• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Usage

    • Written by from Houston

    What's wrong: If you have a case for your iDevice, it most likely won't fit unless the case is super thin.
    Adapter or lightning cable: The price for the adaptor is $29. The price for a lightning cable (1m) is only $19. But you may also need an extra USB power adapter which costs also $19. So why get this adaptor? It only makes sense if you cannot or do not want to switch cables and access the power adaptor (since it may be hidden behind your desk) all the time. I'd rather suggest to get an extra lightning cable and invest in an additional power adaptor (total $38). It's worth the extra $9. You will be much happier!
    If the lightning bit were sticking out just a little bit more, it would not be a problem with the cases at all. Not really a practical design.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iphone 6

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I just upgraded from an iPhone 4S to an iPhone 6. Both my car (brand new 2014 VW Passat) and my speakers have the 30 pin connector, both of which not only playedmy iPhone 4S but charged it too. I bought the adapter so I could connect my new iPhone 6 into both of these devices. As soon as I plugged it in (once I took my phone out of the case because the lightning end is too short), I got the following error message, "This cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone." No only does it not work unreliably, it doesn't work at all!!!. I spent $35 for each one (bought 2) and the guy at the Apple store obviously didn't know they wouldn't work because I told him exactly why I was purchasing them and he said it was a great idea. I will be taking them back. Come on Apple, don't just upgrade your computers and phones, upgrade the devices you sell to use with them that have your brand name attached to them!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thoughtless design & expensive!

    • Written by from Troy

    Does not work with a case. Taking my phone out of it's case every time i need to use this is time consuming and potentially dangerous.... a $32.00 piece of junk!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Helpful but doesn't work with a case

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    it is helpful for the plug, but i can't use it when my iPod has a case on it, which is a disappointment.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Easy

    • Written by from Port Washington

    The only reason I bought this product was to connect it to my y cable in my BMW so I can play my music and control the playback through my iDrive. Works for what I needed it for. No problems.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for me, so bought 4

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    Works in all contexts I throw at it. Music, charging, etc. I have charging station at home & work, and use it for connecting to my base/holder in my car. Because of this adapter, I didnt have to pull my dash apart and run a new lightening cable. Fantastic. Also stays snug and isn't annoying in any way. I actually like using this versus an OEM lightening cable, because its wider instead of narrow, and much easier to work with quickly. Yes expensive, but worth price of admission for me, it flat-out works. Also using this & keeping the 30-pin on tap at all stations gives the flexibility to charge the pre-lightening interface devices that I own, and if friends come over.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with any kind of case

    • Written by from Amherst

    Bought one because it's $10 less than the one with the cord, but now it won't work with my case. So guess I'll be returning this one and paying even more for the one with the cord.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    silly reviews. this works great

    • Written by from Danville

    This adapter does exactly what it needs to. If you're worried about your case breaking by having to pull of the bottom corners to be able to plug in the adapter, you need to get a better case. I keep this adapter in my purse and use it whenever needed, mostly in the car or at work. I have the original charger at home. Buying another one for my fiance to use with his 6

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    easily the WORST apple product ive bought

    • Written by from Dakota Dunes

    to begin things off $30 is a little steep for this small adapter, especially when it doesn't even work half of the time. Many people complain about it not fitting while they have a case on their phone. I have the otterbox defender for the 5c and it fits perfectly with the case on. However this accessory STINKS! i can not even plug in my phone to an iphone dock without getting the "accessory not supported" popping up. This is ridiculous if you're going to charge this much at least make a product that works

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 4-5 adapter

    • Written by from Parma

    I went out today and bought the 30 pin to the lightning adapter. Do not buy if you have a case on your device. It only works if your phone does not have a case.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped playing music, still charges

    • Written by from Calgary

    My adapter decided to stop playing music on any speaker system, but will still charge my device. Not particularly useful.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Supported Error

    • Written by from Crystal Lake

    We use iPads in school and we had the 30 pin adaptor. This product wouldn't work and said that it was not supported by the iPad.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Adapter stinks

    • Written by from Cincinnati

    Hey Apple. It's been two years, don't you think it is time you listened to the reviews and released a decent 30-pin to lightning adapter. I have two of these that I shaved down with an exacto blade so they would work with my kids cases, but this is unsightly and is hardly what I expect from a company known for it's industrial design. If I wanted to modify stuff myself, I would just buy from Microsoft or Samsung. Maybe it is time I did.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine for me

    • Written by from Houston

    I read all the reviews of this product before I bought it from the Apple store. I had a radio/speaker/dock for my iPhone 4s. When I traded up to the iPhone 5s the converter that came with the radio allowed the speakers to work but did not recharge the phone. This converter does both and is the perfect solution for me. The nice thing is I was told I could bring it back if it didn't work. So I think the solution may come on a case by case basis.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nimrod design

    • Written by from Miami

    Who ever was the nincompoop who designed and moron who approved this should be fired! Nano has Lightning input plug offset to one side, Adapter has the plug dead center??? Put the two together and it looks like ship. Do the two departments not work together?? In this day and age with this tech giant, they can't hire people with a little more common sense??? Totally ridicules besides the fact that you cant use with some or all protective covers?? Are protective covers new?? Pathetic!

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter but expensive

    • Written by from Linden

    I have been using this adapter to charge my phone and it has worked well for me. It will transmit audio but will not transmit video. Obviously the price is a bit painful.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    yes it's too short

    • Written by from Lake Placid

    I have Otterbox cases for both my iPod and my iPhone. Yes as others have said the connector is too short if you have similar cases. Have to take the whole case apart to use the adapter. Get the cord mentioned by others instead

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful but has disadvantages

    • Written by from Clarence Center

    I bought two of these when we upgraded our iPhones to the 5S and we have to take our cases off whenever we use these. If you're planning on using your old 30 pin adaptors, get the 30 pin to lightening cable over these adaptors.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless!

    • Written by from Boston

    Recently I have bought an IPAD Air and a lightning to 30-pin adapter but I am not able to use my old 30-pin to VGA adapter because I always get the message that the accessory is not compatible with this IPAD although all of them I have bought in an Apple store!!
    It is really difficult to understand why it does not work...

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't last

    • Written by from Mt. Lake

    I got one right when I got my phone and at first it worked great for my old ihome but after a year and a half it has slowly stopped working so now I have to tilt it in ridiculous poisons just to charged my phone and hope I don't bump it or get a text or it will move then I have to start all over. Then I can't just buy any case because I don't want to take it off every night there was not very much consideration on cases. So in other words just buy new ihomes.

    1 of 1 people found this useful