• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t last 6 months

    • Written by Mark R from Weymouth

    Pathetically flimsy / weak and poorly made, it didn’t last 6 months before the sound started cutting out and also things like voice control were being activated randomly or whatever I was listening to would pause / unpause repeatedly.

    Do I have to buy two of these each year I own this phone - just to use my blasted headphones which I didn’t need an adaptor for before? What a complete scam / waste, won’t bother buying another iPhone if this isn’t fixed by the time I upgrade.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Practically enraged

    • Written by Paula H from Garfield

    For about a year this device worked perfectly fine. I could pause and play and skip with my headphone controls perfectly fine. i even bought a few extra just to have around. Now I think this device has some sort of problem with static or movement? I know the problem isn’t my headphones and I’m almost positive it’s not my phone, although I have for a long time thought it was. I’ll be listening to music or podcasts and my media will start skipping like a broken record or pausing itself or playing the next thing or starting over. It’s agonizing. If I accidentally touch the adapter my music pauses. This is totally inconvenient because I work at a job where I do a lot of movement and my media pauses every few seconds. In my car the adapter just stops working mid song (every song) and I have to unplug and plug back in to continue the song. I hope they make an improved version soon. Or at least just have headphones with lighting capabilities more readily available in more stores.

    33 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product ever

    • Written by Juan M from London

    I think I'm on my 6th adapter now. So that's around £60 and I'm 100% sure I'll buy a new one and it will start failing in a few months.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product to date

    • Written by Georgie M from hemel hempstead

    After taking the leap to an iPhone without the headphone jack I was bitterly disappointed and almost persuaded to downgrade again because of this awful product. Within a day (yes one day of owning the phone) the adapter had started malfunctioning and kept putting my phone into Siri or pausing the music on its own. I didn’t use it for a few weeks and found that it still did it but not as much, now it won’t work at all, just annoyingly loud crackling sounds. All in all I’ve used this product for roughly about 12 hours in total and it’s now useless and I have to go and buy another one. Nice to know that they’ve found a sure way of making more money from people after already over pricing their phones.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sandra A from London

    On my third one since may ��, really annoying

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fourth adaptor in 1 year

    • Written by Joe C from London

    Echoing most of the poor reviews already made on this little adaptor, its very poor quality with no durability. Apple really dropped the ball when changing the earphone jack point.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shonky technology, shonky quality

    • Written by Nick B from Ross on Wye

    Apple ditching the 3.5mm jack socket was a major step backwards. Now I've got to use this overpriced rubbish adapter cable that becomes detached, is easily lost and is completely unnecessary. This is a massive price for a little cable and Apple can only charge this because ... there is simply no alternative.

    Don't expect it to last long either, I'm on my third so far. Or was that the idea all along Apple?

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed!

    • Written by Timothy J from Houston

    I bought 2 of these at the Apple Store at $9 each and neither of them work. I have confirmed it is the adapters themselves and not my phone or the headphones I am trying to use. What a pain it will be to return to the Apple Store and get these returned for replacement adapters which will be broken when new like these were or will break within the first few months of use. So disappointed in this product and that Apple removed the headphone jack.

    44 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Ghada M from Ancaster

    I must have gone through 3 of these in the past 4-5 months. I cannot explain the amount of frustration I feel when I am trying to use my headphones but instead have to deal with random skipping, siri, and pausing without my control. I am beyond disappointed with Apple. I have been using Apple products for easily 13 years and have never dealt with such a major issue. The functionality is absolutely terrible and so incredibly inconvenient. I have never thought about using a non-Apple phone before but now I am starting to because of this issue. I did not realize how common this problem is until I saw all the reviews. Shame on you, Apple!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product, Doesn't Last

    • Written by Sindhu S from Santa Monica

    I'm on my third lightning adapter since April. They don't last more than 2-3 months and are very cheaply made. Very annoying and inconvenient to get fixed so frequently; I hope Apple improves the quality of this product.

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone has missed the point of this product

    • Written by daniel H from Ooltewah

    For what this accessory is meant to do I give it a 5 star rating because it does exactly what it’s made for, controlling output. The fact that the majority of people gave this a 1 star is idiotic. The only purpose of this accessory is to transfer the audio from old earbuds or headsets with a female adapter head. How can you expect this cheap device that was made for one purpose to do all these advanced things that Bluetooth devices or directly plugged in devices can do ex. iPhone 6’s direct audio port. The iPhone’s direct ports are what allows the device to control it not the adapter. So when using the adapter it overrides the iphones control and only transfers the audio, it doesn’t input the signal from a mic, only outputs sound. I have a pair of bass boosted earbuds that work perfectly with this accessory although the earbuds don’t have a mic only inline pause and skip button. The audio pauses and skips because that is the purpose of the accessory to control the sound being output. The accessory has no input driver and won’t have it because that’s not it’s purpose so don’t rate this a one star because you couldn’t understand why it doesn’t have an unintended use.

    60 of 207 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These things are rubbish

    • Written by Scott B from Llanfairfechan

    I have never bought something so dreadful. They are actually shocking. To think apple have the audacity to sell these things is beyond me. Unfortunately you can’t rate this 0 stars, but I wish you could. If you have half a brain cell, you would not buy this. SERIOUSLY, DO NOT BUY THIS.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality

    • Written by Paul G from Shrewsbury

    The fact that you have to buy one of these separately after already spending £1000 on an iPhone Xs is terrible. The only thing worse is the actual quality if these, I don't think it's going to last even 3 months! I'd give it zero stars if it were possible.

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Rebecca P from maidenhead

    Been through two of these in the last two months. Outrageously bad quality. Same problem with both. Works for a while then starts to randomly skip, pause, open Siri etc. Will be in the shop to demand a new one today. Didn’t even ask for this change!!

    29 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars

    • Written by David S from Harrsion Twp.

    This broke after about 3 days. Almost caused me to replave expensive headphones because I thought they were the problem. This is a joke.

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it anymore

    • Written by Abby D from Cedarvalley

    The most frustrating thing on a flight is having your headphones break on the plane just before you take off... just kidding... what’s worse is having your stupid “dongle” break on a plane. At least you can buy other headphones. This stupidly unnecessary cord is extremely unreliable. I am selling my I phone and getting a Samsung. I am so displeased of apples descision to remove the headphone jack. I have maybe spent more than $100 in half the year buying replacement dongles for my stupid phone. All of which break. I bought a new one on Friday and it’s already broken. It’s now Tuesday. Do not buy this product. Get a new phone from a company who cares about the convienience of their customers.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All adapter stop working in a few days

    • Written by Paolo N from Rockville

    I have an iPhone 8 plus. I tried many adapters from several manufacturers ( Apple and others) but they all stop working after a few days.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    headphone jack adapter

    • Written by Carol T from Sacramento

    Want to give Zero stars. Simply does not work. When plugged into music jack, nothing comes out (and I tried different systems). Have been a faithful Apple user for a decade. Can't understand how this flawed devise and can be marketed by Apple..The new iphone does not provide a jack option...why???

    45 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke!!!!

    • Written by Natalie M from CAMDEN

    Poor quality! way to expensive! Apple should be giving these out for free! purely for the complete inconvenience of them!!! i'm almost tempted to go back to my old phone!
    Bad design decision!!!!!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Melanie L from Washington

    Pointless idea in terms of necessity and functionality. Poor design. You will lose it and have to replace it all too often. You all really messed up with this one. Zero stars. Android is looking more and more appealing.

    43 of 47 people found this useful