• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    inadequate

    • Written by from Savannah

    I wanted to backup my camera photos to the ipad and work with them. This only allows you to import into the camera roll - not any other apps. AND - it reduces the files size. I tried importing several jpgs in excess of 4 meg apiece and it reduced each one to less than half a meg. Just unacceptable. It should allow me to import into any photo app at the full resolution. It's not like this adapter is $2.00. If you only want lo-res snapshots you won't be disappointed. You are slipping in the polls Apple - and it is deserved. Lately it is one frustrating update after another and nothing but difficulty getting your products to work.

    316 of 369 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited compatibility.

    • Written by from Seattle

    I have a SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC 64GB, and it says card not supported. Used in a Sony RX-100, shooting raw (ARW).
    Most camera products provide compatibility information before you buy. This incompatibility makes my mini iPad (64GB) useless as a travel tool. All these products are current and theoretically top quality. Why don't they work?

    189 of 211 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for 64GB SDXC card

    • Written by

    Bought this adaptor hoping to download pictures from my D7100 camera. Yet found that it cannot read SDXC card beyond 32GB.....really becomes a white elephant...nice to see, poor to use

    160 of 169 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    False Advertising by Apple on "SD card reader"

    • Written by from Brampton

    I had no idea there was a 32GB limit to which SD card it could read. I have a 64GB card and plan on getting a second 64GB card for my holidays, only to learn after the fact that this "SD card reader" can't read SD cards! After thinking I had a faulty product, find through reviews here that there is a limit - 32GB and lower. An overpriced, inadequate product by Apple.

    156 of 177 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work with 64 gig! Rubbish

    • Written by from Stoke-on-Trent

    If apple had stated that this does not work with 64 gig cards I never would have bought it! Completely pointless me having it now unless they have a magical update coming that will fix the issue.

    Wanted to use it to transfer different videos off of my GoPro and naturally with it using quite a lot of data to record HD video I spent a bit more buying a 64gig card.

    If it worked it would be a great (but very overpriced) item but now its just an overpriced piece of junk. Thanks Apple!

    129 of 138 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work and is expensive...

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Bought this to edit/browse photos from my two SanDisk 128 GB Class 10 SD cards...find out it doesn't work with anything better than a 32 GB card. Haven't tried a cassette tape on it yet.

    Really, Apple? Really?

    Two things need to be fixed: it needs to read newer cards, and enough with the "has to be formatted like a camera photo" bs. Give us what is most useful, not what is most profitable, or I swear my next tablet will not be an ipad...

    105 of 131 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One way transfer

    • Written by from SACRAMENTO

    I'm becoming annoyed at apple's habit of glossing over these accessory capabilities, as well as their assumptions about my wifi access. You can transfer pics TO an ipad, but not off. You must use icloud or dropbox to transfer photos, which seems easy, IF you have wifi, which is not the case at my work or school! To print a single image, I have to plug the ipad into a computer, download the files, then transfer them to the sd card for use elsewhere. All this because they don't even give you an option to transfer ANYTHING off without wifi or a computer, which kinda defeats the purpose of having an ipad. Beware.

    106 of 135 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Found an alternative solution !

    • Written by from Leicester

    Having tried the Apple connection kit with a number of SD cards and couldn't get it work with my iPad 4 with the iOS 7 update. I almost gave up hope. Then I stumbled upon a YouTube video with someone using an aftermarket connection kit. I did a bit of research and found one on eBay. I wasn't holding out for success but it worked ! Come on Apple if there are others that can make it work why can't you? The item I purchased was a quarter of the price your your option and it works.
    I think Apple are missing a big opportunity here as customers ad getting frustrated and having to resort to other Market solutions to get a simple transfer from a camera to ipad connection. Not good enough.

    62 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 5

    • Written by from New York

    But for the life of me, I can't imagine why Apple would prevent it from working with the iPhone 5. This would have been the perfect solution for me to upload my high quality DSLR pics for editing with iPhoto and then on to the internet remotely, but for some reason, Apple does not allow this item to work with the iPhone 5. Guess I'll have to buy an EyeFi. Seriously, Apple, why not?

