• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why sell if it doesn't work with latest OS?

    • Written by from London

    Bought this 3 days ago from Apple store in Westfield (Stratford). Put simply, it's not fit for purpose. It doesn't work. Audio, but no picture! Have now read other reviews and it looks like an IOS6 issue. How can they have automatic upgrades which are not compatible with products they are selling in store? Nowhere on packaging does it say that it does NOT work with latest OS! And guess what, no way of rolling back to, or simply uploading, an older OS which I understand works fine with this adapter.

    Not good enough, I'd given "0" out of 5 too...but I can't!

    74 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with IOS 6

    • Written by from Newcastle upon Tyne

    I was enjoying this product but since updating my IPad 2 to IOS6 from IOS 5 it no longer works. An on screen message says ' this device is unsupported'. Apple please fix this, it cost a lot of money to purchase and is now useless.

    54 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was brilliant, now 0 starts

    • Written by from polbeth

    This was a wonderful addition to my Apple collection.
    Until I upgraded my iPad (post iPad 2 version) to iOS 6.

    Now 'this device is unsupported'.

    1 star because you can;t post 0

    Should have expected it.

    I purchased a camera adapted for my iPod (they call it the classic now) but when the iPod touch came out, it didn;t work either. Built in obsolescence.....love it,

    85 of 88 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what I want it to.

    • Written by from Bagsværd

    It just works. Plock it into your i-devise and it is at your TV.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for IOS 6

    • Written by from ROSS-ON-WYE

    About to buy one of these for new iPad but saw some posts so checked with Apple to be told that this device DOES NOT WORK WITH IOS6.

    I think this should be said on this page by Apple rather than reviewers!

    87 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works after iOS6

    • Written by from Kidderminster

    Bought this a few weeks before the ios6 update only to find it no longer works with the update. No fix or explanation from Apple. Very disappointed and annoyed.

    59 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple AV adapter

    • Written by from Chichester

    It is very misleading to claim this cable is the solution to a TV connection.
    I have wasted time and money, when I actually needed an HDMI cable as well

    17 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    OEM AV Adapter with HDMI and Charger

    • Written by from Boring

    I purchased the adapter for my 2 week old iPad 3. I always plug in all devices prior to powering them up which I did connecting the iPad to my Panasonic Plasma tv. Powered the tv then the ipad and got the message that this device is not compatible with the ipad. I tried every hdmi port on my tv and still the same results. I was using the same port that my laptop connects to, knowing that the laptop always works. Against my knowledge I left both iPad and TV powered up, then unplugged the av adapter from the iPad and plugged it in again, this did the trick and I am certain that I had it plugged in the iPad with all other attemps. Hope this may help someone.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Yess!! It works!

    • Written by from mersin 10

    İ ve bought this adapter 2 days ago and tried on lg and samsung full hd lcd tvs with two different hdmi cables. Everytime it works perfectly. Even on games. Some films are protected so they may not play on the screen but i ve 11 films in my library but just one of them did not play!! İt does what it says on the store!

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not play iTunes movies - rubbish!!

    • Written by from oxford

    The cable allows you to mirror iPad is play but does not play any movies rented or purchased on iTunes because they are hdcp protected. I have 2 hd tvs, plasma and led, both less than 2 years old, both do not support hdcp. Apple suggest that the solution is to buy a new tv. Very nice :-(

    65 of 72 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Av adaptor won't work

    • Written by from nr. maidstone

    I can't get this device to work , just tells me that iPad doesn't support the device. Apple refuse to help because I bought the iPad in march even though I only got the device 2 weeks ago. Poor service apple I want a refund.

    75 of 85 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't do what it says on the tin.

    • Written by from Beckenham

    Bought this today with the intention to hook my iPad2 up to my hd tv, unfortunately most of my apps do not display on the tv when all is connected - including love film instant, sky go, 4OD amongst others.

    Apple you shouldn't really say..... "Put your slides, films, photos and everything else that fills your iPad or iPhone 4S screen on an even bigger screen — your HDTV. The Apple Digital AV Adapter mirrors exactly what you see on iPad or iPhone 4S so that everyone in the room can enjoy it on your widescreen TV, video projection screen or other HDMI-compatible display.* The Apple Digital AV Adapter also supports video out for iPad, iPhone 4 or iPod touch (4th generation)."

    Also when I connected my iphone4 only YouTube displayed properly. Would recommend giving this one a miss!

    64 of 71 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but only for full HD tv

    • Written by from Belfast

    Bought this so I could watch my films etc on a proper tv, and whilst it will work on my full HD 22" bedroom tv (and it's really good), it won't work on my older bigger HD READY tv in the living room, because it won't let me change the resolution that the films play in. But, it works when I hook it up to the iPhone 4. I had this problem with my Bluray DVD player but could change the resolution. Ah well, will just need to keep that in mind when I change the tv!

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Av adaptor for iPod 4 th generation

    • Written by from ulverston

    Having purchased Av adaptor from apple store, having explained to assistant that it was for both my iPad latest generation, and for my iPod latest generation, generally for iplayer, as i work shifts, the iPad worked fine as it says on the !!!, however the Av adator only worked on audio, with no Av picture from the iPod. Tried new cable and different tvs in home, same result...am I right or wrong to expect this to work on my iPod.

    Cheers srj

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Lowestoft

    Bought this from the Norwich Apple store on the advice from one of their technical Assistants on the basis that I have an iPod 3rd Gen, iPhone 3GS and and iPad only to find out that it's only compatiable with just the iPad.

    So poor service and £35 wasted on something that was going to be used for our daughters iPod mainly.

    Why can't we use it for the old apple products that are running the latest OS5.1.

    40 of 77 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Morpeth

    Have just bought the new iPad together with this adapter. Used it for the first time today for catchup TV and photos - it's brilliant. Well done Apple, as usual.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fantastic but be aware of app support for the component.

    • Written by from Heston

    I bought this so I could play games and Video on my TV through my iPhone and iPad. And as I expected it works exactly how I expected it.
    I didn't even realise that there are even some apps and games that are optimised for this cable such as Real Racing HD which turns my iPad into the controller while the racing occurs on screen. Absolutely fantastic.
    My only gripe is not with the component but with certain apps, such as Sky Go, Sky Sports, Love Film and I'm sure there are others that won't work with the component at all, so it won't even mirror whats is on screen in those apps. It would have been nice to be able to watch Sky on my friends TV with Sky Go but what can you do!

    347 of 396 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rustington

    Ok, so I messed up and bought the composite cable at first, as this looks like it would do the same but after much swearing, I called Apple, turned out my telly was far too modern for composite and they recommended this.
    So simple it hurt! Can't believe I wasted time swearing about the other cable.
    To save disappointment, swearing and perhaps being on the apple helpline for a little too long, make sure you get the ones for your telly and then you're realise how fab they are.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A total waste of money!

    • Written by from Bradford

    I bought this thinking it would work fine and there would be no problems but I was wrong. When I plugged it in at first the image projected onto my TV but within seconds it blinked out. Since then it has not been successful at making the connection between my Ipad and any TV I have attempted to connect it to - this includes Sony, Panasonic and LG TV. In conclusion I would not recommend this It is a terrible product. Apple you have really let us down.

    52 of 103 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Manchester

    Brilliant piece of kit good for presentations, recommend it to everyone ! It is also brilliant for watching videos on youtube :D And if you haven't bought this yet get to the shop and buy it !

    8 of 9 people found this useful