• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not iTunes Compatabile?!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I only have a smartphone, an iPhone, and I've been saving up to buy a tablet or computer. I mean 'saving up' in the most literal sense, because I was only considering iPads and Macs, and they cost a lot. I have been getting by fine without a bigger screen, especially since I bought this adaptor. I've been able to watch Netflix and it has been awesome. So, I decided to buy my FIRST iTunes video. The latest Walking Dead; I don't have cable and it isn't on Netflix. I paid Apple money for the video. I can't watch iTunes videos on external displays using a VGA connection??? Really?? Somebody just didn't think that through, and know I have to watch the show on my tiny iPhone, after paying Apple for the video, the adaptor, and the phone.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you know what.....

    • Written by from scottsdale

    Will not work with netflix or any other show purchased thru iTunes. Gives some BS reason..... Waste of money

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by from Baltimore

    This thing is not working on most of the projectors I connect it to....may be they are old...but that what I bought it for..to work on projector...it just worked on my home monitor....really disappointed....worst accessory I bought from Apple

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the Classroom

    • Written by from Port Matilda

    I use this adapter to project apps from my iPad air to the projector in my 4th grade classroom and it works beautifully. I also plug in a portable speaker for sound. It works on all apps, but will not project iTunes content. This is disappointing, but does not take away from its effectiveness in the classroom. It is expensive, but for how much I use it, it will worth the price.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Godmanchester

    I have just purchased this adapter from the apple store, i have to say that i am really dissapointed with it, i was assured both online by an "expert" and in the store that it would play movies for the iTunes Store, but it doesn't. please do bear this in mind if you are looking for one to connect to a home cinema projector!

    in conclusion not very good and apple should think about this, if i could, no stars would suffice.

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but can't play Apple iTunes purchased movies.

    • Written by from Flint

    Wanted to use this to send the Apple iTunes movies I purchased to a VGA projector, a Dell 2300MP.

    The iPhone connects flawlessly and will show each page of apps and the movies I have made. But when it comes to movies I purchased from Apple iTunes, I get "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES."

    Don't know if it is the age of the projector, or the lack of a chip. I did notice that these movies were streaming from the cloud.

    It would be nice if they had mentioned that in the description.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful

    • Written by from Campos dos Goytacazes

    Excelent for presentations and classes!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad mini and pico pix 1430 projector

    • Written by from Chester

    if you download the free app 'image out' by apparent etch, then connect your projector to your mini via a lightning vga adapter- turn on the projector when the app is open and you will be prompted to choose a pixel setting. Choose the one in the middle and exit the app. Screen sharing should now be in full screen mode rather than a green margin down one side

    I use my mini with a pico pix 1430 and the phillips dual vga cable although i don't plug in the audio lead as speakers work better connected to the mini then this cable connects to the adapter and then to the mini and voila after the app steps above. The cables cost a bunch but the adapter was the cheapest at tescos especially if you have coupons!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with older projectors

    • Written by from Peoria

    I bought this to use at work. It did not work on our older projectors that we use with windows laptops. This was a disappointment.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts off right hand side of screen

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

    I tried this adapter for the first time last night with a Dell projector and my iPad. I was disappointed that Netflix is the only streaming app that supports such a device. Amazon needs to update their app and I am really disappointed in Apple that they will not allow movies to be used with this device. I did notice that when the home screen is viewed or when trying to view a powerpoint from Slideshark, the right hand side of the screen is cut off. I will have to check blogs for a fix to this. Works well with Netflix, but I might have to stick with my laptop for PowerPoint. I also bought the HDMI adapter and it works great on my TV with Slideshark. I will try movies next.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter a disappointment

    • Written by from Sacramento

    Very disappointing. Purchased to play movies on my iPad mini though TV while traveling. Trouble is, it works on some TVs, but only plays audio on others -- even identical TVs.

