• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after less than six months of minimal use (less than ten times)

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    I purchased this adapter in the Fall of last year. I'm a teacher and wanted to use my iPad Air in class rather than lugging my MacBook to present my PowerPoint lectures. I used it about 10 times at the most and it worked perfectly. But when I geared up for this semester I planned to use it again. I plugged it in and while the presentation appeared on the projector screen it immediately began to blink off and on and it did so the entire time. Thinking that it was the projector I contacted our tech crew and asked them to troubleshoot. After they did I came to class the following day and the same thing happened. They came again, had their own adapter, plugged my iPad into theirs and I lectured problem free. The problem was my basically brand new adapter. I have always kept the adapter stowed away in my iPad carrying bag and never dropped it or anything. So why is it dying? After reading all the reviews on the Apple site this is apparently a widespread and recurring problem. And some of you might say that I can just get another since its under warranty, but think about it: why should I NEED to get a replacement in less than six months??? On what planet is THAT good business??? I'm an Apple person to the core (ha!) but this is ridiculous. if I invest in the Lightning to HDMI adapter will it do the same thing??? I'm not taking the chance.

    For those of you who gave it glowing reviews, or think other folks are just plain dunce-tards, I would like to hear from you a few months from now. Then we shall see if you still think this $50 piece of junk is worthy of 5 stars.

  • 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.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Movies

    • Written by from Fremont

    I bought this $50 cable for the sole purpose of watching a movie i bought from itunes on a larger screen and it does not do that. I thought it would be as easy as my kindle that i just connect and play but was a huge wast of money. Please do not buy this. You would think a movie you buy would be able to play wherever you want it to but all they want you to do is spend more money on itunes tv.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    • Written by from Lisboa

    it does not work with most projectors, so no presentations......

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not iTunes Compatabile?!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I only have a smartphone, an iPhone, and I've been saving up to buy a tablet or computer. I mean 'saving up' in the most literal sense, because I was only considering iPads and Macs, and they cost a lot. I have been getting by fine without a bigger screen, especially since I bought this adaptor. I've been able to watch Netflix and it has been awesome. So, I decided to buy my FIRST iTunes video. The latest Walking Dead; I don't have cable and it isn't on Netflix. I paid Apple money for the video. I can't watch iTunes videos on external displays using a VGA connection??? Really?? Somebody just didn't think that through, and know I have to watch the show on my tiny iPhone, after paying Apple for the video, the adaptor, and the phone.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of you know what.....

    • Written by from scottsdale

    Will not work with netflix or any other show purchased thru iTunes. Gives some BS reason..... Waste of money

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by from Baltimore

    This thing is not working on most of the projectors I connect it to....may be they are old...but that what I bought it for..to work on projector...it just worked on my home monitor....really disappointed....worst accessory I bought from Apple

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the Classroom

    • Written by from Port Matilda

    I use this adapter to project apps from my iPad air to the projector in my 4th grade classroom and it works beautifully. I also plug in a portable speaker for sound. It works on all apps, but will not project iTunes content. This is disappointing, but does not take away from its effectiveness in the classroom. It is expensive, but for how much I use it, it will worth the price.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dissapointing

    • Written by from Godmanchester

    I have just purchased this adapter from the apple store, i have to say that i am really dissapointed with it, i was assured both online by an "expert" and in the store that it would play movies for the iTunes Store, but it doesn't. please do bear this in mind if you are looking for one to connect to a home cinema projector!

    in conclusion not very good and apple should think about this, if i could, no stars would suffice.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great but can't play Apple iTunes purchased movies.

    • Written by from Flint

    Wanted to use this to send the Apple iTunes movies I purchased to a VGA projector, a Dell 2300MP.

    The iPhone connects flawlessly and will show each page of apps and the movies I have made. But when it comes to movies I purchased from Apple iTunes, I get "THE CONNECTED DISPLAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO PLAY PROTECTED MOVIES."

    Don't know if it is the age of the projector, or the lack of a chip. I did notice that these movies were streaming from the cloud.

    It would be nice if they had mentioned that in the description.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Useful

    • Written by from Campos dos Goytacazes

    Excelent for presentations and classes!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ipad mini and pico pix 1430 projector

    • Written by from Chester

    if you download the free app 'image out' by apparent etch, then connect your projector to your mini via a lightning vga adapter- turn on the projector when the app is open and you will be prompted to choose a pixel setting. Choose the one in the middle and exit the app. Screen sharing should now be in full screen mode rather than a green margin down one side

    I use my mini with a pico pix 1430 and the phillips dual vga cable although i don't plug in the audio lead as speakers work better connected to the mini then this cable connects to the adapter and then to the mini and voila after the app steps above. The cables cost a bunch but the adapter was the cheapest at tescos especially if you have coupons!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with older projectors

    • Written by from Peoria

    I bought this to use at work. It did not work on our older projectors that we use with windows laptops. This was a disappointment.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cuts off right hand side of screen

    • Written by from Fair Oaks

    I tried this adapter for the first time last night with a Dell projector and my iPad. I was disappointed that Netflix is the only streaming app that supports such a device. Amazon needs to update their app and I am really disappointed in Apple that they will not allow movies to be used with this device. I did notice that when the home screen is viewed or when trying to view a powerpoint from Slideshark, the right hand side of the screen is cut off. I will have to check blogs for a fix to this. Works well with Netflix, but I might have to stick with my laptop for PowerPoint. I also bought the HDMI adapter and it works great on my TV with Slideshark. I will try movies next.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA adapter a disappointment

    • Written by from Sacramento

    Very disappointing. Purchased to play movies on my iPad mini though TV while traveling. Trouble is, it works on some TVs, but only plays audio on others -- even identical TVs.

    30 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Video

    • Written by from Richmond

    Tried with multiple monitors, projectors, and iPads. Not one displayed the video externally. Further iOS has zero troubleshooting controls.

    Don't buy it!

    38 of 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work for me

    • Written by from Palm Bay

    I have been using a 30 pin ipad without a problem in my classes. The new lightining connector does not display on any of our projectors here. It displays on my external screen but not the projectors. And unfortunately the iPad does not have a way for us to control resolution, etc.

    66 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Charlotte

    This connector does not work with all VGA projectors. I was able to get the iPad to show up on a computer monitor, but when plugged in to the projector it would not display anything. I am a school teacher, so I also tried the classroom next door with the same results. The computer specialist at my school also tried to get it to work, and again the same result. Just be prepared that if you purchase this connector, it may not work with your projector.

    119 of 133 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT!

    • Written by from PATERSON

    It Does What It does ! Good Job Apple ! :)

    29 of 51 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but could you make it any shorter?

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    This adapter works exactly as advertised for me, but is really short. The 30 pin is much much longer and still seemed short during use.

    65 of 87 people found this useful