• 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

    Useless

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit on IPad Air with the cover

    • Written by from Pierrefonds

    You will need to remove your cover if you want to use this adapter with your IPad Air, and by doing so you loosen the leather cover. This is a waste of money, just purchase an extra lightning USB cable.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Video out cable

    • Written by from Red Bluff

    I have a video audio out cable that worked with my iphone 4. I bought the adaptor to be able to use it. It will not out put video, only audio.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from DURSLEY

    I bought this adapter to try and connect my iPhone 5 to our Bose Soundock (the original) and the 'official' lead supplied with our Land Rover Discovery 4. Hugely disappointed that it doesn't operate with either (not even supporting charging). What a waste of money! Why didn't Apple give more consideration to how those people who have been using all their previous (30 pin) devices so successfully, and loyally(!), with currently owned and very expensive 'gadgets' are going to keep using their new products. Or did they????

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with ANY case on phone

    • Written by from Northampton

    Apple really dropped the ball on this one.
    This adapter will not work if you have any type of case on your phone Even Apples New Snazzy Leather Case! I purchased this at the Apple store along with apple leather case and new iPhone 5s. Never imagined that Apple would design an adapter that would not allow use with their own case! I'm also disappointed with the sales staff for not informing me that it would not work with the case on, especially since that cool new leather case is so difficult to remove.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why is there no 8pin to 30pin adapter for ipod classic?

    • Written by from Manchester

    I'm sure this product is fine (if absurdly expensive, but hey, it's Apple, so what do people expect?) - but I cannot believe that Apple do not produce a female 8pin to male 30pin adapter so that customers can use their older iPod Classics with the newer docking stations on the market.
    Does Apple seriously expect that people will just buy a new iPod when their older ones (and by older I mean bought three years ago!) still work perfectly well? I am so annoyed by this that I'm seriously thinking of ditching my Apple products for good and switching to android.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money.

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought this so I could use my Beats By Dr Dre Beatbox and it worked fine, for a very little amount of time. $30 is a pretty expensive considering you could a knockoff for less but wanted to give it a try. After 2 months the sound kept cutting off and eventually it stopped working all together. This $30 paperweight will not let me play my music or charge my phone. Apple needs to make products that last instead of giving their consumers a "temporary " solution so they can make big profits. I will give it another try, but I find it ridiculous that I a bad product from apple, I could understand if it was a knockoff but it was from apple! I would not recommend this product, spend your hard earned money on the 30-10pin cord instead it is so much better.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as Others Said - Doesn't Work with Apple Case

    • Written by from Rensselaer

    I had a cheap case from a mall kiosk and the adapter worked on my iHome speaker. I decided I hated the feel of my case. I went and spent $40 on the Apple case. I love the case - feels awesome in doesn't way down the phone. Now I'm at work, and with this "Apple" case, the adpater doesn't fit and my iHome charger/speaker will not work. I"m beyond mad. How stupid that the "Apple" case makes it so the "Apple" adapter doesn't work. DUH!!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not working with iPhone 5S (with Apple lightning to 30-pin adapter)

    • Written by from Madurai

    Apple lightning to 30-pin adapter is not at all connecting with iPhone 5S (but it works with iPhone 5). Such a premium brand component not working with the latest model is ?????

    Apple must reply to this query IMMEDIATELY. None of the store / dealer is updated on this.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not adapt

    • Written by from Naples

    If the Iphone or Ipod has a case this adaptor does not plugin because the plug is to short .

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE DESIGN

    • Written by from Daly City

    As with all the others who left reviews - the 8 pin plug is fatter than their standard plug which makes this unusable with any hard case! I don't understand why this wasn't resolved yet and is still on the shelves with so many complaints. Now I have to go back and demand a refund!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Are Supposed to Design Great Products - no more!

    • Written by from HORSHAM

    So I ordered an iPhone 5s, an OFFICIAL, iPhone case & an OFFICIAL lightning adapter at the same time. They all arrived and oh look - the lightning adapter does not fit when you have the case on - genius!

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless and expensive

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    Pay the outrageous $10 extra to get 6" of cord on top of the outrageous $29 that this thing costs, as for $39 you get something useful and ridiculously expensive, rather than spending $29 on something useless if you use a case. I completely understand Apple's desire to switch to Lighting, and think it is a great connector, but charging these prices (compared with $19 for a Lightning-USB cable) to allow people to use their thousands of legacy devices feels deeply cynical.

    7 of 7 people found this useful