• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This is unacceptable, I paid too much money for the simple ability to send a signal through an adaptor and it can not do that. It never worked once with my iphone 4s at ios8. The way that apple promotes "planned obsolescence" by making their old devices incapable of performing actions -once a new device comes out- to force consumers to buy the newer more expensive devices is deceitful towards its customers and environmentally dangerous (because useless consumer electronics end up contributing to long term e-waste). I would much rather have the galaxy note 2 or a google phone, they are simply better, more advanced phones at a cheaper price. Of course, if you're a slave to trends like some teenage girl I understand why it's so hard to make the obvious choice of abandoning a company that falls behind it's competitors and treats its consumers like children as it sells them devices with time limits to fail, when a device like an iphone should be able to last for decades.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Bought a genuine Apple AV Adapter. Should be gold plated for the price. It works sparotically sometimes. No audio, no picture, no nothing periodically. I've spent more time rebooting the darned system than watching Net Flix which is why it was purchased. Fiddle with it, and finally when I do get a picture, and put the phone down, beside the TV, it quits. Start all over again. This is ludicrous! Thanks Apple for a product that is inferior.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with iPad 3 on iOS 9

    Bought one of these to output my iPad 3 screen to the TV, but it doesn't work. When plugging in the adapter to the iPad I'm informed it is incompatible. Considering other reviews here, I can only assume this is due to running iOS 9. It seems strange that Apple can get way with continuing to sell an adapter that is incompatible with certain hardware/software combinations and not informing prospective customers.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Star or One Star, iOS version dependent, watch out!

    Have been using one of these for a few years with an older iPad (the first retina display model) flawlessly, until I did an update over Christmas '15 that moved it beyond iOS 8 to 9.x. Then I was shocked to find it intermittently stop/starts working. As there is no way to roll back the OS to fully functioning, now I'm left with a frustrating routine of plugging/unplugging until it works. I've done a little experimenting with a couple of iPhone 4S's and it works well with the 64Gb iPhone on iOS 9.0, yet does not work at all on a16Gb iPhone 4s with either of the currently signed versions of iOS 9.2. So, thanks for that Apple.

    I've a good half dozen, well engineered and functioning older apple products that apple seem intent on crippling - obviously some bug has been introduced but will it ever be sorted? Should come with a warning along those lines. If you've an older iOS 7-8-9.0, this is a great product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter no longer working

    I thought my adapter which is 2 years old and has worked successfully to date was faulty, so I bought a new one and fortunately tried it in the store only to find it didn't work either. A quick google and I found lots of other people have this problem - Apple please fix quickly I need my HDMI adapter for work and leisure.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Just picked up the adaptor and an HDMI cable from the local Apple Store. Plugged it in and selected AV on the TV and hey presto, works perfectly. I have an iPad 3 and OS 8.3. I am very pleased as was a little apprehensive in view of some of the negative reviews.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst update ever

    I updated ipad 2 to ios8. As with many others my hd I to iPad does not work anymore. I rent movies from iTunes and use adapter so family can also watch. Not any more. I have Apple TV it is very unreliable stopping many times while watching. We don't have a video shop nearby so using adapter is our only entertainment. I feel like throwing my iPad in bin. But am pensioner and can't buy android tablet. Oh well back to books till APPLE FIX THE PROBLEM. How many people think they did it deliberately. It certainly looks like it because they appear in no hurry to fix it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adaptor no longer functions since iOS8 upgrade

    Questionable business ethics. Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    i am SHOCKED TO FIND THIS ( ridiculousLy expensive ) ADAPTER NO LONGER WORKS WITH IOS 8. I have and ipad2 that I use to stream movies onto the big tv so my folks can watch along.... Now the snowbirds are back and no more movie night! This is WAY TO BIG OF A BUG NOT TO FIX.... I DONT KNOW WHY I BOTHER TO UPDATE IM ALWAYS DISAPOINTED... THIS TIME I AM DONE... BACK TO A LAPTOP FOR ME. SHAME SHAME SHAME ALL THAT PREACHING WE HEAR FROM APPLE. WHATTA CROCK.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another ios8 disaster!!!

    Worked perfectly with my ipad 2 for months. The first time I tried to use it after installing ios8 - "this device is not supported". Android is starting to look very good!. Rate the product? There is no option to award it zero stars - hence 1 star.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I am an AV tech of twenty years experience.
    I work for a university.
    We bought some of these for our academics to present lectures from their iPads.

    We will not be rolling this out.
    After 2 hours of various tests on two cables we have not seen any output.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not do what it claims

    I have the original iPad and purchased this adaptor for use with it. I was assured it would work OK.


    It will play video but does not mirror the screen, so cannot show blogs or other websites

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Will not work with my iPad 2. Period. Funny, my gals Kindle Fire HDMI would like a charm. Bought this and am sorely disappointed. Latest iOS and iPad 2. The box does not indicate any exceptions. HDMI should just mirror the screen, like the the Kindle does. I love my iPad but this is very disappointing for the highest priced, cutting edge tabs on the market. Ahum.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent result

    work very well with my iphone4s and ipad 3rd.
    The only problem is my TV doesn't give the best picture as ipad and iphone do, I plan to upgrade my TV soon.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    30-pin digital av adapter- DOES NOT WORK

    i just wasted $39.99 + tax on this adapter. it does not play youtube, xfinity, videos from any of the network apps. i could only play netflix and personal videos. both were poor quality. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    iPad with retina display connected to lightning to 30 pin adaptor connected to 30 pin digital connector and I get a message "This accessory is not supported by iPad". I suppose I need to go out and purchase yet another over priced adaptor (lightning digital). The guys on the classic Apple branding ads should change places in my opinion. The clumsy nerdy guy is now...Apple.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    "This accessory is not supported by ipad"

    That's the error message that I get when I plug this adapter to my iPad 2. Going to return it to the store because it doesn't work.

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    30pin adapter to HDMI

    Just bought a 30-pin digital AV adapter but don't work when connect for watching video on a HD ready TV, why?
    There's sound but no image.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!!!

    Works perfectly well with iPhone 4S and ios 6.1. Remember to buy the cable from apple store or apple product resellers. It comes with a 1 year warranty. Those products that doesn't come with a box and an apple logo might have problems, I guess. It is sold for a standard price. Other cables that you get for a cheaper price might have problems, I guess.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Picture with Iphone

    I just get sound, but no picture with the iphone 4. Does work well with ipad though.

    5 of 11 people found this useful