• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't charge my phone...

    2 stars because the cable won't charge my phone wihen plugged in to my existing 30-pin system that came with my car (Mini Cooper, Harmon Kardon). Music plays fine, sounds great! However, if I can't charge my phone at the same time I will constantly be worrying if my battery is running down. Or if my battery is already low, I won't be able to recharge OR play any music...bummer! Kinda defeats the purpose, huh?!

    39 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ridiculously overpriced-works with case on but not with docking stations

    This adapter works with a case on, unlike the $10 cheaper version, and is great for my car but doesn't work very well with an alarm clock dock. I'm really not happy that Apple greedily charges $40 for this simple adapter (without even including one with the purchase of a new iPhone 5!) and I'll still have to buy the $29 version for my alarm clock and hope that it works! Having to spend $70 for two little adapters is ridiculous, might as well have bought a new alarm clock dock already built for iPhone 5--but of course those don't even exist. :-\

    95 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My first negative comment...

    I've never has an issue with Apple products until this lightning to 30 pin adapter situation. I have a specific case that the 30 pin to lightning adapter can't be used for due to case design this should be able to be worked around with this 0.2 lightning to 30 pin cable HOWEVER Apple made the lightning end of this cable thicker than the lightning/USB charging cable for some reason and as such this cable is useless for my application (where the charging cable they designed works fine). Why the thicker cable end? It makes my iPhone to my car stereo impossible at the moment. First Apple fail ever for me.

    190 of 197 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited functions with my car.

    The adapter fits well with my rokform case. It charges and i can play streaming apps like pandora and espn radio perfectly. However, my gps app's sounds had vibrations through the speakers.

    It will also not work with my music. I can view the music files and playlists however when i select a song it will not play. Also it will not work with my steering wheel functions.

    My car is a altima 2012.

    43 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great in my car! (VW Jetta)

    My iPhone 5 came in today and I used this adapter to connect to the existing 30 pin connector that came in my 2010 VW Jetta TDI. At first it didn't work because the new phone didn't have any songs on it. Once I downloaded a song or two I retried the cable and it worked. Full skip, pause, play and playlist selection just like I had on the old 4S. I then noticed there was some crackling in the audio, I quickly resolved this by changing the AUX input on my car radio from the High setting back to Medium. Now it is perfect and I love it.
    I chose this adapter over the one without the length of cable because the factory 30 pin wire that came with the car is too short and now with this adapter connected the phone can lie flat on the passenger seat! Very happy!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no iPod Control

    I have a 2009 Infiniti and was looking forward to connecting to my new iPhone5 instead of an old iPod and purchased this cable. Now I find out that it does not support "iPod Out" which renders the connection to my car inoperable. Bummer!

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT with Bose Sounddock

    This item works great with the Bose Sounddock. You should know Bluetooth must be turned off and when you're playing music you must select Sounddock as your output for audio.

    126 of 138 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Although overpriced, it works in my car

    I bought this product so I can use it in my car. I have a Kensington 2 in 1 AUX cable with the 30 pin connector for the older generation iphones/ipods. Thankfully, this adapter worked with my current setup. Also I have a Belkin sheer iphone 5 case and the slot was just big enough for the lightning port to enter, so whew...

    58 of 63 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish it was longer

    The cable is an awkward length, a little too short or not long enough.

    too bad it is not 3 feet long, so I can keep the old 30 pin connector hidden in my car.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Working with my VW GTI.

    I bought this one on Saturday. But it didn't work with my VW GTI MDI. It charges my iPhone 5, but no musics. The head unit shows "Device Not Found". I tried to play music from my phone directly, it had option to play via car's speakers, but there was not sound. I upgraded my car's MDI to the latest firmware, but it still didn't work. For only charging the phone, I can use my car's USB port. So, I went back to Apple store and got refund.

    I did search VW forums. People mentioned the normal adapter works fine with their cars. But some of them experienced slow initialization issue.

    Also, the Ligthing connector end is fatter that the normal cable. It will not fit all iPhone cases. So, be aware of this before you buy it. Not sure why Apple design this adapter like that.

