• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars, Boo Apple!!!

    I’ve had the lightning connect for a few weeks and the quality is as poor as has been described. Has bits falling off poor connections starting to go wrong I use becoming outer sensitive and switching in Siri in middle of play back. Apple you’ve got to do better !!!
    utter waste of £9
    when your included connector stops working.. and it will get one cheaper from amazon save your £9 people!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I have gone through THREE of these in the past month. I take extremely good care of them in hopes that they will continue working, but they break every time. I can't believe apple has not tried to do something about this after so many complaints. They are more concerned about making more money than quality products. Wish I could give this zero stars but I will give it one since it is the only other option. Very unimpressed.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work after IOS update

    This is exactly what I feared when buying the New Iphone. When Apple updates their IOS it seems to just annihilate old hardware. When I plug in the lightning adapter I can hear music through my earphones for about a full minute before it says "This accessory is not supported by this Iphone"...Keep in mind all my products were bought at the apple store. This started happening after their IOS update. I seriously have a 1000$ piece of trash.

    Thank you apple.

    0/5 stars

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    On my third one in 3 months. Not even worth $9

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Silly but practical

    Everyone's got strong opinions about the decision to bring the phone down to just the lightning port, which is what created the need for this product in the first place. I personally agree with the decision. I have more faith in my phone case, which only has one opening to protect now. I'm more than happy to deal with the dongle as a trade-off, and for what it's worth, this adapter has proven itself to me as being functional, durable, and reliable.

    I can't say whether it transmits signals from non-Apple headphones, unfortunately, but I can point out an aspect of the dongle that I feel a lot of people miss. When I enter my car, I can easily switch from headphones to aux cable without taking my bulky-case phone out of my pocket or digging to find the aux port, because the aux port is already outside of my pocket. My phone already only works through Siri when I'm driving, so I just leave it in my pocket the whole time, and it's just as easy to switch back to headphones later. The phone also does a good job of recognizing the difference between the adapter being removed and something being removed from the adapter.

    As for fashion aesthetic, with headphones plugged in, it looks utterly unremarkable. Without headphones, just hanging visibly out of your pocket, it is slightly silly, but if you can turn one-off remarks into good conversations, then there's no problem. If you're super awkward already, the dongle will not help you if you are questing for social grace.

    I dock a point for being slightly more expensive than something this easy-to-lose should be.

    3 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with all of my accessories

    The title says it all. Works perfectly with all of my accessories, including but not limited to Peterson guitar tuner app & cable adapter, 1More earbuds and several more. However, I still wish the 3.5mm jack was built into the phone so I didn't have to worry about it.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely fragile and tedious to replace.

    I dropped my phone once with the lightning earbuds attached and the lightning adapter broke. I dropped my iphone once with the earbud connector in and the lightning adapter broke. Horrible product. I cant use earbuds now. I wish there was a way to get a free replacement for a terrible product.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid, awful decision, on so many levels

    Many people care about audio quality and comfort, and invest in decent headphones. To not be able to use them properly with their phones is ridiculous.

    The Apple headphones are not a comprimise, with their horrible sound quality and what with being insanely uncomfortable to wear for a lot of people. These adaptors are not a comprimise either -- they are poorly made, easily lost, and just such a terrible idea. What were you thinking? You can't even charge your phone while using your headphones.

    The 3.5mm jack isn't redundant technlogy -- it's been around a long time because it works well. This will be the last time I buy an Apple phone.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Next phone is a Samsung

    This piece of garbage is the last drop in the bucket. I have a company phone which is the only reason I have to stick to Apple. Can't use my 4 sets of microphone headsets. Plus I'm a runner, show me Bluetooth headphones that don't fall out...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product.

    Worked great for about a day and then the controls just went haywire. Skipping songs, pausing, activating Siri, etc.
    Went out and got another one to see if it would be any better but it wasn’t. Lasted about 2 days before it started going crazy again.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound reproduction

    Wow, thanks for making my $200 Ultimate Ears TripleFi10 headphones and the fact that I encode my music tracks in 320 MHz completely pointless by giving us this shoddy adaptor with a 13¢ DAC built in. Aside from it not even supporting an in-line mic and apparently breaking constantly (mine is only 1 month old) my music sounds like its played on circa 1999 RealPlayer Audio. Once again Apple has lowered the bar for audio quality and is singlehandedly ruining the standards of music reproduction for no other reason than being extremely cheap. That's on top of it being just a total pain in the ascii. If the iPhone X is any indication of what the future of iPhones will look like, I want no part of it.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible infuriating product

    This was the straw that broke the camel's back in terms of my brand loyalty to Apple. I can't believe they would release a product as unreliable as this. I've already gone through two. They degrade within a month of use and start messing with the controls of my phone. If Apple wants us to move to Bluetooth headphones, they should pay to upgrade my QC25s to QC35s.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I miss the old Apple

    They don't let you give 0/5 but i'd give it 0/5 to -1/5

    This dongle is more visibly and functionally awkward than I was in middle school.

