• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work after a couple of uses! Waste of money!

    • Written by Joyce V from Grand Rapids

    Bought this lighting digital AV adapter for $50. My kids and I were super excited to use it. First night worked well! We were able to watch a movie through an app in my phone. Second time worked as well. The third time I wanted to use it, it did not work. I thought the issue would surely be the hdmi cord so I went to buy a new pricey one. Got home checked it out and didn’t work! Tried it with three different TVs and nothing! Last week I upgraded to an iPhone XR (I previously had an iPhone 6) and thought it would finally work and nothing! Complete waste of money! Apple makes very good products but unfortunately, this is not one of them! Just disappointed. Wish I knew this wouldn’t work after a few uses and would’ve saved myself the $50 for something else my kids would’ve found more useful. ��

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on iPadOS 13.0 (17A5522g) on iPad Pro 10.5" A1709

    • Written by Josh H from Bruceville

    No video out. Tested on other devices with older iOS and working great on iPhone X. Please fix.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work with iPadOS 13.0

    • Written by Stephen R from Timaru

    I upgraded my iPad to to 13.0 and the digital AV Adapter no longer works.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesnt work on IOS 12.3.1

    • Written by Beejay P from Greystanes

    Used to have one and work fine with my old Iphone X and old Ipad. Then came the 12.3.1 update and slowly started acting up. Firat wont work with the Ipad and then with my Iphone X. Thought it was a broken adaptor so i bought another genuine apple lighting to hdmi adaptor. Tried it and worked a few times with both my ipad and iphone with 12.3.1 and few days after started acting up again til finally nothing would show up on my tv screen. Had the item replaced as i thought it was a faulty one. Came home with another brand new adaptor and same thing.

    Looked for my old iphone 6+ with still the old IOS. Plugged it and worked perfectly.

    Apple cant make a mistake like this. Upgrading to an IOS that makes some of their OWN device useless.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worked great until it didn't

    • Written by Mary Ann K from Manchester

    One star is about half a star too many. Bought this about six months ago to stream sports events from my iPAD. Thought there was a problem until I realized it needed to have the power cable plugged in. Flash forward to yesterday. Started being temperamental and stopped working. Fiddled with the wall plug, it was back then again it was gone. Got it back again, but only when the iPAD was in a particular position. Today it won't connect at all. If I knew it was only gonna work for six months I wouldn't have spent the money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AV Adapter

    • Written by Beth G from Katy

    just purchased this...All I get is audio. There is nothing on Apple's website to troubleshoot. I should be able to watch any app I have on phone or Ipad correct?

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not play HD movies

    • Written by Kenneth R from Brooklyn

    In trying to play HD movies from the iPad Pro, this fantastic attachment is pretty much useless. So, again, if the majority of the movies you own are HD movies and you’ve downloaded a bunch to play on the hotel’s TV while on vacation, and you use this attachment, be prepared for disappointment.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    For real APPLE 🍎

    • Written by Patrick S from Anchorage

    Wish I could’ve given it a big fat zero but, had to give it a one star ⭐️!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money

    • Written by Ty M from Medicine Hat

    I bought this adapter for $65 CAD and it does not work out of the box. I have an iPhone 6 with version 12.3.1 and I’ve tried with a couple different hdmi cords and nothing will work. Apple sold me a completely useless adapter, complete waste of money. Don’t buy (donate) your hard earned money to Apple for this useless product. I expected better buying from Apple instead of cheap no name brand adapters but was completely let down.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waisted many hours of vacation time.

