• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    should be free

    • Written by from STANFORD-LE-HOPE

    As title says we all have existing docks/chargers etc and a lot of cars have older 30 pin connections so if they change the design we should at least get this adaptor for free we pay a lot of money for apple products I cant see how on earth this is worth £25 come on apple sort it out

    189 of 197 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 connector

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    I bought the Lighting to 30 pin Adapter from my Apple Store after buying 2 other connectors via Amazon. Although both of the Amazon supplied connectors support battery charging neither would enable me to connect to to the 30 pin connector and play audio into the car system. The Apple connector worked first time.

    So although the other connectors were individually cheaper I paid more in total than the one Apple connector. My guess is that the Apple connector contains the necessary circuitry whereas the cheaper versions do not. Whatever the reason I wish that I had bought the Apple connector first. It does what it says it does.

    198 of 227 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Clarkston

    Purchased (3) of these so I could continue to use my existing car charger, 30 pin connectors/chargers in the house because my family has multiple iPads and whoever designed this did not take into consideration any type of case, be it for the iPhone or the iPad.
    I'm usually very impressed with the thought put into anything that Apple designs but they sure missed the boat on this one.

    201 of 240 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this adapter -- buy the one with the cord instead

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I have a speck case and the only way I could get this adapter to work was by removing it from my phone. Buy the adapter with the cord instead -- it works perfectly.

    178 of 196 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    missed the boat

    • Written by from Hanmer

    as others have written about; this adapter fails to be compatible with most iphone 5 cases manufactured by well respecters companies. I had bought two of these adapters and had to return them as I didn't feel like cutting the opening of my case (iSKin in my case). They should have made the lighting tip longer to compensate for case thickness.
    Do yourself a favor and get the adapter with the cord. It actually looks less bulky and no case modifications needed.
    Lowering the price of these adapters wouldn't hurt either!

    187 of 217 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightnig won't work on my dock

    • Written by from Westhoughton

    I have bought two different lightning adapters for my iPod 5th gen, but they don't play music they only charge! It's a complete waste of money as I just want my music to play

    162 of 169 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works fine - but overpriced and uncoordinated

    • Written by from Fareham

    The adapter works just fine with my speakers/clock radio. However I am very unimpressed with this product in general as it looks awful plugged into my speakers/dock being white when my phone is black and my speakers are black.
    I also think it is ridiculously expensive(£25) for what you get, it must cost very little to produce this item. For that price I would atleast like a choice of colours so that it matched my phone/speakers.
    But functionally, I have no problems at all, it charges the phone and plays music perfectly through the speakers.

    166 of 178 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge and play music at the same time with iHome Stuff

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    I own a few iHome clock radios that have the 30pin connectors. Love these radios but now with my new Mini iPad it will not charge while docked. It will play music but will not charge at the same time. Whats the point!!! Apple why don't you get your stuff together and stop making our lifes difficult. Add standard ports and stop ripping us off on all these nasty add on adapters. I carry enough stuff around without worring about more adapters, cords and chargers.

    164 of 181 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges BUT NOTHING ELSE!!!

    • Written by from Walsall

    This adapter is totally useless. I brought it because apple told me that it would support audio and allow me to continue using my previous docking station, however, I found that when connecting my ipod 5th generation to my ipig docking station the only thing it would do was charge my ipod. Therefore, audio is not compatible and the adapter is totally useless. Also, the connector is very weak and flimsy, i did not trust it enough take my hand from behind my ipod for fear of it falling off. Pointless product!

    155 of 167 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use with a case

    • Written by from Dublin 18

    Very surprised at Apple's poor design of this essential connector that doesnt fit when iPhone 5 has a case on. It's an expensive piece of kit that doesnt really work - who wants to remove the phone case to attach the connector to your iPhone accessories!

