• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive garbage

    • Written by from chico

    I have a new, large, expensive desktop stereo I recently purchased almost solely because it had an iphone dock as well as an iphone capable stereo in my car. Purchased this adapter because my phone will now not fit on the big stereo with the non-wired adapter due to the docking area being too small. This adapter does not work on my stereo at all for music, it only charges the phone as the music plays from the phone itself. As for the vehicle, all I get is scratchy static. This is the first time i have ever left a negative review on an apple product but this is ridiculous. With how much we pay for the phone, cases, accessories and all the money in YOUR music store, you can't produce a consistent, reliable little adapter cord? All these reviews are mixed with the functionality of this product on the same docking stations/cars. It doesn't even work on my Bose dock yet it does for others. I now have a full music library stored in a device that I can only access with earbuds. I just spent $40 on a five inch long worthless cord that probably costs $1.50 to produce, thank you Apple

    520 of 569 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outrageous price

    • Written by from Orlando

    This cable works fine... lets me use all of my old iOS devices with my iPhone 5. The absolutely ridiculous part of this is that Apple wants $40 for a cable, A CABLE, that will let me use my new iPhone with the hundreds of dollars of other Apple products I've already invested in. So... now I have to spend more. Not a great way for Apple to say thanks for investing in Apple products.

    474 of 524 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple FAIL

    • Written by from Chantilly

    I bought this because I got the ipod 5th gen for christmas but I have an expensive and high quality clock radio that I love and still want to use from LAST christmas.

    This cord works for charging when plugged into the old 30pin-to-USB cord and to my computer.

    This cord DOES NOT work for much else, especially not my clock radio. It doesn't even acknowledge that it's plugged in!!

    I wish I could take the whole ipod back I am so angry. I will at least take the cord to the store and DEMAND my $40 back. NO WAY, Apple. Absolutely no way.

    You morons changed the plug so you morons need to create an adapter that works.

    I like apple products but this is an insult.

    338 of 377 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not Support Video.

    • Written by from Sumner

    This adapter is worthless in my opinion. 39.00 bucks for something that isn't even fully functional. No Video playback.. Whew. I went backward by upgrading to iPhone 5 from 3GS. Biggest mistake I've ever made where Apple is concerned? Apple you have the capability to make this adapter do video.. Get er done.. Thanks.

    260 of 283 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not work in VW

    • Written by from sinking spring

    I bought this to use in my 2008 VW Jetta. My car has a 30 pin connecter. I have an iPhone 5 and I could not play music through my stereo system.

    214 of 231 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My first negative comment...

    • Written by from Houston

    I've never has an issue with Apple products until this lightning to 30 pin adapter situation. I have a specific case that the 30 pin to lightning adapter can't be used for due to case design this should be able to be worked around with this 0.2 lightning to 30 pin cable HOWEVER Apple made the lightning end of this cable thicker than the lightning/USB charging cable for some reason and as such this cable is useless for my application (where the charging cable they designed works fine). Why the thicker cable end? It makes my iPhone to my car stereo impossible at the moment. First Apple fail ever for me.

    189 of 195 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too short and too expensive

    • Written by from Red Deer

    Wire was stiff, too short and too expensive for what is made of.

    187 of 212 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Connector is different thickness than USB charger

    • Written by from Ladera Ranch

    The lightning connectors base is a different thickness than the USB version of the connector and therefore cannot be used with a case on the phone. Wish they stated that in the description, but now you know. If you order this, more than likely you will need to remove your case to use it.

    163 of 169 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful background noise when using this cable

    • Written by from Vienna

    I plugged in this adapter to connect my iPhone 5 to my BMW y-cable output, There was a tremendous amount of background noise, rendering the audio playback unlistenable. In addition, some of the controls using iDrive to control the iPOD no longer worked, but it did charge. I called Apple and they told me to call BMW, which is ridiculous considering the problem is the cable itself, When plugged into the Y-cable directly, the audio is perfect.

    I've returned the cable and am still using my old iPHone 4 in my car, but I hope someone at Apple can suggest a fix - perhaps the next version of this adapter will have better noise insulation.

    151 of 159 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Jeffersonville

    Either make a lightning cord that has a s-video and audio cords or make an adapter that supports the one we've already paid $50 for to be so smart you all make some real ignorant moves... You change the connection but then don't give us an alternative for the cable that we have already purchased this is just STUPID!!!!!! I have to put 1 star but really zero stars for this adapter for it is a useless piece of equipment if this wasn't a review I'd be using a few other choice words.... I have a Macbook Pro, iPad mini, and an iPhone 5 I have an older tv hanging in my kitchen that I used to hook my iPhone 4s up to I shouldn't have to buy another tv because you brainiacs didn't make a compatible adapter.

