• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from Nampa

    I have had the iPhone 5, now have the 5s and have used this adapter on both phones. I have the Otterbox Defender case and the adapter works just fine with the case on the phone. No need to remove the case to charge the phone.
    Not really a big fan of adapters due to the extra connection requirement as that can and sometimes does lead to some problems...the more connections, the more problems one may encounter. Would be better to just use an extra charging/sync cable...and it would be cheaper too, by about $10-$20, depending on length of cable used. And there's little or not problem of using a charging/sync cable with most protective covers being left on the phone to charge.
    Each individual situation has its own 'problems' and a little 'common sense' will work them out. All one has to do is use it (common sense).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    People giving this one star are obviously un-educated. Many are giving one star because it won't fit a case or cover. In reality Apple can't just extend the lightning cable end like that. So first get your facts straight and realize that you are wrong. Third party cords will be the same. And matters on each case you have. So check yourself as well.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Derry

    Although it was a pain to have to buy the adapter in the first place when I bought my new Ipod nano 7th generation, it works great. It connects to all of my 30bit devices with no sound difficulties. I use it for my Hyundai Ipod adapter in my car and my IHome. No complaints.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work With Apple Iphone Case

    • Written by from Oakland

    They sold this to me at the Apple Store and I asked if it would work with the Apple Iphone case on the phone. They said it would and it does not. I would recommend Apple try to make Apple products compatible with one another.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You've designed an official iPhone lightning adaptor

    • Written by from Saltburn by the sea

    which isn't compatible with an official Apple iPhone case!

    You never used to do things like this. This is really poor product integration and design, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for this oversight.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant device couldn't live without it

    • Written by from Telford

    Brilliant device, connects to all my docking stations! I also have one connected to the old iPhone charger as a permanent fixture because the iPhone 5 chargers are so unreliable! Worth every penny!!!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional charge adaptor, no audio for docks

    • Written by from London

    I have a couple of docks (both Sony) based on the 30 pin design, and I sure thought carefully beforehand. After all, Apple were promising this was not just 100% compatible but also fully digital.

    Fact is, NEITHER of my Sony docks accept audio OR controls from these adaptors.

    I don't mind changing minor tech for necessary upgrades, but at £30 this is a terrible adaptor. You're better off chancing one of the 3rd party options to at least get sound.

    However now I have to find tasty new docks!

    Conclusion: don't buy unless desperate.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible with Apple's own products

    • Written by from London

    I've just spent a ridiculous $100 + taxes on three cables, a lightning to 30 pin adapter at $30, a USB adapter at $30 and a 30 pin HDMI adapter at $40, assuming the combination would allow me to connect an iPhone 5, an ipad 4 and a 30 pin ipad to a variety of peripherals. As soon as you connect two Apple cables together you get an "incompatible" message, which is frankly a disgrace. This means you have to buy multiple, separate cables at huge expense for each device to even stand a chance of getting them to work with the same peripherals. Judging from other posts, even this won't provide full functionality on many of them. Sort it out quickly Apple, the competition are catching up and overtaking fast.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Aurora

    The ridiculous Apple price aside, it's a perfect product. I just purchased a 7 generation iPod Nano and I have owned a Bose series II sound dock for just over a year. The Bose accommodates a 30 pin, not a lightning. The adapter is tiny and it works well. It also charges my Nano 7 gen while docked. The audio is perfect. I can only speak for the Nano...I don't own/want an iPhone. Also, problems with a bulky case dates back almost a decade so please, enough with the complaints about this product not working with your bulky case. I would give this product 5 stars if the price was closer to $10.00.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incompatible or plain broke

    • Written by from London

    It would be nice if Apple published a compatibility chart, most manufacturers of most accessories do so, as we all know Apple does do things its own way. Not always the best way.

    Did not work with my Samsung audio dock. No charge going through the adapter, let alone audio. Unfortunately it's going back in to its box back to Apple.

    Mostly a waste of time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with the iPhone 5c case

    • Written by from Conyers

    I bought the lighting adapter and the Apple iPhone case (made specifically for the iPhone 5C) for my iPhone 5C. I assumed there would be no problem, since I bought an Apple product directly from Apple. However, when you put the adapter on your 30pin cable and then plug it into the iPhone 5c with the case on, the connector is not long enough and will not charge the phone. You must take the case off the iPhone for the adapter to fit. This is crazy, so I will be returning the adapters and maybe the case as well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    • Written by from London

    I bought this so I could still use my 10 year old (but perfectly functioning) Bose sound dock with the Nano I had to buy when my 10 year old classic iPod was stolen from my house as I slept.
    Although it plays the music OK, it no longer charges the iPod while it's on the dock, so that's an end to music at parties after a couple of hours then.
    I don't care what Apple says, they don't have the right to remove functionality in this way.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple oversight...

    • Written by from Monterey

    You'd think that Apple would have at least thought to make this adaptor work with devices in cases of their own design and manufacture. Sadly, that's not the case. I have the new iPad Air, with Apple's own leather cover, and the lightning end of this adaptor is not long enough to go through the opening in the cover to reach the device. This adaptor is useless, unless you don't mind removing your device from its cover every time you need to charge or sync. Is this kind of inattention to detail what we'll be seeing from Apple in the future? SJ would roll over...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Case story

    • Written by from Dubna

    Ok, you need to destroy case for your device to make it work. Official apple's case, btw. Truly sick development /=

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This adapter works great with my iPad mini! If you have a lot of 30-pin chargers lying around, I recommend you buy this adapter to make use of those cables.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not purchase

    • Written by from London

    Brought this adapter to continue to use my docking station to listen to music from my 5s. The adapter worked for less than a month now only charges from the docking station and doesn't play music.
    Very frustrating. I assumed because I was paying £25.00 for a simple piece of equipment it would work, having previously brought a cheaper verion from Amazon that doesn't work either.
    So disappointed.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    case woes

    • Written by from Billerica

    Wish I'd looked here before buying two adaptors for our two new 5Ss. Totally useless with a case on, even Apple's case. I saw some mention of a cord style adaptor. Wish the Apple employees that sold me the phones would have mentioned this (bought both at an Apple store).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you use a case for your iPod/iPhone

    • Written by from Auckland

    Bought this for use in the car to adapt from the old 30-pin connector after buying a new iPod. Found this to be very expensive and doesn't even fit my iPod while in it's case. It is very inconvenient to have to remove the case just to connect it up and then have to replace the case again.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have read the reviews before buying!

    • Written by from Hampton

    I should have read the reviews before buying. Doesn't work with the apple case, and probably not with any cases. A waste of money!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with 5s case nor with 30-pin to HDMI adapter

    • Written by from Miami

    I bought the Lightning to 30-pin adapter to use my Iphone 5s in my car but I have to take off the case every time I want to connect it, the metal contact of the adapter is too short to fit with the case on. Additionally if you want to use it with the 30-pin to HDMI adapter you get a message that "this accessory is not supported by this iphone".

    4 of 4 people found this useful