• 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.

    20 of 24 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was longer

    • Written by from San Diego

    The cable is an awkward length, a little too short or not long enough.

    too bad it is not 3 feet long, so I can keep the old 30 pin connector hidden in my car.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit with just about any case and intermittent performance

    • Written by from ST. ALBANS

    Lightening connector is fatter than lightning charger and as a result cannot connect when case us fitted. Have tried 3 cases doesn't fit with any. The bottom edge if the phone needs to be completely uncovered for this to fit. Also a bit hit and miss when used to connect to my audio cable in the car find myself having to unplug and reinsert. Not very impressive and £35!! Standards are slipping at apple. Doesn't look like they think usability through like they used to, ios 7 now this, it's sad.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    • Written by from hazlet

    I have made the purchase of an iPod touch 5 after previously cracking the 3 and the 4th generation. with this cord, it has broken 7 times. six times, I have gotten a replacement one. (free with the warranty from best buy). and now, it has broken for the seventh time and im just don with this cord. im going to get one from five below.

    21 of 27 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not support video

    • Written by from Oxford

    I bought it to connect to a 30 pin to a VGA and I tried it on the iPad and the iPhone 5s and in both I got no image and the message "this accessory is not compatible with the iPad".

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit iPad Air own brand case

    • Written by from Mold

    I have a new iPad Air, and the official leather smart case. This adapter does not fit.
    The lightening plug plastic is a little wide to go in the gap left by the case, and the case is too stiff to flex out of the way.
    I can't vouch for it working or not.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Suits my purpose but it's pricey

    • Written by from Mine Hill

    Pros: It works perfectly and does exactly what I want it to. Yay!
    Cons: I had to pay so much & the fact that I even needed it in the first place. Boo!

    My sole purpose in purchasing was to allow me to connect my iPhone 5 to the USB port in my 2010 Honda CRV. I needed an adapter for my existing extra long 30-pin USB cable (no extra long Lightning to USB cables yet) The short cord doesn't bother me, and it connects to the lightning port without having to fiddle with my OtterBox case. If the cord were any shorter or not there, I think making connections would actually be a PITA.

    20 of 26 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?

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For those who purchased Otter Box Defender Cases

    • Written by from Fayetteville

    I ordered two adapters. The type of case I'm using prevents the adapter from fitting into the phone. The only way to use this adapter is to remove the phone from the case. I returned these to Apple. Perhaps these would work with a different case such as Speck. The odd thing is the charger that comes with the iPhone 5 works perfectly so why don't these?

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not work on my VW 2011 Touran GT

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    It can charge but no audio playback at all.

    I will exchange this one for the cord-less version which proven works on my car audio system.
    Although the cord-less Adapter's lightning plug is too large for my iPhone 5 case.

    I have to remove the case before use...

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The absolute WORST charger ever

    • Written by from Snellville

    This is the worst charger I have EVER experienced. It seems as if it were designed to break just so I have to buy a new one every two months. The price to replace a simple charger is beyond ridiculous. Honestly, I don't have the money to keep replacing my charger over and over again. With the old charger, I never experienced so many problems, it is just with this one that I am. I am extremely disappointed in this product. Right now as I write this, my phone is completely dead because in the middle of the night my charger quit working completely, so now I have to take time out of my day to track down a way-too-expensive charger and buy yet another one.

    30 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by from Tipp City

    Had the charger for barely a month and it quit working. so frustrating to spend so much money only for it to quit working so soon. I feel like $40 for a replacement is absolutely ridiculous but since the 5th generation is different than all of our other itouches, i'm forced to buy a new one :(

    25 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just perfect with differen docking stations

    • Written by from Pooler

    Bought yesterday at the Apple store and tried already with my Sony Speakers Dock RDP-M5ip, Philips Clock Radio AJ3270D/17 and Sony Bluray Player BDV-N790W with Ipod reader, and everything work just fine! I have the new Iphone 5 64Gb and these are just the few adapaters I have. I will still have to try my Onkyo A/V receiver TX-NR5007 ipod adapter UP-A1 adapter, iHome Alarm Ip23 clok. The cable could be a litle bit longer and the price could be lower!!! Thanks! I am not disappointed like what happen to some users!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my needs

    • Written by from Maynard

    I bought this at the Apple Store the other day. I've had my iPhone 5 for about a month, and during this time I could not listen to music on my iHome. It drove me crazy, so I bought this cable, even though it is 40 dollars. It works for me, it charges my phone and lets me listen to music, so it does everything I need.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    close but no cigar

    • Written by from League City

    fits well, charges the phone however, unable to stream Pandora (the reason i bought it). i have a 2011 C63 Benz. deal is the 4S works perfectly with the provided 30pin cable. here is a twist. if i connect the 4S to the factory cable and play pandora and then with the adapter cable connected to the i5 unplug the 4S and hurry and plug the 5 with the adapter cable it plays. doesn't show what is playing but works. can't figure out if the phone needs and update or the car. or maybe the cable has a glitch. i don't know but was a 40 dollar chance and it bit me. any help would be appreciated.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Helpful

    • Written by from Spring Valley

    It lasted me a month! One day, I plug it in and then it just collapsed!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for my vehicles

    • Written by from Robbinsville

    While I am not happy about the price of this cable (it is way too expensive), I am happy to report that it works to both charge the phone and to stream music, with complete control through the car stereo, when used on both my 2012 Hyundai Elantra and my 2014 Kia Sorento. I looked through a ton of these reviews without seeing either of these vehicles listed, so I was concerned about it. After arriving I am happy to report that it does work, so if you have one of these vehicles and need this cable it should be a good fit for you.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Conroe

    The length of this adapter cable makes it completely worthless. I cannot imagine an application where this length of cable would help anyone. Couple that with the fact that no one appears to make a lightning extension cable and I have NO solution to connect my new phone to my old docking stations.
    Apple - Seriously, think about this for a minute and fix it. I need a 3 foot (1 m) cable. for the price you're charging for this cable, an extra 2.4 feet of cable isn't going to make any real difference in base cost and you might actually sell some of them.

    19 of 27 people found this useful