• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken in less than 3 months... Minimal use

    • Written by Katie J from Chicago

    I purchased the new iphone 7, and received it on Sep. 16th, 2016. The lightening cable that came with it is required for any AUX usage or headphone usage (that is not bluetooth). It's Dec. 14th, 2016 and my cable has been broken for weeks. I don't do anything rigorous with it, other than using it maybe once a day. I keep it attached to my headphones, and when it started not working, I figured it was the headphones. Bought a new set of headphones and low and behold, it was the lightening adapter. This is extremely frustrating considering I’m now going to have to purchase more (and I’m sure rebuy every 3 months), or else I don’t get to listen to music. Apple needs to stop making such terrible quality accessories, it’s making for one unhappy customer.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Courage Gonna Lose You

    • Written by Puhn C from Hopkinton

    COURAGE. This is what you got for what you pay for. No you cannot listen while charging with this. You need some courage to listen while your battery is almost depleted, you need the courage to stop listening and a courage to recharge your iPhone 7 at the very appropriate time. You need the courage to get rid your ages old headphone with the 3.5 jack, and use the supplied Apple Courage EarPods with Lightning. If you are courageous enough to buy a new MacBook Pro with the "Courage to get rid of the function key" Touch Bar, you need to enjoy the new improved speakers because you won't be able to plug your Lightning EarPods to the USB-C laptop, unless you installed Windows with Bootcamp your speakers probably blown out by now.

    And don't ever think of having only one Courage Adapter if you got more than one headphones, you don't wanna be like me - losing one after switching headphones and misplaced the dongle. Just keep it attached to the headphones. Why would I be here if it were to stay?

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Good, Works Well

    • Written by Joel B from Oak Park

    I am using this adapter on an iPhone 6 with a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones. The mini jack was having a harder and and harder time staying in the analog headphone jack of the iPhone 6, so I decided to try using this adapter. Works great, the Lightning connector is solid and the analog coupling stays tight. The sound is crisp and clear, the adapter eliminates the jostling that caused crackly drop-outs the Sony plug would cause from it's weight and size. When used with the Apple ear buds, the mic and volume controls DO work. Perhaps some complaints about those features not working are with 3rd party headphone that had these features.

    The adapter's analog cable is definitely thin (very Apple), I realize I will have to be careful to prevent kinks that could break the delicate copper strands inside. So far so good. If anything changes I will update the review.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd party mics, volume and music control do work

    • Written by Bradley B from Colorado Springs

    Spoke with multiple phone reps and apple store employees. Tested myself and I can control my music, volume, and us the in line mic with no issues when using this adapter. I tested with 4 brands (beats, bose, skullcandy, and jvc).

    14 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    New but works great

    • Written by Jennifer J from San Diego

    I have got a 7plus with bose soundtrue headphones. The inline mic works, it can turn the volume up and down. the sound is just as good as plugging the jack directly into my iphone 6 though the sound quality seems better on the 7plus all the way around. I don't know if it'll die quick. this is the one that came in the box with the phone but i'm pleased since I had read so many terrible reviews and fully expected to be disappointed. I only give 4 stars because needing an adapter is a bummer. :(

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    other reviews aren't to acknowledged

    • Written by Matthew H from Looe

    its a great product, well built and works perfectly, had mine a week and is great, audio is fine and it hold up its condition, it may be a little pricey for what it is but its held up its condition, definitely recommended

    42 of 175 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Low Quality

    • Written by Madison B from Durham

    Poor design. I love my iPhone but I hate having to use this with my old headphones. It also seems to short out if my headphones are at the wrong angle. I want the headphone jack back!

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tony L from Urbandale

    This lil Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter is worthless, used it one day and the next day it just didn't work!! No music on my Bose ear buds.

    Unacceptable for a company such as Apple. Gosh, was there any UAT at all????? come on apple you are better than this..

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly terrible quality

    • Written by Andrew K from London

    I'm ashamed to say I was a fervent defended of Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack. I use Bluetooth earphones at the gym and on my commute I'm happy to use a jack adapter. However on my first day with this thing I noticed how flimsy it is. Had to rescue it from my pocket after noticing how poorly it was coping with being at even a slight bend. Even when perfectly straight though it has almost zero robustness. I know Apple have a very specific design language but it's not out of the realms of possibility for them to start making stronger cables.

