• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Enter the two-week replacement cycle.

    Ohh, Apple, it is to you I extend my deepest gratitude of replacing this two-week old dongle under my Apple Care Protection plan, for without this plan, I fear I would have only had two weeks of fine audio. And to the lackadaisical and incoherent customer service representative, many thanks fine sir! Buy a pair of 'Beats' you say! Fashionable and cool with wireless sound you say! Ohh, Apple.. the hubris!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple quality continues to plummet

    Against all advice my wife and I both bought new iphone 8's. No headphone jack, but we'll get by with the adapter. Ha. We've been doing extensive testing for over a month with no less than eleven unique headset models. It's amazing how unreliable the adapter is. On one headset you can only listen to music, but not take calls. On another you can take calls, but it cuts to phone speaker after a few minutes. The random behaviors keep going. It's not acceptable and we've both ordered new S9's to replace our apple phones. Apple... we won't be back. Wise up. Thumbprint worked great! Why go to face recognition (which is less reliable)? And why not have bluetooth AND a headphone jack? For your dramatic prices, one would think you'd provide better product than the competition. And two years ago... you did. But no more...

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is absolute garbage

    Sound cuts off constantly. Have had to replace many times. Worst idea ever.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure True Hate

    I am an iPhone 7 owner, and have been since its release. Keeping track of this flimsy little dongle has been a terrible experience. I own 2 pair of wireless headphones that work well with my iPhone - both are Sony models. There are times I prefer a wired connection, and sometimes I just don’t have the wireless option - in my vehicle for example. This dongle is poor solution. The fidelity seems lacking and the build quality is suspect.

    How about a better quality model with a Wolfson DAC (like the ones found in the old iPods)?
    Or maybe multiple colors?

    I’d love to see the 3.5mm jack return to your phones, but that’s probably not going to happen. It’s a shame to see greed and ecosystem lock-in be drivers of your design choices.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible idea to remove head phone jack!!

    This cable is small, easy to lose, and cumbersome! All I wanted to do was hook it up to the stereo system at the gym where I teach a group fitness class. Couldn’t find the cable because it’s so small and fragile and so easy to lose!!! What’s the point of getting rid of the phone jack? I see no benefits from its omission on the iPhone 10. Now I have to pay additional $9 to get a new one when I’ve already spent $1.000 on a phone!! Haven't the company already made enough money? This is a rip-off!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a standard, and 3 steps backwards

    This adapter works with some headsets,but there are compatibility issues with the 3.5mm Jack in general.
    Apple could have used a small version of semiconductor devices such as the Texas Instruments TS3A227E Autonomous Audio Accessory Detection and Configuration Switch to automatically reconfigure a 4-pole jack for several configurations. Integrating such devices (ideally into the phone!) would have allow almost any headset to be used and greatly reduce compatibility problems. I want the 3.5mm TRRS Headphone Jack back on the Phone!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the 3.5 Jack

    Upgraded to iphone 8, big mistake, I should have stuck with my 6s. No 3.5 jack is a big loss to me and it’s cracking me up everytime I need to use it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backwards for Apple

    Only Apple could reinvent a wheel that’s been working perfectly well for 40 years and do it so badly. Now on my third jack adaptor as they break so easily, usually going crazy first, activating voice control, fast forwarding podcasts, skipping music. Really rubbish. Go back to a normal headphone hole!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievably flimsy quality

    I didn't care about the removal of the headphone jack very much initially, but I've changed my mind after using this POS dongle for several months. Kiss those expensive headphones goodbye, because you'll throw them across the room when the adapter cuts out the noise for the umpteenth time. They practically require total restriction of movement to work, and when they cut out you have to flip them around and wiggle the adapter in your phone to make them work again. Sometimes you doubt that the adapter is even transmitting the quality correctly. Buy a phone with a headphone jack if you've invested in serious wired headphones. This adapter is worthless.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    Having to use this adapter is backwards technology. I teach dance at a middle school and having to keep track of this little piece of equipment has been a true inconvenience. Forcing us to use bluetooth??? Well, not available at my school. Seriously considering changing to android.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter DOES work with Bose headphones for Apple, both for volume control and mute as well as the in-line microphone. They are super flimsy, so dropping your phone with this adapter installed is a bad idea, but it is a bad idea anyway.

    Buying a couple spares to keep around. I hate that I need the product, and wish there was a stronger nylon braided version, but it does actually work as intended.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly skipping, pausing and changing songs

    I have no problems with it other than when I’m listening to music (which is always), most of the time when the adapter moves it either pauses the song or skips 10 secs and it is very inconvenient. Also when I am talking on the phone with my headphones it would just hang up so I would have to take them out and call back and then when I’m watching Netflix it pauses. This started happening to me about a week ago but before that I had them for a month and it work perfectly bu this is very inconvenient

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible Idea

    I haven’t been able to listen to music at the gym for like 2 months (at this point) I lost the adapter immediately, and I can’t charge at the same time LOL!!! why in God’s name did they make a phone with no audio jack! If they make the new phones the same way I will definitely be moving to Samsung! This is the last straw for me!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Final straw

    I’m so tired of these adapters I’m forced to use. They break, get lost, and are just burdensome. I genuinely believe I’ve reached the end of the rope, I’m never getting another iPhone again.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Low tier product

    My brand new adapter with my brand new apple earbuds with my brand new iPhone X makes scratchy noises like there is a short in it. The adapter only works when I set my phone on the table and don't touch or move the adapter.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 7 headphone dongle piece!!!!

    I honestly think this is a waste of accessories and from my experience I barely used it until today and then it was all good until I dropped my phone on the floor and the piece had bent and I’m telling you I BARELY USED IT AND IT WA MY FIRST TIME, APPLE YOU GUYS NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS, LIKE WE ARE ALREADY PAYING FOR THESE EXPENSIVE PHONES THIS IS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage adapter

    This new adapter will be the reason why this is my last iPhone. Between this piece of garbage and my Ethernet to thunderbolt MacBook adapter, I’m spending far too much time dealing with fragile pieces of white plastic failing me. If the tech wasn’t ready, why was it pushed through?

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can something be less than totally worthless?

    (Why can't I choose zero stars? That's a rating...) Got a new iPhone 8, really like it so far. Would love to be able to listen to music in my car, but it's slightly older (2009) and doesn't have bluetooth connectivity - only a mini jack port. Tried using the iPhone's included dongle, but absolutely nothing happens. No sound. No errors. Nada. Then I thought I'd try plugging in one of my many Apple mini-jack earbuds and make a call. Once, I was able to hear the other person, but they couldn't hear me. Another time it actually worked! Just now I got nothing but loud static. A benchmark of quality is consistency (and functionality helps), Apple's lightning to 3.5mm adapter is utterly lacking across the board (unless it's the phone itself, which would be infinitely worse). Booooo Apple!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

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    Broke in about a month of light use

    I used this in the car during my commute, about 4 days per week on average, and it no longer does anything when plugged in! Boo!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

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    Lost three of those things in one month!

    Removing the 3.5mm port from iPhones was the worst decision they could have ever made! Boooo Apple!

    19 of 26 people found this useful