• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this product as it does not work.

    I have an Alesis IO dock for recording music. This unit worked fine with my iPad 3 thanks to the good old 30 pin connector. When I 'upgraded' to the iPad air, I did my homework, making sure I would still be able to use my Alesis dock. I could......if I used an official Apple 30 pin to lightning cable. Not a cheaper 3rd party cable because these don't allow digital audio to pass through. I paid my £35 for the privilege of digital audio pass through and guess what? It does not work! No charging, no sync, and no audio!!!
    Just to check, I connected this wonder cable to my DAB alarm clock, attached my iPad air and....intermittent charging and NO audio.

    I now have to spend time and money to go back to the Apple store, try and get a refund, and then sell my perfectly good Alesis IO dock to one of those lucky people with an iPad 3 or older. Many thanks Apple.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    If you get one that works it is fine!

    I have had 4 of these now! Two eventually worked but two did not but were replaced by Apple. If you get a working one, great!
    Don't be concerned about getting one replaced. I suspect they had faulty batch.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Great

    So i had alpine 9887 head unit, and the 30pin cable i used it with my 4G back then.
    now i'm using 5s and still confuse.
    At first i was hesitate to buy this cable cause the price was very high and i read the review theres some people after buying the cable didn't work on their old 30pin device even using the original 30pin to lighnting adapter..

    couldn't take it much any longer not listening to my ipod in the car.. i'm buying one and of course gambling.. and thanks god it works just fine with my old alpine 9887. can control it from HU all works great

    so here i am write these review to help you guys who using alpine HU 9887

    Cheers!..

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    5s - iOS7 'device not supported' - farcical does not cover it!

    Upgraded from 4s to 5s and needed an adaptor to connect an apple 30 pin apple connector for the car. Opted for this cable but upon plugging this into my phone (nothing even connected at 30 pin end) I got a 'device not supported' message. Took cable back and apple guy was baffled as same on his own 5s phone. Tried a few cables and same for each. Seems Apple have outdone themselves and rendered their own adaptor cable as useless. Could really do with this cable but it's not working with iOS7.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit with a case - doesn't work either

    For those of us who think if we buy the 'real thing' that we'll have no problems..THINK AGAIN, and be very cautious before buying this.

    As you'll already know its ridiculously overpriced and extremely short.

    The plug on the lightning end is designed to be just thick enough to cause you trouble when trying to plug it into your iPhone when said iPhone is snugly encased in the official Apple leather case.

    If and when you do manage to get it in you're then immediately presented with a message saying it's not supported (this is before you even connect the other end to an accessory). Strangely enough the no cable adaptor works OK and does not display this message (although of course that too is cunningly 'designed in California' to not actually fit if you're using one of Apple's own cases).

    Only advice I can give is buy a cheapo generic one - hey that might not work either but at least they only charge you a couple of quid (i.e. what these things are worth)

    Apple - you're having a laugh - with the joke being made by your entirely disconnected design 'team' and very firmly at the expense of your customers. Pathetic really.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Minus a star for the price... Works with my 2011 Hyundai i30

    I bought this so that I could hook up my iPhone 5 with my car stereo and have full functionality such as the stereo screen displaying song name, album name, etc; the steering wheel buttons working with volume and song selection and other treats. I am happy to say that this has worked flawlessly and I'm really pleased. This then allows me to connect the adapter to the car's bespoke MP3 wire and I'm a very happy man. Long journeys are now going to be a real treat.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple adapter not compatible with Apple phone?

    Really? Bought this Lightning-to-30-pin cable adapter. Just inserted the lightning connector side, even before hooking the 30-in adapter side in, and immediately got a note on my phone screen saying, "This accessory does not work with this device." I couldn't use the stubby lightning-to-30-pin-adapter because--ready for this?--the Apple-made adapter wouldn't fit into the Apple-made case for my Apple-made phone. As I tried this more expensive accessory ($39. Yowza) and found it's not compatible. So, one doesn't fit, one isn't compatible. Sigh.

    52 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poor, error message on iPhone 5S

    I should have read the reviews first. What a wasted 60 minute drive to the Apple store. I immediately get "this accessory not supported by this device" when plugging just the adapter in. I figured I could live with a nag screen if I could just get audio out, but that isn't happening either.

    I specifically went out of my way to get an Apple certified adapter so I would not get any error messages instead of getting a cheap one from Amazon. This is what I get. What a waste of time, fuel and mileage. At least my other Apple stuff works well. Too bad this piece of junk doesn't. And $40 plus tax too!!! What a rip.

