• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky

    • Written by from Flushing

    I bought this adaptor because I didn't want to spend a small fortune buying additional accessories for my new iPhone. I'm glad I only bought one, because it does not fit the Otterbox my phone lives in. I can't even properly review it, because I can't use it at all unless I take my phone out of the case, and I'm not doing that.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The lightning cord is too short to connect if you have a case (any case)

    • Written by from Houston

    Like 250+ people, I have found this to not fit into my phone if it has a case on it. I have an Otterbox, a slim-fit Luvvitt, and a rubber Kate Spade case, the lightning connector will not fit into any of them (the Otterbox and Luvvitt being the worst fit). For the record, though the width of the pin is 1/4", the width of the case is 1", so any case that has an adaptor opening of less than 1" will prevent the lightning pin from securely fitting into your phone.

    If you don't mind taking the cover off your phone every time you need to connect it, then this isn't a big deal - I don't like to do that, so I'm going to return this.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory!

    • Written by from Wodonga

    I recently purchased an iPhone 6, upgrading from an iPhone 4s. I have a Panasonic docking station/radio that worked great with my 4s. I was worried about purchasing this product due to a lot of reviews saying it wouldn't play music or charge my phone.

    Definitely not the case with me, I got it today ( 5 days after ordering) plug it in and it works. Plays and charges great! Admittedly I don't have a case yet, but taking my phone out of the case to use my docking station doesn't bother me as I had to do that with my 4s. Overall I'm happy with it, but the price isn't so great, but I would rather by a genuine apple accessory, than a cheaper one and damage my phone.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Usage

    • Written by from Houston

    What's wrong: If you have a case for your iDevice, it most likely won't fit unless the case is super thin.
    Adapter or lightning cable: The price for the adaptor is $29. The price for a lightning cable (1m) is only $19. But you may also need an extra USB power adapter which costs also $19. So why get this adaptor? It only makes sense if you cannot or do not want to switch cables and access the power adaptor (since it may be hidden behind your desk) all the time. I'd rather suggest to get an extra lightning cable and invest in an additional power adaptor (total $38). It's worth the extra $9. You will be much happier!
    If the lightning bit were sticking out just a little bit more, it would not be a problem with the cases at all. Not really a practical design.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Design ... but

    • Written by from Sheffield

    As usual, a very soldly-engineered product from Apple.

    Does exactly what it says on the tin - but ...

    1) VERY, VERY EXPENSIVE for what it is. £10.00 would be reasonable but £25?!?

    2) As others have mentioned, the adapter takes NO account that you may have a protective case on your iPhone/iPad. When trying to charge my new iPhone on my 30-pin Pure Clock Radio, the adapter fitted fine, and so did the iPhone on the adapter but the fact that I had a protective case on the iPhone meant that the connections on the adapter didn't make contact with the contacts in the phone. I had to take the phone out of the case in order to use the adapter to charge the phone.

    So, lose 2 stars for horrendous expense and a further star for the lack of thought regarding the use of the adapter with an iPhone/iPad which has a case fitted. result - 2 stars.

    SHAME APPLE!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Well mine doesn't work!

    • Written by from wetherby

    Sister bought one from a UK Apple Store an sent it to as a birthday pressie. Opened the pack, attached adapter, attached iPod, nothing. No sound and the iPod isn't even being recognised. Took it back tho the store and they wouldn't refund or exchange the item.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iphone 6

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I just upgraded from an iPhone 4S to an iPhone 6. Both my car (brand new 2014 VW Passat) and my speakers have the 30 pin connector, both of which not only playedmy iPhone 4S but charged it too. I bought the adapter so I could connect my new iPhone 6 into both of these devices. As soon as I plugged it in (once I took my phone out of the case because the lightning end is too short), I got the following error message, "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone." No only does it not work unreliably, it doesn't work at all!!!. I spent $35 for each one (bought 2) and the guy at the Apple store obviously didn't know they wouldn't work because I told him exactly why I was purchasing them and he said it was a great idea. I will be taking them back. Come on Apple, don't just upgrade your computers and phones, upgrade the devices you sell to use with them that have your brand name attached to them!!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thoughtless design & expensive!

    • Written by from Troy

    Does not work with a case. Taking my phone out of it's case every time i need to use this is time consuming and potentially dangerous.... a $32.00 piece of junk!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    great!

