• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very short life span

    I bought this MAYBE 6 months ago. It seemed like exactly what I needed, at first. Fast forward to a short time later and we have to try it over and over again, sometimes 30x's just to get it to start going on the tv. I'm very disappointed

    55 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for 4 months

    Disappointed in the high price and short life span. I thought Apple would at least insure high quality. Maybe the fact that it dosn't work after the IOS 9.3.2 upgrade is the issue. This has me rethinking any future Apple purchases.

    56 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not 1080p

    Bought one yesterday. Used it to connect my iPad Pro 9.7 to a Samsung TV. I see the iPad screen on TV but it's not 1080p or sharp enough to enjoy. Waste of time and money.

    54 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the point?

    This gave me issues right out of the box for my iPad Pro 9.7. "this view is not supported" is the message I get when I try to catch up on my favorites shows on abc go app. I had the older version of this for my iPad 3 and it worked great with everything. Not impress with the function nor the price. I will de retuning this for sure. But, now what are we supposed to do? Is there any option out there that works to just duplicate exactly what's on your screen to a TV?? I would give 0 stars if I could.

    62 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work well at all... Ugly kludge.

    I bought several items of equipment to run a stand showing off iPad apps at a conference.., Monitors, AV brackets, gooseneck stands, HDMI cables etc.

    The critical link was lighting AV adapters connecting iPads the delegates play with, to nice HD monitors on the booth wall. Both adapters gave horrible results on big screens. They showed compression artefacts and a generally nasty image. There is absolutely no way the output is 1080!

    I don't quite know how Apple has managed it, but it takes many ££££ and turns a lovely crisp retina image into something truly ugly. I switched one over to my old iPad 2 with a 30 pin adapter and got a better image!

    53 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Like many other reviewers I paid full whack for this connector, and it just stopped working - annoyingly when the warranty period had expired. Suprisingly shoddy for a company like Apple. Probably better to get an Apple TV.

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    Quite unexpected for an Apple product. I bought it to use with and iPadAir2 and it worked for about 10 seconds.
    Though disappointed, I tried it with my iPod Touch and at home with an HDMI connected to a Vizio TV it worked, but come presentation time using an HDMI projector even the iPod Touch failed to display the signal.

    My suspicion is that the product is at the bleeding edge of specifications and thus highly unpredictable as to whether it will work with other devices.

    The best news is Apple / FedEx makes it easy to return. ;)

    55 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive yet Doesn't Last

    I loved having this adapter for travel and home use. Occassionally, after the first few weeks, we would have to unplug the connector then plug it back in to reset the tv connection. Not a big deal since electronic problems happen and are easily fixed this way. I bought this in mid-January and it lasted until this past Monday, March 7th in the middle of a movie. I have $4 non-brand charging cables at Fry's that have lasted through years of wear and tear. I certainly expect an expensive item like this with Apple's branding to last more than a few months. We really only need it to watch one network and for the low-tech ease of use, otherwise we hook up with my Windows laptop which rarely needs to reconnect and displays a better picture. I have had a great relationship with resolving other ipad issues and, really, just expected a better quality item.

    40 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a real HDMI output

    This is not really an HDMI port added to an mobile device, it's most like a hard-wired Apple-TV. It does not output the native Retina resolution and add some lag in the display. Was hoping to get something like the old VGA out for iPad 2 and other device that output real time video but no, this so far from that, can't be used to convert an iPad into a desktop device. Not recommended. Apple should release a TRUE REAL TIME, NATIVE RESOLUTION HDMI output adapter for iPad to compete with the MS Surface.

    55 of 58 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great at first

    When I got my adaptor it was awesome! I watched Netflix, Amazon Prime just about everything off my iPad. It worked better than the Roku! The best feature to me was you could charge the iPad while using the adaptor at the same time. All of a sudden it doesn't charge any more. I don't really have $50 to replace it. I used the adaptor a lot and to have to unplug to charge for a few hours is not convenient. I only gave it three stars because for the price, it should have lasted longer.

    42 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing but Expensive

    This product is really good I use it to stream
    Movies and YouTube videos to my tv screen
    50$ for this product is a lot of money
    But I'd say it's pretty much worth the price.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great...worth every penny!

    I'm using this to connect my iPad Air up to my TV in order to watch videos, movies, etc. This adapter is super easy to use and works great! I haven't had any issues with the video quality. Great for traveling too, just hook up your iPad and watch movies or even workout wherever you are. I love it, absolutely worth the money!

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Just received this in the mail from apple. It worked for 15 minutes, then froze for 2 minutes and now doesn't work on any TV. Please give me my $75 back. k thanks bye.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely Useless

    I purchased this cable for $75.00 AU from an Apple Store.

    I have a large library of purchased movies and tv shows from iTunes but none of them will display on my TV using this cable.

    A message comes up saying "this external screen is not permitted to view purchased videos".

    Taking it back tomorrow.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought it to use Facetime on my TV. I don't know if it's a BUG, but image won't go landscape on Facetime, even if it will do on the iPhone.
    It works ok with Pictures app in Landscape tho.
    Very disappointed. I gave one star because I can't select none.

    51 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great in the Van

    I have a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan and wanted to be able to play video for the kids on the entertainment system. Plugged this in with an HDMI and charging cable and bam....HOURS of on-road entertainment (while charging!).

    Pricey but if it's what you need, it's worth it.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple hdmi lightning cable to 5

    Bought one from currying worked perfect for phone and iPad Air then stopped working for iPad bu worked for phone.then both didn't work got a new one under warranty ,now the new one doesn't work for either.
    Bad product wouldn't buy.

    39 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Xfinity App - Does not work

    Does not work with Xfinity App. Sound only, picture blacked out.

    52 of 63 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Video Quality and No Audio Out of Headphone Jack

    Instead of outputting native HDMI, this little device seems to take the output from the phone, compress it, and pass along an HDMI signal. The result is the video quality is far below good HD quality. Expect all kinds of artifacts and other issues including lower than expected HD resolution. This is not a device that can replace a good streaming alternative, which is too bad considering Apple's devices are more than powerful enough for that purpose. For those of us hoping to use our phones or iPads to connect in business settings to display content, be aware that audio is only transmitted through the lightening port when this is plugged in, which gives no audio out through the headphone jack. That means that if you are plugging this into a projector's HDMI input, you are likely going to lose any sound that goes along with your presentation (or anything else) as most quality projectors do not have speakers. This is a big oversight in my opinion as lots of devices keep the analog audio out of a headphone jack or the like live while also transmitting sound over HDMI. Similarly, sound is not also sent via bluetooth when this is plugged in, so that's not an alternative either. I have both the bluetooth and headphone jack options open on my laptop, which has an HDMI out. So much for replacing a good old laptop.

    360 of 384 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Ok so latest iPad, latest software and nothing. I am not going to tinker around with something I pay good money for. I have better performance with my now very old iPad 2 and its hdmi adapter. I was a fan of everything apple but it seems they have lost it and I am now looking for alternatives. I hope I can give it NO stars but I have to give one. It feels like rewarding poor and very bad quality.

    1 of 2 people found this useful