• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd Power Supply in a Year

    • Written by from Nelson

    This is definitely one Apple product that can hugely be improved on. I've gone through several of these myself and I don't feel like I'm mistreating them at all. IMO the cable should come out of the magsafe connector at a 90 degree angle. It seems like pointing the cable towards the front or back is rarely a convenient angle and causes stress on the cable. Also, the magsafe connector is not a very handy shape to be pulling from. I'm a little guy and my fingers are not too fat but it seems like getting a grip on the little sucker is pretty difficult. The space between it and the surface the computer is sitting on is definitely too small to wedge my fingers into and get a grip to pull.

    Doesn't seem like it matters much to Apple but that's my 2 bits. Nothing much else that we can do about it other then buying cheap aftermarket power adapters, which I'm sure couldn't be any worse.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not last.

    • Written by from Windham

    My t shape adaptor lasted four years. This new L shaped design has lasted a year. I baby my gear and am not impressed with the longevity of this product. I should be greatful that I got this much time out of it considering all the other negative reviews.
    I really don't want to pay $80 for another one. Over priced.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have gone through 2 power supplies so far. The way this adapter is designed, causes stress which wears out at the point where the cord starts. Apple needs a durable cord that will outlast the computer for a few years at least. If the adapter were more like a plug-in similar to the jack for ipod headphones..., somewhere else on the computer would be a good thing. Come on Apple for what is paid for an Apple computer, you think you could design a better power supply.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not apple quality

    • Written by from ruston

    very bad design broke in 3 months.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Has a very short life

    • Written by from Chicago

    This charger doesn't last long. I went through 3 of them already. An $80 charger by Apple should last several years. Very frustrating!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They do not last at allll

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I had my charger for a while it broke they offered me a new one and it broke again ... I don't have time for this. As a student i have things to get done

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Power Adapter is HORRIBLE!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    This is the second Power Adapter I've had (all original) that the cord breaks close to the little white box.
    I dont do anything weird with it, I just use it a lot and it keeps happening.
    So, now, for the third time, I'll have to buys another cord.

    Apple, FIX THIS!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke my Macbook

    • Written by from Dover

    My Macbook stopped turning on even on full battery. I bought a new MagSafe charger and the Macbook finally started working again. THAT charger broke, so I switched back to my original one. As soon as I connected it to my computer, everything went black. The computer shut off, and won't turn on again. Now I have to dish out $80+ for a new charger AGAIN or more? I work from my computer and this is unacceptable.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I am losing faith in Apple products

    • Written by from Bloomingdale

    This adapter did not last long. They get frayed at the magnet portion of the cord. Same thing applies to ALL the usb cords I have been through for my iPhones. At this price, it IS ridiculous and I am not a happy customer.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!

    • Written by from Durham

    I really love the design of the MagSafe Power Adapter, and they have never failed me. The power adapter has no issues so far as I can see, only one being that it could be longer. Overall, the adapter is a great product, and I have never had a problem with it. *Note: I am a Mac user of over 5 years, and I have only had to replace the adapter once, when my pet rabbit chewed the wire. I have never had to replace the second one.

    3 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty terrible.

    • Written by from south deerfield

    I have been using Mac products for more than 10 years now, and my iBooks, MacBooks and now my MacBook Pro have all required a replaced chargers. The MagSafe I am using now is less than a year and a half old, and it never leaves my desk, yet it became extremely hot two days ago, the casing split open, and it ceased to work. This is not a matter of my carelessness, but rather the inferiority of the product. I have no doubt that this review will have absolutely no impact on Apple's production methods, but I am extremely frustrated. Especially because I am a student and I do not have $80 lying around to throw at a charger that I should not need to buy so soon after getting a new computer.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    zero star

    • Written by from clifton

    i wish i could give 0 star for this product..getting 3rd one.dont last more than 6 months

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why people are having issues.

    • Written by from Blaine

    I own several Apple power adapters for machines we own, and the only way that these power adapters "don't last" is when people mistreat them. I constantly see people unplugging these power adapters by pulling on the cord, and not the plug. I also constantly see people wrapping the cable tightly around the brick -- DO NOT DO THIS! Leave an inch of slack before you wrap up the power cord! Never in 3+ years of using these power adapters have I ever seen them fail as badly as what people have shown me. It's not a craftsmanship issue, it's just plain abuse and neglect. I see proof of neglect all the time, not just in Apple power adapters, but in PC notebook power adapters as well. Same type of failures. Also, people shouldn't be complaining about a $79 price tag when the Mac that they paid for was $1199. Come on, seriously? Do you people have a job, or something? The only thing I don't like about this power adapter is the little plug that connects to the brick. I will never use that thing. Otherwise, a perfectly fine AC adapter.

    2 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rethinking

    • Written by from Effingham

    In the past I have loved apple products. However, recently, I feel as if they're just too much maintenance and money. I have gone through numerous phone chargers due to shortages. Recently, my Apple computer charger broke. This was due to using Apple's design where you can wrap the cord. Be very very careful or it will break. Better yet, don't use it at all. Now I have to pay $80 to get a new one and who knows how long it will last. Definitely rethinking my future technology purchases.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, to fragil, and way too expansive

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    Before 2 years ago I was always a Bill Gates fan than my parents bought me a Mac for a graduation gift laptop works unbelievable but within 1 year the charger started to shrivel. In my opinion the charger should be better qaility and for $90 I'd rather buy a PC. So apple you have lost another costumer.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks so much!

    • Written by from Gastonia

    I have had my MacBook Pro for a year and a half and I am on my third charger. I take really good care of my chargers but it seems everyone that I order ends up with protruding wires and will not charge. If you can avoid this charger do so!!!!!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK ....TOTAL.....JUNK

    • Written by from Greensboro

    I have purchased 3 power cords in 2 years for my 2012 macbook air.
    2 new power cords in 3 years for my 2009 macbook.
    2 new power cords for my 4s in 1 year
    3 new power cords for my daughters 5
    3 new power cords for my sons ipod 5th gen
    1 new power cord for my wifes ipad 3rd gen
    Granted , maybe the kids are rough on cords, but D....

    To apples defense, they have replaced 3 cords that were under warranty.

    But i paid for 9 other cords out of pocket.

    Great products, INSANELY-A-W-F-U-L POWER CORDS

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do apple make these?

    • Written by from Caringbah

    Last one lasted a couple of years and only after putting up with jiggling the connection and electrical tape repairs. My latest one is also falling apart at a rapid rate.

    These simply do not have the durability expected from apple products.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Charger

    • Written by from Grand Terrace

    I am extremely upset. I bought my mac book pro in January of 2011 and have bought two chargers thus far and am currently in class and have realized my charger is NOT working. After looking closely I see it is because of the internal wires. I am quite familiar with this situation since it has happened to me twice in the past. This now means I will have to buy ANOTHER charger meaning I will have bought three chargers in the past thee years. So pretty much I will have bought a charger every year. I find it interesting that the side of the charger that you are able to attach and detach cord has a larger diameter compared to the side you attach to the outlet. If so many people are complaining Apple why can you not fix this problem, why can you not make both sides of the charger the same diameter? Are you purposely designing the chargers this way so we have not choice, but to buy more. I love my Mac, but I will say I never had this problem with my PC.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy Two at a Time

    • Written by from Bel Air

    I love Mac. I love my Macbook. But could Apple PLEASE come out with a power adapter that won't twist and break so easily? I'm going on my third adapter in two years. The second I was a lot more careful about not twisting it or putting it an awkward position or angle, but alas, it didn't do a thing to help me. Great laptop, terrible power adapter.

    9 of 10 people found this useful