    Both adapters are over priced. They should come with the iPhone 5 for free!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just perfect with differen docking stations

    Bought yesterday at the Apple store and tried already with my Sony Speakers Dock RDP-M5ip, Philips Clock Radio AJ3270D/17 and Sony Bluray Player BDV-N790W with Ipod reader, and everything work just fine! I have the new Iphone 5 64Gb and these are just the few adapaters I have. I will still have to try my Onkyo A/V receiver TX-NR5007 ipod adapter UP-A1 adapter, iHome Alarm Ip23 clok. The cable could be a litle bit longer and the price could be lower!!! Thanks! I am not disappointed like what happen to some users!

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very useful!

    Works perfectly with all the docks and dock connector products I have used, very happy, works in my car as well which makes me very very happy :-) I can now listen to all my tunes whilst driving! :-D

    44 of 56 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works, with 2 caveats

    Restores all functionality of my in dash navigation unit in my car except video (which I knew going in). I'm ok with that, and that's the first caveat.

    The second caveat is that I bought the cable version (spending the extra $10) because the lightning tip seemed to be such that it would work with any case. This is NOT the case (no pun intended).

    The plastic on the tip of this adapter cable is slightly larger than the plastic on the tip of the lightning to USB cable.

    The standard lightning to USB cable fits perfectly through the opening in any case, including the SwitchEasy Tones (highly regarded as one of the best cases out there so far), but this adapter DOES NOT FIT through the opening on the Tones case.

    Be warned, if the case you're using has an opening with little to no clearance in any direction when using the lightning to USB cable, then this cable likely won't fit through your case opening.

    All this said, the cable works fantastic, I just have to remove my case. Looking at new cases now....

    334 of 351 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Different size than USB-lightning plug

    I chose this one because the smaller, no-cable adapter doesn't fit with my iPhone 5 case. Turns out this one doesn't fit either because its Lightning housing is larger than the included USB cable's Lightning housing. I have to return it because it is also incompatible with my case.

    I don't mind the conceptual change from 30-pin to Lightning, but Apple's implementation seems to be inconsistent and not well thought. Why not make them the same size??

    334 of 352 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not completely working with the vehicle's media interface

    I bought this cable last week, I was so excited to connect it to my vehicle's media interface, so that I can enjoy the songs in my iPhone 5 while driving.

    This adapter allows me enjoy the songs in my iPhone 5, but it does not charge the battery. I need an improved adapter that allow me enjoy the songs while charging the battery, please.

    Also, this adapter is way over priced.

    330 of 352 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product But could be slightly cheaper

    This is a great product, it allow me to use those devices which are only compatible with the old 30pins connector.
    Next is it's compatible even if your phone has a casing on.
    But the price, could be a little cheaper. then again, if this item is too cheap then no one will want to buy additional "Lightning to USB" cables, every one will just buy this and continue using their old "30pins to USB" cables.
    Hence, beside the pricing i still give this product a 5 stars.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $45 for one not even that long charger???

    What is wrong with Apple's prices??... Need to buy 2 but $45 - no thank you... :(

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Lets me control my iphone through my car electronics

    I bought this to connect my 5 to my car (Benz) electronics so I could control my phone with the car's joystick. Plugged it in and it worked perfectly (to my surprise). My car has a 30 pin cable out and this 30 pin to Lightning fit perfectly and is long enough to the two cables together can connect to the phone while in the cup holder.

    My only complaint is the price (thus the 4 star rating). Apple should include one of these with every device as we've all made investments in 30 pin cables over the past 7 years. Starting to lose my patience with Apple over this one.

    1862 of 2071 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!!

    Works as expected but WAY over priced.

    161 of 175 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally My 30-Pin Accessories Work With My iPhone 5

    Does exactly what it is supposed to do. I have had no issue with it, using it allows all of my legacy 30-Pin accessories to work with my iPhone 5. Has worked with my Griffin FM transmitter and a few other made for Pod/iPhone accessories.