• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just fine.

    I don't know what the problem for other recent reviewers on iOS 8.3 is, but it's working fine for me. I just got it for my recently bought iPad mini 3. I also have the iPhone 6 Plus, and it works ok with both.

    I have been enjoying gaming on the iPad like I never did on any phone, including the bigger iPhone. The size is just right, not small and not too big for portability. But I wanted to port the games to the bigger screen when I'm home (the 50in TV).
    Mind you, I have the apple TV, but the lag on it when mirroring via AirPlay, makes it unusable for gaming.
    Enter this Lightning to HDMI adapter. The lag is noticeable better, although still there, but kept to a minimum. Now I can play my favorite racing game Asphalt 8 on the biggest screen in the house!

    Side notes:
    Mirroring, means it's the SAME image from your iOS device to your TV or monitor. The iPad has a different shape than a TV or monitor, meaning it won't fill the full screen to the 16:9 aspect ratio from the 4:3 of the iPad. I wish there would be some way to do it once you start mirroring. It DOES it for video though, either on my TV or even on my monitor.
    The iPhones & iPod (5 and after), do have the 16:9 aspect ratio, so the apps that let you rotate to landscape, will be able to fill up the TV or monitor screen, well, almost. I say almost, because at least on my TV, it doesn't. There's a small frame like space left out. But it does fill it up through AirPlay mirroring on the apple TV oddly enough.

    Apple, please fix this. I know you can make it so it's all full screen across devices, I know you can.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iOS 8.3 broke it

    Hi Apple,

    When are you going to fix this or announce a refund for this problem. I have been a faithful Apple customer since 1984.

    I'm a grad student that teaches a couple of classes a semester. Using Keynote or Powerpoint with an iPad Air was awesome, I didn't have to lug around a laptop anymore. But it was too good to last. I guess that would cut into your MacBook sales.

    It's strange because it still works with my iPhone 5s, but it doesn't work with the iPad.

    Let us know if we can return them for a refund. Or is a class-action lawsuit necessary? Or contacting the NY Times? Or Wall Street Journal?

    Very Unhappy Customer (minus $50)

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor product

    This never worked properly from the start. I had to fiddle with it to stop getting a message saying 'out of range'. It worked intermittently for a while before breaking altogether. Considering the astronomic cost, this is a very shoddy add on. Buyer beware.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Digital AV Adapter

    despite all the average reviews I read here, i bought this cable anyway and I'm very happy with it. it just does exactly what i wanted, mirroring my phone perfectly

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    delivers as expected

    despite other reviews, worked fine right out of the box, delivering 1080p from an iPhone 5s on iOS 8.3. The ability to charge while casting is a nice feature.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No longer works with iOS 8.3

    This adapter no longer works on my iPhone 6 or iPad Air after the iOS 8.3 update. Do not buy this adapter until Apple fixes the problem.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning digital AV adapter

    Since updating to 8.3 the adaptor does not work this happened on my old iPad with the 32 pin connector after updating to 8.00

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely poor quality

    After very short (just a few months), very infrequent and very careful use it simply stopped working. Now I only get message - "no signal, please check your cable". I bought it at authorized Apple store, for the price I paid - it is a robbery! All Apple cables are so so poor. Not recommended at all!!!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead on arrival; cool engineering inside it though

    The adapter did not work out of the box with an almost new iPad Air 2 and a known good HDMI cable. I plugged the adapter in and the iPad picked it up; the bar at the top of the screen turned briefly to a blue background. I was also able to view information about the adapter in Settings on my iPad. However, when I plugged the HDMI cable into the adapter, nothing appeared on the TV screen. I tried various combinations of turning things off and on again and plugging cables in, but nothing worked. Zero stars for adapter quality/functionality.

    I searched around the Internet to see if I needed to toggle a setting of some sort, but I couldn't find anything to that effect. What I did find was some rather interesting trivia about this adapter: since Lightning can't output a raw HDMI signal, this tiny device actually has a CPU and 2GB of RAM inside it, which converts whatever video signal comes out of a Lightning port to the HDMI input. This is probably part of other users' issues with picture quality. This is also why, if you go to Settings > About > Apple Digital AV Adapter, you will see a "Firmware Version" field. It seems that, in principle, this device can receive firmware updates from Apple, which is pretty cool. You can look this up for more details. One bonus star for clever engineering and Lightning modularity.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    8.3 update renders this adapter useless

    same as many reviewers, it worked splendidly until I installed the update. Hoping for a bug fix. Any word on this? or else Apple refund for anyone with this problem?