    23 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Richmond

    Tried with multiple monitors, projectors, and iPads. Not one displayed the video externally. Further iOS has zero troubleshooting controls.

    Don't buy it!

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for me

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    I have been using a 30 pin ipad without a problem in my classes. The new lightining connector does not display on any of our projectors here. It displays on my external screen but not the projectors. And unfortunately the iPad does not have a way for us to control resolution, etc.

    63 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This connector does not work with all VGA projectors. I was able to get the iPad to show up on a computer monitor, but when plugged in to the projector it would not display anything. I am a school teacher, so I also tried the classroom next door with the same results. The computer specialist at my school also tried to get it to work, and again the same result. Just be prepared that if you purchase this connector, it may not work with your projector.

    112 of 125 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from PATERSON

    It Does What It does ! Good Job Apple ! :)

    29 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but could you make it any shorter?

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    This adapter works exactly as advertised for me, but is really short. The 30 pin is much much longer and still seemed short during use.

    65 of 86 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    In the college classes that I teach, I use this VGA adapter to connect my iPad mini to a data projector for displaying Keynote presentations. It has worked flawlessly thus far. The adapter mates firmly with both my iPad mini and the VGA cable. When connected, the projector recognizes my iPad almost immediately and mirrors the image on the iPad screen. As with all VGA cables, this adapter carries a video signal only. But it's easy to export the audio signal from the iPad's headphone jack to external speakers using an inexpensive standard 3.5 mm stereo audio cable. The only negative about this VGA adapter is its fairly high price. But it has worked so well in my lectures over the past month that the cost was well worth it for me.

    121 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    re VGA shut-off

    • Written by from Hope

    I read an earlier review stating that during a presentation using the VGA adapter with his new iPad, the device would shut down after five minutes of inactivity. The user said only unplugging the connector and reconnecting it would "wake up" the connection. I asked Apple about this, and the shut-down has to do with one's Settings. On the iPad, re-set the shut-down for inactivity to a longer time period (say ten or fifteen minutes) and that should solve the problem.

    106 of 114 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well.

    • Written by from Salem

    Bought to connect Power Point projector with iPad. Works slick - actually set-up smoother than with connecting a laptop to the projector. Able to screen YouTube downloads and other materials for a class setting.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from IRVINE

    I bought this adapter to use it with (a) my new iPad and (b) iPhone 5, both of which have a lightning connection. The primary purpose was to be able to display a Keynote Presentation from these devices on a large screen. However, in the process I tested other applications also. They included (1) YouTube, (2) Safari, (3) Videos and Photos. They all worked Well. You see them on the screen as it looks on the device. However, as soon you put the application in the full screen mode or landscape orientation, you get a high resolution picture that covers the entire screen. However, there is a difference between the iPad and iPhone projected displays here. The picture from iPhone fits the entire HD screen (16:9 aspect ratio), whereas the one from iPad fits more like a 4:3 aspect ratio picture on a HD screen, presumably driven by the native resolution on their respective screens. Though both the devices have a retina display, the picture from iPhone is crisper and better looking. I am not sure why. Maybe, because iPhone is newer. I do not know how the projected display from iPad mini will look like.
    I am writing this review by connecting my iPhone to a 22 inch monitor with this adapter and using a Apple wireless bluetooth keyboard to type. It is hard to tell that I am working from a iPhone. Though I was going to use my iPad for my presentations, I will now use the iPhone becuase it displays better (not to mention looking cool).
    The design of this connector is carefully thought through. The short (~3 inch) cord from the phone to the VGA connector is long enough to do things on the phone while holding it in the palm, without having to lift the entire wiring. The lightining connection in the adaptor helps power the phone when presentation is made. I plan to make presentations with my iPhone-5 and iPad using this adaptor, and do not forsee any problem doing it. I would have preferred the lightning to HDMI adaptor, but my video projector does not support HDMI. Overall, an excellent product.

    66 of 71 people found this useful