• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Poorly built. Will FAIL

    • Written by Chad C from Pocatello

    These chargers are plain awful. They will last less than a year. Apple should be ashamed of this poor construction.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Mark B from Chiswick

    I have been through 3 of these in 3 years. At this price I expect them to last years or forever. I will now be buying the much much cheaper alternatives

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dies way too quickly

    • Written by Teresa H from MELBOURNE

    I love my Macbook Air 11" (2011). It's been a little over 2 years and it's still going strong. I wish I could say the same for the power adaptors. None of my power adaptors have lasted over a year. My second power adaptor has just failed me after becoming ridiculously frayed, and I'm on the Apple store website to begrudgingly buy my third.
    My family have laptops from other brands older than my Macbook Air that get frequently used and not a single one of their power adaptors have needed replacing in the 4 or 5 years that they've been in my family, being used on a daily basis.
    Now, my Macbook Air is far from ready to be trashed so I'll replace the adaptor, but $99 for a notoriously low quality product that I will inevitably have to pay for again next year? Talk about a scam.
    It's both consoling and disheartening to see that there are already hundreds of negative reviews on this product and I'm not just an unlucky one-off.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quallity

    • Written by Mariia R from Leeds

    Before I went on this page and read other reviews, I honestly thought something was wrong with me! Had my adapter for just 2 years and the cord broke near to where the connector to laptop is. I've fixed it with a cable tape but a month or two later it broke in a different place, just below the old one. Poor quality and a ridiculous price for a replacement!

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed... again

    • Written by Chris W from Aldergrove

    I have to purchase my 3rd charger in a year. This is the only apple product I have ever purchased that continues to be a fail.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Ridiculous

    • Written by Alessandro P from Vernon

    My first 45W MagSafe Power Adapter that came with my new MacBook Air stopped working just before warranty, got it replaced for a new one and I remember the guy wasn't very happy to do that.
    Now just over a year just stopped working again, this is unbelievable! Why Apple doesn't take action and fix the problem which is clearly out there??? (like the time they gave free iPhone 4 cases when they realised they had failed with the antenna??)
    I find that after you pay thousands for a Mac, then every year you should basically pay over 90$ to replace the power adapter…absolutely ridiculous!!!
    Think about that Apple!!!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jasmine G from Oxford

    I've had my computer for two years and my charger has already stopped working. Not to mention I've had my iPhone for less then a year and that chord has begin to unravel. I just don't like the fact that I'm spending so much on these products and have to replace these pieces so soon. And the fact that its darn near 100 dollars.. Thats RIDICULOUS . Please invest time in making better chargers for your products instead of coming up with a new version of a product every year.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Chinese-quality product

    • Written by Zane S from Owensboro

    But seriously, this product is horrific. It lasts about two or three months before you have to put duct-tape on it to cover up the fraying. And the great thing is, that's even taking into consideration that you baby it.

    I realize that Apple doesn't even read these, but nonetheless I find it cathartic to express how bad a product can be from a company that makes decent products sometimes.

    This is my third one so far. It has no business being this highly priced if it's such a shoddy product. To say I rate it a 1 is a mercy; this product doesn't even deserve it. I realize how trite the previous expression is, but really, words can't express how disappointed I am, like a father who finds out his son listens to Madonna all the time.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can I lease a magsafe power unit for my mac air...

    • Written by Yves S from Squamish

    I absolutely love my Apple products, don't mind paying for superior products but does the magsafe charger really have to be close to 10% of the cost of a new Mac Air. (Cdn prices) Mac Air 11' base model is $999 and a local retail store is asking $94 for the charger so that is dam close to 10%. I'm looking for an after market or selling my first child for another apple 45w mag safe charger.

    Your one of the smartest and creative companies out there, I'm sure you can improve the longevity of these chargers. Its all over the forums how bad these things perform. If you know anyone that wants a 5 year old well behaved kid, I'll consider a trade.


    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good laptop, bad charger

    • Written by Parag M from North Wales

    Even with hardly any use, this power adapter stopped working. I'm using my Cinema Display to charge the laptop and waiting for a recall.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Robert C from 江戸川区

    I have two macbook airs, and both chargers failed after a few months. I bought replacements -- one of them has failed too, after only 2 months, only charging when it wants to, mostly not at all.
    also BTW, the price for the replacements is just stupid.
    Bad experience from Apple.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power cord issue

    • Written by Dennis V from Lake Worth

    For those who have a problem with the cord not working after a period - Try cleaning (with a Q-tip or tooth pic) the end of the cord plug where it attaches to the computer and the plug on the computer. Dirt can become stuck to either of those and prohibit good contact. The plug on the computer is magnetic so small metal particles can attach to that. The cable itself is an extremely poor design. Apple and it's engineers should hide their heads in shame for letting this issue go on for so long. They were kind enough to give me a new charger just before my warranty expired last August but it's starting to look like that one is beginning to weaken. I extended the life of the original cord with electrical tape. Common people, where's your work ethic? Where's your sense of pride? When I do a job, I take care to do it well and I expect you to take care of the people who you are selling these "known" cheap power cords to. A product is only as good as it's weakest link.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Going through 1 a year

    • Written by Cameron W from Victoria

    I've only had my laptop for 2 years and now have to get my 3rd power adapter. Obviously a design problem here, maybe Apple could come up with a solution, not only for the new models, but one that all our old models can use as well.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Duncan W from Homer

    Overpriced, unreliable, needs frequent resetting.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can't believe it.

    • Written by Lorraine D from Houston

    Apple is suppose to be customer friendly. I just bought a new power adapter and not 8 hours later, the cord is frayed. What gives? Where is Apple QA when needed. And it appears from the rest of the reviews that this is a major problem. Who is manufacturing this junk???

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger fail in 1 week...

    • Written by Ngawang T from woodside

    It's been less than a week since I got my new MacBook Air... The charger started giving problems in the second day . Now it's stopped working... I can't believe this .

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality. The last Mac i will ever use.

    • Written by Minh Trung N from Singapore

    Recently bought a Macbook air mid 2013. After 8 months, the wire got exposed for no reason. Brought it to Local Store and they charged me for new charger even I bought AppleCare for it. They claimed hardware damage is not covered. Disappointed 2nd time. Will not use a Mac anymore.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE product. 4th one in 5 years. Next cumputer will be a PC.

    • Written by Stacey M from Fort Collins

    I don't even know if I'll be able to write this, seeing as my computer is dying and my charger only intermittently works. This is the 4th charger I have had to buy (and my second 1-star review for this same product). Like others, I thought perhaps it was my problem, so I've tried my best to never bend or wrap the cords, my computer spends 90% of it's time in the same place, but it still breaks! I have tears in the plastic exposing live wire. This is ridiculous and a waste of money. My husband has a PC and here I've been trying to convince him to switch to Mac for years, but now him and I both will be sticking with PCs. He's had his SAME charge for 5 years and it has never had an issue!!!

    What the heck Apple!

    I think we all need to go crazy with social media, spread the word until we are all given improved replacements. This is a joke.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Eric L

    I have already been through 6 chargers over 3 years. This is extremely disappointing. I got a new charger 2 months ago and the charger has ALREADY FRAYED! Seriously? 80 dollars for your cheap and faulty charger? No way, I'm forgetting all macs and getting an Asus. Until you (Mac) can either improve the charger and keep it at 80 dollars or make the charger cheaper, this is absolutely crazy.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    wire bent now has a slight rip and won't chagre my macbook air

    • Written by Travis H from shirley

    they need to make these wires more durable
    i don't even travel with this it just sits in the same place!

    9 of 10 people found this useful