• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    i bought my MacBook Pro retina 13" last fall and the power cord is having issue. It has cut from using the wings/flaps on the charger to fold the cable. I've used it with care, but the thin coat on the cable is a bad design and poor quality, it saddens me that it is already exposed from being folded.after paying well over 2k with the 16gb upgrade, I feel the power adapter to should be durable.

    I have the Apple care for my laptop, so I wonder if it would be covered?

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues here after 1.5 years

    I use mine between home and work over the past year and a half. I take care not to put any stress on the connector at either end of the cable. Mine still looks and works like new. Additionally when storing the adapter away I don't wrap the excess cable around the charger itself, rather I just create a loop. It may not be as robust as other power supplies but it dosn't take much more effort to use and store it with care.
    That being said I'll give 4/5 because I still feel there is a little room for improvment with cable durability compared with other adapters I've owned.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frayed yet again...

    Sick and tired of spending another $80 on these horrible power adapters every two years because of fraying until they no longer work. Apparently there was a replacement offered for these a while back - someone should have told my local Apple store, because when I went two years ago no one mentioned that and I had to buy a new one, and now I'm about to have to go in again because this one is so frayed that it no longer works.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Bad

    I have very new mac book cori5, this charger stop working with in one month, this charger is not good at all.
    please sort out its problem.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is not what I expected.

    This adapter didn't even last a one whole month. It's a serious issue, apple. Do not sell a low-quality adapter with a very unreasonable price. It's a pain to buy another one and encounter the same thing. Let us have some better choices to choose from.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought my 2nd power cord within 2 and 1/2 years today. That's 3 cords including the cord that was included in the original laptop purchase. All of my previous cords have stopped working due to fraying in the same place. I also do not like the magnetized feature. The cord often disconnects from my laptop when I move the laptop and that can be annoying at times.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This says it all. Just ordered new cord, old one is flaky, can't take the chance of not being able to charge it. Please fix this issue. Bad cord, does not connect electronically well at all. Beautiful computer!!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5 chargers in 3 years.

    You would think after all of the 1 star reviews that apple would fix the wire issues. Always the same issues. The wiring at the top fried and I have to keep taping it with electrical tape. Even then it shorts out a day or two later. Unacceptable apple. And 80 dollars for a new one??? Come on.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous product. Cable all brown where worn out after only 2 years

    Shocking item by apple.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    "It also helps prevent fraying or weakening of the cables over time." -- Quote from the actual description. Are you kidding me? In what way does ANY of this design prevent fraying? Are you trying to tell me it takes 12 months instead of 6? For the cost of these computers you should not have to pay an additional annual fee of $100 just to get a new charger, that's ridiculous. These chargers are a piece of junk and careful or not they're going to fray. Anyone who says to just leave the cable on the desk should probably have a desktop not a laptop if that's how they're using their computer because the whole point of a laptop is that you are able to take it with you but if you can't take the cable because it's going to fray then it's just not worth it. GARBAGE.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design Overall

    Really disappointed with the design and experience overall. The connectors comes off and the wire breaks with the folding. Overall Apple has us "bondaged" to this adaptor. I wish there were better options available.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable Frayed in 18 months

    Almost got electrocuted today from a frayed Apple Power Cord.

    Defective after 18 months

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely AWFUL!

    The old cable design was much better. This new one is a piece of junk...and $80 to replace it is RIDICULOUS!!!! I'm on my third one in 6 months!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    These cables are of very poor quality and the design of these needs to be addressed. We should not have to pay SIXTYFIVE POUNDS to replace a 1 year old cable!!!

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent power adapter.

    This works just as it should. Easily connects and disconnects from laptop with a secure connection. It quickly charges MaBook pro and unlike a lot of reviews, my power adapter never overheats. It also is easy to wrap the cable up neatly for traveling.

    3 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    Had this charger for a year, and it has already broken. The plastic comes off, fraying the cords. All-round piece of rubbish product, soooooo disappointed.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Terrible!

    I love everything Apple but this is just an awful design, the original Magsafe use to keep firmly in place unless it was yanked in which case it would pull away from the laptop. This charger just becomes unplugged all the time with the slightest of movement... It truly is disgraceful

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Substandard product

    The design and function of this product is good. However apple have chosen to use poor quality materials for the thin cable between the power unit and laptop. Basically this cable material is too soft and breaks at the point it connects to the power block. This has broken on two occasions even after taking great care. It took about 1 year for this to happen on both occasions.

    This is also an old problem which indicates that apple really does not care.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fine!

    Many people have criticised this charger for numerous reasons. However it is perfectly fine! I love how it comes with the extension cord making it reach even further, also being able to wind the cord up makes storage simple. People say it falls out of the macbook too easily, are you trying to ride a bike while you charge?!? The magnet holding it in is strong enough that I can get up and move around without it falling out - unless you bend the cord away for the laptop then of course it will fall out! This charger is fantastic and does the job perfectly, treat it right and it will last you a long time.

    Ps. I have had mine for a year now and it gets used every day at university and at home.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rediculous Design

    *****ZERO STARS******** (have to choose one star to write the review)2nd adapter in 2 years. Worst design apple has ever thought of.I guess if the adapter lead (magsafe end) could be taken out and replaced just like the power lead It was save the purchase of an entire new adapter. I love your computers, however...A six year old could design a better Power adapter than this? What's wrong with an IEC lead? NOTHING! Because of this i don't think I will be purchasing another MacBook as the cost of replacement accessories is far to expensive. Even your DVD drive breaks in the same place, your Phone chargers break in the same place.