• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design, fragile, no other choice

    • Written by from Solana Beach

    The adapter is bulky and hangs off the edge of the iPad Air in a fragile manner. I'm afraid I'm going to damage my iPad. It doesn't work when a case is one the iPad, and I'm afraid I'm going to damage my iPad without a case on it. Unfortunately, have no other choice cause Traktor DJ with a Z1 controller requires the 30pin to Lightning adapter.

    Poor design.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $29!!

    • Written by from Butler

    I bought the lightning pin adapter and it has never worked. I bought it to use at school with my VGA cable that is connected to my projector. When I would attach it and then attach one of the new iPads it would say "not an apple cable". It was an Apple cable. I ended up having to and buy the $49 VGA cable with the lighting pin and switch them out depending on which iPad or iPod I want to connect. It was a waste of $29.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with case on

    • Written by from Milford

    Similar to other reviews: it does not work if you have any kind of case on the phone

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    • Written by from Madison

    I just did a big upgrade from an iphone 3S to a 6 Plus. In anticipation of the switch over, I purchased this adapter. First off, my reason for purchasing it was to reduce the cost of replacing all my chargers (I have at least 4 of them), however, the adapter is so expensive that I might as well just buy new cords. Secondly, the 6 Plus does not have many case options yet and the cases available did not have a large enough opening at the base where the charger connects for me to actually use this adapter without first removing the case. Looks like I just wasted my money and will be stuck buying new cords since constantly removing the hard case on my phone would be ridiculous.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with the Apple iPhone 5s leather case!!!!

    • Written by from Nashville

    Apple almost got it right but not quite. The adapter looks and works great. However, to my disbelief, the design doesn't work if your iPhone 5/5s is enclosed in Apple's own leather case. They should have designed the adapter with a little neck that could have fit inside the hole at the bottom of the case. Since it is a lack of compatibility between two Apple products I just can't believe it...

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from bridlington

    Does not transmit audio when used with iPhone 6 or 6+

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great for iPhone 6

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The adaptor works but is not well suited for the iPhone 6. The reason is that the phone is curved and the adaptor is straight. The connection is pretty loose and comes out a lot. I would recommend getting the lightening cable adapter if not using with a dock.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my Audi Sound System

    • Written by from Dundee

    This adapter is perfect to match the 30-pin plug on my 2014 Audi TT multimedia sound/navigation system. The car's display is very similar to the information on the iPod's but, of course, it is just text without album art. I can easily navigate through the iPod files using the filters such as "albums", "genre", "songs" etc. I do not use a case as there is a tray in the car's glove box just for the iPod.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix please

    • Written by from Del city

    This does not work when you have a case on the phone. I have a 6 plus with a fairly thin speck case and I have to take it out of the case to use it. Might return because it is not convenient. They should have made the stem of the lightning connector longer or something so you wouldn't have to take your cover off.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great service, works with JBL

    • Written by from Enebyberg

    Considering I just bought an iPhone 6 and had a 2012 JBL speakerdock, I needed to get an adapter to be able to continue to use it. I read all the (many) negative reviews on the site and thus was not sure if I should buy one. I went to the Apple store in Stockholm explained the situation. They said I could buy it and if it did not work I could just bring it back. I bought one, put on my JBL speaker dock. Works just fine. Charges and great sound. So if you do want to get stuck with a useless adapter buy it in the Apple store instead of via a big online retailer. That way if it does not work with your speaker dock you can just bring it back.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Short

    • Written by from St. Paul

    I bought this so I can continue to use with my current docking stations. However, if I want to use it I need to take the case off. The stem is too short. The price also to high for not being very functional.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with protective cases.

    • Written by from Chester

    The adaptor worked when my iPhone 6 had a cheap, thin, un-protective case. When I purchased a better, more protective case, the adaptor was useless. I don't know if apple makes an adaptor designed to work with Lifeproof/Otterbox cases.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless

    • Written by from Yakima

    Can't connect to existing 30 pin cables (displays incompatibility message on iPad).

    Retail box gives no warning that the adapter is not useful foe anything. Also does NOT come with a booklet or instructions????

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money.

    • Written by from Canyon Country

    I purchased one of these and didn't think about the design until I got it home and put it on the docking station. I tried to plug my Iphone6 in but it wouldn't fit. Yes, I had a case on the phone and the lightning plug is too short. You would think that apple would have tested this but I guess not. Good idea but not functional.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Using this on a dock. Doesn't work after 5 weeks.

    • Written by from Gig Harbor

    The remote control dock is 30 pin and requires the adapter for my ipod. It was working great for about five weeks. Now the audio will only come out of the ipod and not the dock. I tried a different ipod with the same results. Apple will not take it back. Warrantee must have been for 30 days. :(

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky

    • Written by from Flushing

    I bought this adaptor because I didn't want to spend a small fortune buying additional accessories for my new iPhone. I'm glad I only bought one, because it does not fit the Otterbox my phone lives in. I can't even properly review it, because I can't use it at all unless I take my phone out of the case, and I'm not doing that.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The lightning cord is too short to connect if you have a case (any case)

    • Written by from Houston

    Like 250+ people, I have found this to not fit into my phone if it has a case on it. I have an Otterbox, a slim-fit Luvvitt, and a rubber Kate Spade case, the lightning connector will not fit into any of them (the Otterbox and Luvvitt being the worst fit). For the record, though the width of the pin is 1/4", the width of the case is 1", so any case that has an adaptor opening of less than 1" will prevent the lightning pin from securely fitting into your phone.

    If you don't mind taking the cover off your phone every time you need to connect it, then this isn't a big deal - I don't like to do that, so I'm going to return this.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 4 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!!

    28 of 30 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!

    6 of 9 people found this useful