• 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.

    153 of 163 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

    160 of 166 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and doesn't function using iPhone 4 accessories & connections

    • Written by from Aurora

    Suggest you make sure this works for your connection needs before you drop $30 on it.
    OK - first, the design is terrible; I bought a very small protective case (the Speck CandyShell Grip - a great case BTW) for the IPhone 5; it has a large opening for the connector but the lightning pin isn't long enough to fit all the way into the phone. Just a bad design from Apple.
    But more troubling is that cords / connections / accessories that work with our other ipods and iphones (v4) don't all work the same with this connector attached to an iPhone 5. Chargers don't charge the iphone 5...connectivity to my car's iPhone connector (Nissan Maxima) doesn't work the same as the iPhone 4 and iPods (now it won't charge the iPhone 5, music controls don't work properly, etc.). Using this connector for the iPhone 5 connecting to a Bose Soundstation results in a very wobbly connection - it lost connection to the Bose frequently, sound cut out, and the left speaker never worked (this Bose still works great with all other ipods, ipod touches and iphone 4's (and they are also running ios 6). I tested this connected to my Pioneer Receiver (which has an iPod connection builtin) - this seemed to work perfect. Still have to test the car connection for our Honda Pilot and Honda Fit.

    Overall - Caveat Emptor!!!!!!

    56 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Iphone 5 Battery, and 30-pin change, very disappointing

    • Written by from Murrumba Downs

    I just bought my Iphone 5 yesterday, first time with this kind of phone, I bought it expecting to be as good as my Ipod Classic 160 GB which is my favorite toy, and the battery lasts forever. The phone works well but my questions are how come a cellular phone with all those features comes with such a poor battery? how come I got a phone to keep connected in my car or my house because the power does not last?
    The geniuses in Apple should make something better, as I said before, phone is good, stylish, light, quick, but for what? to keep looking for a power point. I am really disappointed with the battery ans the 30-pin adapter change, why the change, is because Apple does not have enough money yet? Jaime (Brisbane - Australia)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and doesn't support a case

    • Written by from Alderley Edge

    Firstly, the obvious point here is that the product is overpriced. It is an adaptor, it's ridiculously priced.

    Also it doesn't fit into the device if you have a case on.

    61 of 63 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets The Job Done

    • Written by from Hilton Head Island

    I guess I'm glad I have the adapter for when I'm in a pinch. However, it will not work with any phone that has a case which many people have pointed out. I did find that it works if you have a silicon case that can flex around it or a snap on case that does not surround the ports at all.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video Support

    • Written by from Irving

    The only negative I could find with this is no video support. I cannot have access to the apps of my AppRadio 2 because it doesn't support video!!

    286 of 321 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 lighting adapter design gap

    • Written by from Singapore

    It was a disappointment when I received the lighting adapter as I need to remove my phone cover when I connect it to my older iphone adapter,
    Apple should have make the lighting adapter a littler longer as all iphone need to be enclosed with a phone cover to prevent it from scratching.
    Who on earth will recover the phone cover each time u charge the iphone.

    My recommendation just buy the iphone adapter cable.

    I like the design of the small adapter but I really have to voice my disappointment that in the end after the long wait I am unable to use it effectively

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 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...

    1790 of 2008 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 .

    963 of 1123 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed to find that it won't work with a case

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    These work fine, however, like the others have said, I was really disappointed to buy two of these only to find that they won't work on my phone with a case on it. I guess I should have considered that before buying them, but now I'm stuck with two of them that are essentially useless to me unless I want to constantly fight with the case to remove it in order to use them.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmmm read before you buy

    • Written by from Crewe

    I purchased this as it was assumed it was purely an adapter to 30pin from lightning. This is not the case. It will provide audio and charging ( so if thats all you needs then its fine).

    However it was purchased as i go to a gym that has the matrix gym equipment allowing you to use your iPod/iphone to view video/music and use nike+

    When it was plugged in, said device not supported, and only audio tracks were attainable. But i suppose its my fault for not reading the website. But i asked the genius guys and they said it does the same job as if id put in a lightning cable direcytly.

    Why on earth video and other features arent supported is beyond me.!

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure to adapt

    • Written by from Levittown

    I love Apple products. I am a constant and vocal proponent to friends and family alike. However, glaring errors in product design as with this simple, yet costly, solution to the adapter change is unacceptable. I bought two adapters to accompany my two phones, for my multitude of car and wall chargers. But, apparently I have run afoul of an unwritten Apple directive? Thou shalt not cover thy phone! The adapter, most likely, won't fit your phone when cased.

    Do yourself a favor and check out the product at an Apple store first. As for me? I'll keep the faith and return these disappointing solutions to my adaptation problem. I will remain an Apple fan until they prove themselves unworthy. There is no shortage of other platforms and products. Please Apple, don't turn into the designers I abandoned for your superior machines.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good if you have a case

    • Written by from O FALLON

    Like the other reviews, if you have any case on your phone (including a bumper) this will not work.

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will Not Work if iPhone 5 is in a case

    • Written by from tulsa

    I ordered this adapter to use in with the hard-wired 30-pin cord in my truck. My iPod Nano is a 30 pin, but, as you know, the iPhone 5 is an 8-pin connecter. A perfect solution IF your iPhone 5 does not have a case. If your phone is in a case, the 8-pin connecter will not stay connected. Period.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    • Written by from winfield

    I had to cut up my protective case to get the adapter to connect! Why doesn't Apple sell the actual cord that comes with the phone? You guys have to know a lot of people are putting protective cases on their phones and yet you sell a product that as wide as the old connector! Why bother changing the type of connector at all if your not going to make the adapters at least taper so it will be similar in size to the connector/USB cord that comes with the phone! Love the iPhone 5 but this really annoys me! Wise up and start selling the cords like the one that comes with the phone as an accessory!

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work if your iPhone 5 has any kind of cover

    • Written by from Long Beach

    The length of the lightning adapter is too short if you have any kind of cover with your iPhone 5. I have an Apple-like bumper cover (similar to iPhone 4/4S) and the metal contact on the adapter is WAY TOO short. I suggest getting the Lighting to 30-pin Adapter Cable instead. The cable has a thin longer Lightning connection that will work with most iPhone 5 covers.

    3004 of 3553 people found this useful