• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You could have burnt my house down.

    I was a happy customer. After sixteen months of purchase (MBP 9,2), and after upholding every single one of your use instructions, (level surface, no obstructions of air flow etc) my charger burnt out.
    A couple of weeks before that, my HDD flex cable failed so I now have reason to believe that those two massive failures are connected.
    Tomorrow morning, I'm calling my local distributor (Greece) and I'm demanding that you hold your end of your EU two year statutory warranty.

    Thanks, Apple.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Decided to buy a non Apple charger

    My 5th Apple charger for my macbook air has just given up the ghost after 13 months - working this out I could almost have bought a new laptop - maybe that is Apple's ploy

    So fed up - now going to try a non-Apple charger - if that lasts as long and is half the price it will be the way forward

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    At least 8 years of terrible build quality - when will apple take note?

    Charger has broken after 14 months use. Charger for an old MacBook did the exact same thing. Why has the quality not improved, especially with such consistently awful feedback.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    I have had 3 chargers in 5 years and every one of them has frayed very easily. I'm generally pretty easy on my charger, but every single one of them has had zero durability. This charger is absolutely terrible

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter does not last

    I've only had my Macbook Pro for about a year and the power adapter already went out. The part that plugs into the computer separated from the cord and because it's magnetized, it's stuck in there. When I try to plug the cord back in, I get a shower of sparks. Very displeased with this product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is my 3rd charger in 4 years. For $70 per charger, its is not fun to replace it every year. I wish Apple do something with replacement program.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Decline

    It seems evident from the reviews that there has been a definite decline in the quality of the chargers - almost every five star review (including mine) is of the original charger that came in the box that has since lasted years with no problems. It's no doubt a different product at this point, or just in general, from what is sold in stores at an outrageous price point. I still have the 60W MagSafe that came with my 2009 15-inch MacBook Pro and only recently started having an issue with cord tearing, and I'm pretty sure it was my fault. Chargers shouldn't have to be babied to last, and I doubt the folks giving one star reviews have been destroying their chargers. Point is, I'd trust the masses on this one, as the rest of us are talking about a product you won't be purchasing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is now my fourth charger I've had to buy within three and a half years. FOURTH. At $80 a piece, you would think Apple would resign their cords so that they literally do not snap off and fray one month after I buy it!!! Why Apple probably is aware of these issues and hasn't don't anything about it is perplexing. If you're going to portray yourself as being so high-tech and high quality, then make your dang expensive chargers worth the money spent on them.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have bought two of these over the past 5 years. They are so expensive and break so easily. The chord side where the charger box is is so brittle and snaps so easily, making it so you can't charge it at all. I've only had this charger for a year and a half. Boo apple

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Apple???

    When/IF I buy another adapter, this will be my third one in 5 years. Meanwhile, the cheapest, most ridiculous appliances and gadgets that I purchase have power cords that last forever! For $80 bucks, it needs to last a lifetime. My next computer will most likely not be an Apple. I need something VR capable and if you did have something VR ready, it would probably be too expensive anyway. I'm tired of you guys acting like you're the Maserati of computers when you REFUSE to make a decent power cord. Please get it together.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Literally awful

    It lasts less than a year. Also the price has dramatically increased since I last had to purchase it.

    Basically... the cord isn't sturdily supported at any of its connections save the plugin to the wall, so it bends and breaks at all of its junctions (i.e. weak points).

    Reinforcing it with duct tape around the weak points (read: at the L-tip, and at the connection to the adapter) immediately after buying it seems to have prolonged its life by at least two months.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised at the negative reviews...

    I have had my MacBook pro 13 in for 7 years and my power adapter is just now going out. I am a bit taken aback by the price of a replacement that fits something as technologically ancient as a 10 year old laptop, however my computer still runs flawlessly. Well worth it if you don't have to keep up with the Jonses (or Kardashians.... ugh). That being said, I have never had an issue with my Mac power adapters until now so (fingers crossed) I will replace it today... I was also surprised at the over 2K negative reviews. This has simply not been my experience. I treat my electronics like the expensive necessities that they are but have also traveled the world (literally) with this computer/power adapter for the last 10 years. Not a single issue. I was also in the "sand box" (for those of you that will identify with that terminology) which is one of the harshest environments for electronics on Earth. I stand behind Apple.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    About a 4-year Lifespan

    I believe I've had to purchase three of these in 11 years. The white rubber/plastic coating just shreds and flakes off, exposing the bare wire and causing it to fray. Why not use industrial strength coating? Oh wait, because then you can get $79.00 every few years from each of us.
    I would give three stars if it weren't for the price. Way, way too expensive for a simple cord.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the worst Apple products out there

    These chargers are incredibly fragile and not built to last more than a year or two. On top of that, they're insanely overpriced, so you can be assured you'll be wasting all kinds of money replacing these over time.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple you're better than your chargers

    On my 3rd charger! Come on Apple, we invest in your company and your product the least you can do is provide quality accessories to go with your $1,000+ computer. Paying $80 for a charger is ridiculous.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger Isn't Worth What It Costs

    I spent over $80 for this charger and within a year's time it stopped working. Keep in mind this is the second one I've had to buy since I bought my computer 3 years ago.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do you make them terrible on purpose?

    I don't understand how you can make such nice computers and such terrible chargers. Is this purposeful or just an oversight? I love your computers but I don't think I can stomach spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on replacements over the lifetime of one computer.

    The poor durability of these cords is criminal. What a tremendous waste of environmental resources. Please try to do better.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Life spam 2 years

    In four years 2 Power Adapters.Life spam 2years each...80€ for new one? Is this really a joke?Going to search for alternatives on AMAZON.goodnight

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    9 years strong!

    Well I have had my Macbook since 2008! I am looking to get the next model because it is now obsolete. I can't get the latest versions and need more memory! Anywho I haven't ever had to replace my L cord til now. Still charging def no sparking. Just now see some fraying in the cord so will buy a replacement for my backup 2008 MacBook. Glad I didn't have any issues. They are very expensive.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst adapter ever

    The only reason I wouldn't recommend anyone from buying a Macbook is the low quality and bad design of the power adapter. Last year I purchased this product and it has already started to break in where it connects to the laptop. It's like if Apple purposely designs the adapter in such a way that it will break so they can sell you more products. The worst experience.

    16 of 17 people found this useful