• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, breaks quickly, and incredibly frustrating on a long drive.

    Not only have I gone through five of these useless dongle things in the last six months (not from loss, as I first imagined the biggest problem with these to be), but the inconvenience of having to switch to a charger halfway through my drive and listen from my phone speaker because my iPhone 7's battery has drained in the couple hours it was powering my podcast app has driven me beyond the point of frustration. As things stand, I am not buying the next iPhone, and when this one breaks I'm switching to a phone with a 3.5mm aux port.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Always breaks

    After a few months of use, these seem to consistently fail. Yes, I could buy some wireless headphones, but I don't want the added effort of keeping them charged. I prefer to buy some relatively low-priced wired headphones since I am always sweating on them during exercise. The removal of the 3.5mm port has been a disaster in my opinion. Between solutions for my car stereo and trying to get various headphones to work, I have probably spent an extra $200.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TRASH

    This price of junk came out of the box broken. I've already had 4 in the pass 6 months. If you do the math that's 40 dollars I had to spend, just to listen to music. I'd rather go back to having a flip phone and use that.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Low build quality, expensive and only necessary because Apple had the 'courage' to insult its customers.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Give us back our Headphone Jack!!!!!!

    If I could rate less than 1 star I would. It's funny that getting rid of the simple headphones jack has caused me enough daily struggle to desire to switch to Android.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The most Frustrating Accessory

    Worked fine for the first month but then became increasingly faulty. I've just had to buy a new one as it is not an optional product with the new phones.

    The lead becomes very sensitive to movement and pauses music/skips songs/phones people/hangs up/enables siri on it's own every time you use it.

    I know several other people who have had the same problem.

    Not only that, it means that you can't charge your phone while using headphones anymore which is annoying for someone who travels a lot.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE

    This is the 4th one I've used in 3 months and they're all complete garbage. It fastforwards, skips and pauses my songs. I'm switching to android I'm so tired of this.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lame

    What borders me is not especially the ditching of the headphone port, but that there is NO real solution for Hi-Res Audio, while Charging a 1000 Dollar Phone! The bluetooth solutions all together sound so much poorer than a wired headphone. Does apple even have audio engineers responsible for consumer experience ?
    Yeah the Dongle sounds Ok, but not as great as it could be. Besides, it Broke for the 3rd time in one Year.
    What's missing is the native charging port on this dongle..

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ruined my charger port

    After repeated use of this thing at the gym it somehow loosened the port where I insert the lightning cable to charge my phone to a point where I have to fiddle with my phone for 30 seconds straight to get it to start charging.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back headphone jack

    Bring back the headphone jack please. Not everyone wants bluetooth. I use my phone to process credit cards through the square card reader which is NOT bluetooth. I can't just plug the reader in anymore but have to go fumbling around looking for this ridiculous adaptor which doesn't always work. Clients annoyed with apple, I'm annoyed and disappointed in apple.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    I'm on my 4th one of these in 6 months.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful!!!!!

    I'm legally blind and depend on audio for book and some navigation and this product doesn't work, breaks easily, not compatible with various headphones. THIS IS A MAJOR FAIL APPLE. I hate this no headphone jack idea and will TOTTALY consider moving brands if something better is not out soon. I'm fortunate I can afford to get a new phone and eat the cost of iPhone 7 but this is horrible do not buy this product. Till now I have loved my iPhone even convinced friends to buy iPhones, that will stop with this epic fail. Its incompatible to anybody who has a visual disability and reading the reviews is incompatible to anybody who doesn't have a disability

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This just plain bites!

    I bought an iPhone 7 at the end of July and this jack port already broke. It is cheaply made and works poorly with all my other headsets. I lost button control functionality that my other headsets had as well my workmates constantly complained they could not hear me on conference calls...so mic function was not working all that well either. It really is a shame. I spent so much for my iPhone and did it because my prior one worked so well and I was in an emergency situation. I chose this because Apple had offered a good product but this really is poor construction.

    Also, the actual headset that came with my phone broke after 3 weeks of use. The connector just stopped connecting with the lines on the phone. So, I am not surprised that this poor piece of metal does not work either after such a short period.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm on the receiving end of calls made through one of this adapters....

    Terrible quality!! my wife has a wired BOSE headphones which worked great on the 6S but now on the 7 the quality is TERRIBLE and is all this adapters fault. When I test the BOSE headphones on my 6S everything is fine!

    Horrible overpriced product!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Adapter of poor quality, very fragile

    I use the adapter with my wired Bose earphones when I am running with my iPhone attached to an armband. Apparently the movement of the cable is beyond the endurance of the adapter. Everything is fine for a week of two and then the connection begins to break down. The Bose earphone controls stop working, music stops playing suddenly for no reason, music starts skipping. In one case, the lightning connector broke off when I tried to remove it from the receptacle. I have now purchased five of these adapters and now I need a new one. This is unacceptably poor quality from a company like Apple.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needless

    There is an extortionate need for a convenient plug for the 3.5 mm jack and this is not an answer. I'm ok with spending 700$ on an iphone only if there are no other expenses needed for my iphone to function as any other normal phone on the market (I already lost 2 of these adapters and I bought at least 3 new lightning cables as they break/no longer transfer data after less than three months).

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Right

    Its very small, extremely cheap, and flexible. Instead of shuffling it around and worrying about losing it. Just buy an extra one. Its $10. I've got one on my big headphones and one on my buds. Now I never have to worry about losing it or forgetting it, its just build on to both pairs of my existing headphones.

    4 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with other headphones!

    Cheaply made and it gets loosen very easily! Not compatible with other headphone brands which is not surprising by Apple!
    Apple is disappointing me day by day after being a customer for more than 6 years I feel I need to switch soon to other brands!

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does anyone like this?

    This is the most annoying product ever. Does anyone on earth like this thing! it is so easily lost which is ridiculous for something required for basic functionality! Bring back the jack! I legit can't believe the 8 doesn't have a headphone jack! Not everyone wants Bluetooth headphones! Sweet Jeebus

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Inconvenient

    Easy to lose, because constantly having to take off and stick on. Very inconvenient.

    29 of 31 people found this useful