    • Written by from Gravesend

    i was worried this will not work with my new docking station reading all the bad reviews... don't be fooled! the cheap version from ebay will not work but this one works perfect!
    still bit expensive for what it is tho...

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small but mighty !

    • Written by from Sheffield

    I purchased this fine adaptor,earlier today,there are many,reviews,of this item,some favourable and some not,all I can do is give my honest review.
    Many complain about the price,however few people realise just what this adaptor,is or does ! For a start,this is a DAC,and IMHO for the money an amazing product,the old 30'pin connector was analogue,the new lightning connector is digital,therefore,the signal must be converted from digital to analogue,most people won't hear,nor will ever hear just how good this tiny connector is,in my system,adapting an Arcsm r- Dock to use with my I pad mini the sound is sublime,it is boosted further by being connected to a Beresford Bushmaster Dac,itself powered by a very large expensive power supply,
    The combined results are amazing,via Spotify Premium,I could be fooled into thinking that I sm listening to my very expensive valve powered CD player,such is the performance.
    A stunning product,which when used correctly is state of the art !
    Highly recommended ! Steve.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Helpful but doesn't work with a case

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    it is helpful for the plug, but i can't use it when my iPod has a case on it, which is a disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works !!!

    • Written by from Liskeard

    Reluctantly bought this after reading reviews, unsure it would work with my philips ds9/10 speaker dock but it works perfectly fine, I don't have to take my phone out of its case and it fits the right way around and charges and sound comes out of speaker and not phone. Bit pricey but cheaper than a new speaker.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Easy

    • Written by from Port Washington

    The only reason I bought this product was to connect it to my y cable in my BMW so I can play my music and control the playback through my iDrive. Works for what I needed it for. No problems.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me, so bought 4

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    Works in all contexts I throw at it. Music, charging, etc. I have charging station at home & work, and use it for connecting to my base/holder in my car. Because of this adapter, I didnt have to pull my dash apart and run a new lightening cable. Fantastic. Also stays snug and isn't annoying in any way. I actually like using this versus an OEM lightening cable, because its wider instead of narrow, and much easier to work with quickly. Yes expensive, but worth price of admission for me, it flat-out works. Also using this & keeping the 30-pin on tap at all stations gives the flexibility to charge the pre-lightening interface devices that I own, and if friends come over.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with any kind of case

    • Written by from Amherst

    Bought one because it's $10 less than the one with the cord, but now it won't work with my case. So guess I'll be returning this one and paying even more for the one with the cord.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    only white - not for video...and not for every iphone 5 to 6 with a case on

    • Written by from london

    so i didn't see this coming either...£25 wasted

    i have a Roth valve amplifier with a built in 30 pin ...and i use a female 30 pin extension cable to keep the phone away from the unit ...'was' much easier to use...i have the iphone 6 in a case of course ...who doesn't ....must be spiderman's family...

    doesn't fit!!!....but the cheap black charging only extenders 30 pin to lightening [apple 8] which are much shorter.... and you'll notice the clever little extra shoulder design that extends the connection a few millimeters and ...dofit a phone with a case!! ....wow

    not rocket science...was it political to make it all but useless or just head in the sand couldn't care less? ...would the designer please stand up

    oh yes now i have the hindsight knowledge... i notice a cable [white only of course] for £35 !....that extends 30 pin female to lightening...thank you so much

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    silly reviews. this works great

    • Written by from Danville

    This adapter does exactly what it needs to. If you're worried about your case breaking by having to pull of the bottom corners to be able to plug in the adapter, you need to get a better case. I keep this adapter in my purse and use it whenever needed, mostly in the car or at work. I have the original charger at home. Buying another one for my fiance to use with his 6

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    easily the WORST apple product ive bought

    • Written by from Dakota Dunes

    to begin things off $30 is a little steep for this small adapter, especially when it doesn't even work half of the time. Many people complain about it not fitting while they have a case on their phone. I have the otterbox defender for the 5c and it fits perfectly with the case on. However this accessory STINKS! i can not even plug in my phone to an iphone dock without getting the "accessory not supported" popping up. This is ridiculous if you're going to charge this much at least make a product that works

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4-5 adapter

    • Written by from Parma

    I went out today and bought the 30 pin to the lightning adapter. Do not buy if you have a case on your device. It only works if your phone does not have a case.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful