• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and quality

    • Written by Robert G from Spring Branch

    Am now on my third MagSafe 2 Power Adapter for a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro. The first two both failed at the computer end. Was careful with the first one and very careful with the second one. Rarely take the charger with me and it sits on the left side of the computer so it goes straight in with no bend in the cable yet it failed again. A very poor design and quality. At least Apple could design one with a replaceable cable so you don't have to spend $80.00 for the whole charger.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I could not be more disappointed

    • Written by Jorge D from Long Beach

    I am stunned, that Apple would have the arrogance to force this product on its customers. In 2013 I talked my then girlfriend, now my wife, into investing in an Apple computer for herself. Having been the proud owner of a 2003 (Black) Mac, as well as others, I could do nothing but rave about them. Unfortunately she has had an another entirely different. The latest: Her third power cord shredded today. I'm on my second, but I have always been an Apple apologist. But watching my wife spend her hard earned money, then get taken advantage of. Has been hard for me. I have offered to buy her a new computer, the brand entirely her choice. I'm certain, it will not be the Apple brand.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really unsatisfied

    • Written by Otman Z from Los Angeles

    It just broke on its own, it started turning off/on for the past week by itself until I woke up and it never worked.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thought you were better than this Apple!

    • Written by Stephanie S from Solana Beach

    I have been through three of these chargers in three years now. I am so sick of paying $80 every time this terrible charger fall apart. Stop putting the money we pay for your horribly expensive computers in your pocket, Apple, and invest a little more in providing a product that will last as long as the computer! ZERO stars!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap material

    • Written by David H from HUNTINGTON BEACH

    The part that plugs into my computer has frayed multiple times, and I have to keep replacing it. I could have bought more than two chromebooks now with how much I've spent on these chargers. It's making me feel as though Apple has done this on purpose. Our family of three has gone through 8 chargers for our mac book pros (2015 or later); it is getting ridiculous.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Book pro charger cord does not hold up.

    • Written by Philip H from West Seneca

    Agree with the other comments about the magsafe power adapter cord. Ours cracked near the connector exposing the sheath and wiring, causing the power connection to be erratic. Poor quality design and material! Need a better fix than replacing the whole unit.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good actually...

    • Written by Cloud A from Larkspur

    This charger will last a fairly long time if you take care of it. I'm on my third year, and while it does have a fair bit of scratches on the plastic adapter part, it still works perfectly. If you care for your charger, it will work absolutely fine for a few years. In terms of the cable dirtying, that's easily fixed. No yellowing here.

    My only issue is the cost to replace. I get that "Apple tax" applies here too but seriously, $80 for a charger is pretty criminal.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed. Terrible!!!!

    • Written by Joseph R from Owings Mills

    This is is now the second one to die on me. I've had my MacBook for just over a year and now it's not working. And before this I had to get another one. When I plug it the light doesn't come on. It's extremely disappointing when you have to keep replacing these. SUPER DISAPPOINTED!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Yall are just wrong

    • Written by Ayush S from San Jose

    Okay you guys keep saying that it breaks too fast and all that. I have had my charger for the past 4 years and Thr rubber just recently started coming apart 4 years is a long time. I actually took care of both my charger and laptop. If you just throw the thing around you are bound to ruin it and tear it. So it is your problem for not taking care of it. My only problem is the price to replace. 79 is too high for a charger. Thats my only problem.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life span

    • Written by Sharon B from Pacific Palisades

    I wish I could rate it zero, but it did work for 9 months, so I gave it a 1. This power cord that you MUST use to power your Macbook Pro deteriorated after 9 months. The rubber coating is very flimsy and broke open to expose the wires inside, and now it no longer charges my laptop. This cord sits in the dark behind my desk behind a wooden railing and has never been touched or moved after installation. The rubber coating is dried out and cracked. Apple has terrific laptops but horrific power cables. This is the fourth one I have had to purchase during the 6 years of owning my laptop. For a multi-billion dollar company, Apple should respect their loyal customers enough to provide quality accessories.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sandy T from Columbus

    I've had my Mac for about 3 years and very disappointed to see how the power adapter over heats. It would get so hot that I was afraid it would catch on fire. No surprise to see the cord is finally ripping.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My THIRD CHARGER purchase for my 2-year old MacBook Pro 13"

    • Written by Joyce P from Narragansett Pier

    (First I could not get over the 17" was no longer being produced.)

