• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    • Written by from winfield

    I had to cut up my protective case to get the adapter to connect! Why doesn't Apple sell the actual cord that comes with the phone? You guys have to know a lot of people are putting protective cases on their phones and yet you sell a product that as wide as the old connector! Why bother changing the type of connector at all if your not going to make the adapters at least taper so it will be similar in size to the connector/USB cord that comes with the phone! Love the iPhone 5 but this really annoys me! Wise up and start selling the cords like the one that comes with the phone as an accessory!

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Making it work with a Bumper

    • Written by from London

    I love the new lightning connector - much easier to use. This adaptor however has its problems. First the price seems quite outrageous. Second the design isn't that flexible. It seems designed primarily to SUPPORT the iPhone in 30 pin docks. The down side of this is that (1) it covers the speakers quite a bit (2) it will not work with a bumper. Many bumpers for the iPhone 5 are difficult to remove as they have backs - needed because of the many cutouts on the bottom of the phone. I got the adaptor to work with my bumper by trimming the white plastic back about 2 mm to the metal casing using a Swiss Army penknife (wood saw & metal file).

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip Off

    • Written by from Doncaster

    Apple are a becoming a bunch of complacent idiots who think they can mess customers around. We have all spent serious money on sound systems and docking stations and the design people can't even come up with a decent adapter that works!!!

    Wake up Apple because Samsung don't s*it on customers in this fashion. You will lose custom and eventually realise that attention to detail is very important.

    I bet the customer relations section of APPLE never read these reviews.

    I have been a customer from day one and spent thousands on your products. NOT ANY MORE.

    You need to wake up and smell the roses and consider the people you have screwed over with your poorly designed adapters.

    In the process of changing all my products IPAD, I PHONES ETC to SAMSUNG - Good Bye I Tunes you will not be missed.

    Another Customer.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Epping

    IMO this is a poor design . It means the iphone now has to sit perched on this tiny insert while wobbling about in a cradle. And the price is a total rip off

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Eliot

    I use this with my new iPod in my very old Bose docking system. Works perfect, though looks a bit odd.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    • Written by from brooklyn

    Worked fine for the first few week. But now it never holds in and only works on one side (ironic) and will disconnect in middle of the night.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the INCASE clear snapcase, it fits fine

    • Written by from Bothell

    It fits in my snap case, the form function is quite small but effective. More importantly, it works with my car stereo, who does not have a lightning adaptor (nor will one ever come out for it... its 4 years old).

    If you have a case get the other adaptor, but this adaptor works just fine as it was designed. No fault of Apple for that.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great if you can get your hands on one

    • Written by from Fort Myers Beach

    To those giving negative reviews because it doesn't work with a case that doesn't make it a terrible product it just don't work with a case. Works great, no video or iPod out obviously, but it still works with displaying album art on my car stereo which I was happy about. If you have a case get the cable version. Wish the would have been ready an in stock at launch.

    Rally gives you an appreciation for how much smaller the new dock is.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but the price ...bleck

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    Not too happy about the price, but I like the new Lighting plug. The adapter works well and I haven't had any issues. 4 stars (probably should be 3) for the price.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute ripoff

    • Written by from Lenzie

    Bought this to continue using a couple of stereo systems with the pre5 docks. Worked well but now a year later has ceased to work. I won't pay another £25 for another one (£50 just to charge from an old dock, no thanks). If Apple continue it's policy on cable prices I won't be buying apple products in the future either

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning adapter (the apple rip off scheme)

    • Written by from Sale

    Like so many other people's reviews i have recently read I too bought the iPhone 5 adapter as assumed i could use my docking station on my very expensive Hi-Fi system only to find out (no surprise) apple have ripped everyone off again. I have to give this product at least 1 star but in my opinion i wouldn't even give it that!!!

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pontypool

    I had previously bought a Bose sound dock when I originally owed an Apple iPhone 4, but when upgrading to an i5 I could no longer dock my phone. I had read previous reviews and was very skeptical about purchasing this product. After a long period of missing my listening to my music I decided to bite the bullet as it were and was over the moon.
    All the features of my dock work perfectly including the remote and I was very pleased. I highly recommend this adapter.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    • Written by from CHESTNUT HILL

    I purchased the adapter to use with my Sony Dream Machine (not sure of the model, but it looks like the ICF-CS10iP so that might be it). It charged the device, which was good, but the audio was terrible, and also mono (I could hear the backup singers, but not the lead singer). If I tilted the phone a bit to the left on the adapter, it played in stereo, but it still sounded like garbage (and looked stupid too). Also, as others have mentioned, the phone sits perched on the tiny adapter, which angles slightly backward, with no support, so I worried about damaging the adapter, or much worse, the phone itself. If the adapter actually worked I would have solved that by making a shim out of foam or something, for the phone to lean on. (My next step is to try the corded adapter, which I'll review separately.) On a positive note, however, my iPhone case worked fine with this adapter. I have a Vineyard Vines case that is made by CaseMate and is very slim. The bottom of the case is almost entirely cut away, so all the ports are accessible.

    27 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Ringke Case and iHome iA-100 dock

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This little adapter (tinier than I expected) works well with the Ringke Slim case (which is very thin and doesn't cover the iPhone loudspeakers).
    I'm using it with my iHome iA-100 audio dock, which I bought previously for my 4S.
    The adapter works very well for all functions: charging, audio, and the clock/radio controls with the iSet App.
    Obviously with the adapter the iPhone isn't anymore in contact with the dock, and is strangely perched; also the white color of the adapter feels odd between the black of the iPhone and the black of the dock.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Product works great

    • Written by from LAS VEGAS

    Of course there are gonna be folks who just want to complain and go out of their way to say something negative about this product and all I have to say is don't listen to them OK.This product clearly said it did not stream video if you would've read that before you ordered it OK. For the price of $29.99 I am perfectly happy with it and it snaps on the end of my existing 30 pin adapter and it is tiny so it hardly takes up any space in my compartment in my 2012 cC300 Mercedes and I have no complaints .For some folks like me all I need is the adapter because I have the existing harness that connects to the car already .

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the cord it works with cases

    • Written by from Georgetown

    This adapter only works with cases that don't cover the bottom of the phone. If you have no case this adapter works great !!!!

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work With Any Type Of Case

    • Written by from Foothill Ranch

    Do not bother ordering if you are using a case for your Iphone 5. The adapter is too short and its a pain to take your case on and off to charge. Suggest purchasing new lightening cables which are more cost effective and easier to work with.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother!

    • Written by from MARKET HARBOROUGH

    Whether it's the official one or a cheap one they do not work!!! Annoyed with Apple that they expect us to fork out for a new generation ipod to find that the adapters don't work on most docking stations. I have resorted to using Auxiliary on all three of my ipod docking speakers it's the only way around it unless you have the money to fork out for a new ones.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter is useless

    • Written by from Oakland

    Just received this device and applied for return to Apple. Device is essentially useless. Fits so loosely in the iPhone that it does not make contact to sync or charge the phone and almost falls out if you hold the phone vertically. Not characteristic of Apple quality at all... surprised and disappointed.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be a keyring fob

    • Written by from Market Harborough

    Works as stated, so 5 stars.
    I have 3 places I charge in the house, not including laptop, and 2 cars. Should I be spending £150 on adapters??? I wish Apple would drill a hole through the thing so I could attach to my keys and take with me everywhere without fear of losing it.
    My fear is that Apple has already thought of this, but hasn't done it because they want me to spend the £150...

    30 of 40 people found this useful