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after iOS8 update

    This adapter stopped working a couple weeks ago.
    Thinking that a wire inside the cord got severed, I tore the unit apart to get a closer look and did find anything wrong.
    Then read the reviews that stated others had issues after iOS8.1.3 which is about when I had issues as well.
    Now it looks like I'll have to buy another one and wait for an update.

    Not impressed Apple.....

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Streaming video to TV after 8.3

    I loved this Lightning adaptor and regularly streamed movies and online tv shows to my big screen Sony tv. Never had any problem. Then I allowed the iOS 8.3 update and have not been able to stream with this adapter ever since. Don't buy one - you'll waste your money if you've upgraded to 8.3.
    Fortunately in our house my wife has an iPad Mini and I caught her before she upgraded to iOS 8.3. So this adapter still works on her Mini to allow us to stream online tv and movies to our big screen tv.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It breaks too quick :(

    To invent an Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter is a good idea but to make its cable too short is absolutely bad idea that's why it breaks down too quickly :(

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Tool!

    Just got this in the mail. Plugged my HDMI (tv) to the adapter. Plugged adapter to iPhone 6. Set TV to correct HDMI port. Put a visualizer with song and mind-blowing visualizations the iPhone 6 has with big screen. Awesome! If it was ten dollars less it would have a five.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    but grossly overpriced. For another $20, just buy an Apple TV box and be able to perform same function completely wirelessly!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after iOS 8.3 upgrade!

    Worked great for the one week I had it before the iOS 8.3 upgrade. Now it is dead. As is the replacement adapter I ordered. Questions related to this go unanswered in the support area. Apple... what happened to you? "It just works" used to be true. Now it is a bad joke. Don't you test anything anymore? I didn't mind you locking everything down to make sure it didn't get messed up by a user. But it ends up leaving us high and dry when there is a problem. I have purchased 4 mac laptops, 3 desk tops, 7 iPhones, 3 iPads and who knows how many iPods... 12? 15? for my family. Get your, um, "stuff" straight or I will make a change.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after iOS8 update. Awful.

    To be fair, I had been using this adapter perfectly well for almost a year to watch content on TV through my iPad mini. With my last iOS update, the adapter simply stopped working. No warning. I consider this to be an extremely shoddy move by Apple and whether unintended or not they need to work rapidly on a fix, allow people to downgrade the last update so the adapter works again, refund people, and above all, stop selling this product without a warning that it could at any time become unsupported.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for short time, then no picture

    This expensive adapter worked marvelously for a short time (couple of months) then problems. The audio signal works, but no picture. I made sure connections are tight and that it's not my TV. It seems to be adapter internal problem. ��

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted $50

    Like many other users, the Lightning Digital AV Adapter did not work. Purchased a new tv and couldn't wait to watch movies from my iPad mini to the TV. Bought what I thought would be the solution, to no avail. Disappointed is putting it nicely.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Investment Ever I recommend to EVERYONE!!!

    So I've been looking for ways to cut out the ridiculously over priced cable bill and I have found that apple tv, google crome and amazon fire stick could not be used unless you had WIFI present within the house. I have recently purchased an unlimited data package with sprint with an Iphone 5 and an Iphone 6plus and I also purchased the Lightning Digital AV adapter and this is by far the best investment I have ever made!! The Lightning Digital AV Adapter works amazingly with both my 720p and 1080p TV's The picture is of amazing quality!! Only catch is you need an unlimited data package a long enough HDMI cable and you need to download apps such as Netflix, HULU plus etc etc... I was paying 250$ a month for cable/phone/internet plus a cell phone plus Netflix plus hulu plus plus amazon tv coming to a grand total of 380$ a month 4,560$$ a year .. Now I've cut out cable and i pay 110$ a month and i simply do everything from my phone and project it onto my tv, that saves me 270$ a month a total of 3,240.00 a year in savings!! now I pay 1,320$ a year instead of 4,560$ a year to simply do everything from my phone as i most of us do on a daily basis anyways!!! I would recommend this Lightning Digital AV Adapter to everyone I know and everyone I don't!!

    8 of 13 people found this useful