• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Slow!!!

    I received this item yesterday (19/10/2017) and connected it with my iPhone 8 Plus it works well and the device recognizes it, but it is so slow to pick when showing pictures. It states its USB 3 however it runs like USB 1 :( disappointed in this product

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why do they advertise this as working on ipad pro?

    I bought it from Apple and it wasn't cheap. So I would expect it to work. But this SD card reader doesn't work on the new iPad Pro 10.5 and it doesn't work on the iphone 6s Plus. Both running the latest iOS 11. Pure garbage from a decaying company? Is really Apple getting that bad at customer service that they ignore this details on accessories that don't work?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not import all images

    For some reason that escapes me the card reader "misses" 1-3% of the images in any given import. I've tested this with various cards (all formatted in camera), various sets of images and two different readers. Typically if I attempt to import 300 raw images anywhere from 3-6 images are skipped even though all images are in the same folder on the card and named by the camera in the same way. I've spent hours identifying and examining the skipped images and there is nothing unique about them in terms of the way they are named, their size or their exif data to suggest why they would not be imported like the rest. Three out of 300 images might not sound like much but this is meant as a backup solution and even if they aren't "keepers" I want to be the one to decide that not Apple's messed up card reader!

    I got the reader with the idea of getting an ipad pro to use for mobile photo backup and editing but if it can't work on an iphone 7 plus or the ipad Air that I've used for testing then there's no point.

    Again, it might seem trivial to base such a decision on a simple dongle but it's the weak link in the chain and for me, with that chain broken I'm leaving the Apple ecosystem entirely. I'll likely go with a surface pro for my mobile backup needs and if I'm going that route I don't see much point in replacing my aging iMac with a new Apple machine. The ipad pro could be a fabulous tool for photography but not if you can't reliably get images in to it. and don't even get me started on the torture that is getting images back out. Goodbye Apple.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on iOS 11

    Does not work on iOS 11.
    Even after last update.
    Am sick of apple and this poxy expensive bit of junk.
    Sort it out or I'm off apple products for good.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't believe Apple put out a product like this - STAY AWAY,,,

    I cannot believe Apple put out a product like this. It's complete garbage. It will not work with my iPad Pro, or my iPhone 8, or my iPhone 6 Plus. It is definitely a genuine Apple product so don't buy that excuse from Apple when they try to make that claim. I still have the box and it definitely came from Apple.

    Apple this product like this is beneath you. STOP DOING A MICROSOFT IMITATION AND FIX YOUR ISSUE!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with new ipad

    Rubbish.
    Spent a huge amount of cash on new ipad pro with the express intention of using the SD card for work - but guess what - it doesn't work!
    It works on my iPhone SE but it would seem the ios on the new ipad pro is not compatible. Deep joy :-(
    Does anyone know if apple are going to remedy this or do I need to return it??

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyong disappointing...

    I should have read all those bad comments before considering buying this... suprisingly to find out the same old problem exists for 2 years and Apple Cares doesn't seems to care at all - seems no in their consideration to fix it.

    The ONLY reason I purchased this device was to move photos and video I took with my GoPro cam from the micro-SD card to my iPhone and/or iPad. Now Apple has my money and I have a adapter that does not work for me as the device simply counldn't recognise files not in their expected default format.

    Unlike some of the professional digital camera, the viedo and photos I've taken with my cam are not stored in the folder named DCIM. My cam takes photos and videos and stores them in a removable micro SD card in folders named JPG and VIDEO, and this device imports photos and/or videos from the SD card if the photos and videos are stored in a folder named DCIM which means is completely useless to me.

    I really hope that Apple could fix it or people would consider to buy this product will read this comment as Apple's description does not bring this issue upfront. Don't waste $$ in it if you are expecting something more that importing photos taken from a professional carmera with Apple's default format into your iPhone / iPad.

    This product is not recommended.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work with my ipad

    I am very disappointed, it doesn’t work in my iPad

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless. Please don’t buy this.

    I purchased this adapter, hoping it would help me get a couple of pictures edited in Lightroom on my iPad while on the go, it does read the card, but is -incredibly- slow, takes about 2-5 seconds to read each picture (I shoot RAW format) so I get the size of the pictures is large, but if you take hundreds of pictures in your card you’re gonna have to wait hours for them to load before you can import them, so not useful at all, might as well get a WiFi dongle for your camera or something to send them to your iPad instead of this adapter. (Tried it on iPad mini and iPad Pro)

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced device that has extremely limited functionality

    Literally the only use for this 45$ piece of technology is for the photos app to create tiny thumbnails which you can import. There is no way of viewing photos, videos or files on the screen card without importing them first. There is no way to sort through the files on your sd card before import with anything more than 1cm thumbnails. The iPad is marketed as a photo processing device but falls laughably short. Due to apples strategic software decision to limit the functionality of these devices they purposefully handicap the processing power of a 1100$ iPad. Absolutely infuriating.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hardware is fine software on iOS is garbage

    It can’t read the files unless a camera created the files even if you drop the files in the directory. I’m returning mine back to Best Buy in the morning tomorrow.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY IF IOS11

    does not work with ios 11 at all

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Apple could get away with something so useless

    So dumbed down that it is nearly useless.

    1. Can only be used by photo app.
    2. Cannot see directory/file structure of card.
    3. Cannot write to card.
    4. Cannot import or even see files on card that aren't named a certain way.

    ZERO STARS

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Works on 6 but not on 8

    I can’t get it to work on my iPhone 8 but works perfectly on my husbands iPhone 6.....????

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working on ios 11

    This is an original accessories sold by apple but it’s not working on all my gadget ipad pro 10.5, iphone 5s and iphone 7. Silly i think.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money

    Thanks apple for again making the most simple thing to do on any other platform not work on yours. This is stupid. Why does this not work on an iPad pro but works just fine on an iPhone 7 plus?!? Ridiculous. As advertised being able to replace a (or any for that matter) laptop is quite simply false advertising. I have a glitchy surface 3 with half the on paper computing power as this iPad pro and I can plug any memory card in and it reads and transfers images and files in or out... Why is this only stated to import but won't even do that???

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    I bought this item to view/edit trail cam pictures. I have not had any issues with the import process, but my issue is once the phot(s) import. Once my pictures import to my phone, they appear cropped or zoomed to where the full picture is not viewable. I spent 3 hours on the phone with 2 Apple techs and it was determined that my sd reader may be bad. They sent me a brand new one and I still have the same issues. I've checked every setting I can think of on my phone. I've tried it on 2 other devices and the pictures are the same (cropped/zoomed). Very frustrating. Will be trying to send all products back.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Went from 10.1.1 to 10.3.3 now reader wont work

    Apple needs to fix this or give the option to go back to old version. It's not the reader; it works fine on other iPads in my house.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An essential for any travel photographer

    Really useful accessory for any travel photographer. I have found it very useful for quickly getting a lot of photos off my camera onto my phone for editing (quicker and simpler than my Fujifilm X100T's built in wifi) and also allows me to immediately back up all the photos from my trip to my iCloud photo library

    Essential purchase - probably could be slightly cheaper though!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic piece of kit

    Bought this SD card reader with great trepidation after reading several reviews suggesting it may not work or if it does would not transfer videos. iPhone 6s running IOS 10.3.3. SD card from wildlife cam. Works perfectly. Can choose which photos or vids to transfer. Very pleased with purchase.
    Did buy from official Apple site to avoid potential fakes.