• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with bose

    • Written by from EAST KILBRIDE

    Although this should have been included with the iPhone 5, it does work with bose equipment

    269 of 311 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to video adapter FAIL

    • Written by from Kawachinagano

    In my car I have an Apple 30pin to RCA cable hooked up to my car entertainment system so that I can play video from my iPhone on the larger screen in the car. After upgrading my iPhone 4 to a 5 the new lightning cable meant I could no longer do this. So after about 2 months of waiting I finally got my hands on the 0.2m lightning to 30pin adapter only to find that it does not support video. Huge fail and a complete waste of money. The only thing it is good for is charging my phone which I can do by using the cable I got with the phone and listening to music which I can do by bluetooth anyway. So even though I am using both an Apple RCA/30pin cable and an Apple Lightning/30pin adapter they are completely incompatible for video. I am very dissapointed.

    275 of 354 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great however

    • Written by from New Malden

    it's so short and it just seems so over priced for a small thing that doesn't do a complicated job

    243 of 291 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Extra thick Ligntning connector

    • Written by from London

    I bought this item because I have a load of older devices using 30 pin connectors and I though this would be a convenient way to charge my iPhone 5 and new iPad using the existing cables (I had already bought the Lightning to 30 pin adapter - without the cable - and found it useless as it was too large fit my iPhone with its protective case on, whereas the plug on the Lightning to USB cable supplied with the phone fitted fine).
    For some reason the Ligntning conector on this cable is significantly larger than that on the Ligntning to USB cable. You cannot tell this from the photos - indeed the connectors look identical. Consequently this cable will not fit devices with many covers/cases - including Apple's own iPad cover.
    Why two different sizes of Lightning plug? I would understand if this was made by a third party manufacturer but this is an Apple product!

    78 of 83 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last 2 months

    • Written by from Upminster

    I bought this as I have a 30-pin dock and charging point on my digital radio and I have been using this adapter to connect my iPhone 5 to it to play music and to charge it. Exactly one month and 20 days after it was sent to me, this adapter stopped working completely. Now I am back to square one, not able to play my music from my iPhone 5 through my dock. Oh, and £30 out of pocket too. An expensive piece of kit that didn't even last 2 months. I will never understand why Apple changed the iPhone 5 to lightning.

    54 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor and overpriced

    • Written by from BRENTFORD

    Having recently upgraded my old iPhone and iPad to the new iPhone 5 and iPad 4th gen, I was advised that I needed this adaptor for my old apple accessories. This is very expensive for what is a simple adaptor and I feel should have been provided with the main items.
    It then gets even worse when connecting it to my old hdmi video connector I get the message that it is not supported and now find I have to buy yet another adaptor.
    Apple need to think these things through before releasing them (a bit like maps) and cease subjecting their loyal customers to buying overpriced adapters to do what their old equipment did.

    49 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It works but unnecessary payment to do what a iphone3 did

    • Written by from chard

    The cable works with all my docks, and you can still control the phone from the dock also (play, pause, next, previous etc)! I appreciate its a clever bit of kit and not just a lead, but just seems unnecessarily expensive to get back to doing what past iPhones did! A necessary expense but does the job well!

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bit of kit.

    • Written by from Shepton Mallet

    Though a little short, it's excellent and works.
    Some people have complained the connector is larger. It's an 'intelligent' cable, therefore there are more components packed in to the cable than the standard lightning.
    Also, why are people giving 1-star for incompatibility with Sony/Bose kit? That's the audio companies fault and not a fault of this cable.
    As for it not playing video, lightning doesn't support video-out (as yet) and Apple has made this very clear in the past, again, not a fault of this cable.

    42 of 60 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful!

    • Written by from Bristol

    Works perfectly with all the docks and dock connector products I have used, very happy, works in my car as well which makes me very very happy :-) I can now listen to all my tunes whilst driving! :-D

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No video support, why?

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Having discussed with the chap in the Apple store that I wanted to use my I-phone 5 in conjunction with the VGA projector in work, I purchased this with reassurances that it would work.

    The standard 30 pin VGA adaptor works splendidly with my I-pad, alas not with this attached to it.

    Very poor show Apple, especially when the Lightening to VGA adaptor DOES work with my phone.

    Can we perhaps solve this with the next iOS update?

    Apart from this it's another wise good addition to my Apple Stable, allowing me to keep one lead in work to charge both I-Pad and I-phone now rather than worry about losing the Lightning-USB lead.

