• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great as an extension

    • Written by from Phoenixville

    I use this to extend an original 30 pin charging cable from my iPod 6th generation nano. I use it for both my iPhone 6 and iPad mini 2. It gives me a little more reach and lets me save my lightning cables as backups since they are apparently prone to breaking. When I need to charge my nano I just remove the adapter. One chord for all 3 devices makes it convenient for me.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Strategize your social and ethical responsibilities appropriately

    • Written by from St. Cloud

    I bought the Apple iphone 6 with the $80.00 LifeProof fre case. I wanted to use my Bose speaker system but the stem is too short to fit in the iphone unless I remove the case every time I want to use the speakers. I chose to keep the adapter since there is no other solutions that I could find out there. I spent $200.00 on my speaker a little over a year ago and can't justify trashing that. This adapter is way overpriced for the 5 inch stiff cord you receive. Apple, you need to be more inventive when sitting in your board room planning your products and determining how to sustain customer service. Not to mention all the adapters and products that are being thrown in the trash because they are useless. You need to look at your social and ethical responsibilities.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger cable stopped working after 1 year

    • Written by from Edison

    Charger cable is not a good quality, considering the fact the apple products last long (not break within an year). My husband still uses iphone 4, and that cable is still good even after 3 years of usage... Apple should improve iPhone 5 charger cable quality. New charger cable costs so high, seriously!!! 40$, thats not fair for customer like me whose previous cable stopped working with in an year, how do i trust or how can i be sure that new cable quality is good enough!!!! Apple should either improve quality or reduce the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit lifeproof case.

    • Written by from Waterloo

    Bought this adapter to use with iPhone 6 and lifeproof case. Plug is too large for case. Apple should change dimensions of plug.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my car's sound system

    • Written by from Encino

    I bought this to connect my iPhone 5c to my Nissan Cube's sound system. It works great and lets me control the phone from the car's radio console.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pioneer AVH-P3400BH Car DVD Receiver

    • Written by from Montgomery

    This Apple cable connected my iPhone 6 to the Pioneer Cable CD-IU51V, designed to connect iPhone 4/4S to this Pioneer Car DVD Receiver. This cable has a 30 pin connector on one end, and both a USB and a RCA earplug mini pin on the other. Result-This Pioneer Car DVD Receiver controls audio on the iPhone 6, shows song title, artist, album information, and album artwork just as is done for my iPhone 4. I do not have any video on either my iPhone 4 or 6, so I cannot comment. But, other Apple reviews states this cable will not show video. Four stars selected due to cable price.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with some phone cases, despite initial appearances

    • Written by from Oakville

    This would be an ideal product if the designers had thought to make the casing around the lightning cable end of the cable the same size as the casing around the lightning to USB cable, rather than bigger. Case manufacturers are designing their products to fit the lightning cable, and not the lightning to 30-pin adapter, so my nice new case is not compatible with the cable. There is no warning about the different size of the adapters on Apple's product description. So much for Apple design innovation!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple (!) iPad Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from Steffisburg

    Doesn't work with the Apple (!) iPad Camera Connection Kit. iPhone 5 with iOS 8.1.2 reports «device not recognized» (so that much works fine)...
    Overprized gadgets should at least WORK. Shame! Double-Shame! Fife-Star-Shame!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but first cable was faulty

    • Written by from Auckland

    I bought this adapter cable to connect my iPhone 6 to my car's iPod interface and it works great - outputs music, Spotify and even turn-by-turn Google map navigation over the cars' speakers. But this was not before a whole lot of frustration! The first cable I bought turned out to be faulty. I tried it in my car, home theatre, alarm dock and computer and could only get a "device not supported" error message. I wasn't sure if the adapter simply couldn't do what I wanted, or if my devices were too old and incompatible. It was only after getting a replacement cable which worked flawlessly that I knew for sure the first one was faulty. I see others have had similar problems and expect, at this expensive price, Apple would test their cables before distributing them. If you have problems make sure to get a replacement before writing the adapter option off altogether.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable does not work

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    I used the 30 pin to lightning adapter for 2 years, and it finally died after every day use, so I decided to get the cable instead, as it offered more flexibility in terms of what case I could use on my iPhone. I used the cable (and the adapter) in my car. I had no issues with the adapter, but the cable would only work about 25% of the time. My music would just stop playing randomly and I would have to disconnect to the cable entirely and reconnect everything to get it to work again. Other times it would not recognize my device at all and then i'd just get an error message. At first i thought maybe it was a bad cable, so i exchanged it for another, but the same thing kept happening.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Lifeproof case (iPhone 6)

