• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with case

    • Written by from Toronto

    If you have a case that covers the bottom of the phone, you'll have to remove it each time you use this. Plus if you have a device where you rest the phone in, like an ihome, it doesn't seem very stable and the I feel like the set-up might eventually bend the 30 pin or damage the phone in some way.
    Might be better to get a 30-pin adapter with a cord instead as it's probably more versatile.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Apple's own Smart Case

    • Written by from Monterrey

    Bought an iPad Air, Lightning to 30 pin adapter and smart case cover in the same Apple Store order. Now I discover that the adapter WILL NOT WORK if you have the cover on. You have to remove the cover so that it will actually connect. It's a design flaw that makes it unusable.

    Apple could at least WARN you when you buy these items together that they are incompatible.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Rapid City

    I purchased this specifically to stream video from my iPad to my TV using my 30 pin adaptor to HDMI. I got a message saying that purpose was not supported. I've tried it several times.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't support my 30 pin VGA adapter

    • Written by from Manado

    I bought this couple days ago thinking that i can use it to connect my VGA adapter to lightning , but it appeared in my screen "accessory not supported". Fix this please.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work for anything more than charge you iPad....

    • Written by from bogota

    Doesn't work for anything more than charge you iPad but I have more than three accessories to do that, so I waste my money... Doesn't work with VGA (30 pin) adapter nor with the apple composite AV cable.... It has not a reason to exist!!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works without a case!

    • Written by from Fort Smith

    Purchased this item with my phone to use with my old iPhone car charger. Was very happy until the iPhone leather case I purchased came in and I realized my adapter was too short and no longer worked!
    Apple phone, apple adapter and apple case- you would think they would work together well! Apple needs to lengthen the adapter to fit and send out replacements! Someone was short- sighted! Pun intended!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not workong at all with iPad 4th gen

    • Written by from Jakobstad

    Guess what people, no one of my 2 genuine Apple adapters work on my iPad 4th generation! Charging works, but no audio even if it should work according to Apple. But even if I mostly use them for charging it is annoing to get the warning about non-certified accessories WHEN THEY ARE APPLES OWN!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by from Davenport

    I just "upgraded" my old iPad-1 to the new iPad Mini with retina. I used my iPad to do a lot of public presentations and have all the various video adapters for it (VGA/Composit/Component) and even the USB and memory card readers for importing photos from my SLR camera. Those are all 30-pin connectors so they won't work with the lightning connector. So, I bought the 30-pin to lightning adapter. When I plug it in my iPad Mini displays a message saying the adapter is not "certified" and may not work properly. Not certified? Seriously? It's all official Apple stuff! IN REALITY, IT DOESN'T WORK AT ALL! I guess I'll have to go back to using my laptop with WINDOWS for real work! And, I guess I now have a case full of almost $200 worth of Apple junk. And, don't tell me I need to buy an Apple TV unit. It only outputs to HDMI and much of the time the only interface the projector I'm using has is VGA or (shudder) composite/component inputs.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless with a case

    • Written by from Ponte Vedra Beach

    The adapter will not work with Apple's own cases. Useless. Now I have to go into the store and return it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with case and pin breaks quickly

    • Written by from khobar

    I bought it but had to remove my case each time then bought thin case but still have to leave the cover open. After few times use the pin got loose from the socket and never worked again.
    You need one with short cable rather such direct pin on the socket!
    Bad design!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    • Written by from Studio City

    Cheap metal.....The tip of the lightning adapter bends and breaks too easily...mine snapped right off inside my iPad....fortunately there was a small bit sticking out so I could pull it out with tweezer, but I would never buy again.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would rate it 0 stars if I could...

    • Written by from Austin

    The Apple adapter doesn't even work with the Apple case? Well that makes as little sense as possible. I tried to buy a knockoff version of the adapter...$10 at a local electronics store...unfortunately all it does is charge my phone and doesn't allow transmission of audio. But even the cheap knockoff version fit in my phone with my apple case on. I bought the $30 lightning adapter from the Apple store the other day (bought the case a week prior) and figured I was good to go....nope! The lightning adapter WILL NOT WORK WITH APPLE'S OWN FABULOUS CASE! I really do like this case, but after $70 of investment ($30 each for the case and phone and $10 for the knockoff adapter), I still don't have a working adapter in my car. Come on, Apple, get it together!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with adapter to adapter connections.

    • Written by from Sandy

    I have a 30 pin to HDTV connection I use to display movies on my TV. When I connect the lightning to 30-pin adapter from the iPhone to the 30-pin to hdtv adapter the iPhone says that it is not supported. Not cool.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work with iPad Air Case

    • Written by from Beaverton

    I find it really odd that a genuine Apple Lightning adapter does not work with the new iPad Air case. Both are official Apple products bought directly from Apple, but they're not compatible. Kind of ridiculous that something as obvious as compatibility and functionality were missed when designing and manufacturing these products.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $30+ tax wasted

    • Written by from san francisco

    You would think that the braintrust in Cupertino could have figured this one out: If you have a case on your iPhone, you can't use the adapter since the opening in the case is too narrow and the adapter too wide. This could have so easily been resolved by making the lightning tab longer, but that wouldnt look neat & tidy if you're not using a case; or the adapter could have been wedge-shaped so that the Lightining end was no larger than the end on the charging cord, but that would be counter to Apple's rectilinear-losenge asthetic. But cooler heads prevailed: It's Form over Function and the hapless consumer gets stuck w/ a useless $30 widget.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Fly

    • Written by from Aurora

    So, I purchased this adapter with a Flybridge support that was also endorsed by Apple to transfer my iHome docks to Lightning. First, you have to plug it in several times, before it will actually start charging. No matter what, I received a warning that the "cable/accessory in not licensed". Needless to say, I found this kinda amusing. Second, I have to remove the back/bottom of my case (IvySkin Quattro), so that the adapter can even make it to the port. Not that this is entirly the adapter's fault, but come on who doesn't have their phone in a case?! Third (and not least), it will not play audio! The description for this adapter says audio supported, but that's not the truth. Don't do it!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning extension too short!

    • Written by from Somers

    I have a 5S iPhone with Apple leather case and iPad Air with Apple leather case. This adapter is too short to connect on both with Apple case installed. Redesign needed to make the lighning extension longer!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Big disappointment

    • Written by from plainview

    Wanted an adapter to work with my current speaker/charger system. Product description failed to mention that it would not work with a case on, (even an apple case). A little design change could rectify this problem.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple's Own 5s Leather Case

    • Written by from Valley Glen

    Just piling on to the other complaints. The adapter was prominently advertised in conjunction with the case even though they clearly don't work together.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be great, but...

    • Written by from Austin

    I had one of these in my travel bag to charge my older iPad and my iPhone 5--at the time carried without a case--without having to carry two cables. I bought the otherwise perfect Apple leather case for my phone and it will not accommodate the adapter. I don't understand why Apple did not design the case with the adapter in mind, or the adapter with the case in mind. Along with the charging stand--which also does not work with a case--it seems as though Apple's designers aren't coordinating with each other.

    7 of 7 people found this useful