    If there was ever a product that was a waste of plastic, research, and design this was it. Pack it in society, it's down hill from here. It's a product that solves an artificial problem and adds no value - the DAC in this is horrible old iPods had better quality. It also adds a few problems into my life that never needed to exist like "will I listen to a podcast or charge my phone?"

    Apple used to be a company that was user-friendly and things just worked out of the box no extras needed. Now I need to buy a dongle so I can listen to music and charge my phone at the same time. Even the oldest iPod is capable of this technological miracle.

    It also doesn't function well to begin with. I frequently have to put the plug in and pull it out a few times until the phone remembers "oh yeah I guess someone wants to listen to music with high quality wired headphones." Sometimes despite no disconnection it decides "you know I'd rather use my speakers I don't like this adapter" which is fantastic.

    I guess if they're shifting their business model from making technology that makes life easier to a company that purposely sells a feature-anemic product requiring add-ons to function then they've crushed it. It makes sense why the dongle feels so cheap - they want you to break it/lose it. I really thought I'd prefer to stay in the Apple eco system despite the lack of headphone jack but we all make mistakes and next time I'll go for android.

    I miss the old Apple.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I don’t understand the big deal

    I don’t mind the adapter at all. I meant to keep my model 6 plus another year but my son reached an age where he really needed a phone so I passed it to him and bought the 7+. I didn’t care about the adapter because I almost never talked on the phone and don’t use my phone for music unless I am In the car- until three months ago. Now I’m on the phone for three or four hours at a time and have had no static issues or problems with needing to charge it even if I’m on an extended call. I once even fell asleep while talking with my boyfriend (it was quite late) for four hours, then we both drifted off. The call lasted 10 hours and 40 minutes in total and I’m assuming I started the call at 100% charge but am not really sure. I still had 19% charge left and could hear his voice clearly when I woke up- he never hung up even though he was up far earlier than I was.

    The only problem is, well, it’s a little small. I already lost two of them, but I keep in mind I tend to lose a lot of little things like that. I need to use wired headphones because Bluetooth headphones and me never get along well. I tried 5 different brands in many price ranges but none were even close to being as good a connection and got many dropped calls. I solved the problem easily- I have two main pairs of headphones- Audio-Technica M50x I use for music and a main pair of inexpensive earbuds I use for phone calls. I have tons of others but those are the main two pairs I use daily. I bought three adapters, I keep one on each set of headphones and keep one in the car so I don’t have to take them in and out of the house so I don’t lose them. It would be nice if Apple made an adapter that split so you could charge while using the phone in whatever way. I haven’t had a need for it but it would be great for people who do need that and frankly I would feel better if I knew I could charge when/if I needed to. Still, the price should remain the same. $9 is a little pricey when you give people no other choice and I would love it if Apple also offered a straight cable with a mic which would make it possible for me to use my preferred headphones when talking on the phone. I’d be willing to pay more than $9 for that. I love you, Apple, except for your cords and headphones.

    3 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Audio Quality on the Cheap

    Listening with a new pair of Status CB-1's and a pair of Sennheiser 555's the audio quality was as good or better than with the headphone jack on my iPhone 6.

    0 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Build and Sound Quality

    Cheap, low quality DAC. Poor sound quality. Cheap materials. No gold plated contacts.
    Please respect your customers, make better quality and higher priced alternatives.
    We are willing to pay more for better sound quality products.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile and low quality

    The adapter fell apart completely after a couple months of use, rendering me completely unable to use headphones in my phone until I buy a replacement, which I will most likely have to replace again in a couple of months. If Apple is going to go through with making us switch over to lightning headphones, and only have the capacity to charge/listen to media one at a time, they should make a better quality adapter. Paying $9 for a two-inch wire that falls apart in a month is ridiculous.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought one and it just doesn't work. Well, it worked for about 3 seconds and then stopped. Apple used to be about user-centric innovation...sadly, the decision to block us from using the headphones we want (TO LISTEN TO AN APPLE DEVICE!) is a very, very bad one.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Over priced and useless

    I got her some bose in ears but i cant even lissen to music with it.
    Siri/voice control keeps popping up. Also no mic or volume control.

    Just a piece for in the trash bin. Really start to hate my iphone 7 more and more

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible HORRIBLE.... well played Apple.

    So now my iPhone 7 plus will only support Apple devices. I've had my iPhone 3 months and already blown through FOUR of these stupid adapters. They work for about a week, get static in the transmission, and then STOP working. Such a rip off. As a long time supporter of Apple, I'm seriously considering switching to another brand. First my iPhone 6 plus warps and the screen stops responding, and now this! Plus, all my old accessories are trash since I my phone won't support them because they are verizon brand and not Apple.

    20 of 21 people found this useful