• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy piece of junk that either gets lost or breaks !

    When I first felt this thing I was shocked. It just feels so flimsy. My first thought was this can't last more than a month or 2. I was wrong. It lasted 3 months. This cheaply designed converter doesn't stand a chance with heavy headphone cables plugged into to it. All of that weight pulling on that thin weak wire right at the connection to the lightning part is just too much for it. You have to be super careful whenever you use it. Its more than mildly annoying !! What were they thinking? Did they try plugging in anything other than light weight earbud cables. Did they not realize the growing trend in the use of big headphones with substantial cables. Did they ever hear of Beats (which detest, but its an example) , oh wait ..... they own Beats ... Didn't they try them and see how it pulls on the adapter at the joint?

    Even if it didn't break, I would have lost that scrawny thing !!!!! I've already lost 2 replacements !!! Even before I lost them, I kept misplacing them everywhere. Who needs to keep track of one more thing? I've got to bring my wallet, my keys, my work badge and my phone .... and now I have to keep making sure that I bring that rat tail with me everywhere? Apple you just added an unnecessary step to my life !!! Who needs another burden ???

    Bluetooth ? ... Why should I have to abandon all of my high end $500-1500 headphones to get junky Bluetooth headphones ... they are never as good as wired and have to be charged (another gadget to carry around and lose) ????

    I hate what Apple did, I really do. They need to go back to the 3.5mm connector. What did they accomplish ... 0.2mm thinner? that's imperceptible. ... waterproof? ... I won't go swimming, take pictures while standing in the rain, or drop it in the toilet, I promise !

    Many have suffered for the few !

    44 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I don't understand the negative reviews...
    Sure if the phone had kept the 3.5mm connector many of us would be better off.
    Still I think Apple offered the best replacement they could with this adapter.
    Honestly the sound quality is superior than the previous integrated audio.
    I tested with a few headphones including the very revealing Shure SE846 and the adapter beats a 6S hands down.
    Now for the durability I don't know what people do with it but I have been using my adapter for 6 months now and no issue or sign of wear. I guess I take care of my stuff...

    22 of 49 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine with headphones with mic

    I have the bose noise cancelling microphone for iphone and this works with my headphones and mic. I take conference calls using it all the time. Wish apple made an option to have two adapters (one headphone and one lighting) in one so I can charge and listen to calls / music.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sound quality goes out the window with iPhones 7 headphone adapter

    I bought a set of the Bose QC20 headphones in 2016, which are amazing btw, and when plugged into my iPhone 7, with the phones stock and included lighting to headphone adapter, they sound half the quality the earbuds are capable of. Please create a better adapter Apple.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A fraud

    I have always been a huge fan of Apple products, but this product is a real joke... so disappointed

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I own a 7 plus and I had to get it replaced seems after every 1-2 months so. In past 6 months I visited Apple store i think 4 times to get it replaced! pathetic quality.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply Made and Worth About $0.01

    Cover to adapter separates from connection. Total ripoff and a piece of garbage.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    First of all, this product breaks in about 3 months. Second, it doesn't play music properly. It keeps skipping or pausing songs. It also turns on Voice Control. This is the worst product i've ever used. I hope for the next iPhone, we wouldn't have to use this.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Failed after only a few months of normal use. No sign of a better product with adequate compatibility on the market. I am back to using my 2007 iPod to listen to music as my wonderfully expensive iPhone 7 is now unusable for this.

    31 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fire the "genius" behind this

    Just fire the guy who did this because I know dam well when the 7S comes out there better be a headphone jack or I'm switching to android

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter is terrible, I've had to buy 4 since I've had my iPhone 7 plus and I've only had it for a few months. These things are so cheaply made.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    Didn't realise the iPhone 7 didnt have a headphone jack when I got it so cannot play music in my car anymore. The connector seemed like a great solution but it is poor quality and the wiring on the inside went having only used it a couple of times so now it does not work.

    Apple... your products are so expensive and people buy them for a certain level of quality that you do not get elsewhere, please ensure that this quality goes throughout ALL your products.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple get your Sh#t together...

