• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work if your iPhone 5 has any kind of cover

    • Written by from Long Beach

    The length of the lightning adapter is too short if you have any kind of cover with your iPhone 5. I have an Apple-like bumper cover (similar to iPhone 4/4S) and the metal contact on the adapter is WAY TOO short. I suggest getting the Lighting to 30-pin Adapter Cable instead. The cable has a thin longer Lightning connection that will work with most iPhone 5 covers.

    3227 of 3826 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video Support

    • Written by from Irving

    The only negative I could find with this is no video support. I cannot have access to the apps of my AppRadio 2 because it doesn't support video!!

    307 of 345 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing...Bluetooth options may be better

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    This is a disappointing move from Apple...not because they changed from 30-pin to lightning (change is inevitable), but because the lightning interface thus far offers no advantages vs. 30-pin; in fact, it's a step BACKWARDS (no video out, may not charge your device depending on the dock it's connected to). I bought one knowing there was no video out, but to not support charging with all 3rd party docks (I have two JBL docks) is unacceptable. I will probably return it and get Bluetooth 30-pin streaming receivers to play music. I hope Apple offers updated Lightning accessories in the future to address these deficiencies, support faster data transfers, etc.

    73 of 79 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with some previously usable but not worth $35

    • Written by from West Kelowna

    I bought one of these connectors for use with my scosche fm transmitter in my car. The adapter allows the transmitter to play music and show the song title properly, however it does not charge my iPhone 5... Tried it with my sylvania alarm clock and it works fine (not defective) I'm disappointed the apple would change connectors and then not stock them for 2 months after releasing a product, charge this much for a connector and have it only work with some products. Looks like apple cost me even more cash now that I have to buy a new fm transmitter. The best part of apple is dead...

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    • Written by from LODI

    The adaptor needs to include Video it also does not allow me to sync my Car to my phone so i can control my iPhone with my deck

    57 of 73 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big Miss on Video

    • Written by from Horsham

    No Video Out is a huge miss. New technology should NOT go backward. Unforunately with no solution to connect to 100% of car stereo installations that have a video presence is a BACKWARDS movement. A huge miss, I'm afraid.

    47 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design and doesn't function using iPhone 4 accessories & connections

    • Written by from Aurora

    Suggest you make sure this works for your connection needs before you drop $30 on it.
    OK - first, the design is terrible; I bought a very small protective case (the Speck CandyShell Grip - a great case BTW) for the IPhone 5; it has a large opening for the connector but the lightning pin isn't long enough to fit all the way into the phone. Just a bad design from Apple.
    But more troubling is that cords / connections / accessories that work with our other ipods and iphones (v4) don't all work the same with this connector attached to an iPhone 5. Chargers don't charge the iphone 5...connectivity to my car's iPhone connector (Nissan Maxima) doesn't work the same as the iPhone 4 and iPods (now it won't charge the iPhone 5, music controls don't work properly, etc.). Using this connector for the iPhone 5 connecting to a Bose Soundstation results in a very wobbly connection - it lost connection to the Bose frequently, sound cut out, and the left speaker never worked (this Bose still works great with all other ipods, ipod touches and iphone 4's (and they are also running ios 6). I tested this connected to my Pioneer Receiver (which has an iPod connection builtin) - this seemed to work perfect. Still have to test the car connection for our Honda Pilot and Honda Fit.

    Overall - Caveat Emptor!!!!!!

    56 of 77 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Car Head Unit Adaptor

    • Written by from Pakenham

    Plays music when attached to my Pioneer head unit with 30 pin plug. Does not charge the Ipod though. My old Ipod when plugged directly would play and charge the Ipod. Now I have to continually bring the Ipod out of my car to charge whereas i used to just leave my old one connected permanently.

    Apple really need to come up with a complete working solution since they decided to change to the lighting plug. I now have docking stations and more that are either useless or only partially working with the new connector.

