• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works until it doesn't

    • Written by from Decatur

    Stupidly overpriced for what it is, and stopped working just after a year.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Strategize your social and ethical responsibilities appropriately

    • Written by from St. Cloud

    I bought the Apple iphone 6 with the $80.00 LifeProof fre case. I wanted to use my Bose speaker system but the stem is too short to fit in the iphone unless I remove the case every time I want to use the speakers. I chose to keep the adapter since there is no other solutions that I could find out there. I spent $200.00 on my speaker a little over a year ago and can't justify trashing that. This adapter is way overpriced for the 5 inch stiff cord you receive. Apple, you need to be more inventive when sitting in your board room planning your products and determining how to sustain customer service. Not to mention all the adapters and products that are being thrown in the trash because they are useless. You need to look at your social and ethical responsibilities.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with some phone cases, despite initial appearances

    • Written by from Oakville

    This would be an ideal product if the designers had thought to make the casing around the lightning cable end of the cable the same size as the casing around the lightning to USB cable, rather than bigger. Case manufacturers are designing their products to fit the lightning cable, and not the lightning to 30-pin adapter, so my nice new case is not compatible with the cable. There is no warning about the different size of the adapters on Apple's product description. So much for Apple design innovation!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable does not work

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    I used the 30 pin to lightning adapter for 2 years, and it finally died after every day use, so I decided to get the cable instead, as it offered more flexibility in terms of what case I could use on my iPhone. I used the cable (and the adapter) in my car. I had no issues with the adapter, but the cable would only work about 25% of the time. My music would just stop playing randomly and I would have to disconnect to the cable entirely and reconnect everything to get it to work again. Other times it would not recognize my device at all and then i'd just get an error message. At first i thought maybe it was a bad cable, so i exchanged it for another, but the same thing kept happening.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to hdmi not recognised

    • Written by from Orlando

    I bought this thinking that it would work with all of my 30 pin connectors. NOT SO! Can charge when I connect it to my iPad 30 pin cable but if I connect it to the the Apple 30 pin to hdmi adaptor it does not work. It says "this accessory not supported by this iPhone"

    Really disappointing since it's Apple accessories and not 3rd party. I was hoping that I would not have to buy a separate lightning to hdmi adapter but it seems I have to.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Low quality product

    • Written by from Calgary

    This adapter started deteriorating about 2 months after purchase. It has now completely stopped working. This is from normal use. I expected higher quality for the price.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    • Written by from Matteson

    I bought this cable for my IPad Air in January 2014. It is now September 2014 and the cable is already frayed and worn. For $40, you would think Apple could make this cable more durable. Apple makes great products, but when you need parts, it's highway robbery. I tried buying a cable that was supposedly approved by Apple for my IPad, however, it didn't work properly. Needless to say, I had to rely on genuine Apple products. I gave this product two stars because it didn't last a good year.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working

    • Written by from Linden

    I have been using the long lightning to 30-pin adapter (0.2m) to connect to my Belkin 30-pin Tune-cast in my car. I also use a lightning to usb adapter to charge my iPhone in my car. The lightning to 30-pin adapter (0.2m) shows signs of green oxidation on the lightning end and has stopped working. The lightning to usb adapter in my car works great and shows no sign of green oxidation. My wife uses a short lightning to 30-pin adapter and has also shown no signs of green oxidation. Not sure if the materials or quality of manufacturing are different between different adapter lines or date of manufacturing?

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    My Audi iPod adapter won't recognize this adapter! Overprice and not work!

    • Written by from Bethlehem

    I had the smaller type adapter since I got my iPhone 5 around two yeas ago. That adapter works with my car but the design is terrible. I finally get around and decide to buy this one, guest what, it only charge but not working, no control from my RNS-E. So 2 stars for not fully functioning.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Infiniti Nav

    • Written by from Atlanta

    When connecting my iPhone 5S to my 2008 G35 30-pin adapter, the phone continuously connects and disconnects. It seems to work okay with Apple 30-pin products.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to lightning adapter does not carry power to device

    • Written by from San Jose

    I have an a system for connecting radio to ipod via 30 pin connector.This works great with my ipod. Both power and audio are transmitted through the connector. When I use a lightning to 30 pin adapter it and connect it to my iphone 5 it transmits only the audio and not the power. It is also too think to use easily with my otter case.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPad Air Smart Case

    • Written by from Irvine

    I purchased this 30-pin adapter as I have a few after market products which still use the 30pin connector. The smaller 30-pin adapter does not work with cases, so I thought this one would work. I purchased the Apple product thinking it would work with Apple Smart Cases, but it does NOT. Thankfully I can still use this with my iPhone 5s, but to use it with my iPad Air in a Smart Case I have to remove the iPad from the case as the lightning connector shell is too big. For as much as you pay for this adapter you'd think they'd let you know it doesn't work with their own products.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too big, Too $$

    • Written by from Humble

    The lightning end is too big to work with any case. It is larger then the Apple lightning to USB cable (why on earth would it not be the same size). It is clear that this was not tested with cases. It is also seems expensive for what it is.

    Once my case was off my iphone 5s, it did work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too large

    • Written by from Sydenham

    The lightning end plastic part is significantly larger than the same end on the lightning sync cable. For me this is a problem because the case i use for the new ipad air has a much smaller opening for the cable than did my iphone 5 case. The charge sync cable fits fine because the plastic part is about half the size but the adapter can not fit through the opening in my case. I'm using the new zagg folio keys case which has an opening of 1 cm by -.5 cm.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed with adapter solutions...

    • Written by from Montreal

    The new lightning connector would be great if Apple actually created some useful adapters and cabling. I need to adapt an iPhone 5 and iPod (5th Generation) for a speaker dock less than a year old...what a nightmare. The 30-pin adapter extends my iPhone and iPod so high that they are very unstable. The 30-pin 0.2m cable is so rigid and short that the iPhone and iPad will not lie flat. For god sakes, give us a cable longer than 8 inches. I'm really disappointed that I'm having to search out scarce and less than elegant 3rd party solutions. This is just like the new Thunderbolt connector on my new iMac...all hype, few products supporting it, and of course way overpriced.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working for no reason

    • Written by from Exton

    I have this adapter and the smaller l(square with no cord) adapters. The adapter with the cord suddenly died and no longer charges the phone. Its kept in a drawer and I only use when needed' so there should be no reason why it stopped working. I have tried it with many different cables all with same result.

    The other (no cord) adapters still work even though I bought them at the same time. So I guess I'll stick with them. But I liked the corded one because it was less likely to get lost.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good at all.

    • Written by from Arlington

    You're gonna be able to attach to old accessories for your iPhone 4S, I didn't have any problem with the sound, what I couldn't understand is Why Apple design this cable with an thick plug!!.
    If you want to use it with a case or even a bumper, you better have an case with a big hole to connect it, or have your iPhone naked, otherwise forget about it!!!

    19 of 20 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not allow charging of iPad Mini via Klipsch

    • Written by from Plano

    Purpose was to connect iPad mini to Klipsch speakers used with older version iPod mini.

    Sound came through but the iPad Mini would not charge.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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