• 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.

  • 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).

    2 of 2 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.

    1 of 4 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!

    6 of 7 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

    15 of 15 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.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I could have bought ice cream

    there goes $10 I could have spent on ice cream.... this thing breaks every two months, disappointed to say the least #hungry

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very annoying adapter and now 3rd party that worked perfectly are diasbled

    My solution to losing the dongle is to keep one with each piece of gear I connect to the phone to. One for the big shop sound system, one for my high end headphones, one in the car etc. Well this goes for my noise cancelling earbuds as well. What a disappointment to find they no longer work because of the 3rd party reject "feature" of the later downloads. Looks like I will be using my older iPhone 6 with the 3.5mm jack for travels, which is somewhat often. This is pure evil. I understand the dangers with the off brand chargers, but a headphone cable that has nothing more than a DAC and amp in it? Doesn't even look like an apple product, but it worked fantastic. Imagine if Sony did this with their walkmans... it would be: I see this new Metalllica tape you just bought at the record store was recorded on a BASF brand cassette media, hope you like MUTE. Oh, you prefer your fancy Senheiser headphones over the Sony ones I came with? Hope you like MUTE. If you wanted better sound, you should have purchased my upgrade kit with the premium Sony headphones. This radio station does not have proper Sony certification, MUTING and I took the liberty of removing it from your favorite preset list. Oh, I just scanned the barcode on those new batteries you put in me, those are Duracell, not Sony. Powering down.....

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lame

    Horrible excuse for an adapter. I have broken 3 in the past 6 months. Not a rough user, I keep my earbuds in a hard case, just use them six times a day and they clearly can't stand up to the abuse. I have now built a little shelf under my desk with a spring at the back and stocked it with ten of these so when they break I grab a new one, currently trying to improve the design as they seem to break before the spring can push the next pair forward. Maybe getting a pneumatic air cannon.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete inconvenience

    You would expect wither better quality or lower prices for a REQUIRED accessory

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Is there a less than one star option?

    I've been through 3 of these in less than 6 months. Faulty? No. A complete design failure

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst part of having an iPhone

    I cannot stand that apple now requires the adapter to connect to auxiliary. This is a huge step backwards in functionality. Amongst all of the problems that people have already listed, the worst for me is trying to work out with this connecter. The music quality is distorted and the connection is poor. This has made my workouts frustrating as I constantly need to twist the connector to create a decent connection with my headphones. I clip the phone inside my belt when working out, and now with this adapter, sweat is able to infiltrate the connection. NEVER had this problem with the regular auxiliary connection. PLEASE change it back.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad day

    For the 4th time lost it again....sitting in a plane with my new headphones not able to listen to music! Love the experience again! Tip for apple...Ability to by it on the plane, you will make more money and I will be slightly less dissapointed.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If I could rate it 0 stars I would

    I would be fine with having to use a headphone adapter if it actually worked and didn't break every two weeks. I have lost count of how many of these I have had to buy in the 9 months I have had my IPhone 7. I also have anxiety and music helps me calm down, but I haven't been able to listen to my music in a week. This is one of the worst choices Apple has made in my opinion.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to lose, expensive to replace. Shame on Apple.

    This item is so tiny. I lose it all the time and it is really stressful having to keep driving to the mall to order new pieces. I shouldn't have to pay $9 to connect my headphones into the phone that cost $800. I've already lost 2, and i'm going back for a third one. Sad that they are gouging for every dollar they can get.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a dissapointment from Apple

    Very, very, very bad idea to discontinue 3,5mm jack. It seems that Apple superiority died with Steve Jobs. I even do not use my AEG headphones any more, it is too complicated.

    Something bad is going on with Apple design & products. I do not use iPhone 7 as a music device any more. I dont remember when I had used Maps (rubbish compared to Google Maps). I dont use Photos on my iMac (I store pics in folders, as used to do it twenty years ago. Why I can not downsize images on my iPhone, why I cannot add tag or note on my pics?
    If you know that iPhone has battery issue, why dont you make energy profiles (or put edge/3G/4G, location On/Off switches on swipe screen?)

    I have spent a fortune on Apple products in past, but I will think twice before buying it again.
    Apple guys, you have to work harder!!!

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Like everyone else has said

    I've had to replace my earbuds 3 times now because they keep breaking. I'm not doing crazy stunts with the cord or anything, just going on a morning jog and wearing them when i walk between classes, and the stupid things last between a month and two before they start breaking down. Why did they change the jack if this product is so bad? Why didn't this appear in trials? Who uses their iPhone speakers that often anyway that they thought it would be a good idea to switch to this? If it isn't fixed by the time I need my next phone I'm switching to an Android or something because this isn't worth the hassle (or the expense) Get it together, Apple.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Yuck

    Doesn't work properly after having it for 10 months and using only in my car? Thanks Apple.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it works well with Apple Earpods

    The mic and volume control work just fine with Apple Earpods with the traditional mic jack.
    I also use it with all of my headphones (Bose QC 25, lots of earbuds, Sony cans, etc.) and they all sound great.

    4 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could rate 0

    I own a high end pocket amplifier and a high end in-ear earphones and used an app that allowed me to listen to FLAC quality music to go with it. I used to get excetional sound out of my iPhone 5 with this rig. Oh, up until I bought my self a new iPhone 7 that requires this adapter. The sound quality dipped all the way down... If your an audiophile with a decent rig and crave for quality sound, Apple iPhone 7 is no longer an option that responds to your requests. So ironic for a brand that merged walkmans and mobile phones...

    21 of 21 people found this useful