• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, proprietary requirement

    To the people that have commented "if you don't like the adapter, just buy bluetooth headphones". I have bluetooth headphones, and that would be great if that's all I needed the headphone jack for, but it's not. There's numerous times that I have wanted to plug in to, e.g. someone's car that only has an aux input, or a home stereo or commerical audio system that only has aux or phono inputs. What am I supposed to do, carry the stupid dongle with me everywhere? Where? In my wallet (oh wait, trying to replace my wallet with the phone...). Buy a case that has a storage compartment for it? So much for a thin streamlined phone. Great idea for making the phone smaller/thinner. Bad idea for usability.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Skipping and breaking up with any sound random activation of voice control

    You could be sitting still in a quiet room and the piece of junk will randomly start and stop your audio or video (app selected does not matter) and constantly trigger Siri or voice control. It simply doesn’t work and Apple should be ashamed of themselves for putting out such a shoddy product

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pushing innovation

    I don't understand all the frustration about the loss of a headphone jack. The same people who complain are also the people who complain about tangled leads and broken wire etc. Apple took the bold move to ditch the headphone jack, in pursuit of a more user-friendly experience by encouraging wireless headphones. They are in a phase where going wireless is a priority. There are many great quality wireless headphones and earphones on the market, they are easier to use and to transport. I respect the bravery of Apple to ditch the headphone jack and push for innovation, once again.

    7 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An annoyance

    Purchasing this product again because I lost my dongle so now I cannot use my favorite headphone, I know, my fault. I also know this review won't do a thing to bring back the 3.5mm jack.. but its just SO frustrating that a company like Apple, whose products I LOVE because of how sleek they are and how well designed for the human experience they are, would do something SO STUPID. Terrible human centered design, really just boggles my mind. Horrible move on apples part. But congrats, you got my $9 for the new adapter, happy?

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter broke within the first three days I received it.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate this thing

    Not only is the adapter cheaply made, my headphones keep shorting out. This is the second time within the past few months this has happened. I am beyond annoyed! I really wish Apple would just got back to the headphone jack.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 8 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.

    13 of 15 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.

    9 of 10 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.

    11 of 13 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.

    10 of 10 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

    5 of 6 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

    9 of 9 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

    9 of 9 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!

    12 of 12 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!!!

    10 of 12 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.

    21 of 21 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

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


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

    16 of 16 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 13 people found this useful