• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed Design

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    It does the job of converting well. It's disappointing that it cannot be used with even the most slim of cases on the iPhone 5 so you must remove your case to charge, which is cumbersome. It's particularly disappointing considering the standard charger that comes with the iPhone 5 is able to connect with a case still on the phone so they just didn't follow through when they designed this adapter.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    expensive and annoying..

    • Written by from Toowoomba

    the lightning end sits flush with the end of the phone if it's not in a case, but its completely useless for anyone who uses a case... you need to take off the case and replace it everytime you charge with a 30-pin dock or charger.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Have to take cover off to use

    • Written by from London

    It works, but terrible design

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    Shame really but the adapter doesn't allow the HDMI adapter for the old Ipad connector to function, which means that you have to purchase the HDMI adapter seperately, running in at £40 is not a purchase to be taken lightly, especially if you only recently bought the non lightening version.

    I hear to many stories like this one, in which the adapter doesn't really work with oher kit (including Apple's own adapters), all it seems to confortably work with is the charger but the old skool chargers. So if you need it for anything else, probably best to steer clear.

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very little limited function

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Currently the only success try is working with apple charger. Nothing else. Not with video cable, not with camera kit. So do be careful when you wanna buy.
    It's an apple branded accessory but not working with other apple accessories. I'm quite disappointed.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Miss on Video

    • Written by from Horsham

    No Video Out is a huge miss. New technology should NOT go backward. Unforunately with no solution to connect to 100% of car stereo installations that have a video presence is a BACKWARDS movement. A huge miss, I'm afraid.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with JBL 200iD docking station

    • Written by from New Orleans

    As above, doesn't work with the JBL docking station. Just no sound whatsoever. If you use the headphone out and plug it into the headphone jack of the docking station, then it works, but forget about using he Lightning to 30-pin adapter. It just doesn't work, My wife's older iPod Nano with the 30-pin output works fine. Mine? Nada.

    On top of this, even when I use the adapter to charge my iPod off the computer, it takes a few minutes for the laptop to even recognize the iPod is connected. Overall I am disappointed in this product and I agree that it costs far too much for what it is.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Car Head Unit Adaptor

    • Written by from Pakenham

    Plays music when attached to my Pioneer head unit with 30 pin plug. Does not charge the Ipod though. My old Ipod when plugged directly would play and charge the Ipod. Now I have to continually bring the Ipod out of my car to charge whereas i used to just leave my old one connected permanently.

    Apple really need to come up with a complete working solution since they decided to change to the lighting plug. I now have docking stations and more that are either useless or only partially working with the new connector.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need alternative shape - design fault new nano

    • Written by from Luton

    I bought this for my new 7th gen Nano as it's the only way to get it to work with my old docking stations etc, but as the port on the Nano is positioned to the side not in the centre at the bottom it look rediculous....We all love apple for their clever design so that fact they didn't put the port in the centre surprised me ..... PLEASE PLEASE make an adapter which allows my nano to sit centrally on all my existing gadgets!

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from NSW

    35 bucks..... Rip off.

  • 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.

    79 of 80 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from LODI

    The adaptor needs to include Video it also does not allow me to sync my Car to my phone so i can control my iPhone with my deck

    55 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact but major design flaw

    • Written by from Pewaukee

    I like how small it is compared to carrying a long cable around but I am very disappointed that it is incompatible with my Speck Candyshell (or nearly any protective case that covers the bottom of your iPhone 5). The lightning portion is just too short to work with my case. I think I'm going to see about exchanging for the cable version which at least has a smaller lightning portion

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple staff need to learn their products

    • Written by from milton keynes

    I bought this device to hook up my iPad mini to my AV composite cables. I asked instore whether this device would support video And was told categorically that it would, even though on the box it says no video supported. I got it home, plugged in, and what do you know - It doesn't work! Don't get me wrong, this is still a good device to have because it means I can use the other charging cables I have lying around the house, but the Apple staff instore really should know more about what they're selling and at £25 this should be able to connect to my existing AV cables.

    40 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing...Bluetooth options may be better

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    This is a disappointing move from Apple...not because they changed from 30-pin to lightning (change is inevitable), but because the lightning interface thus far offers no advantages vs. 30-pin; in fact, it's a step BACKWARDS (no video out, may not charge your device depending on the dock it's connected to). I bought one knowing there was no video out, but to not support charging with all 3rd party docks (I have two JBL docks) is unacceptable. I will probably return it and get Bluetooth 30-pin streaming receivers to play music. I hope Apple offers updated Lightning accessories in the future to address these deficiencies, support faster data transfers, etc.

    70 of 75 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with some previously usable but not worth $35

    • Written by from West Kelowna

    I bought one of these connectors for use with my scosche fm transmitter in my car. The adapter allows the transmitter to play music and show the song title properly, however it does not charge my iPhone 5... Tried it with my sylvania alarm clock and it works fine (not defective) I'm disappointed the apple would change connectors and then not stock them for 2 months after releasing a product, charge this much for a connector and have it only work with some products. Looks like apple cost me even more cash now that I have to buy a new fm transmitter. The best part of apple is dead...

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh... at best

    • Written by from Boston

    I originally bought this so I could dock my phone on my Beats By Dre BeatBox.... it doesn't even work. All that happens is that my phone charges, which is pretty cool I guess... but I can't play music. The only reason I use this now is to bring around with me in my pocket in case my phone is dying so that I can use someone else's 30-pin wire and charge my phone... because everyone has a 30-pin wire. Works fine with other docks, sadly just not with the BeatBox.

    15 of 18 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.

    142 of 152 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone case issue. I have to remove the case before charging in the car

    • Written by from RANDWICK

    This issue seems to affect many cases, so check before you buy.

  • 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

    148 of 153 people found this useful