• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, So good

    • Written by from Tipp City

    I have had my 13-in. MBPro since Sept of 2011. Thus far, my Magsafe power cord has lasted me, fine. Several months ago, I switched jobs and now I have to bring my Mac Book to work on most days. Because of this, I'm looking into getting an additional power cord (1 to leave at home with my dock, and 1 to take in my bag). I figure this, way I can keep one from the stress of unplugging too often (the one at home), and I'll have an extra.
    I rated this at a 3 because I haven't had issues, but I know several friends who are on their 3rd cord or so. But I'm also thinking, for those on here who've said they've bought 7 or 10 of them. Why not buy 2 and leave one stationary (home) and take one mobile. At least that way, you know one of those cords wont be getting a lot of wear.
    IMHO. BTW, the person who suggested having magsafe connector at both ends, brilliant idea!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from SOMERVILLE

    $80 and this thing stops working after three months. What a rip off. Apple should be ashamed of themselves for this garbage.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from sheffield

    I have gone through 4 chargers for my MacBook. Flawed design and apple really need to address this,

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lack of power adapter

    • Written by from Delta

    I have had my MacPro for 3.5 years now. Never once had any issues, i even bought one for my girlfriend for school. Out of no where my power charger stopped working. why is it that you spend 1500-2000$ on a brilliant piece of equipment and they give you shotty workmanship on accessories. I am now forced to share a single charger for the two because i didn't budget 90$ for a spare cable.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Zero Stars Available

    • Written by from Sacramento

    This products deserves absolutely no stars. Chargers keep failing left and right. At this point you would think that Apple would be embarrassed to have a product this terrible. They're advertising is always about high quality, however this product does not reflect that in the least. Have pride of ownership in your products!! Especially one as crucial and simple (relatively) as a charger.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I have had my aluminum Macbook since the late 2008 when it first came out. My original charger lasted me up until last week when it finally died after 5 years!I never had a problem with that charger and took really god care of it. I bought a new charger since my old one finally gave up on me due to the wear and tear around the "T" shaped area which connected to the computer. The new one has connected well and has been doing its job. People need to understand that Apple is a company meant for people of high class, aka for rich people. So if you're someone who has an issue buying a charger at $80, then maybe you should consider not purchasing an Apple product.

    1 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I could have a new Mac

    • Written by from Newport

    I LOVE my Mac but have purchased TEN adapters to date at $79 a piece. I'm an English Major, you do the Math.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magsafe "L"

    • Written by from GLASGOW

    Preferred design by far -- the most robust and sleek of the Magsafe power adaptors. Unhappy that new MacBooks have reverted to a "T" connector

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Chargers

    • Written by from Dunnellon

    This will be my fourth charger I am buying for my 13 inch macbook. My macbook is great, the charger is horrible. I could have bought another computer from another company for the amount of money I have spent of these chargers. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about it. It's a design flaw and therefore you are forced to keep handing over your money until you purchase a different computer. If this company is so innovative why not try making a decent charger for your products.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing power supply!

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    I really cannot for the life of me figure out why there are so many negative complaints about this power supply. I have owned Windows based laptops until buying a Macbook Pro and those all had clumsy, cheaply made power supplies with clunky connectors. I love the Apple MacSafe and it's forward thinking design. It is well crafted and expertly made. I can see it lasting many years. What I think is that people today do not take care of their gear and expect everything to withstand being thrown around, dropped and stepped on. Any electrical item will fail given that treatment. Apple makes the best, period!

    1 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Portland

    Of all the Apple products I've owned over the past 11 years(lots).......this is the worst. On average failing every couple years, for a power cord!!! At $80 a pop this is a sham. If Apple wants us to own it's cords to prevent hazardous occurrences from 3rd party cheaper cords then it had better do a much better job making these. IT IS VERY FRUSTRATING TO SEE ANOTHER CORD STOP WORKING AND TO SEE ANOTHER $80 RUNG UP!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)

    • Written by from wayne

    Very disappointing in power cords the cored just broke near power adapter. When i tied to replace it, i was told i have to purchase a new one. Come on Apple get to business!!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger for MacBook

    • Written by from Bloomington

    This is a horrible product. I am on my third one. Such an expensive product should not be subject to the wires fraying. I am really disappointed that Apple would allow such a poor quality product on the market and do nothing to correct it after receiving all of these terrible reviews.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    60 Watt L Power adapter.

    • Written by from KENMORE

    Very poor quality. The L end breaks off and there is no way to repair it. Replacement is expensive. Get a new power supply design Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two new power cords in two years

    • Written by from Troy

    My first power cord lasted less than a year and was still under warranty. The outer material of the cord actually split open. I improvised and wrapped some electrical tape around the tear until I get make my way over to the Apple store for a replacement. The genius bar person I spoke with said that he'd "never seen this happen before" (really, almost every review on here is referencing the same issue I'm having) and it looked like something had torn it open and they would cover it this time because I was within my first year window but if it happened again I would have to pay the $80 to replace it.

    Well, what do you know, the exact same issue has happened again, not more than a year later. I've gone back to electrical tape. It looks terrible, but seems to be working. I just can't justify paying $80 for a new power cord when it's clearly an Apple issue that is being ignored.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What they said.

    • Written by from Sydney

    I'm probably on my 5th charger now (not to mention my third macbook).
    Everybody else mentions the poor quality of the charger, which is very true, but there are few who've actually mentioned the abysmal DESIGN of the unit itself.
    Putting all the weight on the end of the charger means that with americas terrible parallel-pronged wall plug arrangement ( I I ) , the thing literally falls out of the wall with the slightest movement or pull of the cord. Additionally, as a result of the tall head, the unit often doesn't fit into overseas plug converters.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off!

    • Written by from Wadsworth

    These chargers do not last long at all and are way overpriced! I had to replace mine because the end fell apart and was heating up so much I thought it was going to catch on fire..

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter Rubbish

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    3rd charger in less than two years. Same cycle every time; the magnetic bit keeps pulling off and sticking in my laptop and after a while the magsafe refuses to charge my macbook. Apple need to get their heads together and sort this out. Cant be spending £65 every term

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish Apple would come up with a stronger cable

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I need to buy my 5th replacement cable. I wish these things would last. There has to a better way!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed with quality...

    • Written by from Montreal

    This is a poor product plain an simple. I have the same issue as has been reported MANY times on this site. I was hopeful it would last given the L-shaped design but, alas, I was disappointed again. Normally, I am a big fan of apple products but this is clearly a product that is not up to apple standards. Literally one year and 13 days after I bought this product, the wire frayed open exposing the inner wires. Now, I am reluctant to buy another one for fear of it happening again. With such shoddy workmanship, it definitely not worth the $89 they charge for it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful