• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AV Adapter useless on iOS 7.1.1 with IPAD 2

    • Written by from Kaunakakai

    Until the upgrade, the AV adapter was working great!. Now we get a black screen and the TV puts out a MSG stating there is no connected device. Could you FIX the issue and send out an update to allow these adapters to work again. Apple products are not cheap, so we as consumers expect quality. FIX the problem at hand and please don't come back and tell us we need to purchase a newer adapter to correct this problem. That would be unacceptable!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product is worthless for an Ipad 2 after iOS 7.0 upgrade

    • Written by from BALTIMORE

    DO NOT upgrade to iOS 7.0 if you intend to use this with an Ipad 2 and try to mirror NetFlix with an HDMI cable. It NO LONGER WORKS...complete trash.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work...

    • Written by from Calgary

    I've got an iPad 3 and my wife and I both have iPhone 4's.
    The iPad running iOS 5 works.
    The iPhones running 6 only export the audio not the video.
    This adapter really only has a couple of jobs. It's supposed to export the audio and the video from a handful of devices to the TV. I can't believe apple continues to sell this product in their stores when THEY KNOW how many people are having issues with it.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working in iOS 6 for iPod touch 4g

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    IOS 5 worked with the AV cable for video out out. It stopped working when I updated to iOS 6, with a message that said this device is unsupported on iPod touch.

    22 of 26 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great for MLB AtBat 2012

    • Written by from Conway

    I got this to watch baseball using the MLB at Bat 2012. It works great on my ipad3 and ipod touch 4. It mirrors everything on the ipad, but only those apps that allow it on the ipod touch. I can watch videos and certain apps only on the touch.

    Works great for me!

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple 30-pin Digital AV Adapter No Longer Works With Latest Software (iOS8)

    • Written by from Toronto

    I originally purchased my Apple 30-pin Digital AV Adapter to mirror whatever’s on my iPad 2 or iPhone 4S screen to my TV screen and for a year or two , it worked well! So I would have originally rated this product as a 4 out of 5 stars. But since I updated my operating system to iOS8 (on both my iPad and iPhone), my adapter no longer works properly.

    Currently, for a split second after connection, my iPad will mirror the image on its screen to the television but then quickly cut the image to display the following message: "This accessory is not supported by this iPad." This unfortunately was never the case before upgrading the operating system.

    On my iPhone (iOS Version 8.1.2), it too will mirror the image on its screen to the television temporarily but then cut the image to display the following message: "This accessory is not supported by this iPhone."

    Why I know that this is an issue with the latest software is because when I use my wife's iPhone 4S, a phone in which we have NOT updated the operating system (it is still running iOS 7 (7.0.4), it continues to work perfectly with the digital AV Adapter. Thus, the adapter is not faulty.

    So I'm hoping that this post informs others and tells the Apple engineers the information they need to fix this issue as it seems the new operating system software no longer has compatibility with this Apple adapter.

    Apple, from the other posts, it seems like this is a fairly common issue as others have mentioned the same thing so please fix this issue promptly since I not only use this technology for my personal use but also my teaching practice.

    In closing, after looking at the Apple Store - Shop Accessories - Compatibility. Your Apple website still proclaims that the aforementioned Apple Digital AV Adapter connects "to your iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, ... via the 30-pin dock connector." This is inaccurate information! As you look further in the Ratings and Reviews section for this same product, many Apple users seem to be encountering similar difficulties with their adapters. Apple, you need to continue to support your products or fear a lack of customer loyalty in the future.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with my iPad 3 ...

    • Written by from Wyckoff

    The adapter arrived today. It was was easy to hook up, of course, but there's no video. Decided to browse the Apple forums for a possible solution and have just discovered after the fact that the new OS software renders this adapter useless ... as nearly everyone here has posted.

    Fortunately, my iPhone 5s hooks up to the HDMI input on my tv just fine.

    It sure would be helpful if not a mandatory goodwill move that Apple clearly post information on the item listing that this adapter works only up to OS whatever.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not work at all!!!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I tried this using adaptor with my Iphone 4s & Ipad, connected to my Sony TV and mini projector, NOTHING happens - no device is recognized. And by the sounds of all the other reviews, this is a sad piece of technology anyways.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from voorhees

    Paid $40 for the hdmi adapter and after a week all I get is device not supported message. I expect a lot more from such a successful company. DO BETTER APPLE!