    I have no qualms with pushing people toward new technologies but if you're moving away from something so ubiquitous at least give them a structurally viable safety net.

    47 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugly, barely functional

    • Written by William B from Norcross

    Doesn't work with microphones, and has an ugly barbell design with swollen ends and a cheap, thin wire in the middle. The white looks unappealing and out of place connecting the black phone with my black headphones. At least it converts the sound. Can't wait till they improve the phone with a dedicated headphone jack that allows simultaneous charging and listening, obviating this monstrosity's use.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Ronald F from Arlington

    I've been using this adaptor for about one month. I'm very gentile with my electronics and my typical use has been walking with my phone in my pocket with my headphones attached via the adaptor. The adaptor just broke and my mic cuts out during calls. When I first got my iPhone 7, one of the first things I noticed was how flimsy the adaptor was. Now, my impression has been confirmed: this adaptor is not designed to last. It's pure genius of apple to design something that will require constant (possibly monthly) replacements and for owners to shell out an additional $9.00 every month or so.

    What gives Apple? You used to have such great products and user experience... To say the least, I'm just sadly disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of garbage

    • Written by Evan P from Chaska

    So much for loving iphones. This adapter came in the box and this is the first problem I have encountered. So I went for 1 run with this thing in my pocket the night before. I then in the morning go to plug the adapter back into my car because it only have aux connections and not blue tooth. To my surprise the adapter broke. It is now causing an extremely annoying high pitch squeal/ static sounds while playing music. Which did not happen last night or the other days. I did not change any settings and the aux cord in my car works perfect. When I wiggle the wire on the lightening to aux adapter the sound distortions get loader, so I know that's the issue. I will repeat this adapter has been in my car since I bought the phone. It broke after 1 "heavy" use, not sure if you can even call it heavy I went for a fricken run. I wasn't hanging from the dang thing. Well apple you are losing another life time costumer it seems. Been with you from the iPhone 3g but this is just garbage now, can't even listen to music.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made So We Can Buy More Of It

    • Written by Angelica H from Jamaica

    Had my phone for two months, listen to music with headphones every week or two weeks, already breaking. One thing I hate about this jack, along with the charging cable, is that the think wire is so cheaply made and so thin, it is bound to break sooner or later; therefore, makes customers buy it over and over again. With something so small, I highly doubt a wire is actually even needed, it can just be a solid plastic, like a y shape audio splitter adapter. Completely disappointed.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Braden B from Franklin

    I have had the adapter less than a month and it is already broke jsut from casual usage.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alex C from Phoenix

    I got my iPhone 3 months ago, and already the adapter that came with the phone has a short in it. I get that in order to make the iPhone water resistant apple had to get rid of the 3.5mm jack which is fine I guess but If that's the case it stinks that the adapter is not reliable. I'm annoyed I nave have to spend $9.00 + just to play music in my jeep again.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Silly idea implemented badly

    • Written by Anonymous

    The sound drop off when connecting a decent quality headphones using this adapter is very noticeable. Also it looks a little silly having a quality lead with this thing, 1/4 the width hanging from the end.

    I'm a real Apple nut, MacBook Pro and iPhone 7 plus etc... but come on Apple, what were you thinking???

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great with my Bose QC25

    • Written by Eden B from Zikhron Ya'Akov

    i've bought iphone 7 a week ago and this dongle works great so far with my bose qc25 fully functionality.

    14 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by John T from Elizabeth City

    I just used my adapter for the first time with my Bose headphones yesterday. That cheap piece of trash that Apple calls an adapter made my headphones sound horrible. Dear Apple, I am making a promise to you now. This is the last time I'll purchase a product like the iPhone. Not that the iPhone is bad (I used to be one of your most diehard fans), but the decision to abandon the headphone jack without a high quality viable alternative was not courageous. It was boneheaded. And recently as a company Apple has been low on innovation and high on aggravation. Get it together.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job it's supposed too

    • Written by Kyle F from Mississauga

    I have a pair of Panasonic buds with line in mic and remote that work with this adapter. Needs to be way cheaper than advertised.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly made, fragile, headphone controls don't work

    • Written by Jacob H from Lustenau

    From why you need it, to the product itself - one fail.

    This is all so apple unlike. Makes me turn away as a very old fan!

    16 of 19 people found this useful