• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but expensive

    • Written by from Cranleigh

    It seems to be a useful adapter to have, but for it to cost £25.00? Seems a bit of a rip off to me...

    1775 of 1988 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    design not thought about

    • Written by from Ipswich

    Unusual for Apple the design of the adapter has not taken into account that most people put a protection case around there iPhone.All it needed was a step on the iPhone end to allow for the outer case thickness. To use the adapter the outer case has to be removed which is not only inconvenient but defeats the point of an outer case .

    947 of 1106 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from cardiff

    Work's fine with B&W zeppelin,shame not in other colour options ,black or chrome would be good,as look's a bit cheap against phone and B&W speaker.

    673 of 852 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't play music

    • Written by from Bristol

    If you're buying this to play your music through an ipod dock - DON'T. It will charge your ipod, but you will not be able to play any of the music. Total rip off. VERY unsatisfied.

    423 of 454 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is bogus!

    • Written by from HELSING├śR

    When i connect my iPhone 5 with my audio system (iPig) it only charges but does NOT play the music from the stereo??? It just plays from the iPhone speakers!
    I am so unsatisfied with this product!

    334 of 352 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy!

    • Written by from Dundalk

    I bought this because i wanted to listen to my music on my docking station, as the connection holes are different i needed to buy this, so i did and although it charges my ipod it doesn't play music through the speakers. I am disgusted especially because of the price of it!

    290 of 300 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but I feel ripped off!

    • Written by from St Albans

    It works when Iphone has no case. Why not add to the design that the pin can be pushed out more? And why does it not come with the already expensive phone. OR be at a basic token price. It's you that changed the plug design Apple so don't penalise the first users of the very expensive product we've all bought into. It can't possibly cost this much to produce.

    267 of 280 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt - a new band waggon for a new accessories industry

    • Written by from Fareham

    I'll try to be objective...I upgraded my iPhone 4 to a 5 and my iPad 3 to a 4 ..I like to keep up with the latest technology so I knew that I'd have to buy one (actually 2 because my wife needed one for her iPhone 5 too) of these adaptor widgets to be able to connect my phone to my Bose Sound System..and my Roberts DAB Clock Radio dock...and any number of my " i-Life" accessories that I have acquired over my years as an apple devotee.

    Well...

    The thunderbolt connector is very flimsy and does not reassuringly support the weight of the iPhone so without risking my new adoptor snapping in two..its pretty useless for connecting my iPhone 5 to any docking station in the origianlly intended/designed manner.

    It also won't work with my Griffin iPhone case fitted....the case doesn't allow the adaptor to seat properly in any dock...maybe a fault of the case...but for the sake of a an extra mm on the adaptor length it would have at least seated properly (before snapping under the weight of the iPhone!)

    Mine is heading for eBay..the only realistic solution is a new case and new docking station and new alarm clock when someone eventually releases one with the appropriate adaptor.

    The new thunderbolt connector isn't just a connector its a whole new band waggon for a whole new accessories industry!!!

    194 of 207 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 connector

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    I bought the Lighting to 30 pin Adapter from my Apple Store after buying 2 other connectors via Amazon. Although both of the Amazon supplied connectors support battery charging neither would enable me to connect to to the 30 pin connector and play audio into the car system. The Apple connector worked first time.

    So although the other connectors were individually cheaper I paid more in total than the one Apple connector. My guess is that the Apple connector contains the necessary circuitry whereas the cheaper versions do not. Whatever the reason I wish that I had bought the Apple connector first. It does what it says it does.

    180 of 205 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    should be free

    • Written by from STANFORD-LE-HOPE

    As title says we all have existing docks/chargers etc and a lot of cars have older 30 pin connections so if they change the design we should at least get this adaptor for free we pay a lot of money for apple products I cant see how on earth this is worth £25 come on apple sort it out

    159 of 165 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine - but overpriced and uncoordinated

    • Written by from Fareham

    The adapter works just fine with my speakers/clock radio. However I am very unimpressed with this product in general as it looks awful plugged into my speakers/dock being white when my phone is black and my speakers are black.
    I also think it is ridiculously expensive(£25) for what you get, it must cost very little to produce this item. For that price I would atleast like a choice of colours so that it matched my phone/speakers.
    But functionally, I have no problems at all, it charges the phone and plays music perfectly through the speakers.

    150 of 160 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightnig won't work on my dock

    • Written by from Westhoughton

    I have bought two different lightning adapters for my iPod 5th gen, but they don't play music they only charge! It's a complete waste of money as I just want my music to play

    139 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use with a case

    • Written by from Dublin 18

    Very surprised at Apple's poor design of this essential connector that doesnt fit when iPhone 5 has a case on. It's an expensive piece of kit that doesnt really work - who wants to remove the phone case to attach the connector to your iPhone accessories!

    145 of 161 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges BUT NOTHING ELSE!!!

    • Written by from Walsall

    This adapter is totally useless. I brought it because apple told me that it would support audio and allow me to continue using my previous docking station, however, I found that when connecting my ipod 5th generation to my ipig docking station the only thing it would do was charge my ipod. Therefore, audio is not compatible and the adapter is totally useless. Also, the connector is very weak and flimsy, i did not trust it enough take my hand from behind my ipod for fear of it falling off. Pointless product!

    133 of 144 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but....

    • Written by from Ely

    Although pricey it does work, but with a Bose Soundock II it only works if the iPod is mounted back to front with the display hidden. The adapter can only go on the 30 pin connector on the docking station one way. As far as I know the lightning connector can be plugged in either way round, but with the iPod mounted on the adapter with the display facing forward it will not work, no sound, no track change, nothing. Flip the iPod round so the display faces the docking station and it works fine if impractical. Others have reported the same thing.

    99 of 101 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ..... but ....

    • Written by from Appin

    Come on Apple, a bit more thought on this one please. Ipod Nano 7G has the Lightning port right over on the right hand side. when you plug in the adapter to use in a dock it just looks .... rubbish. Ipod hangs off the side of the adapter. If you are going to force buyers to use an adapter that you sell for £25 at least make it a dedicated fit. it's probably fine for the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5 but it doesnt work aesthetically for the the Nano 7G. Sloppy

    96 of 100 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adaptor broke within 1 month

    • Written by from Margate

    I purchased the adaptor as I own a Bose docking station for playing music from my iPhone 5. The adaptor was working fine to begin with, but now the lightening connection only works one way around, meaning the screen on my iPhone now has to face the speakers!! It has not lasted long at all, as there is not support for the weight of the phone on such a small connector. Apple should look into this as the whole point of the lightening connection is so it can be plug in either way when using other products. I will be taking it back and change it for the 0.2m cable version so my phone is next to the docking station as i can see this issue repeating.

    85 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripoff

    • Written by from Roskilde

    No video support!
    In the presentation of the iPhone 5, no one mentioned that the adapter was not supporting video. So i bought it and found out that it can not support video.

    104 of 125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New adaptor

    • Written by from Wakefield

    I've just gone out & bought the new iPod nano & adaptor so I can use it on my docking stations around the house. Why oh why have Apple put the adaptor to the right on the nano? When I got items home & put them on my docking station the nano no longer sits centrally, it's offset to the left. It looks ridiculous & to be fair unsightly to look at. Had I known this before hand I would have got a classic that doesn't require new adaptor.

    80 of 83 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    • Written by from middlesbrough

    Decent accessory for what it is just very expensive.

    79 of 93 people found this useful