• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorta works

    • Written by from Richfield

    I bought this to use with 30 pin cables I already have to connect a iPad mini. I have the Apple iPad mini Smart Case and I have to remove the iPad mini from the case in order to use this adapter The plug casing is too large to go into the case. Other cables I have are fine, the USB to Lightning cable that came with the iPad mini and the SD card reader with lightning, both work with the case. The cable needs to be re-designed with a smaller lighting connector and Apple needs to make it right with those that wish to exchange for the correct cable. Apple stuff should be compatible with other Apple stuff.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was a lil worried after the reviews, but it works fine for me me...

    • Written by from The Woodlands

    Primary reason I bought this was to see if the iPad camera connection kit I just picked up last fall for my iPad 3 would work on my iPad mini w/retina I just bought---any other uses were just icing on the cake. I have a Nikon D5200 and both adapters in the kit (the SD card reader and USB adapter) work just fine---USB connection has issues if the battery on the camera itself is running low but otherwise works great.

    Next, got down to trying it on everything else in the house…late model Samsung home theater receiver w/iPod dock (bought it waaay back when the iPod w/video first came out), and my Sony Dream Machine clock radio w/docking station I bought 3-4 yrs ago. Both the iPad mini AND my iPhone 5s work great on these "senior" devices. Aaaaaalmost bought the version of this adapter that's just the connector without the cable extension---glad I didn't so I could ensure everything had room to plug in and seat correctly. Not as slick-looking, but in this case I preferred function & versatility over form.

    My car has Bluetooth and USB interfaces to connect music devices rather than an iPod-specific connection, so had no chance to try this cable there. Guess I can try it with rental cars when I travel but with all the alternate ways you can connect iPods/Phones to car stereos, this wasn't a big personal concern of mine.

  • 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

    3 of 11 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly in my Audi Q5 with MMI.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Wanted the cable to interface with my audio system in my 2012 Audi Q5, and this cable does the job.

    I'm going to take it with me when I'm traveling (frequently) as pretty much every hotel alarm clock has the 30 pin plug.

    Just deducting a star for the extortionate price. For what this is it really should be $19 maximum. It's a shame how horribly we're gouged as Apple consumers.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works nicely

    • Written by from Leesburg

    After reading some of the reviews, I was more than a little wary. I presumed that Apple would take it back, if it didn't connect my iPhone 5S to the old 4S connector on the top of my iHome radio. That radio has nice sound playing my own iPhone music or playing my Classical SiriusXM channels "Pop" or "Symphony" music.
    It works well.
    I would like to have had another 18-20 inches for the price.

  • 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.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really awesome product for the Bose Sounddock II

    • Written by from voorhees

    I recently bought this product for my iPhone 5s because I have a Bose souddock II product made for the 4S, when I found out that the iPhone 5, 5S, & 5C upgraded to the lighting port, I decided to get this "Lighting to 30-pin adapter"... if you have a speaker product that doesn't match the 5S product, then this "lighting to 30-pin adapter is for YOU!

    1 of 1 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.

    19 of 20 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.

    30 of 32 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!

    2 of 6 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.

    28 of 30 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

    28 of 29 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.

    27 of 31 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.

    19 of 19 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 2 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.

    35 of 39 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.

    32 of 34 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.

    31 of 34 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