• 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.

    5193 of 6077 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well with slim covers.

    Contrary to the reviews I've seen, I have had no problem using this while having a cover on my iPhone 5. I use this adapter specifically so I may keep using my car XM Skydock (love it) with my iPhone 5 that I alternately use both an Elago Slim-Fit Case and Incase Span Case on. I have no problem whatsoever with the adapter fitting snugly.

    My only criticism is that I wish the adapter was a bit shorter.

    1652 of 2074 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.

    897 of 1120 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.

    529 of 565 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is bogus!

    When i connect my iPhone 5 with my audio system (iPig) it only charges but does NOT play the music from the stereo??? It just plays from the iPhone speakers!
    I am so unsatisfied with this product!

    411 of 430 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    unworthy product

    very, very, very disappointed with the lightning adapter!! bought it so I could use all my old iPhone accessories with the new iPhone 5! works only with my old chargers... I have a Bose iHome and it doesn't even work! (specifically the reason I bought the adaptor!) not happy with product!

    405 of 439 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

    400 of 435 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!

    362 of 372 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with iSimple

    Expensive little adapter? Yes, but no stars lost for that.

    I have an iSimple vehicle setup for playing music from my iPhone. The adapter is small, and has a good snug fit without being overly snug (the 30pin part). Music plays through the stereo and charges my iPhone too. I'm pleased.

    356 of 399 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!!

    277 of 322 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Got this on Wednesday and connected to my 30 pin end ,charges my phone with the case on I do't know why these people complain, if you buy a cheap case you will have to take it out of the case to charge I have an Otterbox Defender case, got to 2 adapters one for the car.
    Great product I recommended to a few friends!!!!

    262 of 313 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.

    224 of 243 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

    Does not charge and play music at the same time with iHome Stuff

    I own a few iHome clock radios that have the 30pin connectors. Love these radios but now with my new Mini iPad it will not charge while docked. It will play music but will not charge at the same time. Whats the point!!! Apple why don't you get your stuff together and stop making our lifes difficult. Add standard ports and stop ripping us off on all these nasty add on adapters. I carry enough stuff around without worring about more adapters, cords and chargers.

    167 of 184 people found this useful