• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I own a media & audio business.

    Why did they have to do this! I have found myself in many traffic jams by not being able to plug in my phone to a master mixing board. I have several XLR to 3.5mm jack adaptors that I use with the following: PA speaker for cocktail hours, Mixing console, master house mix, and my sound system at home! Are you telling me I have to buy 5 adaptors????? Or constantly carry the same adaptor everywhere I go??? I need one for my truck, my house, and my mobile DJ applications, which include three separate locations! This is ridiculous. After this iPhone 7, I may have to switch to android products. I've been Apple my whole life. My business thrives on the MP3 audio structure including multimedia slideshows, reception playlists, cocktail hours for weddings, Wedding transition playlists, DJ applications, and large crowd performance events, both charity and for profit.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly Frustrating

    Horrendous. I am so disappointed with this product, it cuts out with every pair of 3rd parts earphones I have used. Cheaply made. Very disappointing, and I am not about to drop $30 for new Apple earphones (mine broke within 2 months).

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    C'mon, it works just fine

    I have two of these--one that came with my iPhone 7+ and one that I bought in an LAX airport vending machine, Apple OEM. After 6 months, they both work fine...in fact I swear the listening quality is improved over the old plug-in jack. Unless the most recent version is faulty for some other reason, I would buy the adapter again.

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Ever = 0 stars

    Find a way to bring Jobs back, he would never have allowed you to put something like this in the market, it's affecting your reputation, needs a really quick fix. Btw, I've tried other similar solutions and, after working for a few minutes, a message of Non Supported hardware blocks the earplugs. Ridiculous!!!!!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage design.... Garbage Product from China (what a surprise!)

    The people in Silicone Valley must be on something or getting their heads polluted with CA smog... You people have got to be kidding... My adapter out of the box lasted maybe 1 hour then it quit and YOUR CABLE says "ACCESSORY NOT SUPPORTED"! I think Apple has reverted to buying their accessories off of Ebay and stuffing in the boxes. I have the 7Plus and if this is the best you can come up with, I can only imagine what will come out of Cupertino next.

    This cable/design is the poorest. I bet a high school kid could do something better than your $0.25 cable that sells for $9.00.. Overpriced as well!

    Get it fixed and put out something that works!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Used a handful of times and now doesn't work. Why they would get rid of the Iphone jack is beyond me. Please bring it back

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

    No idea why Apple got rid of the headphone jack. I don't even understand the "speaker" to the left of the lightning port. It doesn't work. Is it a fake speaker? A microphone? Anyway, this little thing is incredibly easy to lose and/or break. Also, I can't charge my phone and listen to music at the same time. This is terrible for me because I'm in my car a lot of the time, I hate listening to the radio, and I do not have Bluetooth. Apple really missed the mark on this one.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm Unhappy at this headphone adapter less than zero if I could

    We are so disappointed in apple and this product. When I say we I mean my 5 children and my wife. We currently own 4 iPhone 7 and 3 iPhone 6 +'s.The iPhone 7 headphone adapters are a complete disappointment . My kids have gone thought a total of 8 of these in less than 8 months. To make matters worse No Where has this headphone adapter in stock. As a parent I would have to replace maybe a set of earbuds for one of the kids a year maybe or take them in to apple under warranty. But whom has time to look all over town for this product. This headphone adapter is unacceptable and very surprising from Apple. My family have been apple fans we have over 10 apple products in our home. I have consider trading these phones in and going to another company.......I'm just so frustrated I don't know what to do ? someone please advise me . I am ashamed to even write this review since I myself have been such a fan myself showing off my apple products over the years.
    Apple if you want to contact us all our information and Icloud email is current and all the same

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good

    This component is trash and now my 3rd party components recently stopped working. Great job Apple you've found a way to make your most loyal customers frustrated.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and lazy solution

    Welcome to the new apple.
    How do I charge now? I use my phone at work listening while working until my phone runs out of charge.
    If you lose these, buy new ones because they're almost impossible to find.
    Cheap quality complementing the lazy thought process.
    If you have multiple headphones you need multiple of these dongles.
    Unbelievable decision - I made upgrading from iPhone 6 to 7.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute trash

    I am on my third since November and it is already going bad. This one only works one way, so I assume it is actually screwing up the port at this point. As the other reviews suggest this is the worst thing Apple has done in a long time, I suspect really just to sell Air Pods, what a joke.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesnt work

    All designs of this have seemed to brake easily. