• 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.

    67 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and doesn't support a case

    • Written by from Alderley Edge

    Firstly, the obvious point here is that the product is overpriced. It is an adaptor, it's ridiculously priced.

    Also it doesn't fit into the device if you have a case on.

    63 of 65 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I need

    • Written by from Winchester

    Like many folk I wasn't particularly happy when I realised I wouldn't be able to use my phone on any of the 5 appliances I have. Initially I tried one of the "official" products off of a certain internet auction site and just got really frustrated when the only thing it did was sync and charged my phone.

    Thought I'd hold out a bit to see if apple dropped the price on this item but decided to bite the bullet and popped into the local apple shop and picked one of these up today (was re-assured by the lad in the shop who said they'd happily take it back if it didn't work), what can I say, should never have tried the alternative from the auction site, works in the car and all of the docks I have at home, really chuffed.

    I've only knocked it down a star due to the cost but hey-ho that's the world we live in today.

    It does exactly what I need it to do, great product.

    57 of 61 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...

    59 of 66 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Feel ripped off

    • Written by from Leicestershire

    I feel ripped by buying this but I needed it. Very useful product but expensive

    56 of 63 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

    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.

    45 of 48 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Audio but doesn't charge

    • Written by from Leigh on Sea

    Bought the new Nano with this adapter for my daughter. The Nano ran out of battery as the adapter only allows audio and no charging on her Logic 3 I-station. What a waste of money, Products should be fully compatible, especially a straight forward adapter at hefty cost of £25. It feels like fraud.

    It does work with my Denon Ipod dock so I know the adapter is working and the fault is in the design.

    47 of 54 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    glad it works!

    • Written by from Northallerton

    Having read a number of reviews on this item I was anxious as to whether it would work with my docking station. I did speak to someone at Apple and they said that the adapter doesn't work with all manufacturers but that they couldn't tell me which ones! Thankfully it does work on my Red DAB radio!

    I do have to agree with other reviewers that it only being available in white is a bit rubbish! Most docking stations are black/chrome and as such when I bought my new ipod, I chose slate so that it would go with my existing docking station, but as Apple had changed the connector I needed an adapter. With the adapter fitted, the docking station and ipod combo looks a bit stupid - as though there is a bit of lego connecting them!! But at least it plays!

    And, as othe reviewers have said the £25 plus £4 postage I think is pretty steep for this tiny little thing! It feels a bit of rip off really - it should come as part of the package when you buy a new ipod.

    40 of 42 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!

    45 of 54 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.

    47 of 58 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!

    34 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from BRISTOL

    Shame really but the adapter doesn't allow the HDMI adapter for the old Ipad connector to function, which means that you have to purchase the HDMI adapter seperately, running in at £40 is not a purchase to be taken lightly, especially if you only recently bought the non lightening version.

    I hear to many stories like this one, in which the adapter doesn't really work with oher kit (including Apple's own adapters), all it seems to confortably work with is the charger but the old skool chargers. So if you need it for anything else, probably best to steer clear.

    39 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    B&W All of the (ZEPPELIN`S) Docking Speaker Stations, work fine i say.

    • Written by from Brentwood

    The only 1 true genuine apple adapter that clearly works with all B&W docking station, we all know they are expensive to buy but essential, i say dont go cheap on on apple gear & stomach the price tag for genuine apple items.

    And it does save you buying a new £499 Zeppelin later on aswell, Hope this has help many B&W Dockers out there.

    40 of 49 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple staff need to learn their products

    • Written by from milton keynes

    I bought this device to hook up my iPad mini to my AV composite cables. I asked instore whether this device would support video And was told categorically that it would, even though on the box it says no video supported. I got it home, plugged in, and what do you know - It doesn't work! Don't get me wrong, this is still a good device to have because it means I can use the other charging cables I have lying around the house, but the Apple staff instore really should know more about what they're selling and at £25 this should be able to connect to my existing AV cables.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Need alternative shape - design fault new nano

    • Written by from Luton

    I bought this for my new 7th gen Nano as it's the only way to get it to work with my old docking stations etc, but as the port on the Nano is positioned to the side not in the centre at the bottom it look rediculous....We all love apple for their clever design so that fact they didn't put the port in the centre surprised me ..... PLEASE PLEASE make an adapter which allows my nano to sit centrally on all my existing gadgets!

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 lighting adapter design gap

    • Written by from Singapore

    It was a disappointment when I received the lighting adapter as I need to remove my phone cover when I connect it to my older iphone adapter,
    Apple should have make the lighting adapter a littler longer as all iphone need to be enclosed with a phone cover to prevent it from scratching.
    Who on earth will recover the phone cover each time u charge the iphone.

    My recommendation just buy the iphone adapter cable.

    I like the design of the small adapter but I really have to voice my disappointment that in the end after the long wait I am unable to use it effectively

    31 of 33 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from Somersham

    I got this from the Apple store on Oxford as I previously had an iPod and I wanted to be able to use my iPhone 5 to connect using my iTrip, my Bose system and to charge it with my existing car charger - and it does all of the above!!!! Most thrilled I can still use my Bose docking station with my iPhone 5 and the staff at the store were really helpful - it's secure, doesn't wobble and I am very happy. I am also able to use it with the phone still in its protective case

    35 of 43 people found this useful