• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does't mirroriPad2 desktop ( NOT App Dependent)

    • Written by Allan L from Encino

    The packages says it allows mirroring of an iPad2. It doesn't, not even the basic iOS desktop without any apps running. The iPad was connected to an LCD projector we've used for several years with a variety of laptops running Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, The projector could not detect ANY incoming video signal from the iPad.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA accessory fails in iOS8

    • Written by MARK T from MELBOURNE

    Questionable business ethics in this event. Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence in industrial design is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete, that is, unfashionable or no longer functional after a certain period of time.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wasted money Apple Store tech did not know anything

    • Written by Shabbir S from Birming

    Bought this specifically to watch itunes purchased movies on projector at home with the family. Asked the Apple tech guys if this would work and they definitely assured me it would! What a bunch of lies to sell products, this is OK to watch your iPad home screen or run a limited number of apps on the projector but as soon as you start a movie get a message saying 'this device is not authorised to play this movie'. Wish I had read the reviews before spending £25 on this rubbish.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Richard B from Redditch

    Following advise from the Apple sales staff, I bought this product believing that All my applications including ITunes movies and music can be played through my non Apple TV, just to find that his is not possible. What a waste of money and time. I am bitterly dissapointed.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    • Written by Anonymous A from 8652

    Dear JD,,,read the description in the Overview section which reads :Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S screen " and now tell me again why after reading that description I would not expect to see my Wallpaper and App icons mirrored via the VGA out port. This product is inaccurately described - period. Mine is going back.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Nicholas T from London

    I bought this adapter to show a keynote presentation on a sony digital projector. The adapter partially worked in that it got the iPad2 screen onto the projector but the keynote presentation was shifted way off to the right of the projected area thus cropping 20% off from, the left hand side. I had to attach my laptop in the end which worked perfectly through the same projector.

    I have also had no luck with the apple iPad hdmi adapter which repeatedly goes black or green after every 10 minutes or so of movie playback.

    My impression is that apple is rushing these products to market before they are ready.

    80 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Joke connector

    • Written by Gary W from Mansfield Woodhouse

    I suppose I should have read the reviews first, so it's my own fault.
    I am very, very close to replacing my laptop in external business meetings with the iPad. The final piece of the puzzle would be to view documents, presentations etc on a projector or TV output.
    I then find to my annoyance that it only works with a very, very few apps. One of which I need, which is Keynote.
    Then I find it doesn't even work with Pages - what a joke!
    And how difficult would it be to send the whole desktop to an external source? I quote Apples own website for this item "Use the Apple VGA Adapter to mirror whatever’s on your iPad 2 screen — apps, presentations, websites, and more" Misleading at best.

    49 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iPad 1

    • Written by Anonymous A from 801

    Apple needs to clearly define what this adapter can and can't do. I purchased one and nothing happened when I plugged it into my iPad (1) and LCD projector. The projector showed no source found. Geniuses at Apple Store could tell me nothing other than they would refund my money.

    39 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Next to useless on iPad 1

    • Written by Anonymous A from 9254

    Very disappointing ... Apart from projecting slide shows it does next to nothing for my iPad ... I bought adapter in store and nothing on packing to indicate this would be the case

    32 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product if you want to view movies from the iTunes store!

    • Written by Gary M from London

    Very disppointed that Apple does not make it absolutely clear that iTunes movies can not be view to a projector or TV with this product. I only found out after I had rented the movie and the clock started ticking on the movie, limiting when I could watch it!

    It works fine with games and surfing the internet. Doesn't make any sense!

    48 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Ramsey K from Manchester

    Was looking forward to connecting my iPad 2 to my telly unfortunately the connection from the apple adapter is female so would need another cable(another male to male adapter) to convert the lead to my telly.
    As with the hdmi lead into the telly is male and would assume with most English television's too are the same so makes the adapter no good it's strange because the connection into the iPad is a male connection lead to female so should be straight forward to be a male connection to male connection can only assume not for the English Market hope this helps others who wish to purchase.
    So because of this can only rate 1 star sorry apple.
    Cheers R.K.

    19 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 4413

    This adaptor is useless for ipad1. Does not work on screen; tv; or projector. Waste of money.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited capabilities

    • Written by Anonymous A from 3766

    I bought this for use with my iPad 1 and I was disappointed by the limitations. Netflix app works great but I can't play movies I've purchased on iTunes? I don't understand the reasoning behind this especially since it seems iPad 2 can do mirroring. If anyone at apple reads these please fix this problem, why can't iPad 1 support mirroring as well?

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO USB or HDMI connection

    • Written by Anonymous A from 5823

    iPad not so clever for the user. Why does it not include the world universal connections of USB and HDMI on the iPad. You have to BUY an extra connector (at Apple's inflated costs) then carry it around with you (if you haven't already lost the small thing).

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with iphone 4 and ios 4.3

    • Written by Anonymous A from 8881

    I am well aware of the limits of this adaptor and have used it successfully with my iphone 4 and ios 4.2.1 (with 2 VGA monitors). After upgrading to ios 4.3, it stopped working. I did the usual things (rebooted the iphone, etc.) to no avail. I brought it to an Apple store and the "genius" got it to work briefly after a lot of fiddling. He recommended that I reboot the iphone before use with the connector disconnected. I did this and tried every permutation of rebooting with and without the connector attached and had no luck. Hardly the "plug and play" behavior we expect from an Apple product. I await the next ios version (but it might never be fixed, in view of the small number of these items being sold).

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VGA Adaptor

    • Written by Anonymous A from 2742

    I bought VGA adaptor for my ipad today & was disappointed it won't work on my new tv

    21 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 1825

    As everyone else complains, this is not what it seems (in terms of iphone; it apparently works for the ipad 2). If you wish to project exactly what you see on your iphone; this won't do it. I bought it thinking the adapter works the same way as the laptop. The macbook vga adapter projects the screen of your laptop as is. So I automatically assumed that the same would be true for the iphone vga adapter. Well, I was wrong. Don't be wrong.

    40 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous A from 1682

    I had asked a few people to join me in a conference room to go over some material, some screenshots I had emailed to my account. Try as I may, the mail app would not display through this adapter. Luckily I was able to forward the same email to a colleague who had a PC laptop and he connected to the video display.

    Mail? Why not mail? Who's going to pirate video of my mail box?

    You just never know what will work and what won't.

    32 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very limited functionality

    • Written by Anonymous A from 9222

    This doesn't work universally like the equivalent would on a PC. It works in very limited conditions. Don't buy it unless you've verified that your app will work with it like you expect.

    101 of 120 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money, does not play everything

    • Written by Sebastian Q from Bogotá D.C.

    Why you use this item but for playing every app that you have buy? It is a waste of money because just outputs video and keynote, does not support the other apps, that is a shame, because you can`t show a presentation or a content for a third party app (like prezi)....you make the people Jailbreak the ipad cause in Cynthia there is an app that allows you to output everything. Why Apple doesn´t allow that? I wasted my money

    98 of 112 people found this useful