• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A charger that costs $80 to replace should not break so easily

    • Written by from Russell

    It is, of course, broken, like many others out there. I mean, I like the design, I like the magnetic connection and all, but I fear this is why it broke. You see, the magnetic portion of the L connector broke off from the charging part. It's very difficult to describe, so just suffice it to say, I have to tape my charger to my computer to get it to stick at all, which is inconvenient when I want to disconnect my computer to move it somewhere. In fact, when it first broke I just superglued the magnetic part back to the connector, but then somehow the superglue wore off and the same piece came disconnected. And sometimes it still won't charge, even if I have it taped securely in. It just really stinks that a device that should be wireless is not for me, because I don't want to risk losing the placement I found that keeps the charge going, so I just always keep the cord attached, even when I have to pack up my Mac to go somewhere.

    It's stressful, it stinks that it simply just broke one day (I did nothing that could have caused it to break, it just fell apart), and it stinks that I'm sitting here trying to decide whether I want to continue using scotch tape to hold my charger together or if I should shell out $80 to replace it, and just keep my fingers crossed that the next one won't break as well. I wish I could just take it to the Apple Store to get it fixed but 1. The nearest Apple Store is 2 hours from where I live (I live in Iowa. We literally have only 1 store. It's ridiculous.) and 2. I doubt they will just give me a new charger (they would likely just say the fact that I superglued it and have been taping it somehow broke the warranty agreement, even though the nearest store is a TWO HOUR DRIVE away and when it first broke I was in the middle of finals in college, and I didn't have time to just pop over to Des Moines and back).

    It's all just a tough, annoying, frustrating situation, but clearly Apple doesn't care that much, since there's 1700 other people who took the time to leave a 1 star review (and I'm sure there's plenty more who've had issues who simply didn't take the time to leave a review) and yet there's still nothing being done to make the chargers satisfactory.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord Connection to Charger Block Frays Easily

    • Written by from London

    I am disappointed in the design of these chargers, which decreases the quality of this product immensely. My second charger is not working anymore because the connection point to the charger block is slightly cut open from the bending, even though I was extra careful this time to not wind it up using the prongs to limit bending (the same thing happened to my first charger). This will be the THIRD charger that I must purchase in the past 2 years. Judging by the reviews, this is an ongoing and persistent problem for many users. Please redesign the charger to make it more durable. Some other companies found a solution to this issue through a simple Google search; I shouldn't have to purchase a third party product. Simply incorporate a stronger support at the connection points like many other PC chargers; it should justify the $80 cost.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Albuquerque

    This is the third Power Adapter I have had to purchase due to fraying in less than three years. At $79 a pop they should last longer. When I first took the cord into the Apple Store I was told it was due to my negligence and carelessness. I take very good care of my MacPro and all my electronics. This is just plain garbage and Apple should be ashamed to sell this cheap, poorly made power cord.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the freakin' deal with these power adapters?

    • Written by from Lafayette

    How does Apple get away with these god awful power supplies? Why do we put up with it?

    NEVER AGAIN. When this Macbook finally dies (or I can't freaking find a POWER SUPPLY THAT CAN CHARGE IT), I'm jumping ship. My first Apple was an Apple 2C. This will be my last.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Etobicoke

    Im onto my 4th charger in three years. The wire is so poorly made and rips too easily. After my mac book breaks, im not buying another mac book again. My lenovo laptop Ive had for 6 years, the charger looks brand new. I only switched to apple thinking everything is much easier to use, but having to buy $100 adapter twice a year is ridiculous.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely awful quality

    • Written by from Bellevile

    I cannot believe the quality of this charger, also with the chargers Apple supplies with the iPhones. They are all terrible. I have been through a couple of phone chargers and now this. I think after this incident my next phone/computer will be android/PC. I cannot stand electronics that break, and then the company charging an insane amount of money for a replacement. Not impressed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Part near the Magsafe always tearing

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Price does not match the quality of these chargers. Apple seriously makes the worst quality cables. Third charger I had to get within 4 years of owning my Macbook Pro. Cable always rips. If the quality is going to be this bad, please consider lowering the prices of these poor quality products if we're always going to be replacing them.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    power cord is coming apart

    • Written by from New York

    My power cord seems to suddenly have developed frays and torn around the edge where the wire joins to the plug, and no longer charges (and my laptop is not old), so I came onto the website to see how I could get a replacement and am astonished to see all these awful reviews on here! Can it be true that Apple has been making this shoddy product for years and been receiving bad reviews from their customers for years and still hasn't improved the cable?? And it's so expensive too! $80 that I have no choice but to pay, for something that looks like it's not going to last at all, according to all the reviews on here… I was going to say why haven't they fixed this issue yet, but maybe I've just answered my own question.