    31 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    lack of charge capability

    • Written by from Ripon

    Hoped to get full function connectivity to existing Pure I pod dock.Everything works except charge-- Apple say that no current dock will provide that facility. I think maybe there is a problem with charge through lightning as our existing usb charge point smply distorts touch screen when connected- the device can only be charged via adapter provided not through this lead.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s - iOS7 'device not supported' - farcical does not cover it!

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Upgraded from 4s to 5s and needed an adaptor to connect an apple 30 pin apple connector for the car. Opted for this cable but upon plugging this into my phone (nothing even connected at 30 pin end) I got a 'device not supported' message. Took cable back and apple guy was baffled as same on his own 5s phone. Tried a few cables and same for each. Seems Apple have outdone themselves and rendered their own adaptor cable as useless. Could really do with this cable but it's not working with iOS7.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit with a case - doesn't work either

    • Written by from Sheffield

    For those of us who think if we buy the 'real thing' that we'll have no problems..THINK AGAIN, and be very cautious before buying this.

    As you'll already know its ridiculously overpriced and extremely short.

    The plug on the lightning end is designed to be just thick enough to cause you trouble when trying to plug it into your iPhone when said iPhone is snugly encased in the official Apple leather case.

    If and when you do manage to get it in you're then immediately presented with a message saying it's not supported (this is before you even connect the other end to an accessory). Strangely enough the no cable adaptor works OK and does not display this message (although of course that too is cunningly 'designed in California' to not actually fit if you're using one of Apple's own cases).

    Only advice I can give is buy a cheapo generic one - hey that might not work either but at least they only charge you a couple of quid (i.e. what these things are worth)

    Apple - you're having a laugh - with the joke being made by your entirely disconnected design 'team' and very firmly at the expense of your customers. Pathetic really.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not supported on iphone5s or ipad

    • Written by from ABINGDON

    Product arrived today plugged it into my iphone 5s & ipad, then get a message on the screen "this accessory is not supported by this device". It's shockingly expensive & doesn't work, if zero stars were an option that's the score it would get

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating in the extreme

    • Written by from LONDON

    Dear Apple - PLEASE I beg you - SORT OUT THE WIRING ON CHARGERS AND HEADPHONES.
    I understand that generic products may not always work but the Apple ones should! My iPhone 5 charger wire stopped working a few days ago. Yesterday I was walking the dog and the Apple (came in the box) headphones were crackling and very intermittent with my new iPhone 5. In the evening I put my iPhone on charge using my very new iPad Mini charger only to see that the charge wasn't taking.

    PLEASE do something about it. All I am planning to do now is buy generic cheap ones from Amazon by the bucket load and throw them out once they stop working.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works in car

    • Written by from Freshwater

    Just thought i would let people know that my car stereo had a built it ipod 30pin lead, and with this adaptor it charges and works for the music.

    Mike

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product as it does not work.

    • Written by from Bedlington

    I have an Alesis IO dock for recording music. This unit worked fine with my iPad 3 thanks to the good old 30 pin connector. When I 'upgraded' to the iPad air, I did my homework, making sure I would still be able to use my Alesis dock. I could......if I used an official Apple 30 pin to lightning cable. Not a cheaper 3rd party cable because these don't allow digital audio to pass through. I paid my £35 for the privilege of digital audio pass through and guess what? It does not work! No charging, no sync, and no audio!!!
    Just to check, I connected this wonder cable to my DAB alarm clock, attached my iPad air and....intermittent charging and NO audio.

    I now have to spend time and money to go back to the Apple store, try and get a refund, and then sell my perfectly good Alesis IO dock to one of those lucky people with an iPad 3 or older. Many thanks Apple.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's way too SHORT!!!

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Why is there not a 0.5m or 1.0m version or what ever the normal length of the charging cables are? Its way too SHORT to be of any use! Plus it's over priced too!

    Stupidly designed by Apple in California...

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big for iPhone 5S with new Apple 5s leather case

    • Written by from Goole

    Bought two of these hoping they would allow me to reuse the dozen or more 30pin cables I have around the house. Sadly the lightning connector plug is slightly too fat to fit in the snug hole in the new 5s leather case, as are 3 other types of lightning cable I have tried. Not very useful at all !!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    adapter

    • Written by from New Plymouth

    This Lightning adapter to 30 pin DOES NOT work if you want to play charge your IPod Nano 7th generation to this model of Sony's mirco systems. SONY MHC -EC609IP - Ipod displays (accessory not supported) Booo Hooo sony - Unimpressed after spending hard earnt cash to listen to my Ipod.

    15 of 20 people found this useful