• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted $50

    • Written by from Denver

    Like many other users, the Lightning Digital AV Adapter did not work. Purchased a new tv and couldn't wait to watch movies from my iPad mini to the TV. Bought what I thought would be the solution, to no avail. Disappointed is putting it nicely.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless overpriced non-functioning piece of garbage

    • Written by from Fort Huachuca

    Sometimes I love apple products. Other times I am so frustrated with them that I feel compelled to write a review of them. I bought my adapter about five months ago from an unnamed box store. It worked fine until last night. The video simply stopped. I've tried three different hdmi cables, two different televisions, and three different devices. Every single one of them are audio only to the TV. I've heard the argument that apple is more form over function, most of the time I oppose that argument with the 8 year old laptop that I own that's still going strong. But in this case a little piece of cable wrapped in plastic that's $49.00 retail is just not worth the money. Moreover, it's a piece of hardware that doesn't carry a warrantee by any store or seller. I'm completely disappointed and frustrated with this device because I've never dropped it, mistreated it, or even handled it roughly and it simply stopped functioning as advertised. I'm a firm believer in the old saying you get what you pay for, in this case the effort put into making this product correctly does not come close to the effort I put in to earning the money to pay for it. In the exchange of value for value I got the short end of the deal. Don't waste your time with this product, the lowest bidder built it and it's being sold at a premium price.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after iOS 8.1.3 update

    • Written by from Sparks

    I purchased this product prior to the update and it worked pretty well. The picture wasn't amazing but it was clear and it mirrored my iPad perfectly. Sometimes my iPad would not register the adapter or it would be slow. But, I was okay with all of that until my adapter stopped working completely with the new update. Now all I get is a black screen if I plug the adapter in. I would not recommend this product until Apple comes out with an update to fix this bug.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, Terrible, Pointless, Waste of Money.

    • Written by from Rossland

    I was reasonably excited when I saw this product available, but wasn't quite sure about the price. So far most VGA-USB cables or similar adapters will all run around the $35-60 range. I bought this expecting to be able to play games and watch movies on my larger screen, without having to use a console to do so.

    This cable is finicky. Not all TV's support the adapter.

    After plugging this adapter into my three TV's, working on NONE of them (only showing a purple screen, the TV's are no older than 4 years) I finally went to my neighbors and tried on their two TV's. This adapter worked on one Samsung 55" HD TV, but only after plugging it in/unplugging it several times, restarting the phone twice and turning the TV on/off. Even then if the phone changed angles AT ALL, the signal would cut out and not come back.

    Either I received a dud, or we all have. I'm furious right now, as this is not the first product I've bought through Apple that was overpriced and DID NOT WORK AS ADVERTISED OR EXPECTED. I wasn't able to play iPhone games on my large TV, watch movies or browse the web.

    I have bought several "duds" over the past five years, including two Classic iPods, two iPhones and now this adapter. I am now seriously considering leaving all Apple products behind and investing in other companies.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a couple of times

    • Written by from Katoomba

    Same as many worked great a couple of times and then just stopped - not sure if it's a hardware problem or most recent iOS update. What' the story Apple ? your rep's going down the gurgles. ... Just saying

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stop working after ios8

    • Written by from New freedom

    This Hdmi lighting adapter worked like a dream for my family right until the last Apple update and it just stopped completely now we are very disappointed that we paid almost 90 dollars last year directly from the Apple Store so now what's the use.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy will not work on iPad 4th or iPhone 5s

    • Written by from Ashland

    Had adapter for over a year and worked fine. Since iOS 8 and subsequent updates it has stopped working. Still not working as of Jan 1st, 2015.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Laggy video output

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Both the HDMI and VGA lightning video adapters introduce lag to video output that wasn't present with the 30 pin adapters. Because of this my old iPad3 is better for running VJAY (audio-visual performance app) than a brand new iPad Air 2. Disappointed that Apple, a company that used to be the standard for creative types, is pushing a standard like lightning adapters that can't perform well enough for artistic applications.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Wyoming

    It's a weste of money, I used it only five times and it stopped working. I took it back because I thought it was a malfunctioning product . Came home and tried to use the new one and same things. Apple should refund for selling such an expensive product and does not work.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't Charge iPhone 5

    • Written by from Newport News

    Device won't charge iphone while watching a movie. Waist of money and not completely beneficial as advertised.

    12 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    • Written by from prestonpans

    Worked to start with then won't connect my iPad goes blue like its meant to then quits and cannot watch on telly like its meant to do another poor quality rip off from apple I shall not be purchasing any more apple stuff and when my contract expires with iPhone I will be looking for better phone and company to deal with

    13 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of Money! Does not Work!

    • Written by from Salem

    I would give this zero stars if I could. I hooked my ipad air up to my brother's television (he has Direct TV) with the lightning digital av adapter and couldn't get past a message stating that due to an agreement with other cable and satellite providers I could only watch videos or anything else on my mobile device. So if you are interested in using your Xfinity to Go app to watch tv away from home on anything but your ipad or iphone, forget it.
    A lot of money wasted on an expensive gadget that does nothing.

    14 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Montgomery Village

    Does not work, DO NOT BUY. If I could I would give it zero stars

    11 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought this on July 18 of this year & did not open it & use until August 1st. It worked well for a short amount of time & now suddenly it does not work. It has the quality of a dollar store charger. For the price it's a real rip off for something that lasted less than 2 weeks long.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't charge my iPhone5 while in use

    • Written by from Dallas

    The way the iPhone5 drains down a battery I can't even watch a full movie bc it doesn't charge while playing movies. Total waste of money.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after less than a dozen uses

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I got less than a dozen uses out of the Lightning Digital AV Adapter before it quit working. As an apple user since the mid-80s, all I can say is this is yet another example of the demise of Apple quality. Well it was marvelous while it lasted!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of $$$

    • Written by from Loma Linda

    Almost $3000 worth of equipment (iphone 5s and Nikon camera) and this $49 adapter does not work to connect the two....

    10 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing HDMI about it!

    • Written by from Cartersville

    This is the shoddiest excuse of an HDMI adapter I have ever seen. While it may transfer audio or video via an HDMI, what you get on your screen is not worthy to be defined as High Definition. Do not waste your money on this product.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Digital AV Adapter broke in three months!

    • Written by from wildwood

    Very upset that this adapter broke after only three months, sadly i didn't even use it more than fifteen times within the three months. Tried it on two iphone 5s's, iphone 5c, ipad air, and four different HDMI cables. I just did that to make sure some setting didn't mess it up, cause it used to work for all of those devices, but not anymore! Do not buy and if Apple stands by their products, i would like a new adapter or a refund! I have the receipt, bought only three months ago!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad Air

    • Written by from Panama City Beach

    The cable does not work with the iPad Air. I bought it to work with my DISH Hopper via Dishanywhere when traveling.
    Sound connects, but there is no video. I tried via a receiver and directly to two HD HDMI equipped TV's. The same result
    I also tried several input signal and still no video.
    iPad by itself connects without a ptoblem to Dishanywhere.

    That makes Apple 2 for 2 for expensive junk.
    I also bought a lightning SDHC card reader. It also failed to perform as described.

    20 of 26 people found this useful