• 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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kia Soul ipod cable...it works with iphone 5s in Lifeproof case!!!

    • Written by from panama city

    2013 Kia Soul and iphone 5s, this works perfect with the factory cable that came with the car! All music is controllable through the steering wheel controls. This cable also fits perfect with the Lifeproof case on!

    1 of 3 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.

    10 of 11 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

    12 of 13 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.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Manufacturing defect in some of these adapters!

    • Written by from Harrison

    After reading the mixed reviews (mostly negative), I decided to purchase the adapter in person at a local Apple store. The Sales Rep. assured me I was purchasing the correct product for my purpose (my Audi A5 media connector has a 30-pin plug and I needed a Lightening Adapter to connect my iPhone 5s). As soon as I left the store and got to my car, I attempted to use the adapter to connect my iPhone. Like others who have reviewed this product, I received a note on my phone's screen that stated "This accessory does not work with this device".
    I immediately returned to the store and explained the problem to the Sales Rep. He suggested I exchange the adapter for another identical one and try to connect with the replacement. To my surprise (and pleasure) the replacement worked just fine. My iTune songs and Pandora played through my vehicle's Media connection perfectly.
    Based on the mixed reviews and my personal experience, I can only assume some of these adapters have manufacturing defects. I hope that someone from Apple Engineering reads this review and addresses this quality control issue.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Great

    • Written by from Bogor

    So i had alpine 9887 head unit, and the 30pin cable i used it with my 4G back then.
    now i'm using 5s and still confuse.
    At first i was hesitate to buy this cable cause the price was very high and i read the review theres some people after buying the cable didn't work on their old 30pin device even using the original 30pin to lighnting adapter..

    couldn't take it much any longer not listening to my ipod in the car.. i'm buying one and of course gambling.. and thanks god it works just fine with my old alpine 9887. can control it from HU all works great

    so here i am write these review to help you guys who using alpine HU 9887

    Cheers!..

    0 of 1 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.

    23 of 26 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.

    20 of 21 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.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kia Sorento 2011 Compatible

    • Written by from Midlothian

    Did some research for a product to convert the 30Pin to the 8pin. I have the new iPhone 5S and iPad with retina display. The iPhone has an otterbox case and I read from the reviews that the smaller converter would not fit or that the 8pin gets loose from the angle that the phone is at. I have a 2011 Kia Sorrento with the 30pin ipod cord that has a USB and Aux cable. I needed to make sure that this cord would be compatible with other non Apple products since Apple changed the algorithm in all their cords. I bought it yesterday and hooked it up. Works Great. Have not tried it on any Ipod Docks or any other locations except for my car. The price at $42 with tax is outrageous, but I couldn't handle listening to regular radio for 2 days straight when I drive at least 2-3 hours a day in the car.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Many of these are defective! Return your bad one and get one that works!

    • Written by from HOLMDEL

    I purchased this adapter with an iPad Mini Retina. I got the "This accessory is not supported by this device." error message. I made a Genius Bar appointment, demonstrated the problem, and they replaced the adapter with one that works. The new one works perfectly with my Bose Sound Dock, camera & SD readers for older iPad, and other older 30-pin devices. Judging by the reviews, there are an awful lot of defective instances of this adapter! (If the first one had worked, it would have five stars.)

    4 of 4 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.

    18 of 19 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!!!!

    10 of 12 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.

    11 of 12 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!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good But ...

    • Written by from Paris

    It's perfect, but couldn't they have made it a liiiittle bit longer. 20 Cm is barely a cable !

    1 of 2 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.

    18 of 19 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.

    12 of 13 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.

    14 of 15 people found this useful