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Plugged it in to multiple devices that are supposed to be supported including a iPhone 5, 5s and a 5th gen iPod Touch. I get the same "Not Compatible with this device" message every time. Disappointing junk. Too bad I can't give 0 stars.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Kia Sorento 2011 Compatible

    Did some research for a product to convert the 30Pin to the 8pin. I have the new iPhone 5S and iPad with retina display. The iPhone has an otterbox case and I read from the reviews that the smaller converter would not fit or that the 8pin gets loose from the angle that the phone is at. I have a 2011 Kia Sorrento with the 30pin ipod cord that has a USB and Aux cable. I needed to make sure that this cord would be compatible with other non Apple products since Apple changed the algorithm in all their cords. I bought it yesterday and hooked it up. Works Great. Have not tried it on any Ipod Docks or any other locations except for my car. The price at $42 with tax is outrageous, but I couldn't handle listening to regular radio for 2 days straight when I drive at least 2-3 hours a day in the car.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Many of these are defective! Return your bad one and get one that works!

    I purchased this adapter with an iPad Mini Retina. I got the "This accessory is not supported by this device." error message. I made a Genius Bar appointment, demonstrated the problem, and they replaced the adapter with one that works. The new one works perfectly with my Bose Sound Dock, camera & SD readers for older iPad, and other older 30-pin devices. Judging by the reviews, there are an awful lot of defective instances of this adapter! (If the first one had worked, it would have five stars.)

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Garbage

    So, this thing shows up in the mail today in the same box as my 5S and I plug it in and get the message that this accessory is not compatible. That message comes up even with nothing plugged in to the dock. How does that make sense? I thought this cord was made for this phone. Im pretty sure that I bought this adapter because it was suggested at checkout. You better fix this Apple. Your reviews are looking bad for this one.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Rarely write a review but there are too many ambiguous comments. Works with a bmw USB / aux 30pin car adaptor perfectly. Agreed the £10 more for about 6 inches of wire is steep (£25 for adaptor; £35 for the adaptor with cable). The difference is that fixed with the original 30pin lead, one can control the phone easily while plugged in rather than via the car system. Helps with spotify and soon to be released iTunes Radio. Hope this helps.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible!!!!

    I bought this accessory when I upgraded my iPhone to a 5S so I could continue to use my current speakers to play music. When I plug it in it tells me that the accessory is not supported by this device. It does charge your iPhone, but I won’t be hearing any music through my quality speakers anytime soon. It’s pretty frustrating considering I forked out $40 for this accessory that doesn’t do what it’s meant to. I also now have expensive speakers that I can’t use. Boo to Apple for changing from the 30pin, which as they know, all of their customers are using! Not happy!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not supported on iphone5s or ipad

    Product arrived today plugged it into my iphone 5s & ipad, then get a message on the screen "this accessory is not supported by this device". It's shockingly expensive & doesn't work, if zero stars were an option that's the score it would get

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    terrible, "upgrade" 8 pin rip off

    The 8 pin conversion was and IS the worst thing Apple could have done to their iPhone. The little NIB comes loose (even on these $39 TOO EXPENSIVE ones) and have to be replaced. (Keep on buying another one). I'm sick and tired of paying for over priced pieces of doo doo. Do us a favor Apple, come up with something else or go back to the 30 pin. at least those cords work!!!!

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work at all

    I purchased the A$48 Lightning to 30-pin Adaptor following discussions with the Apple staff in Sydney who assured me it would work with my new iPad mini retina. Sadly, it doesn't work at all, as plugging it into the iPad repeatedly resulted in a screen message that this (Apple) accessory is 'not supported.' Restarting the iPad mini made no difference. Disappointed, and annoyed, I will have to make a second trip to the Apple store to return this apparently useless device. Not happy, Apple. Nice design and attractive packaging is no compensation for a non-functioning product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was a 4 star before IOS 7

    THis now does not pass video. That isn't a hardware problem. It did before IOS 7 for both iPhone and iPad. Thanks Apple. This went from an overly expensive adapter that worked for charging, audio and video to something Apple now engineered into not working. Airplay is great at home, but that doesn't help for showing video on the road unless you want to carry your own Apple TV to set up a wireless connection.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    *Some (most?) 30-pin accessories are not supported!

    Pay attention to that warning! The Lightning to 30-pin Adapter (MD823ZM/A) worked perfectly in terms of audio and charging for my auto application, but the base was too wide for my phone case. No problem, I ponied up $39 for this one with a short extension cable and a narrower lightning connector. Nice! But it doesn't work the same as the other adapter, I get the dreaded "This device is not supported" nag screen and no audio.

    The MD823ZM/A adapter specifies that it supports analog audio output, USB audio, charging and syncing. This adaptor costs more, but does much less!

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job but....

    I bought the adapter version of 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 the adaptor to convert the fitting but, like everyone else found that the case got in the way. I have therefore bought the 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. This does do the job, but I should not have had to buy such an expensive adaptor. Overall I have spent nigh on £100 to get a decent radio

    1 of 2 people found this useful