    175 of 213 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video Out !!

    • Written by from Salinas

    Why Apple no Video Out!! Whyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! I dont get it! whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?????

    91 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well to play music!!!

    • Written by from Arlington

    I bought this in hopes of using it to connect to my 2010 VW Golf. It has a built in 30-pin adapter and now that I have an iphone 5 it is almost useless. with this adapter, all the functionality is actually there but the Music, for some reason, sounds TERRIBLE, there is so much static. I also tried it on my Altec Lansing iphone dock, sounds terrible on that too...

    71 of 75 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. Overpriced yet underdelivers.

    • Written by from Walden

    This device is GREAT if you don't mind paying $40 for something that allows your device to function with limitations. No video support. Audio support is limited depending on the accessory you're using it with. But its GREAT for syncing and charging. That said, so was the lightning cable that came with the phone. This is a $40 waste of money and poor decision on Apple's part to switch from 30 pin to lightning.

    86 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Birmingham

    The length of cable is too short; it needs to be at least 12 inches. I have a small clock radio designed for the 30-pin connector; though it is low, the iPhone 5 will not lie on surface without tension on cord.

    The Lightning connector itself is too fragile to support upright mobile devices without breaking easily. Apple should have thought this change through more thoroughly.

    It's too expensive for what you get. I could get a new clock radio designed for iPhone 5 for about what I paid for this cable.

    66 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple disappoints (again)

    • Written by from PALMER

    I would like to video out using my older AV composite cable (not cheap). This stupid adapter will not work for video out. So after upgrading to an iPhone 5 I am worse off than the 4s. JUNK JUNK JUNK. Don't expect video out with your old hardware accessories. Instead of just a phone upgrade plan on upgrading everything.

    75 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product that should be recalled

    • Written by from Chevy Chase

    I regret to report, but I must concur with negative ratings for this product. I have iPhone 5s, and got the message that this cable is not a recognized product.

    After reading all the negative reviews, I am surprised that this product is still available for sale and not recalled. Apple Geniuses were baffled at both stores I went to, and were unable to provide any explanation or fix for this problem. I have several older devices that I would like to use the adapter for, but at this time I guess it's not very likely.

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple adapter not compatible with Apple phone?

    • Written by from Austin

    Really? Bought this Lightning-to-30-pin cable adapter. Just inserted the lightning connector side, even before hooking the 30-in adapter side in, and immediately got a note on my phone screen saying, "This accessory does not work with this device." I couldn't use the stubby lightning-to-30-pin-adapter because--ready for this?--the Apple-made adapter wouldn't fit into the Apple-made case for my Apple-made phone. As I tried this more expensive accessory ($39. Yowza) and found it's not compatible. So, one doesn't fit, one isn't compatible. Sigh.

    51 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nope. Doesn't work in the car.

    • Written by from Laurel

    Does not work in my 2009 Infiniti G37s. The audio system does not recognize my iPhone as being connected with this cord. BUT the compact lightning to 30-pin adapter (the one without the cord) DOES work. Unfortunately, I needed this one to go with my ProClip mount.

    52 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work - Over Priced

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    I bought this to connect my new iPhone 5, when I traded up from an iPhone 3, to my exisiting docking stations. I've tried this on two docking statings so far and the iPhone 5 with this cable hasn't worked on either station. I tried this on a Bose docking station (included with a Lifestyle system) and with an iHome clock/radio.

    Apple should include one of these with every device as we've all made investments in 30 pin cables over the years and they should maintain compability with previous versions so we don't have to go out and buy new docking stations just because Apple has a new interface.I'm losing my patience with Apple over this one. Just any way to get more money out of the consumer with no added benefit, except to Apple. The only good thing I ‘m still within the 15 day period and I can return this expensive and useless cable.

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    upgraded from 3gs to 5s only to realize..

    • Written by from los angeles

    .. that, even with the 2nd gen of the iphone 5, apple still has not provided their loyal customers with a means to use their new phones with our existing devices, such as music docs and car connectors. not only is this connector wildly overpriced, but for customers upgrading from older devices, it SHOULD, by all means, come bundled with new phones.

    the satisfaction of receiving a new phone is now mitigated by the realization that we can no longer use our phone with our existing devices without spending money on an exorbitantly priced accessory..

    this anti-consumer behavior has resulted in significantly dampening my pleasure at finally upgrading my phone... it's a small thing perhaps, but one that will stay with me long after my new phone has been broken in.. and when it comes time for my next upgrade, you can believe I will take this into account when choosing my next phone.

    64 of 89 people found this useful