• 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.

    472 of 507 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!

    367 of 386 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!

    326 of 336 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.

    284 of 297 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.

    Well...

    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!!!

    214 of 227 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!

    151 of 163 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!

    150 of 166 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ripoff

    • 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.

    113 of 134 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.

    84 of 87 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    • Written by from canterbury

    cant even play music through the dock with this adapter only charges my iphone a ipad so rubbish now i have to buy a new dock.

    68 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor design for music output

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    Doesnt work in my 2012 Mercedes, my Yamaha DAB, my Onkyo docking port or my Ruark DAB - so that is every device I have - £25 for a power converter and I purchased 2 before I found out...

    60 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip off!

    • Written by from Surbiton

    Poor show, Apple - after 20 years loyalty to your products, I was very disappointed when you decided to change the connection with the advent of iPhone 5, making it incompatible with my expensive Bose sound dock. Then you offer your customers this extremely poorly designed adaptor at a ridiculously high price. Stop taking us for granted.

    48 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    • Written by from weston super mare

    This is a big waste of money. Would not work on my car stereo. When put into a docking station it will play music through but will not charge. So its cheaper to buy a 3.5mm cable to play your music

    47 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPod

    • Written by from Birkenhead

    I got one of these they ain't very good put it on my dock & it's not playing music from the dock only from the iPod 5th not happy

    51 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didnt do what I was told it would - useless

    • Written by from goring

    I bought one of these very expensive adapters for my Ipad as I already had a 30pin VGA adapter. I specifically asked the guy that sold me it if it would work for video and he told me it would - well guess what - it does not.
    Unfortunately I bought it at Barcelona Airport on my way home so no chance to return it. No use to me at all!

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with B&W Zeppelin mini

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    I bought this, so I could continue using my Zeppelin mini iPhone dock. It does not however work like it says. It charges the iPhone, but the audio doesn't go through the adaptor. It just plays through the iPhone speakers. Really a shame, since my pretty expensive dock is under 1 year old.

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not charging

    • Written by from Blaine

    I bought this so I can use my Belkin car player with my new Nano. It plays fine but does not charge. The Player worked just fine with my previous generation of Nano. But when I use the lightning to 30 pin adapter the nano does not charge and really loses charge very fast. In a trip of less than one hour the Nano says it is less than 50% battery life!

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Are Supposed to Design Great Products - no more!

    • Written by from HORSHAM

    So I ordered an iPhone 5s, an OFFICIAL, iPhone case & an OFFICIAL lightning adapter at the same time. They all arrived and oh look - the lightning adapter does not fit when you have the case on - genius!

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not suitable

    • Written by from St Albans

    Only works back to front so I cannot see front of iphone to choose music in car or dock......Apple say it must be faulty and to take it into store for testing. Not amused as expensive and not very practical.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed and not compatible with all my devices

    • Written by from Droitwich Spa

    I have been an Apple addict since 2007 and currently our household uses; 1 x iPhone 4, 1 x iPhone 4s, 1 x iPhone5, 1 x iPod classic (top of the range), 1 x iPad mini, 1 x iPad 2.... so, when realising that all our docking stations and chargers throughout the house would need an adapter to work with the new iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, I decided to take the (expensive) step of spending £25 on this tiny adapter which is fairly unsuitable for purpose.
    First point: to use the adapter, all devices cannot be in a case (no matter how slim) as the wide section butts up against the base of the device.
    Secondly: to use in any of our docking stations you now need to plug the adaptor in and then precariously balance your precious devices and hope that it doesn't either fall off, get knocked off, or damage the connector inside...
    Finally (and most frustrating): this doesn't work with my in-car connection cable from the glove box (which works fine with previous devices) as it does play music (hurrah!) but doesn't charge - which is not ideal on the long journeys I do.
    Poor show from Apple - can't understand why this was not better thought out.

    25 of 25 people found this useful