• 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.

    65 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOES NOT WORK in my 2013 BENTLEY

    • Written by from Palatine

    The lightning to 30-pin adapter with the cord does NOT work in my 2013 Bentley Continental GT. Sound is very Very BAD and distorted.
    I'm going to try an adapter only. I think because of thisextendedd cable this is happening.
    Someone posted a review on the adapter site that it works great but it did not with the cord adapter.

    35 of 161 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with most devices

    • Written by from New York

    The description is correct in that you can plug in 30 pin cables to lighting. If you want the device supported, that's another story. The most obvious need, VGA out, is one of those unsupported use cases.

    49 of 79 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.

    443 of 491 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

    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

    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

    497 of 545 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.

    178 of 202 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...

    68 of 72 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

    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.

    177 of 183 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no iPod Control

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I have a 2009 Infiniti and was looking forward to connecting to my new iPhone5 instead of an old iPod and purchased this cable. Now I find out that it does not support "iPod Out" which renders the connection to my car inoperable. Bummer!

    32 of 36 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.

    197 of 214 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.

    244 of 267 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.

    141 of 149 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.

    152 of 158 people found this useful