• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

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

    3 of 8 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.

    14 of 17 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.

    5 of 7 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for my application but expensive

    I bought this cable to work and integrated into my car stereo application that was purchased several years ago in an 07 Honda Accord. The iPod integration was a 30 pin set-up and them in other cable to the system is proprietary so there is no usb. This cable allowed me to use our new IPhone 5S and IPhone 6 in the car to play music from them with full control from our factory radio.. We have a cradle from ProClip USA that we can dock our phone then plug up our IPhones and leave them in there cases. The Lighting to 30 pin Adapter cable was the perfect solution to our dilemma. Although this was the perfect solution I think Apple should include these with the new purchase of and IPhone since the new lighting port causes faithful IPhone customers to have many now unusable accessories that we have from our 1st, second and 3rd generations..40.00 is a little pricey for a cable that is only approximately 6 inches in length..

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Who's in charge???

    I should of read these reviews before I became another statistic writing a negative review on how the lightning to 30 pin adapter does NOT fit in the Life Proof case. I cannot wrap my head around why they would make the adapter plastic thicker than the charger!!?? I don't understand. I think when they fix it they should see our Apple ID's and mail us all replacements. I was able to return the first small adapter but the second one with a cord in between that I swear should have worked, I was told it is non-refundable!! So now I think I'll follow others and grind off some plastic to Void my warranty and hope it fits after that. All so that I can play ITunes music in my car (and not via Bluetooth). Thanks a Million Apple.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A real review on functionality.

    Bought the adapter to use with my iPhone 6 and an older Bose speaker that has a 30 pin connection. I had NO problem using the adapter with the otterbox case I have. I received it in the mail today and am back to streaming music through my phone.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes my VW Work!

    This works perfectly in my 2015 Golf to convert the factory cable to iPhone 5. It provides full functionality: playlists, etc through the car's touch screen. A much better solution that waiting for VW to finally product an up-to-date cable.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Audi MMI

    Bought this to bring my '10 Audi Q5 into the modern era and work with my new iPhone 6, and it works perfectly. $40 is way too much for what it is (minus one star), but it's cheaper than the $90 Audi charges for a Lightning MMI cable. I'm able to browse and control all downloaded music on my phone, and also control (play/pause/skip) apps like Songza and Pandora.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    I have a few accessories that I use with my Ipad2 (64GB). When I bought a new iPad Mini2 (64GB) I bought the 30 pin to lightning adapter. It did not work. I plug it in to the iPad Mini 2 and it would give me an error message: "This accessory is not supported by this iPad." Tried it with an IPhone 5, and iPhone 5C with same IOS version and it worked fine. I thought it might be because of the lightning connector in the iPad Mini, but other lightning accessory works fine with the iPad Mini. Go figure. There were no support info from the Apple support web.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    How stupid is this Apple! This cable stinks!

    I Fully expected purchasing this cable and having it FIT my LifeProof case.
    Most cables do not fit *except* the accessory cable that comes with the iPhone 6/6+.
    I *expected* all Apple Lightning connectors to be *THE SAME*.

    But Noooooo! Not this one.

    This cable seems to be just enough larger that it does not fit the LifeProof charge port

    Again....how stupid is this!

    No rating except that I *must* give it at least one star to post this.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother with a lifeproof case

    I have the same problem as many other users. It does not fit the lifeproof case for my iPhone 6. They should have made the lightning end the same size as the regular charging cables that come with the phone.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPhone 6 Lifeproof case.

    I recently purchased this product & was disappointed to find that the lightening end of the adapter was just fatter than the lightening end of the charging cable that came with my iPhone 6. It was too fat to fit through my Lifeproof case & therefore I had to return it. I ended up purchasing another lightening cable & thankfully it was the same exact cable as the one that came with my phone. I really don't understand why they would make the adapter different than the cable that comes with the phones, unless the iPhone 5/5S charging cables are wider than the iPhone 6 charging cables... I will know if my husband can ever find the charging cable that came with his iPhone 5S.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does audio and recharges but too big for Lifeproof fre

    Bought the official Apple product as it's the only one I can find that charges and does audio (without the addition of an audio jack) but naively expected the lightning end to be the same size as that on the lead supplied with the iPhone - which you can use with a Lifeproof fre case for iPhone 6. Needless to say the connector housing is a lot bigger and doesn't fit through the case! Boo!! Since it does however work for charging and audio (at least it does on my Philips dock), rather than return it I've sanded it down so it does fit through the case. Looks a mess because I had to go all the way through the nice shiny plastic but at least it still works.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It works until it doesn't

    Stupidly overpriced for what it is, and stopped working just after a year.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE DESIGN!

    Why is the Lightning connector on this cable nearly TWICE the size of every other lightning cable? Easy... POOR DESIGN!

    This OVER-SIZED lightning connector will not fit on many cases/bumpers or other products (even products sold on this website!). It makes no sense for the lightning connector to be so HUGE, especially when it's completely unnecessary. For $40 ($45 in-store), your "connector" should be able to perform it's most basic function... CONNECTING!

    The only real option I've seen people do is to file the UNNECESSARY plastic down a bit, but then you run into the problem of voiding the warranty (despite having ZERO effect on the actual internals). Such a shame.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Larger than stock charger

    Annoying that apple wouldn't keep the housing the same size as the stock charger - this one won't fit most cases.

    13 of 16 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!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great as an extension

    I use this to extend an original 30 pin charging cable from my iPod 6th generation nano. I use it for both my iPhone 6 and iPad mini 2. It gives me a little more reach and lets me save my lightning cables as backups since they are apparently prone to breaking. When I need to charge my nano I just remove the adapter. One chord for all 3 devices makes it convenient for me.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Strategize your social and ethical responsibilities appropriately

    I bought the Apple iphone 6 with the $80.00 LifeProof fre case. I wanted to use my Bose speaker system but the stem is too short to fit in the iphone unless I remove the case every time I want to use the speakers. I chose to keep the adapter since there is no other solutions that I could find out there. I spent $200.00 on my speaker a little over a year ago and can't justify trashing that. This adapter is way overpriced for the 5 inch stiff cord you receive. Apple, you need to be more inventive when sitting in your board room planning your products and determining how to sustain customer service. Not to mention all the adapters and products that are being thrown in the trash because they are useless. You need to look at your social and ethical responsibilities.

    17 of 19 people found this useful