• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is as bad as iPhone's/iPod's/iPad's and the price extremely high

    • Written by from Alexandria

    The quality of the adapter itself is good, but the cable is so bad... and there are no more options! Very disappointed...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's up with the cables?!?!

    • Written by from Orlando

    I love my MacBook Air... I am an Apple junkie... We all have iPhones here at home... we have an iPad and iPods... but these power cables are just not up to par with Apple's quality... Apple products are pricy, we buy them because we love Apple... but I have spent so much money replacing cables that I'm starting to loose that love... Please Apple, my second cable is fraying already!!!... And I have to pay $80 yet again!!!... I don't need the whole thing, just the cable, but I was told that they don't sell just the cable, so I have to buy the whole thing again!!!... My youngest son is going to start online schooling and I was looking into giving him my Air and buying myself a Pro, but I don't think want to invest so much on a laptop when I have to continue buying replacement cables at such a high price... Thank you for your wonderful products, but your cables are really bad!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is ridiculous

    • Written by from Medford

    As a college student I bought a mac thinking it would be a good investment, and the computer itself has been....but having to spend 80 dollars on my non existent budget is outrageous! I am considering going back to a non apple laptop just so I can save money in the long run.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ...Seriously?

    • Written by from Calgary

    I got my MacBook Air in December of 2013, and just 7 months later the charger is busted. Wiggling the cord around to get it into the right position has now failed, so I come to find a new one, and what do I see? 80 bucks for a new one? This is so ridiculous. I've gone through 3 charge cables for my iPod 5 over the past 2 years as well. The quality is terrible.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad product

    • Written by from cold spring

    80 bucks is TOO much for a new one, specially that we need to buy a new one every while. It supposed to be more efficient, and that's the deference when i buy it from Apple store and other store.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cord frays easily, stops working

    • Written by from San Francisco

    If I could give this 0 stars I would. After a year and a half of use, the thin cord has frayed near the power supply and made the unit non-functional. Poor design!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad charger

    • Written by from Edison

    I bought my Macbook Air 11'' couple of months ago, and my charger has already started to fall apart. I have used Windows laptops and I never faced adapter problems with them. My Macbook works fine, but the charger is falling apart and it is costly.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Please recall this adapter!

    • Written by from virginia beach

    This adapter pulls itself out with the slightest pressure up or down. It will, however stay secure when attempting to pull straight out. If placed on a computer lap tray with just enough material of some kind wedged underneath the connector so it is stable, it is less likely to disconnect. At this price, I shouldn't have to jerry-rig apple's design flaw. It's only a bandaid, but I hope this helps some of you.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Shullsburg

    Same problems here. The charger gets incredibly hot and is frayed and not won't even charge anymore...I refuse to pay the $80 for a the same terrible quality....is there a better option?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Garbage

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Charger started smouldering on my carpet where it was fraying.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seeing Sparks

    • Written by from Oak Ridge

    I've only had it for maybe 4 or 5 months and the thing gets incredibly hot, and now the spot where the cord that connects to the actual battery split completely open and now there are open wires frayed out....which are sparking....so im afraid to touch it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't last

    • Written by from Sierra Vista

    Apple needs to improve the quality of these power adapters. I coddled this adapter: Never wrapped the cord tightly, kept strain off the cord, and made sure to only put it in my bag on days I would need it. Yet the cord is already frayed and falling apart. I don't mind paying a high price for a good product but having to replace an $80 power adapter after 18 months of fairly moderate use is unacceptable.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Killed My Battery

    • Written by from Denver

    This power cord frayed by the charger head after about a year of use, for absolutely no reason. The cord was not mistreated in any way. Before I was able to replace the cord, a few months, my Service Battery warning came on. My (Macbook Air 2011) battery life declined steadily from there. The battery was then "Replace Soon", even though I had switched chargers, and I needed to replace the $180 battery. This charger is horrible, it ruined itself and my battery. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed these issues is appalling. I'm switching to Windows and Android.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, falls out constantly

    • Written by from San Jose

    The charger itself works fine if its sitting quietly at your desk hooked to a dock. But take it on the road and at every little bend of the wire too close to the plug and the thing falls out. I can hardly hold it in my lap for accidentally bumping the stupid connector and off it comes.

