• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightening adapter

    Bought this - expensive and only needed as Apple have change the phone again. I had a enhanced GPS Tom Tom car kit - due to the depth of this adapter this is now £100+ of obsolete equipment and have had to buy a screen mount to continue to use the Tom Tom app. Also as per other reviews you have to take the case off to use this which defeats the point of a case most of the time. Why oh Why cannot all mobile phones have a universal charging / docking socket - this is what all paying customers really want I believe.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Wish I had read the reviews before I bought this adapter. I don't like spending $29.00 only to find out it will not work if your iPhone is in a case. Wasted money.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone else is correct

    There's a lot of reviews about how annoying the need to take off your iPod/iPhone case/cover/whatever is. Totally agree. I wouldn't have posted, but my annoyance is just that great and I needed to vent somewhere. Really Apple? Really. How hard would this have been? How was this not anticipated.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost completely useless.

    This has got to be the most useless adapter ever made by Apple. It will NOT fit any Lightning device that has a case/sleeve/cover fitted as this adapter's Lightning end is too broad (like the old 30-pin iPod connector). This means that it is incompatible even with Apple's own Smart cases for the iPads and iPhone 5S/5C cases.

    Only useful for totally naked/caseless/sleeveless Lightning based iDevices.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a rip off!

    Poor show, Apple - after 20 years loyalty to your products, I was very disappointed when you decided to change the connection with the advent of iPhone 5, making it incompatible with my expensive Bose sound dock. Then you offer your customers this extremely poorly designed adaptor at a ridiculously high price. Stop taking us for granted.

    59 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly designed and not compatible with all my devices

    I have been an Apple addict since 2007 and currently our household uses; 1 x iPhone 4, 1 x iPhone 4s, 1 x iPhone5, 1 x iPod classic (top of the range), 1 x iPad mini, 1 x iPad 2.... so, when realising that all our docking stations and chargers throughout the house would need an adapter to work with the new iPhone 5 and the iPad mini, I decided to take the (expensive) step of spending £25 on this tiny adapter which is fairly unsuitable for purpose.
    First point: to use the adapter, all devices cannot be in a case (no matter how slim) as the wide section butts up against the base of the device.
    Secondly: to use in any of our docking stations you now need to plug the adaptor in and then precariously balance your precious devices and hope that it doesn't either fall off, get knocked off, or damage the connector inside...
    Finally (and most frustrating): this doesn't work with my in-car connection cable from the glove box (which works fine with previous devices) as it does play music (hurrah!) but doesn't charge - which is not ideal on the long journeys I do.
    Poor show from Apple - can't understand why this was not better thought out.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product- doesn't deserve one star

    The adapter DOES NOT work consistently AT ALL. When I plug it into my iPhone 5s, I get the message, "this accessory is not supported by this device," even though the Lightning was bought from the Apple Store and it is connected to my old 4s charger from the Apple Store. When I remove my Speck case the Lightning works sometimes but not all the time. If Apple insist on charging $39.00 for an adapter it should be at minimum effective and reliable. I'm returning it.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    why apple why!

    So this adapter does the job it specifies - however it is ridiculously short thus is you have a protection case around your phone you will have to remove this case to use the adapter. The perplexing issue I have is that you have managed to design the charger so it is compatible with casing, however on this item this has been disregarded. For £25 I would have expected an item that was more fit for purpose.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems

    I have an iPhone 5 that has an Incase cover. I've never had a problem connecting the adapter with the case in place. In fact, I've never had a problem with any iPhone case made by Incase or "bumper" made by Apple. I believe that the second simplest solution to issues of adapter connectivity with a case is to buy better-designed case - The simplest is just to go without.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ligntening to 30 pin adaptor

    Bought three of these ... they DO NOT WORK when connecting to the iPad Air. Total waste of money.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Works perfect. In fact works with my slim cover. Great product and recommended

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    Why sell a product that won't work with the
    Apple case. It's not as though the case is easy
    to take off. Very disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I needed

    This adapter does exactly what the description says it will do. My car is wired for the old 30 pin iPhone and iPod. When I got the iPhone 5 this small adapter perfectly converted my 30 pin so I can now play music through my iPhone 5 in my car.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wont fit with APPLE branded cover

    Very disappointed that it won't fit with my leather Apple branded and approved cover. Nor did the salesperson tell me that when I was specific about the task it was to perform [to change adapter in in car system]. I'll be returning it for the 200mm cable version. Wish I'd read the reviews first. So not up to Apples normal standards

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Destroyed my lightning port

    While this worked with my bose soundock, it eventually wore down the iphone lightning port since the weight of the phone standing up put continuous stress on the port pins. Over only 1-2 months, it started to wear down the port so that now it is very loose when connecting to any USB cable for charging, syncing, etc. Basically in less 2 months of use it has rendered my iphone5 almost incapable of being charged or synced. Even wireless chargers with the charging case will not work because the port will not connect 85% of the time with the standard cable. And I assure you this was not due to significant stress other than just placing in the bose soundock for music.

    If you are getting the new apple products with the new ports, I now know you must get docking systems, speakers, etc. that are upgraded as well. The adaptor clearly was not tested correctly and has a significant design flaw. Or this was all orchestrated so that you would be forced to buy a new phone before you are eligible for a contract upgrade. I have never written an online review for anything ever before, so clearly I feel very strongly about this. Do not use this adaptor unless you want to buy a new phone or repair your present one.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS AWFUL PRODUCT! I purchased this as my docking station that I bought when I had my iphone 4 no longer fit the new iphone five charger. I thought the price was overpriced but spend the money to save buying a new docking station. BAD IDEA! IT CHARGES MY PHONE BUT WONT PLAY MY MUSIC!! DO NOT BUY THIS!!

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    Same complaint. This does not work with several cases my wife and daughters have. Waste of money.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but....

    I bought this because I like to listen to the radio when I am running. Sadly Apple do not provide a radio which can be used when on the move so I have had to buy an accessory made by Roberts which is just the job. Sadly again these are no longer made and the fitting on my iPhone 5 is different from the iPhone 4. I bought this to convert the fitting but, like everyone else found that the case got in the way. I have therefore bought he wire which does the job and put this one on my dock. I am now running with , what feels like, metres of wire which is really really annoying.
    Why can't the radio be integrated like it is on my daughter's Samsung, it has cost nigh on £100 to add a decent radio

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    I must say that I got this device to use it in the way it was meant to be used: charging, syncing, and playing audio. I have mine for some while now (since I purchased my iPad air the day it came out) and i like it. It works and does what the DESCRIPTION says it will do well for me. I knew I would not be able to use a case with this adapter which was find with me because I was mainly using it with my docking station at night. I mean you're connecting a 30 pin to 8 pin, there's a big difference in size. Which I understand this may be a deal breaker for some, just not for me in my case.It's not like I use an Otterbox with my iPad and it's going to take me several minutes to get it on and off. I use a smart cover with a clear back case.

    I've seen a lot of people complaining because they can't play video with this device that clearly states in the description that it doesn't support video output. Um I don't know what to say about that. I do see a adapter that can be used for that in the Apple Store. So I can't speak on that other than the fact it states that it will not support VIDEO OUTPUT.

    So basically if you are looking for an adapter to connect to old accessories from previous apple products to: listen to music, charge, or sync than this is the product for you. Otherwise you may want to do a little research and be sure to read before purchasing. Also it states that it may not work properly with all accessories...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time

    Not only is it expensive and overpriced, it does not work with audio or video and won't work with most cases. Then after only a few weeks it died and won't even charge. Totally useless waste.

    10 of 11 people found this useful