• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Annoying

    I purchased an iphone 8 one week ago. I was happy that it came with this adapter as I listen to music at work a lot and I would have been unable to so the next day without it. That happiness lasted exactly 6 days. Sound now only comes out of one ear and my $150 bose headphones are useless. I'm very hesitant to buy a new dongle as I have zero faith that it will will last. This whole situation has left me supremely irked.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I’m considering getting an android

    Literally broke after 3 months, started pausing and skipping music. Apple you messed up on this big time, even android is starting to look appealing.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Product (more like junk)

    I was going to replace my dongle adapter after misplacing mine, but then I started reading the reviews and realized that I wasn't crazy after all. I too was having the same problem as others did looking back, as to having so many problems with headphones not working. And they were Apple headphones.They were buggy, hit and miss on working, the volume control not working, and the answer call button not working. And now I see it doesn't work with any of the updates after ios 10.3 or newer? Sorry, but I don't have $300 to spend on the other headphones. It was bas enough spending $1,000 on the phone and now you want me to spend even more money! No thank you! I'm going to think long and hard before buying my next phone. Leaning towards Samsung since they always seem to be one step ahead of Apple. 0/5 stars.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst thing Apple have ever made.

    Truly awful. Product lasts around a week before it starts experiencing issues, music now cutting out intermittently, have to keep it still and at the right angle. Cheaply made with no time or effort spent making it robust or aesthetically pleasing. What’s the point of 1 inch of cheap cable that is clearly going to fail after a short period of normal use. Just have the lightening port going straight into the jack socket, would be far superior. Not to mention inability to charge simultaneously.

    For the record I only gave this 1 star because 0 wasn’t an option.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely Fragile

    I hate to do this as I'm a firm believer in if you don't have anything nice to say, then say nothing at all. However, I am a consumer and spends thousands of dollars on Apple products along other products as well. I certainly feel we, consumers have a right to express our thoughts.

    To keep this simple, I agree with every single post about this product being very cheap, fragile, and poorly made. You must be extremely careful with this dongle because if not, it will split, or the lightning adapter itself will snap. You can do much better than this, Apple.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Had this sitting in my car for a few weeks when my phone had broke then went back to use it and wouldn’t connect my phone to the aux

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This product is very fragile and can break easily, I just got a new phone last month or so and since models 7,8 and X doesn’t have the head phone jack you have to have this in order to use regular headphones. Also whenever I use this a lot of the times when I use it the sounds that come out of it sounds very blotchy and disconnected

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It deserves 0 stars

    This contraption is not working like it’s suppose to. This adapter which I received along with my phone has done nothing but skipped my music, started music unknowingly, ends calls while using the earphones, or it’ll speed up a song. I wosh Apple would just go back to normal phone features and get rid of this worthless piece of plastic. NO we shouldn’t have to buy another one for the original one should’ve been well put together. Very disappointed with this product and would like to know how can I resolve this matter. FOR FREE cause Samsung would’ve responded with great news

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not working

    Over 500 reviews an mostly less than pleased.
    Dongle cannot convert my old earbuds to functional ones.
    When Steve Jobs died, I hope he did not have a dongle hooked to a earbud, cause it would have meant 2 deaths in 1 lifetime. Of course that describes end users experiences from 1984 onwards!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would give it 0 stars, Boo Apple!!!

    I’ve had the lightning connect for a few weeks and the quality is as poor as has been described. Has bits falling off poor connections starting to go wrong I use becoming outer sensitive and switching in Siri in middle of play back. Apple you’ve got to do better !!!
    utter waste of £9
    when your included connector stops working.. and it will get one cheaper from amazon save your £9 people!!!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Quality

    I have gone through THREE of these in the past month. I take extremely good care of them in hopes that they will continue working, but they break every time. I can't believe apple has not tried to do something about this after so many complaints. They are more concerned about making more money than quality products. Wish I could give this zero stars but I will give it one since it is the only other option. Very unimpressed.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work after IOS update

    This is exactly what I feared when buying the New Iphone. When Apple updates their IOS it seems to just annihilate old hardware. When I plug in the lightning adapter I can hear music through my earphones for about a full minute before it says "This accessory is not supported by this Iphone"...Keep in mind all my products were bought at the apple store. This started happening after their IOS update. I seriously have a 1000$ piece of trash.

