• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the cord adaptor instead.

    I ordered 2 of these adaptors. BIG PROBLEM: they do not connect to your Iphone 5 if you have a case. (I have the speck case). Since EVERYONE has a case, I am confused as to why Apple would make this product, or not even warn you that it does not plug in when a case is on your phone. The cord adaptor is a bit more expensive, but at least you won't ruin your case by having to continually put it on and off to use the adaptor.

    5208 of 6099 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

    Work's fine with B&W zeppelin,shame not in other colour options ,black or chrome would be good,as look's a bit cheap against phone and B&W speaker.

    901 of 1125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't play music

    If you're buying this to play your music through an ipod dock - DON'T. It will charge your ipod, but you will not be able to play any of the music. Total rip off. VERY unsatisfied.

    542 of 578 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    extremely aggravated

    i recently purchased this adaptor trying to make my old ihome work with my new iphone 5 and have had nothing but problems. the adaptor will charge my phone but i can not play music through the ihome it will only play through the phones speakers. Apple u need to make a new dock that has the new lightning adaptor so i can finally have an alarm clock that works with the newest line of products you have released. seeing how you are making all the new products with this port you should have released a whole new line of products to keep your accessories up to date and not continue selling outdated hardware that the newest consumers of Apple can not use

    408 of 445 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy!

    I bought this because i wanted to listen to my music on my docking station, as the connection holes are different i needed to buy this, so i did and although it charges my ipod it doesn't play music through the speakers. I am disgusted especially because of the price of it!

    365 of 375 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but I feel ripped off!

    It works when Iphone has no case. Why not add to the design that the pin can be pushed out more? And why does it not come with the already expensive phone. OR be at a basic token price. It's you that changed the plug design Apple so don't penalise the first users of the very expensive product we've all bought into. It can't possibly cost this much to produce.

    296 of 309 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS if you want it to work with Apple's HDTV 30-pin cable!

    I bought this adapter at Target thinking I could attach it to my 30-pin to HDTV cord, but noooo... what a stupid idea to think it would work with other Apple connectors! Silly me. Only after I got the rather shocking "This device not recognized" error message did I angrily log onto the Apple's website to complain, but only then learned it DOESN'T CONNECT WITH VIDEO. WHY the heck not??? Shouldn't Apple adapters be compatible with Apple connectors?? Lack of video support should at least be put on the packaging somewhere. Arrrggh!!

    279 of 325 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $

    Does not stream video

    363 of 499 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5 connector

    I bought the Lighting to 30 pin Adapter from my Apple Store after buying 2 other connectors via Amazon. Although both of the Amazon supplied connectors support battery charging neither would enable me to connect to to the 30 pin connector and play audio into the car system. The Apple connector worked first time.

    So although the other connectors were individually cheaper I paid more in total than the one Apple connector. My guess is that the Apple connector contains the necessary circuitry whereas the cheaper versions do not. Whatever the reason I wish that I had bought the Apple connector first. It does what it says it does.

    259 of 292 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thunderbolt - a new band waggon for a new accessories industry

    I'll try to be objective...I upgraded my iPhone 4 to a 5 and my iPad 3 to a 4 ..I like to keep up with the latest technology so I knew that I'd have to buy one (actually 2 because my wife needed one for her iPhone 5 too) of these adaptor widgets to be able to connect my phone to my Bose Sound System..and my Roberts DAB Clock Radio dock...and any number of my " i-Life" accessories that I have acquired over my years as an apple devotee.


    The thunderbolt connector is very flimsy and does not reassuringly support the weight of the iPhone so without risking my new adoptor snapping in two..its pretty useless for connecting my iPhone 5 to any docking station in the origianlly intended/designed manner.

    It also won't work with my Griffin iPhone case fitted....the case doesn't allow the adaptor to seat properly in any dock...maybe a fault of the case...but for the sake of a an extra mm on the adaptor length it would have at least seated properly (before snapping under the weight of the iPhone!)

    Mine is heading for eBay..the only realistic solution is a new case and new docking station and new alarm clock when someone eventually releases one with the appropriate adaptor.

    The new thunderbolt connector isn't just a connector its a whole new band waggon for a whole new accessories industry!!!

    228 of 241 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    I have the iPod Nano and a Bose docking station. Adapter didn't work.

    225 of 244 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Purchased (3) of these so I could continue to use my existing car charger, 30 pin connectors/chargers in the house because my family has multiple iPads and whoever designed this did not take into consideration any type of case, be it for the iPhone or the iPad.
    I'm usually very impressed with the thought put into anything that Apple designs but they sure missed the boat on this one.

    201 of 240 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this adapter -- buy the one with the cord instead

    I have a speck case and the only way I could get this adapter to work was by removing it from my phone. Buy the adapter with the cord instead -- it works perfectly.

    178 of 196 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    missed the boat

    as others have written about; this adapter fails to be compatible with most iphone 5 cases manufactured by well respecters companies. I had bought two of these adapters and had to return them as I didn't feel like cutting the opening of my case (iSKin in my case). They should have made the lighting tip longer to compensate for case thickness.
    Do yourself a favor and get the adapter with the cord. It actually looks less bulky and no case modifications needed.
    Lowering the price of these adapters wouldn't hurt either!

    187 of 217 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges BUT NOTHING ELSE!!!

    This adapter is totally useless. I brought it because apple told me that it would support audio and allow me to continue using my previous docking station, however, I found that when connecting my ipod 5th generation to my ipig docking station the only thing it would do was charge my ipod. Therefore, audio is not compatible and the adapter is totally useless. Also, the connector is very weak and flimsy, i did not trust it enough take my hand from behind my ipod for fear of it falling off. Pointless product!

    158 of 170 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot use with a case

    Very surprised at Apple's poor design of this essential connector that doesnt fit when iPhone 5 has a case on. It's an expensive piece of kit that doesnt really work - who wants to remove the phone case to attach the connector to your iPhone accessories!

    158 of 174 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not happy

    waste of money i bought this so i could connect my iPhone 5 to my B&W sound system and all it does is charge it. and now iv got go buy apple tv so i can watch films on the tv cause it doesnt support video :(
    wish id kept my iphone 4 everything worked ok till apple went messing about changing the connectors

    145 of 165 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    No video support!
    In the presentation of the iPhone 5, no one mentioned that the adapter was not supporting video. So i bought it and found out that it can not support video.

    118 of 139 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    New adaptor

    I've just gone out & bought the new iPod nano & adaptor so I can use it on my docking stations around the house. Why oh why have Apple put the adaptor to the right on the nano? When I got items home & put them on my docking station the nano no longer sits centrally, it's offset to the left. It looks ridiculous & to be fair unsightly to look at. Had I known this before hand I would have got a classic that doesn't require new adaptor.

    87 of 90 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a quality solution- poor sound quality

    If you have a car and or sound accessory that used the 30 pin connection get ready for a reduced sound quality experience. From Apple I expected more and frankly for $30 it should work perfectly. Wasn't the idea to move to a better/ digital experience with thunderbolt connection? Also, my home JBL iphone accessory has a slight buzzing sound during playback.

    82 of 88 people found this useful