• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely POOR item

    • Written by from GRAIN VALLEY

    Wasted $30..for nothing more than a charger. Would not work as a adapter for any of my docks. Apple markets itself as a high priced superior product line. If Apple was so concerned about it's "quality" it would provide a easy all purpose adapter for the new "5" items. I am a recent convert to Apple and I am SOOOO disappointed.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely bad

    • Written by from Bromma

    The sound quality using this is terrible.

    47 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BOCA RATON

    I am on my 3rd one. Can't hear audio thru it and still won't work with my Griffing adaptors. Hate it

    35 of 43 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock me in your pocket

    • Written by from Nyack

    Solid design which will physically support your iPhone 5 in any open dock. Works seamlessly with all my accessories allowing for charging and audio transmission.

    Very small and easy to loose and will not work with any iPhone case. Video out didn't work with my Apple HDMI 30-pin AV adapter must buy a lightning to digital AV adapter.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Awkward but works

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    Obviously as stated with certain cases it is not going to work. Having an Otter box Defender case I thought the same thing. It actually fits in the Defender. It works well with the stand up style ipod docks.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with Belkin TuneBase FM for my car

    • Written by from EUREKA

    I wanted a new Ipod because my old one was out of space. I also play the Ipod quite a bit in my car. As with people who are not wealthy, my cars are older and are not equiped with any electronic docking ports or bluetooth enabled speakers. I use a Belkin unit that plugs into a cigarette lighter or port for charging. I set it to an open FM channel and it plays great. I got the 30 pin adapter to play on this unit because I guess the need for Job security means things that work must always be changed. This adapter will not work. It barely works with the portable unit with speakers. It will eventually. This is a lame unit and does not deliver as promised.

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for me

    • Written by from HASLETT

    I have the bumper case and the adapter works perfectly. A good buy.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wayne

    It took a few tries at the store to track one down, but now I can use my Bose sound dock with my new phone! Works just like it's supposed to.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Product doesn't mate well with protective cases

    • Written by from Cape Coral

    The little plug isn't long enough to go into the phone if your protective case is on your iPhone. Good thing I have surgical scalpels and dental drills to do surgery on my phone case to open up a place for the adaptor to fit into my iPhone 5 while the case is still on. How hard would that be to design into the case in the first place? Or to make a longer adaptor? The adapter has wasted space where the iPhone 4 side of the adaptor connects making the iPhone 5 sit to high on my alarm clock. Geniuses?

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Must have!

    • Written by from Mint Hill

    This little adapter is what you need to use your iPhone 5 with the Bose sound docks (until they come out with a new model that has the smaller pin connector). It works fine, however you will need to handle gently when connecting with it since the small side of the adapter looks like it could probably break really easily.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pin to short

    • Written by from Perry

    This will play alarms and charge my iPhone 5 with my speaker set (which is Sony and I love love love it) the audio works no problems but it won't fit into my phone with the case on. :( really apple, there has to be something you can do for us. My case doesn't need to be on when its on the dock but I put it on EVERY NIGHT! I don't want my case to get stretched out and useless because I have to take it off every night... I'm going to take a Dremel to it and see if I can make it fit on my own. This is a great adapter you guys... I was hesitant to try it because of all of the negative reviews but I tried it with great hope it would work and it did. Good luck in all your endeavors...

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Roslyn

    I bought this adaptor because I had 4, 30-pin cables already when I got my iPhone 5. This adaptor works exactly as needed. Allows me to sync to my desktop, charge with the wall outlet and control the iPhone via my car steering wheel controls through the USB port. I also have a Griffin black snap case on my phone and it does not block the adaptor. Saved me the trouble of wasting the old wires. Only problem is the price tag, it's about as big as a quarter and cost about $35 after taxes. Other than that it works perfectly.

    37 of 49 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Handy, but also annoying.

    • Written by from Courtice

    I purchased this to use with my old iPhone 4S cords. I thought that it was a great idea until I realized what an annoyance the shape was. Because it is so wide and the lightning plug so small, I can't use the cord with my phone when I have my phone case on it! the extra width doesn't fit into the spot at the bottom of the case that is provided to let the cord in. Wish Apple had of thought of this when they manufactured it. Would have been easy enough to taper the end.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful!

    • Written by from NEW HYDE PARK

    It work fine with my old 4S car charger, it fit perfect with my iPhone 5 case Ballistic, also sit well on my Brookstone for charging & listening to music.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let me plug in my PKard CAC/PIV Reader

    • Written by from MANSFIELD

    Worked great in letting me plug in my existing PKard smart card reader - worked right out of the box, so I can continue to get to secure sites and don't have to wait to buy a new 9-pin version of an accessory that I already own.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure to adapt

    • Written by from Levittown

    I love Apple products. I am a constant and vocal proponent to friends and family alike. However, glaring errors in product design as with this simple, yet costly, solution to the adapter change is unacceptable. I bought two adapters to accompany my two phones, for my multitude of car and wall chargers. But, apparently I have run afoul of an unwritten Apple directive? Thou shalt not cover thy phone! The adapter, most likely, won't fit your phone when cased.

    Do yourself a favor and check out the product at an Apple store first. As for me? I'll keep the faith and return these disappointing solutions to my adaptation problem. I will remain an Apple fan until they prove themselves unworthy. There is no shortage of other platforms and products. Please Apple, don't turn into the designers I abandoned for your superior machines.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from WASHINGTON

    Why would you even create this form factor when clearly most people use a case for their iPhones (at least most people who want to protect their investment)? SMH. I love you Apple, but your money grabs are irksome.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    charge and play music@ the same time

    • Written by from santa ana

    So i have an Ihome and i recently got the iphone5. what is the used of having the iphone 5 if i have the 30 pins. so i got the the lighting adapterfor it and after reviewing what people wrote saying that it didnt work i was disappointed but still got it anyways and take the chance.. if anything it can be my charger.. but it charge and play music at the same time. so i am very happy and just go for it.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not workk with case

    • Written by from Chatham

    We have 2 iPhone 5 cases and this adapter is useless with both of them -- yet both cases work fine with lighning cables. It renders our sound dock useless. Someone should make this adapter with a few milimeters of case-compatibility around the adapter!

    36 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets The Job Done

    • Written by from Hilton Head Island

    I guess I'm glad I have the adapter for when I'm in a pinch. However, it will not work with any phone that has a case which many people have pointed out. I did find that it works if you have a silicon case that can flex around it or a snap on case that does not surround the ports at all.

    28 of 32 people found this useful