• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work with my headphones

    • Written by Nan S from chicago

    Apparently Apple makes their products difficult to work with other brands. This adapter will not work with my brand of headphones. When will Apple learn we don’t buy 100 percent of their products. Next phone will be a more compatible brand of phone, not an apple.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So horrible of an idea and implementation. Zero stars.

    • Written by Carl B from Mcloud

    I bought 2. After a few days these adapters just stopped working. What a horrible idea taking out the headphone jack. The moron that thought up that idea should be fired. So very disappointing.

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Says it won’t break but it does.

    • Written by Max M from Boston

    Why do they say it wouldn’t break but it does. Then I go to Apple and talk about how my phone won’t work with this adopter in it. They say it my phone and not the adopter. Well my phones new so how about you fix the adopter.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Laura S from Crystal Lake

    Literally gave my son an electrical shock with the first use when he plugged in his headphones into the adapter and his new iPhone 8. He was listening to his music and started screaming! The earbuds were shocking his ears. We plugged another pair into the adapter and tried again a couple hours later because those first earbuds were fried from this happening (after trying them on another device) and when plugging a different set of headphones in, the exact same thing happened and then sound went out. Pain, PHYSICAL PAIN was caused to a child. NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work - very disappointing

    • Written by Charles Z from Wilmette

    I have purchased several of these adapters both from Apple and other 3rd parties, and none of them work. I recently traded up my 6 to an 8S , and now my Warp headphones do not work after one minute of play, and I receive the following error message "This accessory is not supported by this Iphone". This is an apple product! Why can't a trillion dollar company create a fix to allow me to listen to my music on headphones that previously worked just fine!!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Err, okay..

    • Written by Sandy V from Hoboken

    I’ve used it daily to travel to and from school, but after 17 months it finally broke. I’m surprised that I didn’t lose it over all this time, since it’s very small. Also, it’s white; not a huge problem, but my phone is black.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasts three weeks at most

    • Written by Jennifer H from Loveland

    I use my headphones all day every day. This is the main reason for my iPhone. The adapter is trash and should not be sold. It works on day one but shorts out from two to four weeks. I spend 10-20 a month on adapters now. I don’t want bad sounding overpriced Bluetooth headphones. I have invested in and love my wired ones which work fine on everything else. I will upgrade to a different brand phone ASAP. I have had an iPhone since the third generation and had no desire to ever switch brands. This is completely unacceptable. The adapter is annoying but if it worked I would not be complaining. Quit selling garbage!!!

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Constantly needs replacement

    • Written by Laura M from Auckland

    I am very disappointed with the durability of this product. I have gone through 7 of these from March - November. They stop working all the time and have not been able to find a solution for this. I am so annoyed at how many times i have had to repurchase this item only for it to functioning within 1-2 months of purchase. Please work on increasing the life , or expected useful life for this product

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible adaptor don't get it!

    • Written by Habib A

    It is a total nonsense. It spoils super fast and it was made with no quality. I guess Apple's QA is dead. Such a shame!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but fell apart in less than a year

    • Written by Katherine S from Spring Green

    Please--apple, if you are going to make it so other headphones (superior headphones, I might add) don't work with your phone, have an adaptor make doesn't break apart in a few months. I tried getting one from another source, and of course you have made it so they don't work (not supported--pfft). I HATE your earbuds--they hurt my ears and I can't hear out of the right one. You have another type of earphone/bud thing, but I'm not going to risk $59.99 knowing your accessories are made so shoddy. As much as this product stinks, I am forced to order another one if I want to hear audiobooks on my phone. And I have to use the painful earbuds on phone calls because with this adaptor, the microphone on my decent earphones doesn't work. Shame on you.

    52 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Leon A from ELKINS PARK

    I Purchased one to use with my new iPhone XR and my corded Bose headphones. They work great and the microphone and in call capabilities also work with this adopter . Previous reviews said they didn’t but on my new iPhone XRit is working.

    27 of 64 people found this useful

  • 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    32 of 33 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.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sandra A from London

    On my third one since may ��, really annoying

    28 of 28 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.

    31 of 31 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?

    35 of 36 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!

    5 of 5 people found this useful