• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE DESIGN!

    • Written by from MERRICK

    Why is the Lightning connector on this cable nearly TWICE the size of every other lightning cable? Easy... POOR DESIGN!

    This OVER-SIZED lightning connector will not fit on many cases/bumpers or other products (even products sold on this website!). It makes no sense for the lightning connector to be so HUGE, especially when it's completely unnecessary. For $40 ($45 in-store), your "connector" should be able to perform it's most basic function... CONNECTING!

    The only real option I've seen people do is to file the UNNECESSARY plastic down a bit, but then you run into the problem of voiding the warranty (despite having ZERO effect on the actual internals). Such a shame.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Larger than stock charger

    • Written by from San Diego

    Annoying that apple wouldn't keep the housing the same size as the stock charger - this one won't fit most cases.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    charger cable stopped working after 1 year

    • Written by from Edison

    Charger cable is not a good quality, considering the fact the apple products last long (not break within an year). My husband still uses iphone 4, and that cable is still good even after 3 years of usage... Apple should improve iPhone 5 charger cable quality. New charger cable costs so high, seriously!!! 40$, thats not fair for customer like me whose previous cable stopped working with in an year, how do i trust or how can i be sure that new cable quality is good enough!!!! Apple should either improve quality or reduce the price.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit lifeproof case.

    • Written by from Waterloo

    Bought this adapter to use with iPhone 6 and lifeproof case. Plug is too large for case. Apple should change dimensions of plug.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple (!) iPad Camera Connection Kit

    • Written by from Steffisburg

    Doesn't work with the Apple (!) iPad Camera Connection Kit. iPhone 5 with iOS 8.1.2 reports «device not recognized» (so that much works fine)...
    Overprized gadgets should at least WORK. Shame! Double-Shame! Fife-Star-Shame!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Lifeproof case (iPhone 6)

    • Written by from Woodbury

    My car's previous owner had the dealership wire a 30 pin adapter hidden in the console so you can play music from an Apple product (iPhone, iPod, etc.) through the regular stock stereo. I really enjoy having this feature, but I recently purchased an iPhone 6 which has the lighting connection. I also have a Lifeproof case to protect my new phone. I purchased this adapter from Apple knowing the shorter adapter likely wouldn't fit with the case. Well, this adapter doesn't fit either. The plastic around the lightning connection is bigger than the regular phone charger (which fits fine with my case). I had to grind the plastic completely off this adapter for it to fit, and it barely does. So I just voided any warranty on what I consider an overpriced adapter. I'm pretty annoyed that I had to buy a proprietary connection adapter to fit a prior proprietary connection, then be forced to modify it in order to work, thereby voiding any warranty on said overpriced adapter. Disappointed in Apple on this one.

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with car adapter

    • Written by from ATLANTIC BEACH

    For some unknown reason, the plastic housing on the lightning plug on this unit is larger than on a standard charger, so it will not work with accessories that are made for the lightning plug. SO FRUSTRATING! A complete waste of time and money- I expect so much more from Apple!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Boca raton

    Will not even register device when trying to play music through a 30 pin output on my car stereo.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lightning to 30-pin adapter (MD824ZM/A)

    • Written by from zurich

    I bought this adapter (lightning to 30-pin adapter (MD824ZM/A)) to connect my iphone 6 on a cable iphone 4. I would also connect it in my stereo. But it does not work!

    When I connect I get the message: "This accessory is not compatible with this device"

    What should I do?

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for iPhone 6!

    • Written by from ASHEBORO

    "Trust this Computer" will reappear regardless of phone resets. "This accessory may not be supported on this device" pops after what looks like it is working when first attached, should read "is not supported". A very poor product that worked fine on the iphone 5. Spend your $40 at your own risk.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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

    15 of 44 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.

    29 of 34 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.

    32 of 34 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.

    37 of 39 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.

    52 of 56 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.

    41 of 46 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

    38 of 40 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.

    35 of 40 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.

    51 of 56 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.

    40 of 42 people found this useful