    35 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmmm read before you buy

    • Written by from Crewe

    I purchased this as it was assumed it was purely an adapter to 30pin from lightning. This is not the case. It will provide audio and charging ( so if thats all you needs then its fine).

    However it was purchased as i go to a gym that has the matrix gym equipment allowing you to use your iPod/iphone to view video/music and use nike+

    When it was plugged in, said device not supported, and only audio tracks were attainable. But i suppose its my fault for not reading the website. But i asked the genius guys and they said it does the same job as if id put in a lightning cable direcytly.

    Why on earth video and other features arent supported is beyond me.!

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed to find that it won't work with a case

    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    These work fine, however, like the others have said, I was really disappointed to buy two of these only to find that they won't work on my phone with a case on it. I guess I should have considered that before buying them, but now I'm stuck with two of them that are essentially useless to me unless I want to constantly fight with the case to remove it in order to use them.

    33 of 36 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.

    29 of 32 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.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No good if you have a case

    • Written by from O FALLON

    Like the other reviews, if you have any case on your phone (including a bumper) this will not work.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will Not Work if iPhone 5 is in a case

    • Written by from tulsa

    I ordered this adapter to use in with the hard-wired 30-pin cord in my truck. My iPod Nano is a 30 pin, but, as you know, the iPhone 5 is an 8-pin connecter. A perfect solution IF your iPhone 5 does not have a case. If your phone is in a case, the 8-pin connecter will not stay connected. Period.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk!

    • Written by from winfield

    I had to cut up my protective case to get the adapter to connect! Why doesn't Apple sell the actual cord that comes with the phone? You guys have to know a lot of people are putting protective cases on their phones and yet you sell a product that as wide as the old connector! Why bother changing the type of connector at all if your not going to make the adapters at least taper so it will be similar in size to the connector/USB cord that comes with the phone! Love the iPhone 5 but this really annoys me! Wise up and start selling the cords like the one that comes with the phone as an accessory!

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not if you have a case.

    • Written by from Anacortes

    Functionally OK, no longer allowing me to play music in dock with screen off. Biggest issue: I must now take my case off to plug it into the music dock. Included charging cable fits fine in the case - if a future product iteration allowed 1/4 to 1/2 inch of cable-width extension it'd work.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    to large to work for me

    • Written by from Reynoldsburg

    My problem with the adapter is it is to large. I purchased so I could charge my ipad on my ihome radios and charger but the adapter is so large it raises the height of the ipad when placed on the charger. The ipad is raised so much it is above the back support and simply falls backward. Bascially for me it is unusable. I don't worry to much about it though because I sure within a year or two Apple will make a change forcing us to buy another different adapter.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does NOT work with JBL 200iD docking station

    • Written by from New Orleans

    As above, doesn't work with the JBL docking station. Just no sound whatsoever. If you use the headphone out and plug it into the headphone jack of the docking station, then it works, but forget about using he Lightning to 30-pin adapter. It just doesn't work, My wife's older iPod Nano with the 30-pin output works fine. Mine? Nada.

    On top of this, even when I use the adapter to charge my iPod off the computer, it takes a few minutes for the laptop to even recognize the iPod is connected. Overall I am disappointed in this product and I agree that it costs far too much for what it is.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Compact but major design flaw

    • Written by from Pewaukee

    I like how small it is compared to carrying a long cable around but I am very disappointed that it is incompatible with my Speck Candyshell (or nearly any protective case that covers the bottom of your iPhone 5). The lightning portion is just too short to work with my case. I think I'm going to see about exchanging for the cable version which at least has a smaller lightning portion

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from San Jose

    Though this adapter works fine with 30-pin cords and docks, it doesn't work with most iPhone 5 cases. Because of its terrible design, it doesn't reach far enough to connect to an iPhone 5 wearing a full body case. I'm astonished that apple can make such thin and revolutionary phones, but can't make an adapter that doesn't require you to take your case off every time you use it. How about make it in the shape of a triangle???

    24 of 33 people found this useful