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO help from apple!

    • Written by from Belleville

    It says its not supported no matter how many times I connect it. I called Apple support and it was no help what so ever too. I just got the response: "look online". Do not even touch this product if you have anything older than the latest piece of plastic. I looked up the requirements and it said minimum of IOS 5.1 and that is what I'm running so whats the deal? and I have a device with the 30-pin. I am glad to see that I am not alone with this adapter. It's not even worth rating with stars but I have to in order to post.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless and doesn't work as described... for me.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Does not work with my iPhone 4 (6.1) connected to my early-2011 Sony Bravia tv. Videos from the "Videos" app work just fine and look great on the tv, but absolutely nothing else (YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, NHL Gamecenter Live, photos) shows up on the tv. I get a black screen, sometimes with the audio, but never with a picture. What are some people doing differently that causes this to work for them? I feel jipped out of 40 bucks considering it apparently doesn't do what the description says (unless you only use Apple's "Videos" app.)

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised.

    • Written by from Collierville

    Plugged it in and worked on my 4s and iPad 2. I am not sure what the others were complaining about. I has to turn the monitor off then back on when I plugged it in but I expected that.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DAV is Not Ready for Prime Time

    • Written by from Doylestown

    My out of the box experience was poor. I tried the Digital AV Adapter on two different displays: Asus Monitor & Sony Bravia TV using an iPad3. The results were similar.

    The display is not truly mirrored. The display is application specific and controlled by the application. The display and can be significantly different than the iPad display. I could not find anyway of controlling the output "mirror" with the iPad-3.

    All issues I encountered appeared to be software issues.

    HBO GO, MAX GO & SHO Anytime displays a screen on the HDMI display that says that they are sorry but the applications does not currently support HDMI display.

    Netflix works the best but while a movie is playing the iPad3 shows a red "splash" screen while the movie plays on the HDMI display...not a true mirror.

    Epix crashed the HDMI display. I was able to hear audio through the TV & monitor but no video with any application or main iPad3. Power cycling the iPad3 resolved the issue.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does its job and does it well

    • Written by from Urbana-Champaign

    I recently started to use this AV adapter to watch Netflix on my TV with my iPad and it has been working great. The image and audio quality has always been impeccable. This also goes for all other video playing applications such as YouTube. While playing games, the display quality is also great and the latches on the adapter help keep it plugged in when I'm turning or rotating the device, which was a flaw of the older adapter. Although the adapter does do a good job of displaying photos on the TV, too, I prefer to browse my photos on my iPad (but this is just my preference).

    Other people have complained that the adapter would be better had it just been one cable that plugs straight into an HDMI port, but they forgot that the iPad should be plugged in and charging during TV-watching marathons (I like to watch more than one episode at once), so the way it is currently set up is ideal, in my opinion.

    All in all, this digital AV adapter does its job and does it well.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must have

    • Written by from san diego

    I purchased this product along with the new iPad3 yesterday. I tried it with my HDTV and desktop monitor, in both cases it worked flawlessly and beautifully . It perfectly mirrors the iPAD and I found the picture quality excellent when playing movies. Contrary to one of the reviews that indicated lack of locking mechanism, there is a locking/ unlocking mechanism which I found very easy to operate.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sunrise

    I was looking for something to stream my music directly to my receiver. My receiver has a sweet dac and I needed to bypass the iPhone and iPad dac and the adapter worked. Now my music sounds natural and warm.

    30 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Digital AV adaptor with iphone 4s

    • Written by from Crete

    I previously had a non-apple HDMI cable for connecting my iphone 4s to my TV and had no problem streaming videos until the upgrade to ios8. I got the message that only an Apple cable would work as other brands are no longer supported. I purchased an Apple 30pin Digital AV cable and it will not stream videos. I get perfect audio, but no video. Have no idea what I need to do now.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Calabash

    This adapter is perfect for connecting a Ipad 3 with the 30 pinconnector to a tv.Because you connect to theTV with a HDMI cable the sound is also sent to the tv.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fairborn

    Just purchased HDMI and AV adapter for my IPAD 3rd generation. I was all excited to play my videos and movies on a large flat screen TV. NOT! I do not understand how this has so many mixed reviews that it works. I tried multiple HDMI inputs on the TV..nothing. I even got a pop-up when trying to play a newly purchased movie and it said the movie is protected and not authorized to play on this device.

    18 of 21 people found this useful