• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as expected

    I bought this to allow me to connect my iPhone 6s to the old style 30-pin connector in my Audi. The cable allows all functionality including pass-through music, artist and title display with full control through the steering wheel controls.

    The only downsides are that it is about 10cm too short to be really useful and it's very much on the expensive side for what it is.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TO SHORT

    I love it, works great no problems at all. Why did you make it so short?!?! APPLE give a choice to buy a bigger one. Way to expensive for 20cm of cable.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Elf GPS dongle compatible !

    I can fully use my 30 pins Bad Elf GPS dongle as it should on my iPad mini 2 with this adapter.

    Aftermarket ones does not !

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    Why would you make a cable that doesn't fit the cases you sell on your website!

    9 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality junk.

    I've had to replace this cable twice now, at AUD$59 each time. Both times the cable split just before where it terminates into the lightning connector. Brought it in to the Apple store in Perth, Western Australia and they cited some rubbish about cables not being covered for physical damage. Strangely enough, the 6 year old 30-pin cable that came supplied with my car has absolutely zero defects.

    Apple, you know your cables are junk. Do something about it.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Premature failure

    I bought this cable to use with an old Belkin FM transmitter in my van. The 30-pin end of the transmitter and this cable sit on my van's console and are gently handled about twice a day. The combination worked great for 113 days. While driving and listening to a podcast the transmitter just shut off. The iPhone was still being charged but it wasn't talking to the transmitter. I tried all the usual trouble-shooting steps of replugging the 12V, replugging and even reversing the iPhone end, replugging the 30-pin end, restarting the iPhone. Nothing worked.

    Removed my iPhone case and used a lightning to 30-pin dongle (no cable) and it worked fine, so it wasn't a problem with the transmitter. This cable had failed just sitting on my van's console.

    Tried using it in a Sony clock radio designed for 30-pin iPhones and it worked. So somehow, something in this cable decided it wasn't going to talk to the Belkin transmitter anymore.

    Fortunately, it's still under the 1-year warranty so I'm going to get it exchanged at the Apple Store. It's a $50 cable. It should last more than 3.5 months of gentle use.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    I used this cord on my iPhone 6 Plus for about a year then just a few weeks ago it stopped working. It now say device not compatible and prevents me from connecting my phone to my car stereo. WTH? For no apparent reason Apple just decided these wouldn't be compatible.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You Must Have! Buy Now Price Keeps Increasing!

    This cord is a MUST if you have the older 30 pin Apple products like I do. I have some older phones, the latest generation iPad that used the 30 pin cord as well as iPhone 6s and a later iPad with new Lightning charging connector. I have a number of older cords, AC as well as 12V car cords with 30 pin end, as well as straight Lightning charging cords. I bought 3 of 4 of these adaptor cords directly from Apple when the Lightning style products were introduced. It's been awhile since I've purchased the adaptors so I don't recall the pricing but I'm pretty sure it wasn't $29! I bought 4 or 5 of these from Apple and I'd have needed to take out a mortgage at these prices. (Don't buy those little plastic direct converters! They will break easily! It's better to have some flexibility in between the connections. AND even the factory Mini USB-Lightning plastic converter is worthless as well. I've tried them all.) I hear quite a few people crying about bad cords from Apple, but I've never experienced a bad OEM cord, but I don't pull AC cords out of my wall from 3' away. All of this equipment is rather light duty and require sensible handling. I've got a number of them and they all hold up. It's the off brand cords that either don't work or don't last long.
    Bottom line is that these adaptors are with me everywhere and it would be a nightmare without them. The convenience is beyond belief and I'm purchasing 4 more now for a friend of mine that was just introduced to Lightning equipped Apple products. They make GREAT Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. Get one and you'll be singing their praises as well!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An overpriced accessory with limited application

    Bought this thinkig it could be used with the 30-pin VGA/HDMI adapters, but all are not compatible. The only thing I am able to use is the 30-pin charger. It is a waste of money buying this. Zero star, but forced to give a 1-star rating.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great but way too expensive

    Paid 59$ at the apple store for this adapter - Walked away with a heavy heart cuz this is way way too expensive but didn't look like I had a choice!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disgraceful quality!

