designed (probably the very worst in the market when it comes to durability) and on top of that, very expensive. Every time I buy a macbook, I go through 2-3 adapters in 2-3 years. The thin wire from the adapter to the magsafe port is the biggest problem. They should redesign the adapter with a removable wire with a magsafe pin and make the wire reinforced with a protective mesh like the gecko gear stereo to stereo wire.
    Apparently Apple has stopped listening to loyal customers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why did I get a MacBook Air?

    • Written by Neal R from Broadview Heights

    Horrible product. Cord wears quickly and extremely overpriced to replace. A major argument against buying a MacBook Air.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    macbook air charger

    • Written by elvira A from brighton

    this is the worst charger ever! the plastic broke and all the wires too...so is not working anymore!!! and it so expensive to get another one.....after paying so much for the computer really you think the charger would be good quality but NO is rubbish!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality, remarkably flimsy for its price

    • Written by Mobashir M from Brampton

    I have had my charger for about 2 years now and it is taped in so many different areas that I am convinced it is more tape than actual charger. I find that the outer coating is very poor quality and tends to bend and break very easily. The position in which I keep my laptop on the desk requires that my charger is slightly bend right at the end which connects to my MacBook Air, within 3 months of keeping it in that position, the outer coating broke and required taping. I find that the price is very high for a product of such inferior quality and I would expect that Apple puts as much thought into the design, life, and durability of its chargers as it does for it's laptops.
    I would highly recommend that the company consider redesigning the charger and think about the long-term life of this product.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kurt L from West Jordan

    After reading the bad reviews of this cable I did everything I could to be careful with the one that came with my 2011 MacBook Air. My efforts made little difference. After about 6 months the rubber sheathing on the small cable at the spot where cable attaches to the magnetic end started to wear out and come apart. I wrapped the damaged stop with a material in an effort to extend the life of the cable but after about a year the cable stopped working. The cable sheathing material simply can not tolerate the wear at the endpoints. I've had this same problem with many iPhone and iPod usb cables.

    I recommend this minor and likely low cost change in the cable design to mitigate the problem....

    Extend the thicker sheathing at the cable endpoints an inch or two. This would keep the smaller cable from bending at such a sever angle at the end points and would keep it from wearing out as quickly.

    For the money you charge us for these cables and the lack of alternatives, you have an obligation to make a better product. Please fix the problem and rest my concerns that this is and intentional flaw designed to gouge us even deeper.

    5 of 5 people found this useful