• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am now on my 3rd Charger in less than 2 years. Each one has frayed after basically no time at all. I love Apple computers, but its things like this (finding ways to make us buy new chargers multiple times over) that make me lose respect for the company. Apple should be supporting its loyal users and not treating us so poorly as to force us to spend even more money just to be able to power our laptops.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and Bad

    There are things I love about this adapter, the design, the engineering, the flexible cord, the magnetic attachment but I don't understand why they don't have better cord protection, it seems so practical and obvious. It reminds me of the nursery rhyme….'when she was good, she was very, very good but wen she was bad she was horrid".

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All the bad reviews lol

    SMH at all of the bad reviews. I have no idea what y'all are doing to these plugs if they wear out in a year. I have a 13" Macbook Air from 2010. I have used the same 45W MagSafe Power Adapter since. (It is September 21, 2015 btw). Yes, there is much wear towards the piece that plugs into the laptop. However, this plug has lasted me through 2 1/2 years of moving around through college, and a bit over year so far on deployment to the Middle East [that's right, through dust and sand and camel dung (jk on the dung)], plus everything in between the 2010-now times. It's an upstanding product. Could use work, of course; hence, the 4-star rating. But by no means does it have a life expectancy of a year or two "at best".

    0 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great when new.

    Started out fantastic, eventually started burning up during use, then quit all together. Love the innovation and ease of use, but really need longer lasting product. Paid a lot anticipating long life, but three years and finished. Any cheap electronic company could have matched that.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have got 3 in 4 year and I need another one at present.

    Cable is a worst quality I never has got, it is expensive too. I am heading to get another brand for it. I use it good but it break again.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Frays

    Agree with numerous other reviews, The cord frays and gives up on these power adaptors far too quickly. Anyone know if the 3rd party versions last any better?

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Issues

    I bought my 13 in MacBook Air in August of last year (senior year of high school) to go ahead and get used to it before going to college. It worked fine for about two months and I was absolutely in love with it. Then I realized it was one of my worst choices of how I could've spent my money! My battery will NOT charge no matter what and my computer only barely even turns on if it is plugged up but yet it says "no battery available". Very frustrating to pay so much money for something that won't even charge correctly.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a SHAM!

    The charging cord is the worst piece of junk that Apple sells. There needs to be another class action like for the T-connection cord - this one is doing the same thing - Apple only changed the shape. I bought my Air in 2011. I've never had to buy replacement cords for my laptops but I'm on the fourth for this one and just wrapped the end in electrical tape because I'm going to have to buy my fifth cord. Apple really should be embarrassed by their lack of engineering design on the cord.....of all things a stinking cord....they can't get it right. Kudos to Microsoft for their cord design.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak power cord frays and costly to replace so frequently

    Apple is choking its faithful customers, roping you in with a great computer but leaving you with no juice to run it on because the power cord frays way too soon. It's a deal with strings attached: you have to repeatedly buy expensive replacements because they're poorly made in the first place. A laptop is meant to be mobile, so why are its accessories so fragile? C'mon, we're not jumping rope with it either! If someone lovingly treats a piece of technology (as I do, it's my lifeblood!), the power cord should not just disintegrate in such a short span of time.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire hazard.

    MagSafe isn't safe.
    The charger covering ripped and separated from the adapter, exposing the wiring underneath, which could have electrocuted someone. The exposed and active -unknown to me- started browning the cable cover, which could have possibly started a fire.

    I'm not willing to pay $119 again for a fire hazard because of a design flaw.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd or 4th ac adapter since 2010

    It's a great revenue stream for Apple. Frail with 1 year+ life expectancy. Just manages to outlive the warranty each time. Garbage and we're stuck with it.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I believe Apple intended for the product to be called 45W piece of garbage

    Have had 2 in 3 year span. rubber wears off and they stop charging at a little over a year.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you serious?

    $120 to replace my Macpro power adaptor! APPLE! Are you serious? Shameless overcharging! Not even a year old! I don't mind getting the whole package of laptop, phone and tablet, as I love the product, but your accessories are totally unreasonable in their pricing...and that is across the board.
    PS...when are you going to make some black accessories, I would prefer black to white, power leads.
    Thank you

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Design MacAir Charger/Power Supply

    3rd time having to power supply in 3 years - Apple need to sort this problem out! I am considering not upgrading again with Apple because of this issue.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have had my MacBook Air for about 4 years now, and am on my fourth charger. It's making it very difficult to justify the purchase of a $1200 machine. How has Apple not fixed this issue yet? If they were not $80 a pop, I might not be so upset.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I will now have to buy yet another charger for my MacBook Air, which will be my third charger in the space of two years. This may be one of the worst products I have ever purchesed, how is it a company like apple can have such innovative and groundbreaking success in computers, however fail to make a charger that doesn't break and lasts longer than a year?? Apple really REALLY need to take note and address this problem.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save up now you'll be buying another one soon

    The quality of Apple's power chargers seem to be getting worse and worse. My original charger from 2011 finally stopped working after the wire disintegrated from the power box - almost about acceptable for 3-4 years worth of use. Eight months in with the replacement and it is suffering the same fate. Why can't Apple make something a little more sturdy?

    I would defiantly not recommend this product, however you have no choice but to buy it. If you want your laptop to work you will be forced to fork out another £65.00 for a pile of flimsily assembled junk which probably costed about $3 dollars to make.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    4th Charger in 3 years.

    Your chargers are SO BAD. the cords are easily worn and not durable and the price to replace is ridiculous. why should we have to foot the price for your dodgy product?!?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've been very happy with all Apple products I've owned - apart from this charger. Although I've been careful not to put any strain on the cable where it attaches to the charger (since this has happened before), the rubber has now come apart, exposing the wires, making it completely unreliable after about 18 months of use.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    second broken cord in 2 months

    my husband and i both use macAir and his cord broke durimg a business trip 2 months ago. the cable was torn inside his bag, exposing an inch of metal wires. a huge inconvenience. mine broke just now, at the base of the cord that connects to the power brick, unable to use my mac Air for now, i'm writing this complain using my iPad, whose cord is beginning to fray at the connector. am starting to feel dumb for using Apple products.

    15 of 16 people found this useful