• 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.

  • 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!!!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    6 of 6 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

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with 30 pin VGA Adapter

    • Written by from BARNSLEY

    I bought one of these (over priced) adapters for my iPad Mini with Retina display in order to use my existing 30pin VGA adapter to show keynote presentations via a projector. I specifically asked the sales person if it would work for Keynote and he told me it would - well it does not. I get a "this accessory is not supported on this iPad" message. So the alternative is a lightning to VGA adapter. £25? Er, no that will be £40 sir ....!!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant be used with a case

    • Written by from manchester

    Its works, but only if you take your 5s out of its case. I've even got an apple case but the connector is too short and doesn't take into account the extra 1mm width of the case.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Bought to use with my old style 30 pin camera adaptor. Does not work with my Canon 7D. Total waste of £25. Avoid

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening adapter

    • Written by from North Thoresby

    Bought this - expensive and only needed as Apple have change the phone again. I had a enhanced GPS Tom Tom car kit - due to the depth of this adapter this is now £100+ of obsolete equipment and have had to buy a screen mount to continue to use the Tom Tom app. Also as per other reviews you have to take the case off to use this which defeats the point of a case most of the time. Why oh Why cannot all mobile phones have a universal charging / docking socket - this is what all paying customers really want I believe.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip off!

    • Written by from Surbiton

    Poor show, Apple - after 20 years loyalty to your products, I was very disappointed when you decided to change the connection with the advent of iPhone 5, making it incompatible with my expensive Bose sound dock. Then you offer your customers this extremely poorly designed adaptor at a ridiculously high price. Stop taking us for granted.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed and not compatible with all my devices

    • Written by from Droitwich Spa

    I have been an Apple addict since 2007 and currently our household uses; 1 x iPhone 4, 1 x iPhone 4s, 1 x iPhone5, 1 x iPod classic (top of the range), 1 x iPad mini, 1 x iPad 2.... so, when realising that all our docking stations and chargers throughout the house would need an adapter to work with the new iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, I decided to take the (expensive) step of spending £25 on this tiny adapter which is fairly unsuitable for purpose.
    First point: to use the adapter, all devices cannot be in a case (no matter how slim) as the wide section butts up against the base of the device.
    Secondly: to use in any of our docking stations you now need to plug the adaptor in and then precariously balance your precious devices and hope that it doesn't either fall off, get knocked off, or damage the connector inside...
    Finally (and most frustrating): this doesn't work with my in-car connection cable from the glove box (which works fine with previous devices) as it does play music (hurrah!) but doesn't charge - which is not ideal on the long journeys I do.
    Poor show from Apple - can't understand why this was not better thought out.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why apple why!

    • Written by from st davids

    So this adapter does the job it specifies - however it is ridiculously short thus is you have a protection case around your phone you will have to remove this case to use the adapter. The perplexing issue I have is that you have managed to design the charger so it is compatible with casing, however on this item this has been disregarded. For £25 I would have expected an item that was more fit for purpose.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Preston

    DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS AWFUL PRODUCT! I purchased this as my docking station that I bought when I had my iphone 4 no longer fit the new iphone five charger. I thought the price was overpriced but spend the money to save buying a new docking station. BAD IDEA! IT CHARGES MY PHONE BUT WONT PLAY MY MUSIC!! DO NOT BUY THIS!!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but....

    • Written by from Goudhurst

    I bought this because I like to listen to the radio when I am running. Sadly Apple do not provide a radio which can be used when on the move so I have had to buy an accessory made by Roberts which is just the job. Sadly again these are no longer made and the fitting on my iPhone 5 is different from the iPhone 4. I bought this to convert the fitting but, like everyone else found that the case got in the way. I have therefore bought he wire which does the job and put this one on my dock. I am now running with , what feels like, metres of wire which is really really annoying.
    Why can't the radio be integrated like it is on my daughter's Samsung, it has cost nigh on £100 to add a decent radio

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you use an Apple phone case!

    • Written by from NEWTON ABBOT

    Very disappointed. I bought an Apple leather phone case as many 5S buyers have, however the adaptor is too short to fit through the case and into the socket, so it is now absolutely useless for the phone whilst in its case.

    I can't believe that Apple did not test this product with the case. The adaptor is a premium price and you expect better from Apple!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, doesn't work with covers, poor job apple....

    • Written by from WREXHAM

    Apart from this product being over 1000% more expensive than it should be, they haven't left extra room on the end for even the smallest of covers, it does work with audio but I had to sand off the top of the adapter to get it to fit my slim cover, what a bodge thanks for nothing apple..

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Okay, so it's not the prettiest but it does the job. It works on my Roberts and my Bose and that's all I wanted it for. To all those who say it doesn't work perhaps you need extra attachments which come with the likes of Bose and Roberts. Note to Apple though - cut the price and get some new colours please.

    6 of 6 people found this useful