• 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

    Functional but WAY overpriced

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I purchased this adapter to connect my iPhone 5 with my G35. (I use an aftermarket kit to integrate with the factory system.) This cord works just fine. But at the thirty nine dollars MSRP, it is way, way overpriced. It is so overpriced that it makes me mad and makes me not want to buy Apple products in the future. The last time a company made me this mad was 8 years ago when Sony had their rootkit fiasco, and I haven't bought a single product from them since. I'm not saying I will boycott Apple, but I am thinking about it. I also seriously considered not buying the cord, but I paid 7x that to buy the aftermarket system and have it installed, and without this cord it is worthless.

    43 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Deceptive

    • Written by from SOMERVILLE

    I expected the Lightning connector end to be identical to the end available on the Lightning-to-USB cable Apple provides with new iPads and iPhones. Instead, the Lightning connector end is thicker, which means it won't fit with my phone's case. Why aren't these two connector ends identical?

    44 of 49 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.

    63 of 88 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin adapter....

    • Written by from Griswold

    I am sure this would work to charge and what not, but the soul purpose why I got it, it did not. It would not play my music in my 08 VW Jetta SE.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pricey and doesn't fit perfectly, but it works

    • Written by from Fremont

    If you think the 8 pin end is the exact same size as the USB lightning cable that came with the phone, you'll be disappointed to hear that it's actually thicker. This means even if the lightning cable that came with the phone fits fine through your case, there is a good chance this cable won't. So if you bought this thinking it will fit your case better than the stubby 30 pin to lightning adapter, you should double check. My case fits the USB lighting cable fine, but I have to really jam this one in and it stretches the bottom of my case. Other than that, it works as it should, both my old iPhone clock radio and car stereo function just as it did with my previous iPhone 4.

    50 of 62 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.

    41 of 45 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.

    42 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't charge my phone...

    • Written by from Kailua

    2 stars because the cable won't charge my phone wihen plugged in to my existing 30-pin system that came with my car (Mini Cooper, Harmon Kardon). Music plays fine, sounds great! However, if I can't charge my phone at the same time I will constantly be worrying if my battery is running down. Or if my battery is already low, I won't be able to recharge OR play any music...bummer! Kinda defeats the purpose, huh?!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor, error message on iPhone 5S

    • Written by from Cheshire

    I should have read the reviews first. What a wasted 60 minute drive to the Apple store. I immediately get "this accessory not supported by this device" when plugging just the adapter in. I figured I could live with a nag screen if I could just get audio out, but that isn't happening either.

    I specifically went out of my way to get an Apple certified adapter so I would not get any error messages instead of getting a cheap one from Amazon. This is what I get. What a waste of time, fuel and mileage. At least my other Apple stuff works well. Too bad this piece of junk doesn't. And $40 plus tax too!!! What a rip.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not long enough

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I purchased this cable to attach to the dock of my iHome iA90. The cable works just fine to charge, play music, and support all normal functions of the iHome. The problem is that the cable is too short to let the iPhone 5 rest comfortably anywhere on my nightstand or even on the iHome itself.

    I returned this cable a few days after purchasing it and opted instead for the "lightning to 30 pin adapter", which for 10 dollars less fits nicely on the dock and actually supports the weight of the iPhone 5.

    All in all, I can't really think of a use for this cable.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    way too short

    • Written by from East Stroudsburg

    I am using the cable with a bose sound dock and it's almost not usable. If you can picture half of the McDonald's arch, but flatten it out a bit, that is what it looks like when plugged into my iPhone. Plus the iPhone is upside down and the charger end is up in the air, meaning the phone won't lay flat on the counter. I guess there are a ton of other instances where short might be better, so I guess the complaint is that they should maybe make 2 or 3 lengths. I would imagine the same problem will exist with all brands of docs. I don't think this problem is specific to just the bose sound dock.

    43 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from San Jose

    Plugged it in to multiple devices that are supposed to be supported including a iPhone 5, 5s and a 5th gen iPod Touch. I get the same "Not Compatible with this device" message every time. Disappointing junk. Too bad I can't give 0 stars.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails, what good is this?

    • Written by from Palmer

    I tried to plug into my iPhone 5 and get a messages box that this device is not supported. When I plugged into my iPad Air I get the same message. Attempting to use it all the same verifies that at least the message box works. The cable is useless. I have no idea what its good for but it is not any good for me and my devices.

    Back to the store for a refund. Odd, I always had such confidence in Apple products working together

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTED!!!

    • Written by from CHATSWORTH

    I bought this so I could play music in my car using my iPhone 5 BUT it ONLY works for the sound. It DOESN'T show the music info or allow me to change the song like my iPhone 4s. Now I have to look at my phone to change the song instead of my stereo and last time I checked it's a hefty fine to get a ticket for being on your phone.

    The REAL reason I am giving it 1 star is because after a 3 months it already disconnects and connects simply by touching the chord. I keep it in my car for the most part so it's not like I'm carry it around where it could be damaged. I would expect it to at least last as long as some of my iPhone chargers I have had for YEARS!

    43 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Garbage

    • Written by from APO

    So, this thing shows up in the mail today in the same box as my 5S and I plug it in and get the message that this accessory is not compatible. That message comes up even with nothing plugged in to the dock. How does that make sense? I thought this cord was made for this phone. Im pretty sure that I bought this adapter because it was suggested at checkout. You better fix this Apple. Your reviews are looking bad for this one.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless except for charging

    • Written by from Boucherville

    It bought this for my iPad mini but returned it because it does NOT work with the following adapters:
    - 30pins to camera SD card adapter
    - 30pins to VGA adapter
    - 30pins to composite video and RCA audio adapter
    The only thing that worked for me is charging.
    They should at least say which of Apple adapters ARE supported on their website!

    48 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 5s

    • Written by from Portland

    Tried multiple 30-pin cables and the adapter would always bring up the "cable not supported message" - this it totally bogus. Apple should not list the iPhone 5s as compatible with this adapter.

    36 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge iPad

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Disappointed that it only performs half of its required function--I can use it to play music on speaker devices, but it does not charge. I consider this a major defect in this product, which, as many have noted, was not cheap.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Sound reproduction

    • Written by from Dover

    I'm not sure if I got a lemon, but when I used this cord to dock my iphone 5 into a sound system, the results were atrocious. At first I thought my speakers were broken, but they work fine when anything is attached without the lightning-30 pin cord. I bought this 5 days ago, and I am going back to demand a refund or at least a replacement because the sound quality is so bad that it is not worth listening to.

    35 of 40 people found this useful