• 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..

    19 of 20 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    it doesn't play sound!

    • Written by from fayetteville

    I bought this adapter so i could play music to my docking station. So I buy it and it connects well with my iPad mini and docking station but NO MUSIC COMES OUT!!!!!! it charges but thats not why i bought it. And i spent $40 for the extended one. way to expensive and very iffy

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with ios7

    • Written by from Obetz

    I bought this in 2012 I didn't have any issues until I updated to the new ios7. Since then, I keep getting an error that my adpater is not a licensed device with apple, EVEN though i bought it from the apple store. It doesn't even work with old apple power cords. A complete waste of $30 dollars.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple adapter not compatible with Apple cases!

    • Written by from Oviedo

    Recently bought Apple leather cases for my iPhone 5 and new iPad air. The Apple 30 pin adapter (to connect previously purchased accessories such as the camera kit) DOES NOT WORK with the Apple cases, because the opening in the cases are not large enough to accomodate the base of the connector, and the connector itself is not long enough to connect when the base of the connector is offset by the width of the case.

    Apple is supposed to provide an ecosystem where everything "just works", but they are getting more and more like Microsoft.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not play music thru old home

    • Written by from cuyahoga falls

    how useless, if your buying this so you dont have to buy a new i home....forget it!!! it won't work!! ours charges on the old i home but will only allow us to play music thru the phone. shoulda just invested in a new i home instead. it also doesnt fit in the phone with most cases, just the silicone ones we purchased at toys r us. what a waste on the lifeproof case! gotta keep taking it off to use adapter which is eventually going to ruin the seal on the life proof. not happy

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've read this...no video support

    • Written by from Shalimar

    Does not work for connecting Projector with 30 pin connection, nor for using SD card connector from camera.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but.....

    • Written by from Livingston

    So far works with all the 30 pin accessories I'd accumulated for my iPhone 4S. Price is daylight robbery though!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost useless

    • Written by from Macae

    It doesn't work with any cases including apple iPhone 5s leather case.
    Simply it is a wrong design which could be simply fixed but doesn't seem that apple is willing to do it.
    A simple warning note on the store would have helped not wasting my money on this.
    lesson learned: read product reviews before buying.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Two thumbs WAY DOWN on the stupid lightning connector

    • Written by from Syracuse

    ALL of my apple compatible docking stations and sound systems use the 30 pin connector. I asked for a new iPod for Christmas not knowing that it came with the STUPID lightning connector. I HATE THIS THING on my iPad. My iPod will be getting returned and unless Apple gets their act together I'm DONE with them FOR GOOD. By the way, I would give this connector ZERO stars if the review site would let me.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed

    • Written by from ARLINGTON

    I wish to begin by saying that up until now, all of the Apple products that I have used have been designed beautifully--they look great and they work even better than they look. So, I believe this adapter is an anomaly, but one that needs to be fixed. The adapter works fine from a purely technical perspective. However, it is poorly designed in that you cannot use it with an iPad Air that has an Apple iPad Air Case on it. You have to remove the case or it will not connect properly. I do not expect Apple to design its products to be compatible with 3rd party cases, but I do expect them to design a product that works well with its own cases. They knew enough to make the USB to Lightning cord connecter that comes with the iPad Air to work with the case. You shouldn't have to take the case off to use the adapter.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with case

    • Written by from Christchurch

    This adapter does not work with my Speck iPod case. The lightning side is not long enough for it to work with a case. A big waste of money.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Apple Case

    • Written by from SANTA MONICA

    I bought this adapter and the iPhone 5 leather case at an Apple store, and the Apple Adapter does not work with Apple's own case on the phone. Unbelievable! The Apple reps in the store did not tell me this, and I wasted two trips to get a refund.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What would Steve say???

    • Written by from Havertown

    Steve Jobs would not have liked this design! I thought it would be good to use my older apple chargers with my new iPad Air-- but these don't fit if you are using a case- even if it is the expensive APPLE smart case!!! And they are not real easy to take on and off (nor should you be taking it off-- right?). Come on apple, put on your smart thinking caps.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable. NOT compatible with iPhone 5s!

    • Written by from AROMAS

    I thought I'd put up with almost everything in my decades long relationship with Apple, but this is over the top. I did plenty of research beforehand, and so, got a case with a large open area to allow the adapter to fit. Waste of time: astonishingly, this $30 disaster will not charge the iPhone 5s EVEN WITHOUT A CASE! Unfortunately I missed the review that pointed out that the adapter worked with the iPhone 5, but for some reason, not the 5s. I'm dumbfounded and furious, because the Apple Store web page for the product clearly states that it is "compatible" with the iPhone 5s. Well, yes, it will plug in nicely, but then nothing happens! I'm as loyal to Apple as anyone, but this really stinks. But some comfort for those iPhone 5s owners whose cases blocked the adapter from forming a good connection: it wouldn't have mattered anyway! Unbelievable.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit iPad air or mini with smart case

    • Written by from DURAND

    When you don't update something for a year, that means it's perfect.
    It doesn't mean, hey redesign me from the ground up so you can update every week to fix the bugs.
    Seems like their engineers would say, hey these cases, Boss, the adapter we released a year ago won't fit.
    Ship it anyways.....
    Well... Ok then redesign the adapter?
    No.. Plugs into my phone just fine..
    Ok.. Will do...boss! By the way, Where was that kool-aid dispenser.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Buy

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Do not buy this product. It will not work if you have an apple case. It costed me $35 from apple store but I cannot use it. Goodluck.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not For Me

    • Written by from West Byfleet

    Very expensive for such a small item. When I tried to use it with my new iPhone 5s (after removing its case), it would not fit into the socket for the Bose Docking Station. I had to remove the Bose surround on the docking station socket after which the Adapter fitted but the iPhone was very precarious and felt as if the connector would break very easily. It then only had limited playback functionality using the Bose remote. I have reverted to the Auxiliary Socket on the Docking Station which works better and so have returned the Adaptor.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Bundoors

    I just upgraded to the iPhone 5S and purchased a genuine Apple leather case and the lightening 30-pin adapter. I have just gone crazy trying to get this adapter to work, but to no avail. I came across this thread via a Google search and I am so angry that I was not told in the Telstra shop that the adapter won't work with the leather case on. I cannot get the case off, so this adapter is utterly useless. I cannot believe that Apple would make a product that only works if there is no case on the phone. Was this not thought of during development??? Everyone who purchased this adapter who now cannot use it should be offered a refund. I have never felt this ripped off before.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Epping

    IMO this is a poor design . It means the iphone now has to sit perched on this tiny insert while wobbling about in a cradle. And the price is a total rip off

    23 of 24 people found this useful