• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible !

    • Written by

    Ive gone threw atleast 5 chargers in my house and so has my mom . All of the expensive chargers stoped working . The only one that works is a cheap one i bought for 5$ . The cubes also are bad working. Apple needs to fix this. Or i wont buy anymore apple products

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What are you doing Apple?

    • Written by from Tucson

    I have one of these and the longer extension as well, also my oem cable that came with my phone. Since the last update none of them work in my cars, pc's, or docks. I can only charge my iphone 5s now with it plugged into the wall. Was this done just to prevent the use of aftermarket cables? And now we all suffer even if we paid high retail cost for nothing! My entire family has iphones and so do all of my employees and everyone is having the same issue. My upgrades are here and the iPhone was on the list and has been for many years. We will now be looking at other devices, tired of the games.I searched and found that this is a epidemic.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by from Toronto

    Was a reliable product and worked as advertised with all of my 30 pin connectors. Since installing IOS 7, the adapter will only work for audio, and not charging. Regardless of its performance, I feel ripped off paying $50 for an adapter.

    18 of 18 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.

    25 of 26 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.

    35 of 38 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.

    32 of 35 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

    32 of 33 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.

    30 of 34 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.

    39 of 44 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.

    35 of 37 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.

    34 of 37 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.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible, "upgrade" 8 pin rip off

    • Written by from Citrus Heights

    The 8 pin conversion was and IS the worst thing Apple could have done to their iPhone. The little NIB comes loose (even on these $39 TOO EXPENSIVE ones) and have to be replaced. (Keep on buying another one). I'm sick and tired of paying for over priced pieces of doo doo. Do us a favor Apple, come up with something else or go back to the 30 pin. at least those cords work!!!!

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was a 4 star before IOS 7

    • Written by from league city

    THis now does not pass video. That isn't a hardware problem. It did before IOS 7 for both iPhone and iPad. Thanks Apple. This went from an overly expensive adapter that worked for charging, audio and video to something Apple now engineered into not working. Airplay is great at home, but that doesn't help for showing video on the road unless you want to carry your own Apple TV to set up a wireless connection.

    18 of 19 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!

    20 of 21 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

    Worked only for a short time

    • Written by from Everett

    I've had this cable for a year now, And quit playing audio about 4 months after I bought it. All it can do is charge my phone/ipad. Also $39 is way too much. Don't waste your time and money with this product.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad Air

    • Written by from Scituate

    Apple said it was compatible with the iPad Air, but plugging it in gives a message "Not Compatible with this device" It is larger than the connecters that came with the iPad. Very disappointed! The 30 pin adapter also will not fit with the case on. Some product co-ordination needed here.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Helpful

    • Written by from Spring Valley

    It lasted me a month! One day, I plug it in and then it just collapsed!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of time and unacceptable

    • Written by from Burlington

    Spent 40 minutes in the Apple store today battling the crowds to get service on what adapter to buy. Ended up with this product and now on my way to return it. I wish I would have read these comments before going as it doesn't work for all the same reasons as stated by the many comments below, won't fit with a case, isn't compatible with BOSE sound dock etc etc. For such a "World Class" organization, I can't believe Apple is still selling this product.

    21 of 26 people found this useful