• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as advertised

    • Written by from OTTAWA

    This does not work as advertised, or, at best, the description is misleading.

    On my iPhone 4, this will not mirror the screen on the TV but rather only selected apps will do so. In fact, the only two I've found that work are the built-in video app and the Netflix app. (Nice one Netflix!) Ones that do not work are VLC (it thinks it's mirroring but nothing shows up on the TV), Youtube, TED talks, Safari, or any others that I've tried.

    I didn't pay a small fortune for a cable that depends on Apple's good graces and app developers to work. I thought I was getting a cable that would allow anything that displays on my iPhone 4 to display on a TV.

    I just want to entertain my kids while at a hotel. For this price I can go out and buy a whole video player.

    Bought it today, will try to return it tomorrow.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Dallas

    I bought this adapter, in person, at the Apple store in Dallas about a month ago, after discussing my equipment and my intended use. I have an iPad 2. The adapter worked flawlessly on what was my test run for switching all media rom cable to Apple TV. I could not realistically do that and handle all the media with my 2007-ish MacBook Pro (didn't support sound through HDMI, if nothing else) but that was okay because I intended to upgrade. So as step 2, I bought the MacBook Air last weekend and the thurdebolt AV adapter (which works poorly, at best), but still used my iPad running iOS 5 and its adapter without issue. Friday I upgraded to iOS 6 (6.1.3, to be exact) which rendered the thing completely useless. The TV and the iPad are connected, and they both reflect that, but no signal or sound. Why?! I can't downgrade back to iOS5 now, and since the upgrade in addition to the issues with the adapter, my painstakingly difficult process of converting over just my iTunes library to the Air (which, come on Apple, that's a basic, basic need for upgrades) was totally wrecked when I tried to sync the upgraded iPad to the library. Lost hundreds of songs, and ultimately had to wipe the iPad altogether and start again. Now I can't watch video at all through the iPad and the thuderbolt is sketchy, at best, and only really works when you physically hold the adapter into the thuderbolt post. How is this making things that "Just Work"?!

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "This accessory is not supported"

    • Written by from Utica

    When I plug this into my iPad 3/Retina, I get the "This accessory is not supported" message and it doesn't function at all. However, I've used it with my previous iPad (iPad v.1) successfully.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my iPhone 4

    • Written by from moorpark

    I was trying to watch a video with all my family on my tv using my iPhone 4 but doesn't work we was listen the audio but the video was unable to watch !!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from MEXICO

    You buy everything through apple and you can't watch purchased movies from iTunes complete waste of money want my money back

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable buy

    • Written by from glendale

    Worked great for 7-8 months and then stopped acting as if the wires inside detached. Not rugged enough in its design. Was not heavily used either.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with lightning to 30 pin adapter

    • Written by from Imperial

    Worked fine with my older apple products, but not with my new apple products that have the lightning adapter

    0 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says

    • Written by from Cupertino

    Not sure what all the fuss is about? I am able to connect my iPhone 4S to this adapter to a HDMI cable to my TV and my phone display is mirrored on the TV. I am able to play slideshows (with music) and videos from my photo album (which is what I needed this for). I also able to show videos using the Youtube app and show games like Angry Birds.

    The only complaint (and it's a small one) is the pictures do not completely fill the TV screen (there are small black bars above and below). That's probably due to the fact that the iPhone outputs in 720p and my TV is 1080p?

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works fine

    • Written by from Nashua

    No issues. The only apps with issues are things like xfinity player, but not due to technical limitations. There are contractual limitations.

    The following apps work fine:
    home screen

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my 2G iPad at all

    • Written by from Gonzales

    As title says, will not work at all. 2G iPad, and message that the device is not compatible with my iPad. Total rip off.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Phoenix

    So I bought this since I have an Ipad 3 and an Ipad 4, the problem is when I plug it into my ipad 4 via a 30 pin to lighnening connector it says it is not a supported device. I thought that was the whole point of the 30 pin to lighning connector, to make 30 pin products work on the new lightneng connector

    15 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    30 Pin Av cable

    • Written by from Manama

    It doesn not work with Sony bravia for mirrroring the iphone 4s content. More over the videos that display on iphone appear to be more blurrered on Sony bravia. Needs to be fixed

    7 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPad 2

    • Written by from Denton

    I am seriously about to trash all of my apple products! I bought this adapter before AirPlay came out. The current version of Flixster is still not working correctly with AirPlay even with the update that came out today (4/22/13). So I resorted to my old 30 pin to hdmi which use to work fine with my iPad 2. Now with the iOS 6 software it doesn't??? What kind of show are you running apple? That's absolute garbage. I can understand the the Flixster side which is probably one or 2 more software updates away from getting it right, but a genuine apple product that doesn't work anymore because of an apple software update. WOW! This is 2013....get it right!

    30 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor image quality

    • Written by from Madison

    Image quality is washed out compared to same videos sent to same TV via AirPlay and Apple TV box.

    This will work OK for my intended purpose - connecting to TVs while traveling - but spend $60 more for Apple TV at home/office.

    Worked with iPads 2 and 3. Did not work with iPhone 5 via Apple adapter, even though Apple Store employee said it would.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm sad.

    • Written by from Terrebonne

    My iPhone 4 doesn't clone to my hdtv. I'll try to update my iPhone firmware. I'm using v6.0.1 actually. I was expecting something that works...

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at iphone 4s and ipad 2

    • Written by from Athens

    Was working on my ipad 1st gen but does not work at ipad 2 and iphone 4s.I have the official Apple adapter model A1388 and i paid it 44 eyros 2 years ago.The compatibility chart says it works on them...Shame Apple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    30-pin digital av adapter- DOES NOT WORK

    • Written by from fairburn

    i just wasted $39.99 + tax on this adapter. it does not play youtube, xfinity, videos from any of the network apps. i could only play netflix and personal videos. both were poor quality. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with iOS 6

    • Written by from Shoreview

    There are a few reviews on here that say the adapter doesn't work with iOS 6. These reviews are INCORRECT. The adapter works fine with iOS 6.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Winnipeg

    iPad with retina display connected to lightning to 30 pin adaptor connected to 30 pin digital connector and I get a message "This accessory is not supported by iPad". I suppose I need to go out and purchase yet another over priced adaptor (lightning digital). The guys on the classic Apple branding ads should change places in my opinion. The clumsy nerdy guy is now...Apple.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy for Amazon Instant Video Streaming

    • Written by from Kansas City

    Since Apple and Amazon can't play nice with each other, I will be returning this product. It does an okay job of mirroring what's on my iPad (the image quality is not broadcast television or DVD quality), but since I can't play Amazon instant videos (through an iPad app no less) because of licensing agreements (which are "laughable" according to Macworld) I am not happy. This might be worth buying if you are an Apple loyal person who doesn't ever buy a non-apple product....ever.

    6 of 10 people found this useful