• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Come on Apple

    • Written by from Sparks

    Professionals are using DMI and HDMI cables. What is the deal with going back to analog? Get us the adapter that will sync with LCD's, presentation projectors, etc... Seems very odd, maybe I just don't understand. Why you would limit your product to old school graphics?

    BTW, causes LCD's to shimmer once and awhile.

    27 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Grand Falls

    Haven't been able to get this thing to work on my iPad with *anything*, including Keynote. I already knew that the adapter wouldn't work outside of certain applications at the time of purchase.

    The lack of instructions might be part of the whole "it just works" approach, but the flaw arises when "it doesn't work."

    Very disappointed. Not giving up ... yet.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Rochester Hills

    I didn't expect it to work too well after reading all of the poor reviews, but it looks like it doesn't work at all. What a fun surprise! Glad it was cheap.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Working

    • Written by from Southport

    I bought this from the apple store today and it dosent work I plugged it in and it still dosent work I have only tried it on one tv it is a samsung it recognises it but dosent play it any help would be apprieciated

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no power, waste of time

    • Written by from Raleigh

    If you need power while projecting to VGA, forget it. This device is terrible. If there was a way to give it 0 stars, I would give it -1000 stars. How did Apple's designers go wrong with this one? The composite (yellow video) and HDMI both have a built in way to keep the iPhone/iPad powered, but no, not the VGA one.

    18 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joke connector

    • Written by from Mansfield Woodhouse

    I suppose I should have read the reviews first, so it's my own fault.
    I am very, very close to replacing my laptop in external business meetings with the iPad. The final piece of the puzzle would be to view documents, presentations etc on a projector or TV output.
    I then find to my annoyance that it only works with a very, very few apps. One of which I need, which is Keynote.
    Then I find it doesn't even work with Pages - what a joke!
    And how difficult would it be to send the whole desktop to an external source? I quote Apples own website for this item "Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more" Misleading at best.

    46 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad 1

    • Written by from Augusta

    Apple needs to clearly define what this adapter can and can't do. I purchased one and nothing happened when I plugged it into my iPad (1) and LCD projector. The projector showed no source found. Geniuses at Apple Store could tell me nothing other than they would refund my money.

    39 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited capabilities

    • Written by from Ballwin

    I bought this for use with my iPad 1 and I was disappointed by the limitations. Netflix app works great but I can't play movies I've purchased on iTunes? I don't understand the reasoning behind this especially since it seems iPad 2 can do mirroring. If anyone at apple reads these please fix this problem, why can't iPad 1 support mirroring as well?

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iphone 4 and ios 4.3

    • Written by from Seattle

    I am well aware of the limits of this adaptor and have used it successfully with my iphone 4 and ios 4.2.1 (with 2 VGA monitors). After upgrading to ios 4.3, it stopped working. I did the usual things (rebooted the iphone, etc.) to no avail. I brought it to an Apple store and the "genius" got it to work briefly after a lot of fiddling. He recommended that I reboot the iphone before use with the connector disconnected. I did this and tried every permutation of rebooting with and without the connector attached and had no luck. Hardly the "plug and play" behavior we expect from an Apple product. I await the next ios version (but it might never be fixed, in view of the small number of these items being sold).

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Englishtown

    As everyone else complains, this is not what it seems (in terms of iphone; it apparently works for the ipad 2). If you wish to project exactly what you see on your iphone; this won't do it. I bought it thinking the adapter works the same way as the laptop. The macbook vga adapter projects the screen of your laptop as is. So I automatically assumed that the same would be true for the iphone vga adapter. Well, I was wrong. Don't be wrong.

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Phoenix

    I had asked a few people to join me in a conference room to go over some material, some screenshots I had emailed to my account. Try as I may, the mail app would not display through this adapter. Luckily I was able to forward the same email to a colleague who had a PC laptop and he connected to the video display.

    Mail? Why not mail? Who's going to pirate video of my mail box?

    You just never know what will work and what won't.

    32 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    This doesn't work universally like the equivalent would on a PC. It works in very limited conditions. Don't buy it unless you've verified that your app will work with it like you expect.

    101 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money, does not play everything

    • Written by from Bogotá D.C.

    Why you use this item but for playing every app that you have buy? It is a waste of money because just outputs video and keynote, does not support the other apps, that is a shame, because you can`t show a presentation or a content for a third party app (like prezi)....you make the people Jailbreak the ipad cause in Cynthia there is an app that allows you to output everything. Why Apple doesn´t allow that? I wasted my money

    98 of 112 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No no no!

    • Written by from walnut creek

    This is not the cable connector you think you purchased! It does not perform as you need, it does not allow for displaying your documents, presentations, videos, drawings on a screen. I do not recommend this product.

    125 of 144 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    deceptive advertising

    • Written by from Brussels

    All those who have written a review of this product have been too kind. I read and re-read the product description on the Apple web site and the documentation that came with the adapter, and there is no warning of limitations. Caveat emptor, sure, but I also feel deceived by Apple.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Redlands

    Thanks to the overly paranoid DRM, it's impossible to pay movies bought via iTunes on your monitor or TV. Maybe you should point that out before you charge my credit card

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Quebec

    You would be good watching a movie with the batteries, But If you want to use this permanently connected for work , You'll keep plugging / unplugging / plugging.

    The old Component ones all had a usb plug to charge.

    27 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HUGH RIP OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by from Carrollton

    This product is a HUGH rip off. Apple better make good on this one with the new version of the iPad. It does not work with a projector not even the videos. One use was going to be as a high school teaching tool with some of the education apps. Apple might as well as put a gun to my head and demand my wallet.

    Lesson learned do not buy a product from Apple until reading the reviews not matter how simple the product should function. I have been using my laptop for years (connected to my TV or Projector) watching online TV - I have excellent tech skills and this is what I get for TRUSTING Apple, that will never happen again.

    18 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gotta AGREE!

    • Written by from north charleston

    Bigest waste of money since.... well ever...............
    Beware, do not waste your money.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    nice idea, way to limited

    • Written by from Johnstown

    As others have said, its a great little adapter but you are so limited on what you can display its nearly pointless. Keynote will display, the photo album works, 2screens is what I have used to show pdfs and websites. I cant play any of my iTunes digital copies, cant display the desktop or home screen. Safari? No YouTube? No Numbers? Pages? No and No Ibooks? nada. Angry Birds? nope.

    Nothing wrong with the adapter, apple has just restricted the apps to much for what ever reason. Who knows, maybe they will open things up a bit in the future but at the moment its better to run a netbook or laptop on a projector than the iPad.

    50 of 61 people found this useful