• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the cord adaptor instead.

    • Written by from Wexford

    I ordered 2 of these adaptors. BIG PROBLEM: they do not connect to your Iphone 5 if you have a case. (I have the speck case). Since EVERYONE has a case, I am confused as to why Apple would make this product, or not even warn you that it does not plug in when a case is on your phone. The cord adaptor is a bit more expensive, but at least you won't ruin your case by having to continually put it on and off to use the adaptor.

    5024 of 5864 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't play music

    • Written by from Bristol

    If you're buying this to play your music through an ipod dock - DON'T. It will charge your ipod, but you will not be able to play any of the music. Total rip off. VERY unsatisfied.

    494 of 529 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is bogus!

    • Written by from HELSINGØR

    When i connect my iPhone 5 with my audio system (iPig) it only charges but does NOT play the music from the stereo??? It just plays from the iPhone speakers!
    I am so unsatisfied with this product!

    383 of 402 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unworthy product

    • Written by from grand junction

    very, very, very disappointed with the lightning adapter!! bought it so I could use all my old iPhone accessories with the new iPhone 5! works only with my old chargers... I have a Bose iHome and it doesn't even work! (specifically the reason I bought the adaptor!) not happy with product!

    391 of 423 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely aggravated

    • Written by from Lindenhurst

    i recently purchased this adaptor trying to make my old ihome work with my new iphone 5 and have had nothing but problems. the adaptor will charge my phone but i can not play music through the ihome it will only play through the phones speakers. Apple u need to make a new dock that has the new lightning adaptor so i can finally have an alarm clock that works with the newest line of products you have released. seeing how you are making all the new products with this port you should have released a whole new line of products to keep your accessories up to date and not continue selling outdated hardware that the newest consumers of Apple can not use

    392 of 427 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy!

    • Written by from Dundalk

    I bought this because i wanted to listen to my music on my docking station, as the connection holes are different i needed to buy this, so i did and although it charges my ipod it doesn't play music through the speakers. I am disgusted especially because of the price of it!

    342 of 352 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but I feel ripped off!

    • Written by from St Albans

    It works when Iphone has no case. Why not add to the design that the pin can be pushed out more? And why does it not come with the already expensive phone. OR be at a basic token price. It's you that changed the plug design Apple so don't penalise the first users of the very expensive product we've all bought into. It can't possibly cost this much to produce.

    293 of 306 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS if you want it to work with Apple's HDTV 30-pin cable!

    • Written by from Island Lake

    I bought this adapter at Target thinking I could attach it to my 30-pin to HDTV cord, but noooo... what a stupid idea to think it would work with other Apple connectors! Silly me. Only after I got the rather shocking "This device not recognized" error message did I angrily log onto the Apple's website to complain, but only then learned it DOESN'T CONNECT WITH VIDEO. WHY the heck not??? Shouldn't Apple adapters be compatible with Apple connectors?? Lack of video support should at least be put on the packaging somewhere. Arrrggh!!

    274 of 319 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $

    • Written by from Chicago

    Does not stream video

    361 of 495 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt - a new band waggon for a new accessories industry

    • Written by from Fareham

    I'll try to be objective...I upgraded my iPhone 4 to a 5 and my iPad 3 to a 4 ..I like to keep up with the latest technology so I knew that I'd have to buy one (actually 2 because my wife needed one for her iPhone 5 too) of these adaptor widgets to be able to connect my phone to my Bose Sound System..and my Roberts DAB Clock Radio dock...and any number of my " i-Life" accessories that I have acquired over my years as an apple devotee.


    The thunderbolt connector is very flimsy and does not reassuringly support the weight of the iPhone so without risking my new adoptor snapping in two..its pretty useless for connecting my iPhone 5 to any docking station in the origianlly intended/designed manner.

    It also won't work with my Griffin iPhone case fitted....the case doesn't allow the adaptor to seat properly in any dock...maybe a fault of the case...but for the sake of a an extra mm on the adaptor length it would have at least seated properly (before snapping under the weight of the iPhone!)

    Mine is heading for eBay..the only realistic solution is a new case and new docking station and new alarm clock when someone eventually releases one with the appropriate adaptor.

    The new thunderbolt connector isn't just a connector its a whole new band waggon for a whole new accessories industry!!!

    224 of 237 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by from Woburn

    I have the iPod Nano and a Bose docking station. Adapter didn't work.

    220 of 238 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

  • 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