• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from DURSLEY

    I bought this adapter to try and connect my iPhone 5 to our Bose Soundock (the original) and the 'official' lead supplied with our Land Rover Discovery 4. Hugely disappointed that it doesn't operate with either (not even supporting charging). What a waste of money! Why didn't Apple give more consideration to how those people who have been using all their previous (30 pin) devices so successfully, and loyally(!), with currently owned and very expensive 'gadgets' are going to keep using their new products. Or did they????

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Carelessly designed

    • Written by from HARROGATE

    If you use a case for your iPhone (for example the new iPhone 5/5s leather cases) using this product will require you to remove your case. A small but meaningful inconvenience that adds insult to injury when you've just parted with £25 for such a simple peripheral.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design + an expensive waste of money, doesn't work with apple case!

    • Written by from swansea

    I bought a new iphone 5s and added the original leather case.

    As I have several expensive jbl docks with the older style connector I bought this to allow my new phone to be compatible.

    Who's going to take their phone out of the case each time you want to dock it!?

    Complete rip off,

    If you have any case on your phone, even a very thin one, this simply will not work.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Check your case first!

    • Written by from Mount Tremper

    We have four iPhones in our family, each with a different case from a different manufacturer. This adapter did not work with any of them.
    Buyer Beware!

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work with B&W Zeppelin Mini

    • Written by from SALò

    Three month ago I bought the zeppelin mini.
    Last month the iphone5. it doesn't works.
    Very disappointed...

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Rancho Cucamonga

    I have a car charger for my iPad 3 which obviously uses 30 pins and with this adapter I could charge my iPhone 5 without having to have additional coil. Awesome!!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iTrip 2005 FM transmitter compatibility problem

    • Written by from Montreal

    For some reason the iPhone 5 is not charging using the iTrip FM transmitter 2005 model. The sounds go through but not the power...40$ in the hole.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Electrically great, Mechanically a fail

    • Written by from Toronto

    The device does allow you to connect to a 30-pin accessory. The sound quality is good.

    There are two serious problems though...
    1. It's mechanically fragile - this means you can't use it to attach the iPhone 5 to a music dock.
    2. The connector is too short so that you can't use it if you have installed a protective case or bumper on your iPhone 5.

    I had one, I sent it back for a refund. The wired version of the same device solves both the issues.

    19 of 22 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.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 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.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total trash

    • Written by from Calgary

    It doesn't even work. It charges my iPod when put on the dock but it doesn't let any music play. Total waste of $36, hopefully I'm able to return it.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed my lightning port

    • Written by from New York

    While this worked with my bose soundock, it eventually wore down the iphone lightning port since the weight of the phone standing up put continuous stress on the port pins. Over only 1-2 months, it started to wear down the port so that now it is very loose when connecting to any USB cable for charging, syncing, etc. Basically in less 2 months of use it has rendered my iphone5 almost incapable of being charged or synced. Even wireless chargers with the charging case will not work because the port will not connect 85% of the time with the standard cable. And I assure you this was not due to significant stress other than just placing in the bose soundock for music.

    If you are getting the new apple products with the new ports, I now know you must get docking systems, speakers, etc. that are upgraded as well. The adaptor clearly was not tested correctly and has a significant design flaw. Or this was all orchestrated so that you would be forced to buy a new phone before you are eligible for a contract upgrade. I have never written an online review for anything ever before, so clearly I feel very strongly about this. Do not use this adaptor unless you want to buy a new phone or repair your present one.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you use an Apple phone case!

    • Written by from NEWTON ABBOT

    Very disappointed. I bought an Apple leather phone case as many 5S buyers have, however the adaptor is too short to fit through the case and into the socket, so it is now absolutely useless for the phone whilst in its case.

    I can't believe that Apple did not test this product with the case. The adaptor is a premium price and you expect better from Apple!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Work

    • Written by from High Point

    I ordered both the Ligntning adapter and the cord adapter to connect my 7th generation iPod Nano to my Bose Sound Dock. Neither is working. There is not a peep of sound coming from the Sound Dock. My old Nano works, so I know it's not the Sound Dock. I bought a second iPod specifically so I could have one in the house and one in the car. The new one has more space capacity, so I wanted it in the house. Since this doesn't work, I've essentially wasted $150. Thanks Apple. Do you really have to change the connection? Geeze!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE DESIGN

    • Written by from San Jose

    Though this adapter works fine with 30-pin cords and docks, it doesn't work with most iPhone 5 cases. Because of its terrible design, it doesn't reach far enough to connect to an iPhone 5 wearing a full body case. I'm astonished that apple can make such thin and revolutionary phones, but can't make an adapter that doesn't require you to take your case off every time you use it. How about make it in the shape of a triangle???

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter!

    • Written by from Newcastle-under-Lyme

    I bought this adapter after deciding not to waste my time or money on buying a replacement lightning cable after my iPad charger broke (poor quality!) and I am delighted with the alternative, the 30 pin chargers are far more reliable than the new models!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection not long enough

    • Written by from Greenwood

    I would have no problem giving this a 5 star rating if the adapter would work with a case on the phone. So far I have used an inexpensive CaseCrown Lux Glider and the Tech-21 Impact Mesh and neither supports the 30 pin to lightning adapter for the dock or older version cable. If Apple would fix this issue and be willing to replace the two adapters I already own, I would gladly give it 5 stars!!

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Useable, but irritating

    • Written by from Mentor

    It works perfectly well, but doesn't fit with a number of cases. Many iPhone 5 cases have pieces across the bottom so the wide adapter doesn't fit. I only have it in my car so its bearable, I just have to remove my case while I use it. Had I known beforehand I would have gotten the cord adapter. I recommend getting it instead if you plan on using it very often. Its $10 more, but I think worth not having to deal with your case every time you plug it in.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning it

    • Written by from PASADENA

    Agree with everyone. Not a good product if you have a case. I also have a speck. What a rip off. Great idea though.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy!

    • Written by from Lansdale

    The lightning connector was far too loose on the iPhone5. It would not seat into the phone. Basically, it was defective. I am returning it ASAP.

    21 of 27 people found this useful