    • Written by from Woodbury

    My car's previous owner had the dealership wire a 30 pin adapter hidden in the console so you can play music from an Apple product (iPhone, iPod, etc.) through the regular stock stereo. I really enjoy having this feature, but I recently purchased an iPhone 6 which has the lighting connection. I also have a Lifeproof case to protect my new phone. I purchased this adapter from Apple knowing the shorter adapter likely wouldn't fit with the case. Well, this adapter doesn't fit either. The plastic around the lightning connection is bigger than the regular phone charger (which fits fine with my case). I had to grind the plastic completely off this adapter for it to fit, and it barely does. So I just voided any warranty on what I consider an overpriced adapter. I'm pretty annoyed that I had to buy a proprietary connection adapter to fit a prior proprietary connection, then be forced to modify it in order to work, thereby voiding any warranty on said overpriced adapter. Disappointed in Apple on this one.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked flawlessly.

    • Written by from Maricopa

    I just purchased this adapter to interface between my iPhone 5s and JVC KD-PDR50 car stereo. While initially hesitant, I was thrilled to find the adapter worked as expected. A lot of the negative reviews are focused on the cord length. However, my stereo cord was already sufficient. All I required was the adapter. It is a bit pricey given it's basic function. Reminds me of the gold plated monster cables Best Buy used to try to sell you. Otherwise, I consider it a solid purchase.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great -- with a catch

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I needed this adapter to connect my iPhone 6 (and previously 4S) to the head unit in my car via a third-party interface (details below). It works flawlessly for audio. However, as I first discovered with the iPhone 4S, while audio works great, charging does not. This is due to the fact that newer iPhones (4S and later?) do not support charging via Firewire, and the older third-party interface to my car's head unit outputs power on the Firewire pins.

    In order to resolve this, I first used the Griffin "FireWire to USB Charging Converter (3031-FWUSB -- no longer available?)" to reroute power from the Firewire to the USB pins in the standard 30-pin connector. This works perfectly, even if it does mean there's now another adapter inline. The important thing is, I have power to charge the iPhone *and* pristine, line-level audio output from my phone directly into the head unit amp in my car. The sound quality is outstanding, beating every available alternative.

    My exact setup is as follows:
    1999 Volvo C70 > SC-901 head unit (Alpine) > Blitzsafe VOL/M-LINK1V.1 wired interface > Griffin Firewire-USB adapter > Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter > iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6

    I will be setting up the same configuration in my 1999 Volvo wagon, but will use the Scosche passPORT Charging Adapter in place of the Griffin product, as the latter appears to have been discontinued.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't adapt

    • Written by from West Launceston

    Work has finally replaced all the CD players with iPod docks, all various brands, all 30 pin. When I replaced my iphone I bought the adapter cable to play music. It works with just one dock, four or five others are not recognised or just don't work. What's the point of an adapter cable that doesn't adapt? What a waste of money. It makes me regret buying the new iPhone

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product AAA+

    • Written by from London

    I couldn't be happier with this cable as I attached it to my Soundcast Dock and it works flawlessly with the iPhone 6 and iPad mini 2.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with car adapter

    • Written by from ATLANTIC BEACH

    For some unknown reason, the plastic housing on the lightning plug on this unit is larger than on a standard charger, so it will not work with accessories that are made for the lightning plug. SO FRUSTRATING! A complete waste of time and money- I expect so much more from Apple!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Boca raton

    Will not even register device when trying to play music through a 30 pin output on my car stereo.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty decent

    • Written by from West Lafayette

    I got the cable one because the smaller block one won't fit into in wall docks. Tried to plug it into my iPhone, the plastic end is thicker than a standard lightning cable and wouldn't fit in my life proof iPhone 6 case, so I had to get out my knife and sandpaper, but at the end ended up completely removing the plastic cover for the Lightning end, exposing the bare metal and hot glue, but now it fits in my case and is securely tight. Dear god that was a lot of work just to be able to use my phone in a dock �� not to mention I had to modify a $30 dollar product with a knife but who cares about the money. It works and thats all I care about now

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning to 30-pin adapter (MD824ZM/A)

    • Written by from zurich

    I bought this adapter (lightning to 30-pin adapter (MD824ZM/A)) to connect my iphone 6 on a cable iphone 4. I would also connect it in my stereo. But it does not work!

    When I connect I get the message: "This accessory is not compatible with this device"

    What should I do?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to hdmi not recognised

    • Written by from Orlando

    I bought this thinking that it would work with all of my 30 pin connectors. NOT SO! Can charge when I connect it to my iPad 30 pin cable but if I connect it to the the Apple 30 pin to hdmi adaptor it does not work. It says "this accessory not supported by this iPhone"

    Really disappointing since it's Apple accessories and not 3rd party. I was hoping that I would not have to buy a separate lightning to hdmi adapter but it seems I have to.

    4 of 4 people found this useful