    ONE charger, maybe, but THREE!!! I've never moved the thing but 12X, and my last MacBook Pro I NEVER replaced the charger.

    Planned obsolescence.

    Your updates are always troublesome, especially Yosemite, ICLOUD horrible.....

    Hey Apple - are you just getting sloppy or do you not make enough$$$ ??????

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too fast

    • Written by Sophie Caroline G from Kbh S

    I find it so sad that it breaks so fast. A new one is so expensive, that i would expect them to last longer

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The adapter stops working without visible damage

    • Written by Roman M from Kiev

    This is my 3rd (!) power adapter to the same MacBook Pro. First and second I was forced to change because of an unreliable power cable...

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously poor quality

    • Written by Laura M from Brookfield

    Is it deliberate that the cord I need to power my 5-star machine is such poor-quality junk? I work from home. The cord is at most moved from one room to another. It's never wound up, stepped on, or otherwise abused. Yet it is so frayed that I'm afraid to use electrical tape anymore. I have to sink another $80 into it. It's ridiculous that the power cord is so much more fragile than the laptop itself! Your iPhone charging cords are also terrible, but at least I can buy higher-quality versions for less money anywhere.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor value

    • Written by Sarah M from Jacksonville

    2.5 years for this charger.

    After about the first year yellowing got pretty bad on the rubber cord. At 2.5 years the rubber ripped open - as others have said apple has plummetted down the "aesthetic" hole and sacrificed practical engineering (stress-relief?? nonexistent) while maintaining sky-rocket prices.

    For the so-called value of an $80 charger, I expect it to last me 5+ years with moderate use. I had to use my applecare in order to get a replacement. Ridiculous.

    Practicality: 3* (since there are no safe alternatives/knock-offs)
    Aesthetic: arguably 'AF'
    Value: 2* (being generous, here)

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage charger - made to make you buy them over and over again

    • Written by Anna S from Holt

    This product deteriorates rapidly. I've had to replace it multiple times in two years. I take very good care of it, always fold it properly (I've worked in tech - I know how to maintain cords), and rarely transport it. Regardless of how careful I am, it always yellows, flakes, and falls apart. I can extent the life by using electrical tape but each time I've inevitably had to tape the entire length of the cord shut which is a fire hazard. They make them this way to make us buy them again and again. this is likely my last apple product.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple WE ARE NOT STUPID. Fix this

    • Written by Andres D from HIDALGO

    I love my Macbook Pro, my iPhone, my iPad and my daughter's iWatch but this expensive bad quality cables are making me hate
    They now own a trillion dollars and they still want to sell us a new 70 dollar (or here in Europe 80 Euro) bad quality cable every year or couple of years?
    They don't care about their pro customers. They think we are stupid.

    Thankfully I can use more and more my iPad while away from the desk so with this horrible treatment I may have to start looking for a Windows PC as my next office computer.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily too soon

    • Written by Katie Z from portland

    I'm pretty devoted to everything Apple. Except the cords on any type of charging cable of a power adapter. After so many years of progress on the tech of Apple, the only thing I'm still waiting for to get better are the cords which break and split up and yellow after just a year or half of a year of use. They are very inconvenient. It's about time to fix this problem and create a material that does not break so easily because of such often use. It's very frustrating to have to replace these so often and at such a high cost. Such an expensive power adapter with such a breakable cord. The phones get better and so do the MacBooks but the power cords are still the same and are no good.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    • Written by Courtney F from Ellenwood

    I enjoyed the magnetic ability of the charger, but the rubber covering sheds so easily, the overall quality depreciates. The rubber doesn't just come off at the top of the charger, but all over. I had to put electrical tape over the parts missing rubber.

    13 of 13 people found this useful