    86 of 133 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad mini retina or iPad 4 or iPhone 5S

    • Written by from Longmont

    none of my apple iOS 7 devices recognize it. My iMacs and Macbook pro recognize it without a problem. pictures, videos taken with multiple cameras and videos taken with goPro do not work. The iOS 7 devices simply can't read it.

    Was using 32GB SanDisk extreme.

    64GB ipad 4
    64GB ipad mini retina
    32GB iphone 5S


    none worked at all.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating

    • Written by from Lebanon

    Does not work with iPhone 5. Does not work with memory cards bigger than 32gb. I have a pair of 64GB SD (one's SDHC, one's SDXC) that are both useless.

    49 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Lexar SDXC cards

    • Written by from Advance

    Definitely mixed reviews on this item. Apple support said the adapter "should" work with SDXC cards. I'm using a Nikon D800E with Lexar 64GB SDXC... inserting into an iPad 4. Tried formatting card from computer, have used JPEG and RAW formats- no luck. Support, although polite and courteous, was not able to find a solution.

    46 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Get It To Work

    • Written by from St. Albert

    I downloaded photos from my Windows PC to a SD card. I then tried to transfer from the SD card using the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader to my iPad Air. It recognized that I had connected the cable but it couldn't read or see the photos on the SD card. I looked at some of the reviews here to see if I was doing something wrong. The initial card I tried was 32 GB; didn't work. I tried an 8GB card; didn't work. I checked the file names on the 8GB card and all complied to the one suggestion below; didn't work.
    I went to my Apple dealer where I bought the iPad and this cable reader and their response was that the card had been formatted by my PC and that's why the iPad couldn't read it. They suggested that I re-format the card in my camera and then try it again. I did; it didn't work.

    From the other reviews I've read here, success is certainly not consistent (hit or miss) so I would have to say that the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader is not a good product. Unless someone can provide a solution that is guaranteed to work, then I would recommend not buying.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from washington

    Have an Ipad Air and it doesn't work. Tried several different cards. The album page will pop up, but doesn't see the sd card. Apple should include a slot for a card in all their tablets.

    39 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work - Zero Stars

    • Written by from Rohnert Park

    Tried to use with Ipad Mini and nothing happens. I have read every trick and Does Not Work. SD HC 8GB. Does Not Work. Apple has not supplied one answer to this on any website. Waste of money and now I can't use Ipad Mini for trip to France. I can't chance it.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with IO7 - why is it for sale in the Apple Store?

    • Written by from Nashua

    So like the benevolent quasi-government that Apple tries to be it has broken yet another great product and has left it on its shelves for the unwary masses to purchase. What used to be a great device has now been rendered useless by yet another "upgrade". Sigh - no wonder Android bigots rant on about the openness of the system.

    Stop trying to protect everyone from themselves.

    49 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to sd card reader not working

    • Written by from Plaquemine

    Bought the card reader and every time I plug the reader into my iPad mini it keeps popping up a message saying that this reader is not certified and may not be reliable with this iPad and it does not work. Why?!?!?

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    128GB Lexar Professional 400x doesn't work???

    • Written by from Dubai

    I plugged in my Lexar Professional 400x SD Card via the adapter into my 64GB iPad Mini and it says "Content Not Available - Cannot read the connected storage media". It make the product pretty useless for me. Wish I had checked it before I left on holiday with now no way to transfer my photographs since I was relying on this.

    39 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i got cheated by Apple :(

    • Written by from Flagstaff

    Lightning to SD card doesnt work with ipad mini retina display, how disappointing knowing its an Apple product

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You had the sense to make it FIT, but not enough to make it WORK

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    I had two sales people at apple tell me how this was EXACTLY what I was looking for to get pics from my SD card to my iPHONE....... I drive an hour away, put it in my camera bag, a few days later take some pics and want to send them.... 'this charger is not supported blah blah blah'

    I hope this is fixed during an update, as it's things like this that are Making our awesome Apple stuff be surpassed by PC stuff.

    This compatibility is elementary, I bought everything from the same manufacturer, same store, Is it THAT much to assume the people working inside said store should be confident that everything can work together?..........circle of success

    Please show me some ownership and resolve this like the old days.... it's a 6" cord we're talking about here!!!! It's got to be some code that could be tweaked to allow your parts to be compatible

    55 of 85 people found this useful