• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped playing music, still charges

    • Written by from Calgary

    My adapter decided to stop playing music on any speaker system, but will still charge my device. Not particularly useful.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Supported Error

    • Written by from Crystal Lake

    We use iPads in school and we had the 30 pin adaptor. This product wouldn't work and said that it was not supported by the iPad.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Adapter stinks

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    Hey Apple. It's been two years, don't you think it is time you listened to the reviews and released a decent 30-pin to lightning adapter. I have two of these that I shaved down with an exacto blade so they would work with my kids cases, but this is unsightly and is hardly what I expect from a company known for it's industrial design. If I wanted to modify stuff myself, I would just buy from Microsoft or Samsung. Maybe it is time I did.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from Houston

    I read all the reviews of this product before I bought it from the Apple store. I had a radio/speaker/dock for my iPhone 4s. When I traded up to the iPhone 5s the converter that came with the radio allowed the speakers to work but did not recharge the phone. This converter does both and is the perfect solution for me. The nice thing is I was told I could bring it back if it didn't work. So I think the solution may come on a case by case basis.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nimrod design

    • Written by from Miami

    Who ever was the nincompoop who designed and moron who approved this should be fired! Nano has Lightning input plug offset to one side, Adapter has the plug dead center??? Put the two together and it looks like ship. Do the two departments not work together?? In this day and age with this tech giant, they can't hire people with a little more common sense??? Totally ridicules besides the fact that you cant use with some or all protective covers?? Are protective covers new?? Pathetic!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter but expensive

    • Written by from Linden

    I have been using this adapter to charge my phone and it has worked well for me. It will transmit audio but will not transmit video. Obviously the price is a bit painful.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yes it's too short

    • Written by from Lake Placid

    I have Otterbox cases for both my iPod and my iPhone. Yes as others have said the connector is too short if you have similar cases. Have to take the whole case apart to use the adapter. Get the cord mentioned by others instead

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but has disadvantages

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I bought two of these when we upgraded our iPhones to the 5S and we have to take our cases off whenever we use these. If you're planning on using your old 30 pin adaptors, get the 30 pin to lightening cable over these adaptors.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Exmouth

    This would be much better if it was usable-I bought a protective case and adaptor at the same time from my local apple store, but you can't use the adaptor if the case is on the phone. Disappointing.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless piece of plastic. Will Apple give us the money back?

    • Written by

    I share the opinion of the majority of reviewers: this thing does NOT work! I've just bought a 5G IPod to replace my IPod Classic, which after 10 years of good service died this week.

    Well... the adapter will NOT play the 5G on my BOSE dock station. It also does NOT work with my car stereo (Kia Sportage).

    What can I do? Two options: get another IPod Classic OR never buy Apple products again!

    Simply unbelievable!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless!

    • Written by from Boston

    Recently I have bought an IPAD Air and a lightning to 30-pin adapter but I am not able to use my old 30-pin to VGA adapter because I always get the message that the accessory is not compatible with this IPAD although all of them I have bought in an Apple store!!
    It is really difficult to understand why it does not work...

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good adaptor - too bad the pin is short

    • Written by from Nyborg

    I have a Philips night lamp whit the old 30 pin connector, so I got the adaptor for lightning, but when I place my iPhone 5s on the connector, it's to short due to my original leather case from Apple! So I have to take it off all the time not very cleaver made.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't last

    • Written by from Mt. Lake

    I got one right when I got my phone and at first it worked great for my old ihome but after a year and a half it has slowly stopped working so now I have to tilt it in ridiculous poisons just to charged my phone and hope I don't bump it or get a text or it will move then I have to start all over. Then I can't just buy any case because I don't want to take it off every night there was not very much consideration on cases. So in other words just buy new ihomes.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It work but very unreliable, bulky, buggy, and odd the thoughtless design!