    • Written by Scott R from Saratoga

    Waisted many hours of vacation time trying to get this to work for my kids. Doesn't work. Looked on line, seems lots of issues with it. Very disappointing apple!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This adapter does not work

    • Written by Deborah B from Tunbridge Wells

    I bought this adapter a year ago to display Eurosport app and my photos on my T V screen. This wired beautifully. However, recently I could not get it to connect. I have now replaced both adapter and hdmi cable and the connection is not recognised by any of my TVs. I can only assume that it has been blocked by a recent iOS update, which makes the money spent on this very expensive adapter completely wasted.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a disappointment

    • Written by Philip R from Okehampton

    What a let down from Apple. Bought this from John Lewis about two years ago. Have only used it a few times but after a period of not using for quite a few months, desperately wanted to use it to mirror my iPad this evening. Plugged the HDMI in two different TVs, including one that it worked on the last time, but nothing showing. I felt it was too expensive when new and I have had zero value for money from a top brand. Why Apple? You should know better than to do this to loyal customers.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Neil B from Santa rosa

    Would have given 0 stars if possible. Worked not more than a dozen times before complete failure. AVOID!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t learn the first nor second time...

    • Written by Brigitte L from Orleans

    I’ve purchased this adaptor 3 times. The first time, it worked but wouldn’t work on both the iPhone & the iPad. The replacement one worked on both for a while... then it stopped working on my iPad on which I download Netflix downloadable movies. It would say « Not charging »... sometimes would decide to charge (play the movies / on charging mode) after a few seconds... then I made sure not to touch it.... and eventually just wouldn’t work at all... all within seconds. I couldn’t bring that one back because it was passed the « return policy » date. I purchased a third time, made sure it worked on both and figured that I had gotten « duds » for the first two times. Well, camping opened this weekend, took out the adaptor that has been sleeping at home for winter in a drawer, grabbed an HDMI cable, made sure to update the Netflix movies on the iPad... just to get comfortable on Saturday night to watch a movie with the kids at the trailer (no wifi)... only for it, once again, not to work!!! This is the very first time that I write a review for anything at all. I am absolutely frustrated. These little gadgets are not cheap. Tonight, I decided to look up this adaptor online to see if I can find out what the problem is, if any. The first result is this website.; Apple´s website, where I just consulted the reviews only to realize that this is a problem for many people. I am not very happy at all, to say the least. In my opinion, Apple should work on this problem & perhaps take them off the market until they fine tune these gadgets that are costing many people a lot of money... like me !

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by WILLIAM D from SUMMERLAND KEY

    Adapter worked for @ 3 months then quit working. Prior to purchasing adapter I read all of the reviews-majority of them one star. I cared for the adapter with tender loving care and it still quit working. My bad for trusting the perceived high quality pedigree of Apple products.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I could give zero

    • Written by william I from Lithia

    Doesn't work. Audio only, no video from my Ipad Air. Complete waste of $50

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could have been so much better.

    • Written by Karl T from Torquay

    Having used the VGA adaptor for ipad for several years without any major issues, this HDMI adaptor is bordering on pointless. It works sometimes, but presentation mode on keynote is unreliable, the adaptor gets stupidly hot when in use and something very strange happens with the power management on the ipad when it’s plugged in. By strange, I mean that the charge goes from 40% to 100% when it’s plugged in instantly.

    A product that needs further work before release. Unfortunately I’m finding more and more that the features and innovations of apple aren’t awlways what they seem, and although they’re super great for the average user, they simply don’t test this stuff enough for power users, business or education.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective product

    • Written by James C from Cowpens

    Apple lightning to AV adapter

    This product is no good. Worked fine for a couple of weeks. On my third one now and doing the same thing. Second was bad right away. Didn’t have the time to take back.Was very gentle with second and third one. Connection will eventually go bad. Have to wiggle to make it work. Placed it on floor and just the vibration of walking makes it disconnect. I have read a bunch of reviews of people with same problem

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of JUNK!!!!!!!!

    • Written by Jason R from Dandridge

    Worse $50 you’ll ever spend because now it constantly freezes up the TV screen.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great untill updated my iPhone !

    • Written by Angelica G from Marina

    This was a great cord untill the new update 12 not cool freezing and then blackout but you can hear the movie playing ! Had to turn my phone off then back on then pays for 5 mins then again freezing and blacking out ! Please fix the update for this !!!

    29 of 31 people found this useful