    Apple you made an inferior quality product!! And you software update now prevents me from using a superior product! Fu#ked up.
    Terrible quality for the price!
    I bought the iPhone 7 with the full knowledge I'd have to use an adaptor. It's mildly annoying, but the phone is great, so fine. I accept that. But the adaptor is one of the most poorly built cables I have ever had the displeasure to own. Currently, after about 6 months of ownership, I am on my fifth cable. Not lost, just worn out. I do use earphones more than the average person does (probably 8-10 hours/day), but in that same period I haven't had to replace the cable on my earphones once. As best I can tell they fail where the cables connect to the er... connectors, which shouldn't be that hard a problem to solve. Obviously can be replaced via guarantee, but after 5 it starts it's just a complete waste of my time. And is annoying. I have a dozen earbuds and headphones that now I cannot use because you change the platform and then provided an inferior device… Steven Jobs would've fix this problem by now.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me.

    This jack adapter worked fine with my "sleep time" headphones. Until I lost it. I bought what I thought were "apple" brand adapters, but after my excitement getting them, great disappointment that they don't work. So, it is either switch to Bluetooth (which doesn't work well at night) or buy an authorized one. Apple, couldn't you at least lower the price to $5? The headphones that came with my new phone are not comfortable and fall out all the time.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as advertised.

    This adapter does exactly what it's supposed to do.

    99% of these reviews have actually nothing to do with the product, but are leaving 1 star reviews because they disagree with Apple removing the headphone jack, or they lost this adapter (yeah seriously, you attack a product because of your own carelessness?), or some other such nonsense. What a bunch of children. The headphone jack was developed in the 1800s. It's absolutely ancient, and its the right call for Apple to finally remove this jack and try to move things forward, same as what they've done with all ports that are now considered obsolete. What also amazes me is people who bought the iPhone then pretend to be surprised about the lack of a headphone jack, and accuse Apple of destroying their business or making their lives inconvenient because they "rely on" this jack. Newsflash, Apple also still sells the iPhone SE, 6S, and 6S+. Nobody FORCED you to buy the iPhone 7, especially if a headphone jack is such a big deal to you. Instead of doing your research and buying the best product for your needs, you blindly make a purchase just so that you can whine like babies afterwards.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    best adaptor on the market

    I have bought several adaptors from different places and all the third party adaptors either don't work right off the gate, or stop working after a few days. Their build quality is inferior to the Apple one as well.

    It is the only adaptor I have found to date that will work well with my existing 3.5mm jack headphones (from Apple).

    I am not happy my iPhone 7 has only one place to both charge and listen to music, but I'm stuck with this configuration for the latest phone. Maybe they will find a better solution for iPhone 8. I will not get the much pricier Bluetooth earphones either.

    I do however agree with most of the bad reviews in terms of third party accessories. I use my phone for interviews and none of my third party speakers, mics, ear pieces, work with the adaptor.

    I gave this product a high rating because it does a simple thing and lets me use 3.5mm headphones made by Apple, something that none of the 4 other accessories I bought can reliable do.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a terrible design choice! Infuriating!!!!

    Apple - you have made such a mess here. In removing the headphone jack socket you create two issues - we now can't charge our phones AND listen - and then you give us something so small its incredibly easily lost. I run a theatre school. I use my phone as my music player. I want to connect to my BOSE docks. If I do - I can't use my phone all day as it runs out of charge. ALL FOR A FEW MILLIMETRES SHAVED OFF THE DEPTH OF A PHONE. Let's get a life, guys!!! And you are hearing this from someone who has nearly every product you sell and sings your praises. But you have really lost me.... Design stupidity of the highest kind. If this was a 16 year olds design technology project you would be pointing out the flaws and telling them to start again. You are supposed to make life easy Apple. Not more UNNECESSARILY complicated. I am furious. Look at all these appalling reviews!!! Not Big. Not clever.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I wish I could review this but I lost it pretty much as soon as I got my iPhone. Now, having read everybody else's reviews, I can see I'm not really missing anything and I probably don't need to buy a replacement. I'm just stuck with the earbuds that came with the phone. Eh.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I had a third hand.

    This is painful. When I am carrying my iPhone and I want to plug my headphones into this thing its so wobbly and hard to get in I feel like I need another hand to make sure I don't drop my phone in the process.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    thank you apple

    my third adapter just broke...ur cheap quality headphone adapter..i wont use that cheap earpad i guess i have to buy another one...

    25 of 25 people found this useful