• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Millbury

    Wish I had read the reviews before I bought this adapter. I don't like spending $29.00 only to find out it will not work if your iPhone is in a case. Wasted money.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone else is correct

    • Written by from Skillman

    There's a lot of reviews about how annoying the need to take off your iPod/iPhone case/cover/whatever is. Totally agree. I wouldn't have posted, but my annoyance is just that great and I needed to vent somewhere. Really Apple? Really. How hard would this have been? How was this not anticipated.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost completely useless.

    • Written by from Petaling Jaya

    This has got to be the most useless adapter ever made by Apple. It will NOT fit any Lightning device that has a case/sleeve/cover fitted as this adapter's Lightning end is too broad (like the old 30-pin iPod connector). This means that it is incompatible even with Apple's own Smart cases for the iPads and iPhone 5S/5C cases.

    Only useful for totally naked/caseless/sleeveless Lightning based iDevices.

    9 of 11 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.

    37 of 40 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.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product- doesn't deserve one star

    • Written by from New Orleans

    The adapter DOES NOT work consistently AT ALL. When I plug it into my iPhone 5s, I get the message, "this accessory is not supported by this device," even though the Lightning was bought from the Apple Store and it is connected to my old 4s charger from the Apple Store. When I remove my Speck case the Lightning works sometimes but not all the time. If Apple insist on charging $39.00 for an adapter it should be at minimum effective and reliable. I'm returning it.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ligntening to 30 pin adaptor

    • Written by from Colville

    Bought three of these ... they DO NOT WORK when connecting to the iPad Air. Total waste of money.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    • Written by from Aireys Inlet

    Why sell a product that won't work with the
    Apple case. It's not as though the case is easy
    to take off. Very disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont fit with APPLE branded cover

    • Written by from Coolum Beach

    Very disappointed that it won't fit with my leather Apple branded and approved cover. Nor did the salesperson tell me that when I was specific about the task it was to perform [to change adapter in in car system]. I'll be returning it for the 200mm cable version. Wish I'd read the reviews first. So not up to Apples normal standards

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed my lightning port

    • Written by from New York

    While this worked with my bose soundock, it eventually wore down the iphone lightning port since the weight of the phone standing up put continuous stress on the port pins. Over only 1-2 months, it started to wear down the port so that now it is very loose when connecting to any USB cable for charging, syncing, etc. Basically in less 2 months of use it has rendered my iphone5 almost incapable of being charged or synced. Even wireless chargers with the charging case will not work because the port will not connect 85% of the time with the standard cable. And I assure you this was not due to significant stress other than just placing in the bose soundock for music.

    If you are getting the new apple products with the new ports, I now know you must get docking systems, speakers, etc. that are upgraded as well. The adaptor clearly was not tested correctly and has a significant design flaw. Or this was all orchestrated so that you would be forced to buy a new phone before you are eligible for a contract upgrade. I have never written an online review for anything ever before, so clearly I feel very strongly about this. Do not use this adaptor unless you want to buy a new phone or repair your present one.

    16 of 17 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!!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    • Written by from Clarks Summit

    Same complaint. This does not work with several cases my wife and daughters have. Waste of money.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time

    • Written by from SCRANTON

    Not only is it expensive and overpriced, it does not work with audio or video and won't work with most cases. Then after only a few weeks it died and won't even charge. Totally useless waste.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not waster $30 on this...

    • Written by from Weston

    Sound quality is lost when it does work...

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst apple product in the history of Apple

    • Written by from Newcastle

    This has to be the worst product apple have ever made. I bought so that I could play music through my sound system and it doesn't work. No sound comes out at all. If your thinking of buying one, your better of buying an actual iPhone or iPod that has a 30 pin connecter for the trouble it's worth

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from College Station

    Does NOT fit into my new iPad Air when I using my iPad smart case. Apple apparently can't even design and engineer even simple products anymore, e.g. see all the complaints about breaking (mine included! for the lightening to USB cable used for charging.

    6 of 7 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!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted my money

    • Written by from Bloomington

    I had an original iPad and my wife still has an iPad 2. We have lots of old 30-pin connectors so I thought this would allow me to still use all that and not have to buy a slew of new cables, especially inside they raised the price on the new "lightening" cables. It doesn't work with my camera adapter and I found out (at a presentation) that it doesn't work with the 30-pin VGA adapter either. I don't know what it does work with but I've pretty much assumed it must just be old chargers. And it is too big (at the base) to plug in with my iPad in the case. :(

    7 of 8 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..

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this!

    • Written by from houston

    It doesn't fit anything with a case on it. The pin is too short to reach. I wish I could return it, but I've already thrown away the packaging and receipt.

    10 of 12 people found this useful