    Terrible weak product, please make it stronger

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What the fray?

    • Written by from baton rouge

    I've been a loyal Macbook user for four years. I have bought at least 3 power adapters in that time frame. This morning, my 4th power adapter finally frayed to the point where when I removed the adapter from my Macbook, the cord literally snapped in half at the top. I would give this product a zero star. The price is too high to have to replace it every 12 months. Apple, you need to step up your game.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Went out

    • Written by from Parker

    The power adapter to the computer died and I now can not charge my computer….considering this computer was over 1000, it should last a very, very long time. I'm not happy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from LONGWOOD

    I am purchasing my 3RD CHARGER in less than ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! This is unbelievable. They just randomly break for no reason. I put little wear and tear on them, so it's not like I'm dropping them from the ceiling or throwing them around. There needs to be a better way to go about this. My Apple loyalty wears thin when I realize the amount of money I am wasting on chargers. If it wasn't a completely necessary item, I would certainly not be buying it again.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe Power Adapter is UNSAFE and extremely poor quality

    • Written by from Landover

    I bought a MackBook Pro in June 2013. After little more than one year, and no unusual pattern of use, the change cable frayed, and the electrical cables started to become exposed. One year! And this product is called Magsafe! The fraying is now so extreme that I have to purchase a replacement, at the exorbitant price of $79.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, apple, apple..

    • Written by from Gray

    After seeing so many horrible reviews on their website you would think Apple would have finally solved the problem of their power adapters not lasting. NOPE! 3 years of owning my Macbook and 3 chargers later... This time, I was at 30% battery when my charger decided to stop working the night before the due date of a big presentation. Keep in mind it's 11 PM and $80 is usually out of the typical college student's budget. Thanks, Apple, for adding even more stress to my college life.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i have to get my 5th charger for my 3 year old laptop

    • Written by from Seattle

    ive only had my macbook for 3 years and for the 5th time im going to have to drop a bunch of money on a new charger. its frustrating because my chargers rarely move unless im cleaning other wise it is always in the same place. they simply dont last and are too expensive for the quality. i would feel a lot less cheated about paying $80 for a charger if it lasted more than 5-6 months.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from The Woodlands

    I'm fairly confident, after reading many review, that EVERYONE is having the same issue, Apple.


    I am about to have to buy my THIRD charger. THIRD. I should be able to have one, MAYBE two chargers for the life of my computer.
    Not only have I already had to have my battery replaced, now I have to buy YET ANOTHER charger for my Macbook pro. This computer isn't even that old. It doesn't matter what you do with this charger, unless you put it on a shrine and bubble wrap it, it isn't going to last very long.

    Apple, help us out here.

    Be better.


    Not buying another one of these cords.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "Apple, learn what good customer service is!!!"

    • Written by from Glendale

    Apple's chargers are the only electronic chargers I have ever owned that break! And this one is the worst! Owed my Macbook pro for 4 months before this charger broke, and I am extremely careful with my cords. Looking at these reviews, I can't believe that Apple has received these complaints for 5 years, and they STILL refuse to fix it!

    I've been a HUGE Apple devotee for years, but it looks like I'll be going the PC route. I refuse to pay even $30 for a charger that will only break within a year.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Kula

    I can't believe you are still charging so much for such a terribly designed cable. Yet here I am, buying a replacement. I pretty much have to. What a sham.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where's the Apple quality?

    • Written by from Sioux Lookout

    Mine lasted a year and a half then simply stopped working. Not sure how apple can make a product that's failing a lot of people this badly.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is garbage

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    I have been through 3 of these in the last 3 years. I wrap it up exactly like the guy in the store showed me to minimize wear. Unless you leave this thing stationary it will break.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovate This

    • Written by from Atlanta


    Do better.

    It's great you're focusing on better iMacs/iPads/iPhones, etc. but please change this. Focus on this. Please.

    I have to buy my FOURTH charger soon.

    13 of 13 people found this useful