• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Audi MMI

    • Written by from Jersey City

    Bought this to bring my '10 Audi Q5 into the modern era and work with my new iPhone 6, and it works perfectly. $40 is way too much for what it is (minus one star), but it's cheaper than the $90 Audi charges for a Lightning MMI cable. I'm able to browse and control all downloaded music on my phone, and also control (play/pause/skip) apps like Songza and Pandora.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from Bangkapi

    I have a few accessories that I use with my Ipad2 (64GB). When I bought a new iPad Mini2 (64GB) I bought the 30 pin to lightning adapter. It did not work. I plug it in to the iPad Mini 2 and it would give me an error message: "This accessory is not supported by this iPad." Tried it with an IPhone 5, and iPhone 5C with same IOS version and it worked fine. I thought it might be because of the lightning connector in the iPad Mini, but other lightning accessory works fine with the iPad Mini. Go figure. There were no support info from the Apple support web.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How stupid is this Apple! This cable stinks!

    • Written by from Severn

    I Fully expected purchasing this cable and having it FIT my LifeProof case.
    Most cables do not fit *except* the accessory cable that comes with the iPhone 6/6+.
    I *expected* all Apple Lightning connectors to be *THE SAME*.

    But Noooooo! Not this one.

    This cable seems to be just enough larger that it does not fit the LifeProof charge port

    Again....how stupid is this!

    No rating except that I *must* give it at least one star to post this.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother with a lifeproof case

    • Written by from Collingswood

    I have the same problem as many other users. It does not fit the lifeproof case for my iPhone 6. They should have made the lightning end the same size as the regular charging cables that come with the phone.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 6 Lifeproof case.

    • Written by from Skiatook

    I recently purchased this product & was disappointed to find that the lightening end of the adapter was just fatter than the lightening end of the charging cable that came with my iPhone 6. It was too fat to fit through my Lifeproof case & therefore I had to return it. I ended up purchasing another lightening cable & thankfully it was the same exact cable as the one that came with my phone. I really don't understand why they would make the adapter different than the cable that comes with the phones, unless the iPhone 5/5S charging cables are wider than the iPhone 6 charging cables... I will know if my husband can ever find the charging cable that came with his iPhone 5S.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works until it doesn't

    • Written by from Decatur

    Stupidly overpriced for what it is, and stopped working just after a year.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from MERRICK

    Why is the Lightning connector on this cable nearly TWICE the size of every other lightning cable? Easy... POOR DESIGN!

    This OVER-SIZED lightning connector will not fit on many cases/bumpers or other products (even products sold on this website!). It makes no sense for the lightning connector to be so HUGE, especially when it's completely unnecessary. For $40 ($45 in-store), your "connector" should be able to perform it's most basic function... CONNECTING!

    The only real option I've seen people do is to file the UNNECESSARY plastic down a bit, but then you run into the problem of voiding the warranty (despite having ZERO effect on the actual internals). Such a shame.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Larger than stock charger

    • Written by from San Diego

    Annoying that apple wouldn't keep the housing the same size as the stock charger - this one won't fit most cases.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great as an extension

    • Written by from Phoenixville

    I use this to extend an original 30 pin charging cable from my iPod 6th generation nano. I use it for both my iPhone 6 and iPad mini 2. It gives me a little more reach and lets me save my lightning cables as backups since they are apparently prone to breaking. When I need to charge my nano I just remove the adapter. One chord for all 3 devices makes it convenient for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Strategize your social and ethical responsibilities appropriately

    • Written by from St. Cloud

    I bought the Apple iphone 6 with the $80.00 LifeProof fre case. I wanted to use my Bose speaker system but the stem is too short to fit in the iphone unless I remove the case every time I want to use the speakers. I chose to keep the adapter since there is no other solutions that I could find out there. I spent $200.00 on my speaker a little over a year ago and can't justify trashing that. This adapter is way overpriced for the 5 inch stiff cord you receive. Apple, you need to be more inventive when sitting in your board room planning your products and determining how to sustain customer service. Not to mention all the adapters and products that are being thrown in the trash because they are useless. You need to look at your social and ethical responsibilities.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger cable stopped working after 1 year

    • Written by from Edison

    Charger cable is not a good quality, considering the fact the apple products last long (not break within an year). My husband still uses iphone 4, and that cable is still good even after 3 years of usage... Apple should improve iPhone 5 charger cable quality. New charger cable costs so high, seriously!!! 40$, thats not fair for customer like me whose previous cable stopped working with in an year, how do i trust or how can i be sure that new cable quality is good enough!!!! Apple should either improve quality or reduce the price.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit lifeproof case.

