• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I have bought nearly every apple product on the market and was trying to play my iPad on the tv in my daughters room to save having to buy another Apple TV, it just doesn't work, one minute it's working a minute down the line no signal, now trying to obtain a refund or replacement

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outrageously expensive, worked OK, but now cuts out if you move it

    Very lazy design, £40 is way too expensive for this. Why did Apple not mould the Lightning connector into the other end of the block so as to give a strong and rigid design. Most HDMI cables are heavy so inevitably the short stiff piece of cable that connects to the Lightning plug will be under bending loads however careful you are, and hence they fail early. Mine has lasted about 6 months and now cuts out if you so much as touch it - as have many other peoples if you read all the negative reviews. It actually worked very well before it started to break which is all the more frustrating. Shame on you Apple, selling expensive, poorly designed and badly made rubbish as accessories for your otherwise excellent kit. And there is no alternative source available as you have a monopoly. You should and can be so much better than this.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Don't buy this lol. 40 quid and it just stopped working after a day. On top of that, while it did work, half the apps aren't supported anyway. Apple need to just swallow their pride and give the consumer what they want, FLEXIBILITY. A smart company would allow more experienced 3rd party cable companies to produce this kind of product rather than keeping exclusivity just to charge EXTORTIONATE prices for something that costs 20p to make, and doesn't even work. Poor form apple. poor form.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well at all... Ugly kludge.

    I bought several items of equipment to run a stand showing off iPad apps at a conference.., Monitors, AV brackets, gooseneck stands, HDMI cables etc.

    The critical link was lighting AV adapters connecting iPads the delegates play with, to nice HD monitors on the booth wall. Both adapters gave horrible results on big screens. They showed compression artefacts and a generally nasty image. There is absolutely no way the output is 1080!

    I don't quite know how Apple has managed it, but it takes many ££££ and turns a lovely crisp retina image into something truly ugly. I switched one over to my old iPad 2 with a 30 pin adapter and got a better image!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Like many other reviewers I paid full whack for this connector, and it just stopped working - annoyingly when the warranty period had expired. Suprisingly shoddy for a company like Apple. Probably better to get an Apple TV.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive failure

    I bought one of these in January and while it worked well initially, after 8 months it just stopped working. If I had paid £5 for one from China I might not be surprised, but at over £30 for a genuine Apple product, this is just not good enough. I am now trying to get a refund/replacement but have little faith that another one will do much better, particularly having read so many recent reviews showing these failing after only hours of use.
    I used to think Apple produced a high quality product but my experience with this leaves me very much in doubt and I would be reluctant to spend any significant sum on any of their products if this is the level of quality I can expect.

    31 of 36 people found this useful

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    I find it annoying that we are being forced to buy an item from a sole supplier when obviously other manufacturers can do it better (Belkin springs to mind). I used the adapter once and it failed on the second occasion (and I am not the only person to have this problem). So Apple, please give the licence to someone who know how to produce a reliable product and you stick to making things that you know about. (why is it not possible to give a zero star rating as that is a better reflection of the quality of this adapter?).

    28 of 30 people found this useful

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    Firstly it's expensive. It worked for less than 24 hours and then stopped working. I exchanged it for another one and that one didn't work either. Don't waste your money on this.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

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    Bought one of these to work with a Pioneer App Radio which mirrors onto a touch screen on my car. The wire needs to be perfectly staight to work other wise poor connection. One failed so bought another and same issue. Simply not up to the task and £80 down. Apple sort it out please - Like that's going to happen

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware - doesn't work on IPad Air 2 with ISO 8.3 and 8.4!! Don't waste ££££

    I bought this to connect my iPad Air 2 to my TV. At first it worked great and then following an IOS software update it stopped working. It shows the connector is attached with the blue bar appearing, but doesn't display on the TV anymore. It still works on my iPhone 5c (also a poor quality product) so clearly there is a problem with the software update and I'm very disappointed the latest (8.4) has not remedied the compatibility. I've not updated the iPhone software and assume if I did this expensive connector would be totally redundant.

    Apple you should change the compatibility statement until you fix the problem, instead of allowing your customers to waste £40!!!!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my IPad Air but does with my daughter's older IPad!

    i bought this adapter in January and used it to play downloads from ITV and BBC IPlayer. It now refuses to link to my Sony Bravia TV. I just get a blank screen. However, I plugged my daughter 's older version IPad into the adapter and hers works. I am not happy at all. What a waste of money!

    22 of 24 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.

    17 of 18 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 :(

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in extreme

    I project through VGA connection via iPad or iPhone, and I get a full screen size from my OHP on full zoom.
    I project exactly the same item using lightning converter to HDMI and I get a nice picture, but half the size.
    It seems from the posts here that that is that. Such a shame.
    But if anyone can help?

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously over priced - Apple TV much better solution

    I tried a friend's adapter, but just could not justify spending 3x what it is actually worth to me. In the end I bought Apple TV which gave me all the functionality including BBC iPlayer plus a lot more, for not much more than the cost of the adapter. It is better to be able to connect wirelessly, without the hassle of cables and my experience of Apple lightning cables is that they don't last that long.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worse Than My First Betamax Player In 1982!

    I bought this adaptor cable - which, at £40 works out at £10 per inch - in order to watch TV and flms streamed over the Net from Amazon Prime Instant Video via my iPad Retina through a Yamaha RX-V671 A/V decoder on to my LG HDTV. I had been trying to use my laptop but in both Chrome and Mozilla there was continuous buffering and stuttering. Before purchasing, I checked with Apple and Amazon who both stated the product would work in 1080p with surround sound. Well, the picture displayed on the screen when "browsing" is reasonably High Def but only in a reduced-size 4:3 ratio in the centre of the TV. However, once you select a programme through the Amazon Prime App and hit "play", the screen expands to 16:9 but with all the definition of a muddy puddle. All movement becomes just a confusion of pixels which, on my 47" screen, are at least quarter of an inch square. Basically, it's unwatchable. So, switch to Safari instead of the Amazon app - no difference except now we are back to continuous buffering again. With a 14Mb/s internet speed I should be getting good quality video - instead I feel like I have been transported back 30 years to the foggy dawn of Betamax accompanied by the cat sitting on the "Pause" button on the remote every 10 seconds. This really is marketing at it's most cynical. This is 2014, this is not rocket science, but I feel thoroughly cheated.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    I just bought this adapter, I tried connecting it with my existing hdmi cable and it was fuzzy and so I bought a new hdmi cable. Turns out it's not the cable. The outcome is the same. The adapter is connecting to the iPad, I hear the sounds, see the mirror image of the pad, however, as soon as it is plugged, the TV screen starts to fuzz, then the TV screen colour changes green and then yellow, gradually and very quickly, then it stays like that. Can anyone tell me what the problem is; my TV? Settings somewhere? Cos I really cannot get it to work.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy - waste of money

    I'm writing this review after just buying this adapter: I really should of read the reviews first! To begin with, it is totally overpriced. Secondly, it doesn't work for the apps, from Sky to others, completely rubbish! Avoid wasting money on this product, I will be taking mine back ASAP.

    23 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not send 1080 signal or audio passthrough.

    Max resolution is 1600 x 900 and no surround sound. The quality also seems pretty bad. Apparently the older 30pin cable was 1080 and had audio passthrough - why the step back?!

    35 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    rubbish product, rubbish compatibility

    Bought this for my ipad mini. however just like other people reviewed, it does NOT work for bbc iplayer, 4OD etc.. totally rubbished. no used at all, Apple, why you selling things like that with a sky high price. i will give zero star if i can.

    61 of 86 people found this useful