    Thank you apple.

    0/5 stars

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    On my third one in 3 months. Not even worth $9

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Silly but practical

    Everyone's got strong opinions about the decision to bring the phone down to just the lightning port, which is what created the need for this product in the first place. I personally agree with the decision. I have more faith in my phone case, which only has one opening to protect now. I'm more than happy to deal with the dongle as a trade-off, and for what it's worth, this adapter has proven itself to me as being functional, durable, and reliable.

    I can't say whether it transmits signals from non-Apple headphones, unfortunately, but I can point out an aspect of the dongle that I feel a lot of people miss. When I enter my car, I can easily switch from headphones to aux cable without taking my bulky-case phone out of my pocket or digging to find the aux port, because the aux port is already outside of my pocket. My phone already only works through Siri when I'm driving, so I just leave it in my pocket the whole time, and it's just as easy to switch back to headphones later. The phone also does a good job of recognizing the difference between the adapter being removed and something being removed from the adapter.

    As for fashion aesthetic, with headphones plugged in, it looks utterly unremarkable. Without headphones, just hanging visibly out of your pocket, it is slightly silly, but if you can turn one-off remarks into good conversations, then there's no problem. If you're super awkward already, the dongle will not help you if you are questing for social grace.

    I dock a point for being slightly more expensive than something this easy-to-lose should be.

    3 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly with all of my accessories

    The title says it all. Works perfectly with all of my accessories, including but not limited to Peterson guitar tuner app & cable adapter, 1More earbuds and several more. However, I still wish the 3.5mm jack was built into the phone so I didn't have to worry about it.

    7 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely fragile and tedious to replace.

    I dropped my phone once with the lightning earbuds attached and the lightning adapter broke. I dropped my iphone once with the earbud connector in and the lightning adapter broke. Horrible product. I cant use earbuds now. I wish there was a way to get a free replacement for a terrible product.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stupid, awful decision, on so many levels

    Many people care about audio quality and comfort, and invest in decent headphones. To not be able to use them properly with their phones is ridiculous.

    The Apple headphones are not a comprimise, with their horrible sound quality and what with being insanely uncomfortable to wear for a lot of people. These adaptors are not a comprimise either -- they are poorly made, easily lost, and just such a terrible idea. What were you thinking? You can't even charge your phone while using your headphones.

    The 3.5mm jack isn't redundant technlogy -- it's been around a long time because it works well. This will be the last time I buy an Apple phone.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Next phone is a Samsung

    This piece of garbage is the last drop in the bucket. I have a company phone which is the only reason I have to stick to Apple. Can't use my 4 sets of microphone headsets. Plus I'm a runner, show me Bluetooth headphones that don't fall out...

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad product.

    Worked great for about a day and then the controls just went haywire. Skipping songs, pausing, activating Siri, etc.
    Went out and got another one to see if it would be any better but it wasn’t. Lasted about 2 days before it started going crazy again.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound reproduction

    Wow, thanks for making my $200 Ultimate Ears TripleFi10 headphones and the fact that I encode my music tracks in 320 MHz completely pointless by giving us this shoddy adaptor with a 13¢ DAC built in. Aside from it not even supporting an in-line mic and apparently breaking constantly (mine is only 1 month old) my music sounds like its played on circa 1999 RealPlayer Audio. Once again Apple has lowered the bar for audio quality and is singlehandedly ruining the standards of music reproduction for no other reason than being extremely cheap. That's on top of it being just a total pain in the ascii. If the iPhone X is any indication of what the future of iPhones will look like, I want no part of it.

    25 of 26 people found this useful