    Hate this product.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The MacBook chargers are NOT WORTHY of the Apple name.

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I am a loyal Apple user and 99% of Apple's products are designed beautifully, which is why it is mind-blowing why Apple has not fixed the poor design on their MacBook Air power charger. I will summarize the big three items:

    1). It is too big at the end unless you want to lug around the extension cord everywhere you go. It is so big it takes up two spaces on the power strip. You bought an air for a reason - so it is light. get a clue product manager who runs this product line!

    2). It breaks due to bad design. The whole wrap around the brick design puts too much pressure and wear and tear on the cable at the end of the brick which over time breaks the wire off. This is really expensive to replace at $80 a pop. Please please fix this!!!

    3). No short three pronged option. Again, have to use a two pronged version unless you want to lug around the ginormous extension cable.

    Please forward this to the PM running this product line. You have a one star rating on your own website - is anyone listening to your customers?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third Replacement of 45W MagSafe Power Adapter

    • Written by from LOVELAND

    I've just purchased my third adapter. I take good care of the cord but it just stops working after a year or so. There are no visible signs of wear and no kinks in the cord. This is a serious issue since there's no other way to charge the MacBook. I expect reliability from my Apple products as I rely on them for work and the adapter is the only item with which I've ever had a chronic problem.

    If I wadded up the cord or otherwise abused it, I could understand but I've always been very careful with it. If there is a secret to extending the longevity of the adapter's lifespan I'd love to know it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't. Buy. This.

    • Written by from Clemmons

    I've had my MacBook for 2 years. And everything has been fine EXCEPT the charger. The charger is complete trash. The rubber deteriorates. The wires fray. It stops working so quickly.
    I've worked to take good care of the charger-- hardly ever taken my charger out of my home. AND IT STILL BREAKS SO QUICKLY.
    This charger is worth nothing, CERTAINLY not the $80 they charge for it.
    Apple needs to fix this NOW. I wish I could give this negative stars.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Take care of it, and it will be fine

    • Written by from Highgate center

    Ive had my i7 Air for a year this month, i have my original and spare 45W I bought as a travel one. Both are still in 100 percent mint condition. No cracks, or frays, and still go strong. The magnetic plug can fall out when i turn quick, or sit in bed, but i simply just plug it back in... and its good to go... people that complain about this product obviously shove it into a bag, or wrap it up tight onto something or in a ball. just keep a 3 inch loop in the cord when winding, and don't yank it out of the wall or computer. You can only blame yourself if yours is falling apart. your doing something wrong

    1 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died After 14 months of use

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    So the adapter for my Macbook Air has died after just 14 months of use. Judging from the reviews, this seems to be a normal occurrence.
    Now, I just spent 80+ dollars on a brand new adapter. I hope I can get at least 2 years out of this one. If by some miracle, I do get 2 years use, it still means this thing cost me 40 bucks a year to use.

    For a company that prides itself on the customer "experience", this sure is leaving a bad taste in my mouth. In recent months, I've already migrated to Windows Phone and a Windows tablet. Perhaps, I should just go all the way and just get a PC laptop next. All this coming from an ex-Apple employee too. Talk about being a detractor!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Me Too!!

    • Written by from Glendale

    I've also had problems with the Air power cord. It has worked continuously for 4 years, but the covering on the cord started fraying almost immediately. I figured I must have pinched it or something and put some electrical tape on it. Then over time, it kept disintegrating and I'd add more tape. Finally it got so that about 1/3 of the cord was covered in electrical tape. I took it in today and they, while being polite, seemed to think that I had abused it or my dog had chewed on it. Neither is the case - it is just cheap, thin material. They gave me a new one for "only" $61, their cost. Lucky me! Needless to say I'm not happy with Apple. I've never had any other cord covering simply disintegrate!

    3 of 3 people found this useful