• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well but doesn't fit well

    • Written by from WINSTON SALEM

    This cable had done all I have asked it to do so far, except fit into my iPhone with a case on.

    My case (made by Switcheasy, awesome case!) has a hole cut out for the Lightning port. I think many cases have this feature. The cable that shipped with the iPhone fits perfectly. On this cable, the lightning end is MUCH thicker than the original cable and will not fit with my case. I had to remove some of the plastic around the lightning end to even get to close to it fitting.

    Why is this end so much thicker? I can't see any reason for it. So if you have a case that has a small cutout for the lightning port, beware of this cable.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from CRAB ORCHARD

    Works great... -2 stars for price!!

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone adapter for Audi A5

    • Written by from broomall

    I have an Audi a5 without Navigation. I used a Ipod/Iphone cable with the "Blue" Grommet. This new adapter allows my IPhone to connect seamlessly, with the added benefit that I can now stream Pandora and the AUDI MMI system recognizes the songs. With previous IPhones the audio system would time out while streaming Pandora and revert to music on my iphone.

    This cable is pricey at $39.00 but I wasn't willing to take a chance on a cable from a third party manufacturer. Also, the extra 8 inches on the cable makes maneuvering the phone much easier.

    30 of 40 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.

    20 of 21 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.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little pricey but works well

    • Written by from Camden

    I have a Bose series 2 sound dock with the 30 pin connector. I have the newest generation iPad (4th) with Siri. These new ones have lightning connector. I bought the adapter and connected to my iPad to the Bose. The music played and charged well. Be careful what brand of sound docks purchased. Some may not support charging the battery like my In Motion sound dock.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with most devices

    • Written by from New York

    The description is correct in that you can plug in 30 pin cables to lighting. If you want the device supported, that's another story. The most obvious need, VGA out, is one of those unsupported use cases.

    49 of 79 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!!!!

    21 of 24 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.

    19 of 20 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.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too wide to use with case

    • Written by from Markham

    This 30-pin to Lightning connector has a wide form factor on the Lightning end. It is wider than the connector on the USB to Lightning connector that ships with the iPhone 5s. I find that it is too wide to use with my case. Very annoying. Why not have a consistent shape for the Lightning connector, Apple?

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless for...

    • Written by from BAYAMON

    I have an Apple iPhone 30-pin to VGA cable. I bought this Apple iPhone lightning to 30-pin adapter. I wanted to project my new iPhone 5's screen for my UPR students using a projector with a VGA connector on my Apple iPhone. Upon combining both adapters I get a "This Accessory is Not Supported by iPhone", OK?. So $50 + $50 = $100 gone to scat. Is Apple willing to do anything about this? There was no warning indicating this doesn't work. Three incompatible Apple products in just one generational change. Not very honest, hard-working or professional. By the by, will we ever get to use Flash without having to buy an even later generation???

    25 of 32 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Video and audio output do not work like iPod Classic

    • Written by from Honolulu

    WHY??? would the audio and video out functions of the iPod touch gen 5 be different than the iPod Classic? If they were...and they are...why wouldn't Apple be professional enough to tell the buyer what the new setup is?????????????
    Very, very frustrating.....

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to lightening adapter- Short, stiff cord with bulky lightening end

    • Written by from Sudbury

    Good -it charges and plays back itunes with my ihome.

    BAD - it has a too short, very stiff cord. Cord actually can stand up straight on it's own unlike the flexible charger that comes with the phone.

    BAD - the lightening end too thick so and I have to take off the case, unlike the 29.00 adapter which fits without taking off the case.

    BAD - Expensive. This Was a gift otherwise I suggest taking a chance on the knockoffs first.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dock and Car Connection

    • Written by from Khabisi

    is this connector will work with bmw ipod connection i just purchased an adaptor but it didnt worked for my Harman Kardon Go+Play 2 Dock and also my car 2010 bmw 3 series sedan. it's only charging which has no use. All are working with iphone 4, 4s.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great in my car! (VW Jetta)

    • Written by from Kaufman

    My iPhone 5 came in today and I used this adapter to connect to the existing 30 pin connector that came in my 2010 VW Jetta TDI. At first it didn't work because the new phone didn't have any songs on it. Once I downloaded a song or two I retried the cable and it worked. Full skip, pause, play and playlist selection just like I had on the old 4S. I then noticed there was some crackling in the audio, I quickly resolved this by changing the AUX input on my car radio from the High setting back to Medium. Now it is perfect and I love it.
    I chose this adapter over the one without the length of cable because the factory 30 pin wire that came with the car is too short and now with this adapter connected the phone can lie flat on the passenger seat! Very happy!

    20 of 22 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.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Charger

    • Written by from Gibsonia

    I am on my 3rd iPhone 5 charger, although yes, apple has great customer service in replacing these chargers, it is a HUGE inconvenience to have to go replace a charger about every 2 months. I don't know what it is but the cord keeps "severing" and it will become very touchy in how the phony lays while it charges to all of a sudden not charging at all. Not to mention how short the cord is. In general I truly dislike this charger for the new Apple products.

    30 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with a case attached

    • Written by from Port Jervis

    I bought this,along with a number of similar Apple adapters to use with my new iPhone 5s. It works fine when there is no case or bumper on the phone, but it isn't long enough to fit into the port when a case is on. In order to use the adapters you must take the case off. For the amount of money Apple charges for these things, it would be expected that theyare compatible with cases on. My only option is to buy multiple Apple syncing wires (THEY fit with a case on) if I don't want to be bothered with taking the case off every time I charge, sync with my computer or use in my car.

    21 of 26 people found this useful