• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless!

    • Written by from Boston

    Recently I have bought an IPAD Air and a lightning to 30-pin adapter but I am not able to use my old 30-pin to VGA adapter because I always get the message that the accessory is not compatible with this IPAD although all of them I have bought in an Apple store!!
    It is really difficult to understand why it does not work...

  • 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

    2 of 2 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.

    5 of 6 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.

    7 of 8 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!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why, but it doesn't charge consistently...

    • Written by from Arabi

    I still have my iPhone 4s and love it. But last year I bought the 128GB iPad 4th Gen... I have the charger that came with it. But other lightening chargers don't seem to work. So, I bought the adapter to use my 30-pin chargers if ever in a pinch. I have gone through a few of these... ultimately it worked great when I first bought it. But over time, if I try to charge my iPad 4th gen, it won't charge! For data purposes it works great! But charging... nope. Oh well... should've bought an additional charger. I must admit, I bought 2 chargers on ebay. Not "apple" and they are the same, won't charge but for data purposes they work. I haven't bought anything else from the apple store; worry I'll waste more money... what to do? what to do?????

    2 of 4 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

    Does nobody test the products before being sold?

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have and the Apple brand iPhone case and this thing doesn't work with it! Does nobody test to see if their product are compatible?

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Third broken adapter

    • Written by from Webster

    I have bought and managed to break three lightning to 30 pin adapters.The lightening pin plug has come loose from the housing and plugging it back in does not reconnect. I am very cautious with all things electronic but feel that after $90 for three of these things i am at a loss and ready to give up on apple all together. What happened to this company anyway? And don't get me started on the "new" iTunes.

    6 of 9 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!

    4 of 6 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.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work for video - how stupid is this, Apple?

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    Wish I'd checked the reviews before spending $30 for this adapter but I assumed Apple adapters would work with Apple products. What a silly assumption apparently! Bought this specifically to connect my iPad Air and iPhone 5 to my TV via a 30-pin AV cable (Apple of course) which i've used to connect my previous iPads and iPhones to my TV. All i can get is audio - no video. Not very entertaining to watch a blank TV screen while listening to my downloaded movies and TV shows. Thanks Apple!

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work With Apple Iphone Case

    • Written by from Oakland

    They sold this to me at the Apple Store and I asked if it would work with the Apple Iphone case on the phone. They said it would and it does not. I would recommend Apple try to make Apple products compatible with one another.

    8 of 11 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with Apple's own products

    • Written by from London

    I've just spent a ridiculous $100 + taxes on three cables, a lightning to 30 pin adapter at $30, a USB adapter at $30 and a 30 pin HDMI adapter at $40, assuming the combination would allow me to connect an iPhone 5, an ipad 4 and a 30 pin ipad to a variety of peripherals. As soon as you connect two Apple cables together you get an "incompatible" message, which is frankly a disgrace. This means you have to buy multiple, separate cables at huge expense for each device to even stand a chance of getting them to work with the same peripherals. Judging from other posts, even this won't provide full functionality on many of them. Sort it out quickly Apple, the competition are catching up and overtaking fast.

    12 of 13 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful