• 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 ....!!

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fort Bragg

    I'm not very happy. I listen to podcasts in my car on my old ipod touch just fine...I got a iphone 5s, this adapter, and now it only works half the time.
    Whenever I shut the car off and back on the podcast stops playing. Whenever I use the bluetooth phone the podcast stops and won't start playing unless I unplug and replug in the iphone....such a rip off!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter problem

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Like others, I have found that this type of adapter is blocked from connecting while my phone is in its Otterbox protective case.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Smart Cover

    • Written by from Quebec

    This adaptor is NOT working if you have the SMART Cover on your iPapAir, It just does not fit into the very small connecting location of the SMART cover. Get the alternative instead (Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (0.2 m))

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

    • Written by from Hazel Park

    I can get over having to take my case off, not a big deal to me at all... my problem is I have been using this adapter for a month and it won't work anymore. I can use it on my Sony dock and it only charges now, I can't play my music anymore (just stopped, no reason just won't work now). I thought it was the dock so I bought a new Samsung dock, and the same thing. It will charge but won't play my music through the dock. Very annoying and a huge waste of $30. Disappointed with this Apple product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't fit through the opening in Apple's own iPhone 5c case

    • Written by from Austin

    Really? An Apple adapter that won't fit through an Apple case for the Apple iPhone 5c? And forget about the cable version of this Lightning-to-30-pin-adapter. I tried that, too and immediately got a note on my phone screen saying, "This accessory does not work with this device."

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from beverley Park

    I bought this to use on my Sony Docking station with 30 pin. Does not work at all, regardless, whether in or out of a case. Can't listen to music or charge. Would have given 0 points but not an option...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should come as a free optional extra with new iPhones and iPads

    • Written by from New York

    I bought this for $40. As others have said, it won't work if you have any kind of case on your phone. And it won't work with any kind of 30 pin AV adapter. More importantly, why should we be paying anything for an adapter that is only necessary because Apple decided to change the manner in which their new iPhones and iPads connect to accessories? So I have to buy this in order to: 1. connect my iPhone to my car's music system; 2. use the photo kit I previously bought to connect my iPad to my camera; 3. use the expensive speaker dock I bought to listen to music. On top of that, it's so tiny that I misplaced it, and now I have to buy another one. All for the privilege of using my pre-existing equipment. Can it really be worth $40? Or is this just gouging?

    2 of 2 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

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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.

    52 of 55 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.

    26 of 26 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.

    12 of 12 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!!

    26 of 28 people found this useful