• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s power adaptor

    • Written by from WINDSOR

    Does not fit an iPhone 5s with a cover on - very poor design, expected better from Apple - especially given the ridiculous price, pathetic really - going the way of microsoft

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - It will only charge not sync!!!!

    • Written by from Shoreham by Sea

    Since the last update this will not work to sync a iPad or iPhone. I just bought one and all it does is honk at you when you try and use it to sync an iPad or iPhone with your Mac!! The internet is full of reports about this and returned products. A total waste of money.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - unless you use your phone without a case

    • Written by from Carlisle

    This will only fit an iPhone that is not in a case, so is pretty much useless unless. They ought to redesign it so that it can be at least used with the official apple case.

    Also, I would like a black one to use in my car - white looks really unsightly in my car interior.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish, expensive piece of plastic

    • Written by from Bristol

    Just does not work with any of my 3 devices. My radio alarm, speaker dock and car all do not play music through it. The clock radio will charge the phone but the other two won`t.

    Come on its an apple product. It should work out of the box.

    Shameful, price and a shameful product, its this sort of things that give apple and its customers a bad name.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple's own case

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Which is pretty lame.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy and doesn't connect when iphone case on

    • Written by from Chorley

    Bought this to use to connect iphone 5c to my cable in my car so music could be played. The lightning part wouldn't connect to my phone until I'd removed the case. This is ridiculous given my case is designed to fit closely to my phone to protect it and it is a faff to keep removing it and putting it back on. Not only is this an inconvenience, but the device is very flimsy and I am concerned it could break easily. I think apple needs a rethink on this product - £25 for this is ridiculous!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Dublin

    First off, this adapter didn't work with our Bose docking station. Neither did a separate adapter we bought which also had a connection to the mini jack on the iphone. However, it charged my phone which I was happy enough with as I was able to keep an iphone 4 charger with this adapter in work, and the lightning cable at home (because God knows you won't get more than a half day of battery life out of the iphone 5). However, after about a month the charging function of the adapter stopped working as well. Absolutely disappointed and very unhappy with this product. It's not worth buying it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standard

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    Why oh why was this not designed to work with the Apple protection case? £25 to break my nails removing the case to use the adapter, this is not good enough Apple. If you start to slip on design why should we stay with you and your products?

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What was a great idea has been poorly executed.

    • Written by from Peterborough

    This is not fit for purpose.
    I bought it to fit onto my old cables so that I could use with my iPad mini retina and I Phone 5S.
    As you can imagine, I had expected it to work with a genuine Apple case attached to the iPad - but it is too broad to fit into the charging socket!

    As I also value my I phone as a first class navigational tool too both when fell walking or cycling, I sensibly protect it. My chosen case is the Lifeproof Frè and again this will not fit! In this instance I use the standard new cable, but would have liked the option of converting old cables too. Given the cost, it is probably cheaper to buy one of the new charger/data cables, but that isn't the point. This must have been a Friday afternoon idea!

    Ideally apple will design and sell an adaptor that has the 30pin adapter, a short cable attached to that and the new lightening connector on the end ( if you look at the SD card adapter, like that but with the 30pin bit on the other end). As a BMW driver I practice safe driving by connecting my iphone to Media/phone via the BMW iphone cable such an adapter could be used to continue using the existing 4s cable I have. As there isn't one I have forked out for the 5s version, this won't fit through the case, unless trimmed with a Stanley knife. The product design above would work a treat!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no good for car

    • Written by from Seaford

    Have a built in Ipod connection in my Audi which obviously works fine with 30 pin but after purchasing a new Nano I needed an adaptor. Didn't think to look but, the lightning connector point is no longer central and no I cannot plug my system in the car. Apple need to stop frigging around with everything after manufacturers are being asked to consider the environment and here we are with another plug needed for a new design.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    • Written by from Doncaster

    Apple are a becoming a bunch of complacent idiots who think they can mess customers around. We have all spent serious money on sound systems and docking stations and the design people can't even come up with a decent adapter that works!!!

    Wake up Apple because Samsung don't s*it on customers in this fashion. You will lose custom and eventually realise that attention to detail is very important.

    I bet the customer relations section of APPLE never read these reviews.

    I have been a customer from day one and spent thousands on your products. NOT ANY MORE.

    You need to wake up and smell the roses and consider the people you have screwed over with your poorly designed adapters.

    In the process of changing all my products IPAD, I PHONES ETC to SAMSUNG - Good Bye I Tunes you will not be missed.

    Another Customer.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30pin Adapter

    • Written by from Malvern

    Bought one of these from the apple store for my iPhone 5s reason being is i upgraded from the iPhone 4 to the 5s and the charging port data port changed to the lightening so i couldn't use both of my speaker docks on my iPhone 5S so i thought do i buy a new speaker docking station but i decided to buy a Lightning to 30Pin dock and it works for me its perfect i can now use both of my speaker docking stations also works on my iPad as well it charges and can listening to music with this Adapter :D

    Thankyou Apple

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You've designed an official iPhone lightning adaptor

    • Written by from Saltburn by the sea

    which isn't compatible with an official Apple iPhone case!

    You never used to do things like this. This is really poor product integration and design, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for this oversight.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant device couldn't live without it

    • Written by from Telford

    Brilliant device, connects to all my docking stations! I also have one connected to the old iPhone charger as a permanent fixture because the iPhone 5 chargers are so unreliable! Worth every penny!!!!!

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional charge adaptor, no audio for docks

    • Written by from London

    I have a couple of docks (both Sony) based on the 30 pin design, and I sure thought carefully beforehand. After all, Apple were promising this was not just 100% compatible but also fully digital.

    Fact is, NEITHER of my Sony docks accept audio OR controls from these adaptors.

    I don't mind changing minor tech for necessary upgrades, but at £30 this is a terrible adaptor. You're better off chancing one of the 3rd party options to at least get sound.

    However now I have to find tasty new docks!

    Conclusion: don't buy unless desperate.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible or plain broke

    • Written by from London

    It would be nice if Apple published a compatibility chart, most manufacturers of most accessories do so, as we all know Apple does do things its own way. Not always the best way.

    Did not work with my Samsung audio dock. No charge going through the adapter, let alone audio. Unfortunately it's going back in to its box back to Apple.

    Mostly a waste of time.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not purchase

    • Written by from London

    Brought this adapter to continue to use my docking station to listen to music from my 5s. The adapter worked for less than a month now only charges from the docking station and doesn't play music.
    Very frustrating. I assumed because I was paying £25.00 for a simple piece of equipment it would work, having previously brought a cheaper verion from Amazon that doesn't work either.
    So disappointed.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hit and Miss

    • Written by from Weston-Super-Mare

    This adapter is definitely too expensive, it's fine for charging your phone but can be hit and miss if you want to play music. I found it won't play music on my Klipsch docking station but it does through the belkin in my car.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for a year then kaput

    • Written by from London

    Bought this item under a year ago, to use with my chronos I dock. It worked fine and charged my phone for a year, but has now given up and I have a useless piece of £25 kit which I can't use now. Will contact apple to ask for a replacement.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute ripoff

    • Written by from Lenzie

    Bought this to continue using a couple of stereo systems with the pre5 docks. Worked well but now a year later has ceased to work. I won't pay another £25 for another one (£50 just to charge from an old dock, no thanks). If Apple continue it's policy on cable prices I won't be buying apple products in the future either

    16 of 16 people found this useful