    • Written by from Waterloo

    Bought this adapter to use with iPhone 6 and lifeproof case. Plug is too large for case. Apple should change dimensions of plug.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with my car's sound system

    • Written by from Encino

    I bought this to connect my iPhone 5c to my Nissan Cube's sound system. It works great and lets me control the phone from the car's radio console.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pioneer AVH-P3400BH Car DVD Receiver

    • Written by from Montgomery

    This Apple cable connected my iPhone 6 to the Pioneer Cable CD-IU51V, designed to connect iPhone 4/4S to this Pioneer Car DVD Receiver. This cable has a 30 pin connector on one end, and both a USB and a RCA earplug mini pin on the other. Result-This Pioneer Car DVD Receiver controls audio on the iPhone 6, shows song title, artist, album information, and album artwork just as is done for my iPhone 4. I do not have any video on either my iPhone 4 or 6, so I cannot comment. But, other Apple reviews states this cable will not show video. Four stars selected due to cable price.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with some phone cases, despite initial appearances

    • Written by from Oakville

    This would be an ideal product if the designers had thought to make the casing around the lightning cable end of the cable the same size as the casing around the lightning to USB cable, rather than bigger. Case manufacturers are designing their products to fit the lightning cable, and not the lightning to 30-pin adapter, so my nice new case is not compatible with the cable. There is no warning about the different size of the adapters on Apple's product description. So much for Apple design innovation!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple (!) iPad Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from Steffisburg

    Doesn't work with the Apple (!) iPad Camera Connection Kit. iPhone 5 with iOS 8.1.2 reports «device not recognized» (so that much works fine)...
    Overprized gadgets should at least WORK. Shame! Double-Shame! Fife-Star-Shame!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable does not work

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    I used the 30 pin to lightning adapter for 2 years, and it finally died after every day use, so I decided to get the cable instead, as it offered more flexibility in terms of what case I could use on my iPhone. I used the cable (and the adapter) in my car. I had no issues with the adapter, but the cable would only work about 25% of the time. My music would just stop playing randomly and I would have to disconnect to the cable entirely and reconnect everything to get it to work again. Other times it would not recognize my device at all and then i'd just get an error message. At first i thought maybe it was a bad cable, so i exchanged it for another, but the same thing kept happening.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Lifeproof case (iPhone 6)

    • Written by from Woodbury

    My car's previous owner had the dealership wire a 30 pin adapter hidden in the console so you can play music from an Apple product (iPhone, iPod, etc.) through the regular stock stereo. I really enjoy having this feature, but I recently purchased an iPhone 6 which has the lighting connection. I also have a Lifeproof case to protect my new phone. I purchased this adapter from Apple knowing the shorter adapter likely wouldn't fit with the case. Well, this adapter doesn't fit either. The plastic around the lightning connection is bigger than the regular phone charger (which fits fine with my case). I had to grind the plastic completely off this adapter for it to fit, and it barely does. So I just voided any warranty on what I consider an overpriced adapter. I'm pretty annoyed that I had to buy a proprietary connection adapter to fit a prior proprietary connection, then be forced to modify it in order to work, thereby voiding any warranty on said overpriced adapter. Disappointed in Apple on this one.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked flawlessly.

    • Written by from Maricopa

    I just purchased this adapter to interface between my iPhone 5s and JVC KD-PDR50 car stereo. While initially hesitant, I was thrilled to find the adapter worked as expected. A lot of the negative reviews are focused on the cord length. However, my stereo cord was already sufficient. All I required was the adapter. It is a bit pricey given it's basic function. Reminds me of the gold plated monster cables Best Buy used to try to sell you. Otherwise, I consider it a solid purchase.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great -- with a catch

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    I needed this adapter to connect my iPhone 6 (and previously 4S) to the head unit in my car via a third-party interface (details below). It works flawlessly for audio. However, as I first discovered with the iPhone 4S, while audio works great, charging does not. This is due to the fact that newer iPhones (4S and later?) do not support charging via Firewire, and the older third-party interface to my car's head unit outputs power on the Firewire pins.

    In order to resolve this, I first used the Griffin "FireWire to USB Charging Converter (3031-FWUSB -- no longer available?)" to reroute power from the Firewire to the USB pins in the standard 30-pin connector. This works perfectly, even if it does mean there's now another adapter inline. The important thing is, I have power to charge the iPhone *and* pristine, line-level audio output from my phone directly into the head unit amp in my car. The sound quality is outstanding, beating every available alternative.

    My exact setup is as follows:
    1999 Volvo C70 > SC-901 head unit (Alpine) > Blitzsafe VOL/M-LINK1V.1 wired interface > Griffin Firewire-USB adapter > Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter > iPhone 4S, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6

    I will be setting up the same configuration in my 1999 Volvo wagon, but will use the Scosche passPORT Charging Adapter in place of the Griffin product, as the latter appears to have been discontinued.

    3 of 3 people found this useful