    154 of 170 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Product needs to be redone! It is a JOKE

    • Written by from Surprise

    I purchased a Speck cover from Apple for my IPhone 5. Then I ordered this adapter so I could charge my phone in my car. Problem is that although my phone charger will charge the phone with the cover, the adapter will not. It doesn't make sense that Apple would make the stem too short. I can't use it and took it back. It is worthless to me. Redo this product. It is not deserving the Apple name. I own an IMac, Ipad2 and my Mini IPad ill be shipped to me soon. I love all the things I have purchased but this thing is a joke. Our phones are suppose to save us time. This doesn't!

    I only gave it the one star for what it is suppose to do. If I could give it no stars I would.

    173 of 208 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    • Written by from stoke on trent

    waste of money i bought this so i could connect my iPhone 5 to my B&W sound system and all it does is charge it. and now iv got go buy apple tv so i can watch films on the tv cause it doesnt support video :(
    wish id kept my iphone 4 everything worked ok till apple went messing about changing the connectors

    145 of 165 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't pass audio to my Sync in 2011 ford flex

    • Written by from Wake Forest

    I bought one because I have a 5 and my wife has a 4s. That way if we wanted to listen to music on my phone I could just plug that in and use the same cable. It recognizes, charges, and lets me control it but no sound at all. It's not the phone if I put the regular cable in it works fine, but this adapter means no sound which makes it useless

    Also, it's really tiny. I think the picture is bigger on my iPad screen than it is.

    127 of 135 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but....

    • Written by from Ely

    Although pricey it does work, but with a Bose Soundock II it only works if the iPod is mounted back to front with the display hidden. The adapter can only go on the 30 pin connector on the docking station one way. As far as I know the lightning connector can be plugged in either way round, but with the iPod mounted on the adapter with the display facing forward it will not work, no sound, no track change, nothing. Flip the iPod round so the display faces the docking station and it works fine if impractical. Others have reported the same thing.

    115 of 117 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works ..... but ....

    • Written by from Appin

    Come on Apple, a bit more thought on this one please. Ipod Nano 7G has the Lightning port right over on the right hand side. when you plug in the adapter to use in a dock it just looks .... rubbish. Ipod hangs off the side of the adapter. If you are going to force buyers to use an adapter that you sell for £25 at least make it a dedicated fit. it's probably fine for the iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch 5 but it doesnt work aesthetically for the the Nano 7G. Sloppy

    106 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Roskilde

    No video support!
    In the presentation of the iPhone 5, no one mentioned that the adapter was not supporting video. So i bought it and found out that it can not support video.

    117 of 138 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Adaptor broke within 1 month

    • Written by from Margate

    I purchased the adaptor as I own a Bose docking station for playing music from my iPhone 5. The adaptor was working fine to begin with, but now the lightening connection only works one way around, meaning the screen on my iPhone now has to face the speakers!! It has not lasted long at all, as there is not support for the weight of the phone on such a small connector. Apple should look into this as the whole point of the lightening connection is so it can be plug in either way when using other products. I will be taking it back and change it for the 0.2m cable version so my phone is next to the docking station as i can see this issue repeating.

    93 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Adapter

    • Written by from Queensbury

    This adapter is small, easy to carry with you, and will give you the ability to use all of your old charging cables. It's very well made.

    120 of 149 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with my iPhone 5 and OtterBox case!

    • Written by from Juno Beach

    I now can use my iPhone 5 with my various iHome devices. All my 30-pin cables for my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPods, iPads, and iPhone 3GS can be used with my iPhone 5 using this adapter.

    97 of 108 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New adaptor

    • Written by from Wakefield

    I've just gone out & bought the new iPod nano & adaptor so I can use it on my docking stations around the house. Why oh why have Apple put the adaptor to the right on the nano? When I got items home & put them on my docking station the nano no longer sits centrally, it's offset to the left. It looks ridiculous & to be fair unsightly to look at. Had I known this before hand I would have got a classic that doesn't require new adaptor.

    86 of 89 people found this useful