• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barrel piece slipped out after 2 months of light usage

    The rounded white plastic piece on the 3.5mm jack part just slipped out when I was unplugging it. Now I see why these get so bad reviews as I'm leaving one too. Mine came with iPhone X, and it looks brand new since it was very lightly used. At least Apple will replace it for 1 year when I take it to the store.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Product

    I upgraded from an iPhone 6 to an iPhone 8 after 2.5ish years. Forgot about the whole headphone fiasco until I got my new phone. My Adapter lasted THREE days. I only used it to and from work. Unbelievably cheap of a product.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    I use my headphones everyday on the way to work and find that these lay a maximum of 8-9 weeks before they break. It’s so bad I’ve taken to buying two at time.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Problems

    Just got on Apple site to order a spare dongle to have in my car and see all these negative reviews .. guess I'm the outlier here in that I've had zero problems with mine for over a year and neither has my wife or 2 daughters .. I frequently wonder how many of these reviews are actually users and how many are trolls with nothing better to do with their lives .. in this instance , I'm betting on the latter .. I have a number of friends with iPhone 7s , 8s and X and none of them have had a problem .. to me the giveaway is the continued complaints that third party devices and controls don't work via this dongle which simply isn't true .. I've used 2 generations of Bose wired ear buds , a set from Skull Candy and one from JBL .. they all work fine .. go figure ... having said that I do wish Apple would have left the headphone jack in the phones to begin with .. I've heard the statement that it allowed them to make the phones thinner , but there are phones out there from other companies that are just as thin or thinner than my iPhone that still have headphone jacks in them .. oh well , so it goes I reckon ..

    16 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 6th headphone jack adapter

    They continually break and are so easy to lose.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing ever

    If I could give it less than a one star I would. Literally had 4 of these in less than 6 months. They do not work. After about a month this adapter will start saying "your device does not support this accessory." Also, they are so thin, cheaply made, and not durable that when I was taking one out, the things literally broke. Bad move from Apple to change the perfect headphone jack to this terrible terrible new extra adapter. My phone was $800, I do not have the extra money to keep buying a malfunctioning adapter. I am really disappointed in Apple this time around.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Lasted about 6 weeks before failing. Really frustrating. Come on, Apple!

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Knackered after 2 months

    Always take care of all of my cables etc. As usual I took great care of this particular cable, but broke after two months after getting my 8 plus and does not pass through the right earphone’s audio. Terrible quality.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    If you don’t have battery you can not listen to music and charge your phone in same time.

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really apple ? Won’t be buying your products in the future

    been through 3 of these in a year, I’ve had cheap earphones outlast these rubbish adapters 3 times, got these earphones cheaper than 1 was of those weak badly made adapters. Looks like apple products are loosing that quality touch but still raising their prices, won’t be buying from apple again.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted one month. Garbage. Apple, you let me down.

    Bought this adapter for my iPhone 7+. I love my iPhone, and I love music even more. Bluetooth headphones are not always an option for me, so I'm stuck buying Apple's adapter to use a conventional headphone jack. It lasted less than 4 weeks. I'm an audiophile, this was not from harsh misuse or user error. Apple simply designed a bad product. The adapter failed internally at the lightning jack side. If the cable is wiggled at all near the lighting jack side, songs stop, skip forward or other strange things happen (i.e. podcast playback speed is changed). The lighting port on my iPhone is completely clean. The same problem happens on my iPad, so it's not the device.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed

    When I first started using the adapter with my brand new iPhone 8 everything was fine. Then a couple months in, my music would randomly pause, I thought it was my headphones so I tested them out on my laptop and everything was ok. I used Bluetooth headphones and everything was fine. I plugged the adapter back in and the pausing continued. Then it got worse, the music would pause all the time, Siri would show up, it would skip songs rewind songs, fast forward, and more. I then started using the headphones that apple gives you when you buy a new phone and it worked fine. I’m so disappointed that I cannot use my favorite earbuds with my phone. This needs to be fixed.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor quality, easy to lose

    On top of already resending the need to buy this adapter to use the kind of headphones I already own, these things wear out fast and constantly need replacing . I've owned several already. At the very least, Apple could have made it possible for us to buy these adapters in bulk from other companies that sell on Amazon. Nope. They don't allow them to be compatible. $9 here, $9 there adds up fast. The worst Is if you're traveling and you forget to pack headphones. You can't just run out and buy a cheap pair. You need to find an apple store too and buy and the adapter and that's not always possible. This will be the last iPhone I own if they don't resolve the adapter issue with the next model.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst invention ever Apple

    This little adapter is really fragile, and very inconvenient.. it’s the worst invention Apple came out with.. I’m on number #3 at $10 a piece.. not super expensive but a pain when you have to stop and go buy one every time.. I will no longer be buying Apple products.. I’ve been a loyal Apple consumer sense day one and there phones keep getting worse and more expensive.. I fill there competition “Samsung” is much better..

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I’m so upset that I need all of these adapters just to use headphones that i’ve had for years. This adapter is fine, but is probe to getting lost amd overall is an accessory that just highlights how the elimination of the jack was an error. Awful.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I had never upgraded soley because of this thing.

    Maybe wouldn't be so bad if the quality of this was better but as is this product just continually reminds me what a mistake I made 'upgrading' from the 6s. So easy to lose, so flimsy, unimpressed.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap rubbish

    Sick of replacing these adapters, they barely last a couple of months. Cheap rubbish that breaks far too easily

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad

    I agree with other reviews that they do affect the audio quality, it makes it quite bad actually. But it does the job considering there is no longer a headphone jack. So it is what it is really.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphone adapter iPhone 8

    Just finished my first business flight with my NEW iPhone 8. Surprise!!!!!!!! My headphones don't plug into my NEW iPhone 8. I don't have the NEW-fancy-cool-slick-Hi-Tech adapter. I know I know. This is my fault. I just assumed I wouldn't need anything this cool for my favorite old noise cancelling ear buds. I'm sure the fancy NEW adaptor was probably included with my NEW iPhone 8. Apple is always thinking of its customers when releasing NEW technology. My bad. I can be absent minded from time to time. I must have missed the BIG warning on the box not to throw out the adaptor. This fast paced technology driven world we live in is a bit confusing. I'm not blaming Apple for this mistake. It is my fault for not viewing this BIG news story on how Apple created a better head phone plug. One that would revolutionize the music listening experience. I guess I was too consumed by the iPhone battery issue. Since, that was the reason I was upgrading my old iPhone 6S. Crazy me. Can't wait to see what the Apple comes up with next....Stay Tuned....

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works w/ my Klipsch earbud phone

    I have a new iPhone X w/ the lightning to 3.5 mm dongle and was worried when I saw they reviews. So I just tested my Klipsch phones w/ the dongle and they work fine, both for music and phone / mic. Plus, the price is right ... so I ordered a couple more for back-up.

    5 of 10 people found this useful