• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use with my iphone case.

    • Written by from Eastbourne

    Just got this for use with my B&W Zeppelin Air and it works but i have to remove my case from the phone otherwise it will not fit. £25 is a bit too much considering the poor design as most people i think have cases.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should but let down by poor design

    • Written by from Bridgwater

    Works fine with my sony docks and the Y cable in the car for data and charging.

    Would love to be able to give 5 stars.

    It's a shame that this has not been designed to work with the official Apple 5s case, I have a few docks in my house and a Y cable in each car it gets tedious having to remove the case each time I wish to attach to my phone. I have seen 3rd party adapters that look like they have thought about this, but unfortunetly not MFi certified.

    It works

    Design - have to remove even the official apple case to use.

    Would give 2 more stars if it would fit without removing the case, and another star if it was more reasonably priced, so there is potential for 5 stars.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why sell Apple branded cases which mean the pins don't connect???!

    • Written by from Malvern Wells

    Apple get so much right, but this product is an absolute shower!!

    Audio, charging and syncing do not work AND having launched a new case for iPhone 5s the connector doesn't even fit!!! What's all that about?!

    Seriously Apple, must try harder on this. I hope someone is reading these comments and acts quick sharp

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive, but well worth the money!

    • Written by from Stratford upon Avon

    Purchased this adapter to connect my new iPhone 5 to my car radio system. Works perfectly, and the sound appears better now than it did from my old iPhone.
    Take it from me, don't bother with those cheap 'copy' items sold elsewhere, if you want to connect your iPhone 5 to any audio device which only has the 30-pin plug, then this is the adapter to buy!

    PS. Remember that if your iPhone 5 is in a case, you will either need to modify it, or replace it with one that has a larger slot to accept the width of this adapter.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a con ! and really poor design

    • Written by from LONDON

    I bought into Apple because it was functionally great and very cool. The new port connection destroys this ! Why change a winning format ?

    I recently invested in all the docking stations around the house including Crestron docks..............and now in order to upgrade my Apple kit I have to buy this ???? !
    And let's not forget the need for different charging connections for the iPad mini, iPhone 4 & 5 and iPad1 & 2. I can't just connect to recharge around the house like I used to.

    And don't get me started on the bespoke connection in my car that does not allow space for the adaptor.

    As for the new connection, who thought this was a smart idea to have something so flimsy ? It clearly won't sustainably support the phone !

    And should I in future invest in new systems with docking formats if I can't trust Apple not to change it in future? Seems like the sales of sound docks are also going to get hit. Instead, why not just buy a double jack cable and connect by Aux.

    Terrible idea and frankly I'm cynical that it is just a money spinner for Apple. My trust in the firm is destroyed and my appreciation of Apple design badly dented.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fleet

    I purchased this to play my new iPod Nano in my car after my Ipod Classic died on me. Fiddly to fit on 30 pin connector in car but couldn't attach my Nano to it due to position and space in glove box. Not happy but using in the home with my JBL speakers which works fine for audio but does not charge! FRUSTRATING. May return as expensive for not doing the job I wanted it to and only half the job when I'm using it at home.
    It's cheaper to purchase a new iPod with 30 pin connector from EBay!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Herne Bay

    I had this adapter for a week. It broke within the week, did not charge my phone, did not play music through my iPhone 4 cable nor did it connect my phone to my laptop.

    My advice is to buy a iPhone 5 USB cable, cheaper and more reliable!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what I want to

    • Written by from Felixstowe

    After having read negative reviews, regarding this product, I was a bit dubious about getting one, but the guy in the shop convinced me it would work as I wanted it to.

    I plugged it into the 30pin lead on my car stereo & lo & behold my sound system plays the music from my iPhone 5 & charges it, just like it did with my iPhone 4. Happy days

    As per the fitting while the phone is in a case, fortunately my phone cover is open at the bottom so the jack plug, charging port & speaker holes are exposed. This in turn means this adaptor fits snugly even while the phone is in the protective cover. I can understand that this product wouldn't fit if the protective cover was an all over one.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Help !

    • Written by from Haywards heath

    After reading some of the reviews, about this product. I bought two, (very cheaply from ebay!) however when I plugged in iphone 5 nothing happened, ebay sent another, incase it was faulty, but it still didn't work. So I have just purchased a new speaker docking station which is for ipads, iphones and ipods, but still no music comes from the docking station ? (trying all 3 adapters) I'm wondering why it works for some and not others ? Have resorted to the standard 3.5mm jack cable, but would be nice to use the docking station as is intended. Pls Help !!

    9 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by from Tunbridge Wells

    Mainly needed this for audio in the car and docking station, does the job for both so I'm very pleased with my purchase....I imagine some of the negative reviews stem fro, people buying cheaper versions on other sites, which only support charging NOT audio!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need this for playing Nano in Mercedes

    • Written by from Gerrards Cross

    This works perfectly if you want to play a Nano through the Mercedes media system. All the CD cover pictures, track info etc is as wanted, much better than using the USB cable and port.

    The price of the unit is truly ridiculous and adding P&P charges is an insult.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine

    • Written by from Crewe

    Works fine on my ipad mini and ipad 4 both have protective covers on them I use mine to play music in the car.

    It does come up with a warning on the screen saying not charging but if you look at the battery icon it shows that it is charging.

    Yes it's expensive but their are other company's on the market selling them for less than five pounds.
    The question you have to ask yourself is do you want to risk damaging your expensive Apple Product using them?.

    I know I don't.

    6 of 7 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!!!

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but expensive

    • Written by from redruth

    The thing it's self if good and reliable but is expensive for how tiny it really is

    7 of 8 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

  • 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

    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.

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but a rip off.

    • Written by from Worcester

    Great, product and works 100% with my Parrot MKi9200 hands free kit so I can play, charge, select music, browse contacts etc just as I did with previous generations of the iPhone. However, it makes the connection flimsy and I am a little worried it may break at some point.

    Massively over priced, i think an RRP of £14.99 would still be steep but I would be much more likely to buy another if they were that sort of money.

    Overall I am happy with the purchase but do think it is too much money.

    33 of 40 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!

    44 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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