    so i got my iPad mini at christmas and since then i have been through 10 lighting chargers! so thats around 2 chargers a month! if they were cheaper i wouldn't care as much as this but they are way too over priced and the thing is that once the chargers break i have to keep boost charging my iPad which is ruining the battery so i will now have to pay for a new battery and a new charger! where as the iPhone 4s charger i have had for around 4 years and haven't had a problem yet so well done apple you've really let me down!!!!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Does not work with any of my music devices that are 30 pin such as Bose or ruark

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed work with iPhone 5S 64GB from iPhone 4(s) adapter of car stereo

    My autumn/fall 2013 new car came with a iPhone 4(s) adapter so I bought this item so I would not have to take the iPhone case of to connect (instead of using the other lightning to 30 pin adapter). It does not seem to work... :-( (even though it should be compatible with the iPhone 5S, according to Apple website).

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    I bought this so I could use my iphone5 with my Bose docking station and it doesn't work! When connected it just says on my phone not compatible for the price of it I am not impressed

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s - iOS7 'device not supported' - farcical does not cover it!

    Upgraded from 4s to 5s and needed an adaptor to connect an apple 30 pin apple connector for the car. Opted for this cable but upon plugging this into my phone (nothing even connected at 30 pin end) I got a 'device not supported' message. Took cable back and apple guy was baffled as same on his own 5s phone. Tried a few cables and same for each. Seems Apple have outdone themselves and rendered their own adaptor cable as useless. Could really do with this cable but it's not working with iOS7.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit with a case - doesn't work either

    For those of us who think if we buy the 'real thing' that we'll have no problems..THINK AGAIN, and be very cautious before buying this.

    As you'll already know its ridiculously overpriced and extremely short.

    The plug on the lightning end is designed to be just thick enough to cause you trouble when trying to plug it into your iPhone when said iPhone is snugly encased in the official Apple leather case.

    If and when you do manage to get it in you're then immediately presented with a message saying it's not supported (this is before you even connect the other end to an accessory). Strangely enough the no cable adaptor works OK and does not display this message (although of course that too is cunningly 'designed in California' to not actually fit if you're using one of Apple's own cases).

    Only advice I can give is buy a cheapo generic one - hey that might not work either but at least they only charge you a couple of quid (i.e. what these things are worth)

    Apple - you're having a laugh - with the joke being made by your entirely disconnected design 'team' and very firmly at the expense of your customers. Pathetic really.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible!!!!

    I bought this accessory when I upgraded my iPhone to a 5S so I could continue to use my current speakers to play music. When I plug it in it tells me that the accessory is not supported by this device. It does charge your iPhone, but I won’t be hearing any music through my quality speakers anytime soon. It’s pretty frustrating considering I forked out $40 for this accessory that doesn’t do what it’s meant to. I also now have expensive speakers that I can’t use. Boo to Apple for changing from the 30pin, which as they know, all of their customers are using! Not happy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not supported on iphone5s or ipad

    Product arrived today plugged it into my iphone 5s & ipad, then get a message on the screen "this accessory is not supported by this device". It's shockingly expensive & doesn't work, if zero stars were an option that's the score it would get

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at all

    I purchased the A$48 Lightning to 30-pin Adaptor following discussions with the Apple staff in Sydney who assured me it would work with my new iPad mini retina. Sadly, it doesn't work at all, as plugging it into the iPad repeatedly resulted in a screen message that this (Apple) accessory is 'not supported.' Restarting the iPad mini made no difference. Disappointed, and annoyed, I will have to make a second trip to the Apple store to return this apparently useless device. Not happy, Apple. Nice design and attractive packaging is no compensation for a non-functioning product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    This adapter is a complete WASTE OF MONEY!
    As soon as I plugged it in to my iPhone 5s the phone displayed a message saying "This accessory is not supported by this device". The 30pin end of the cable wasn't even plugged in to anything, so it was an error message for just the cable!
    The cable does not allow audio playback with any of my stereos, all it allows is them to charge the phone. I could of spent less then $10 for a cheap cable from eBay for that!

    1 of 1 people found this useful