    • Written by from Bethlehem

    I bought this since I first force to use it to connect to my Audi. I have to either slip out the phone case or completely take it out in order to plug this stupid design adapter in. At the time, I didn't see another overpriced adapter that apple made. It works, however, deserve 2 stars and my >20 years Apple fan is more and more impatient and ready to not be a fan if another stupid move the company make again. Sigh...

    Don't buy this if you put the phone in your case, or if your intend use on the move, it not worth the trouble, spent 10 more bucks get another one!.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    3.5 stars

    • Written by from chula vista

    Bought this so I could play my new gen iPod in my car. I have the 2008 scion tx and it ce with an iPod port with a cable, but ever since apple changed from the 30pin, to the lightning connector, I was not able to play my iPod in my car anymore. (Thanks a lot apple for taking more money out my pocket). Anyways, I bought this and now I can play my iPod in my car..but the sucky part is, this connector doesn't charge my iPod. I thought it would since my 30pin that I connect this adapter to, used to/is able to charge my old iphone(4) and my old gen iPod (the ones before the stupid lightning plug). C'mon apple we pay good, hard earned money for your stuff, at least stop holding out on us. Geez. Anyways, 3.5 stars for this since I can now listen to my iPod in the car.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s power adaptor

    • Written by from WINDSOR

    Does not fit an iPhone 5s with a cover on - very poor design, expected better from Apple - especially given the ridiculous price, pathetic really - going the way of microsoft

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning connector still too short to work even w/ a slim case, June 2014

    • Written by from Greenwood Village

    Needed so that iPod Touch 5th generation (lightning connector) will dock with a CD/alarm/radio (30-pin).

    With a super-super-slim case on the iTouch, the iTouch appears to attach, but the lightning connector does not actually go in all the way, so its presence will not register at all, even to charge. But without a case the iTouch connected, synced and transferred the correct time to the clock, at first attempt and subsequently works well - it both charges and also plays through the clock's speakers.

    My concern is that since the jerry-rigged contraption now pokes up almost 8 inches vertically out of the dock, the lightning connector protrusion in the adapter is going to bend itself out of commission before too long due to the weight of the iTouch and the inevitable wear and tear of removing and replacing it.

    But we have shopped for three months locally, online and even on tv and could not find a CD/alarm/radio/iPlayer with a lightning connector in the dock or that came with a built-in adapter. And as my daughter has a ton of CDs and we don't want to spend hours putting them onto her iTouch, this is the best answer. The one we got came from HSN, btw, in case anyone else is looking for something similar.

    I am rather shocked that it's been years now that reviews have been posted here saying that the lightning connector is too short to work when an iProduct has a cover, and yet Apple still hasn't apparently lengthened it. It probably needs about 2-3mm to make it work. Don't they read? Don't they care? Shame on you, Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for iPod Nano 7/MBZ. 30-pin

    • Written by from Orange

    Just purchased new iPOD Nano 7. I have a 2008 MBZ 350ML that came with iPod 30-pin cable connector. So, had to purchase this adapter in hopes it would work. I even called MBZ to inquire if MBZ makes this device and was told NO, but was advised to buy this device directly from APPLE. Called APPLE and inquired if they knew for sure it would work with my situation and was told "it should", but if not I could definitely return. So far, so good. Seems to work perfectly fine. Have NOT, however, determined if it charges the iPod when connected. Gave 4 stars because I feel it is overpriced.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - It will only charge not sync!!!!

    • Written by from Shoreham by Sea

    Since the last update this will not work to sync a iPad or iPhone. I just bought one and all it does is honk at you when you try and use it to sync an iPad or iPhone with your Mac!! The internet is full of reports about this and returned products. A total waste of money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless - unless you use your phone without a case

    • Written by from Carlisle

    This will only fit an iPhone that is not in a case, so is pretty much useless unless. They ought to redesign it so that it can be at least used with the official apple case.

    Also, I would like a black one to use in my car - white looks really unsightly in my car interior.

    6 of 9 people found this useful