• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WAYTOO SHORT OF A CORD

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    This OVERPRICED piece of equipment is too short, will come out of the socket when moved a LITTLE bit.. (very upsetting when your DRIVING) who thought that 7.26 INCHES was a great length?? The socket to connect this is in my CENTER CONSOLE.. I can barely move this thing without it coming unplugged.TERRIBLE

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but is way overpriced

    • Written by from Kew Gardens

    I bought this to connect my iPhone 5 to my two audio docks in the house. Unlike the $29 adapter, which is also overpriced, I don't have a problem connecting to my iPhone in it's case. Still, it's not the most elegant design for an adapter, and I have to set the phone on top of the table or counter my audio dock device is on and I have to twist the phone in an odd way to navigate through my music selections. But the sound is fine, no issues at all on that front. But $39? For a bit of plastic and metal? It's ridiculously over-priced, but you absolutely have to have one or more if you have audio equipment bought during the 30-pin connector era. I feel a bit like I've been mugged for this.

    31 of 35 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!

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not supported on my iPhone 5s

    • Written by from Sioux Falls

    If you buy it, make sure you test it right away. I bought this from Apple online to make sure I got an original. I get an error that it is not supported on this device. I tried it after the return period (bought a month ago), so now I'm stuck with a $40 cable that doesn't work, and I still need an adapter.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from halifax

    Stops working after a few weeks of being in my car. I've been through three of these and apple wont replace them because they claim they where water damaged but they have never seen water it must be the moisture in the air but if the moisture in the air can corrode this $45 cable and render it unusable well then there is obviously a problem

    31 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 5

    • Written by from Manly

    Bought the adapter from the Apple Store in Hamburg but my iPhone 5 complains "This accessory is not supported by this device."
    Following the other reviews here, I will take it back to the store and ask for a replacement or return it, if no replacement works, which is really annoying.
    I have a lot of Apple products, and this adapter is the most disappointing one I ever had.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not connect to my car stereo

    • Written by from RIVERSIDE

    I bought this cable to use in my Infiniti G37. I have the 30 pin connector that I used with my iPhone 4S which worked great, so I bought this adapter when I upgraded to the 5s. It will not connect with my stereo at all, I get an error message that says, ipod not connected!!!! Unforntunately, there is no other connection options in the Infinit except to buy an FM transmitter.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New iPhone 5s does not support this accessory

    • Written by from Kinderhook

    I purchased a new iPhone 5s today and also purchased this cable so I could charge the new iPhone with the cables from my iPhone 4. It does not work at all and only produces a message that "Device does not support this accessory. I connected it to my MacBook Pro with a 30 pin USB cable that I purchased only a few weeks ago at an Apple Store and the MacBook did not recognize that anything was connected to it. Unclear is the problem is the cable or the iPhone. Running iOS7.04.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOO SHORT! 0.2 meter? A 1.0 meter option would be nice!

    • Written by from Waikoloa

    I own a Beats By Dre Beatbox. I need a 30 pin adapter cord that I can plug into the 30 pin plug from the Beatbox then go to a lightning plug so I can charge and use the phone while its plugged in. All apple offers is a cord length of 0.2 meters which is 7.8 inches. That is way too short, and worthless! Come on Apple, please offer a longer cord besides this stub sized cord. A 1.0 meter would be nice!!!

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning adaptor for iPhone 5

    • Written by from Dalton

    It works for all my needs. It will Charge and play music on both my boom boxes. It is thicker than the original 30 pin plug but fortunately my cases and other devices will Accommodate the size. It is way overpriced therefore I only gave it a four star

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job...but

    • Written by from Benicia

    Great idea from Apple, but it does not seem like much thought was put into it's development. The problem is that .2 meters (7.87 inches) is just not long enough. My iPod is connected via this adapter to a male 30 pin that stands maybe 3 inches tall. Picture this, the cord goes straight up and loops back down (due to how short it is). Because of this, the iPod will not even lay flat on my desk. When I attempt to lay it flat, the 30 pin tends to lift up, breaking the connection. I feel sorry for the people needing to plug their iPod into something taller. Make the cables at least 1' or 2' as these lengths are much easier to work with.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets My Needs

    • Written by from Martinez

    Works great for my needs. In my car I'm able to change songs on my iphone through the steering wheel & it charges as well. On my Bose sound dock I'm able to change songs with the remote. Only downside is the price & I'm thinking I need another one to keep in my car.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    useless cable

    • Written by from jamaica

    I originally bought this cable because I have a Composite set up to play my video I do not have HDMI On my TV So if you're thinking to buy this adapter so that you can use your composite set up To play video from your iPhone it will not work

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but doesn't fit well

    • Written by from WINSTON SALEM

    This cable had done all I have asked it to do so far, except fit into my iPhone with a case on.

    My case (made by Switcheasy, awesome case!) has a hole cut out for the Lightning port. I think many cases have this feature. The cable that shipped with the iPhone fits perfectly. On this cable, the lightning end is MUCH thicker than the original cable and will not fit with my case. I had to remove some of the plastic around the lightning end to even get to close to it fitting.


    Why is this end so much thicker? I can't see any reason for it. So if you have a case that has a small cutout for the lightning port, beware of this cable.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    *Some (most?) 30-pin accessories are not supported!

    • Written by from LOS ALTOS

    Pay attention to that warning! The Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (MD823ZM/A) worked perfectly in terms of audio and charging for my auto application, but the base was too wide for my phone case. No problem, I ponied up $39 for this one with a short extension cable and a narrower lightning connector. Nice! But it doesn't work the same as the other adapter, I get the dreaded "This device is not supported" nag screen and no audio.

    The MD823ZM/A adapter specifies that it supports analog audio output, USB audio, charging and syncing. This adaptor costs more, but does much less!

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Bose music system

    • Written by from Sarasota

    This product did not work with my Bose docking system. It also didn't connect to the iPhone when it is in its case. If I could I would give it 0 stars.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work with the HDMI 30 pin adapter

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    When I purchased the I Phone 5 I was given the impression that this adapter would simply transfer all the same data from the Lightning connector to the 30 pin connector. This is not the case for video. If you plan on doing video you need to buy an additional cable that is $50. and by the way this $50 dollar cable will not plug into your TV. you need something additional that cost another $30. When you do the math if you want your iPhone 5? to work like your iPhone 4S you need to spend around $110.00. My advise is stick with the 4s.

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not support video

    • Written by from royal oak

    Pricey and does not support video. I understand Apple is working on one that does, but I'm afraid to hear the price on that one, let alone the wait for its arrival.

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my needs

    • Written by from Tujunga

    As a music producer, I needed this to work with my audio & MIDI devices made with the 30 pin connectors. These include a Tascam stereo microphone and a Yamaha MIDI interface, both of which work just fine on my iPad 4 with this adaptor, as they did on my iPad 2 without it. Of course the price is outrageous, so this better turn out to be bullet proof, at least until it becomes obsolete, which is probably going to be way too soon! Also, why are all Apple cables and adapters always white? I would prefer the much less obtrusive color of black.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Price

    • Written by from CRAB ORCHARD

    Works great... -2 stars for price!!

    24 of 28 people found this useful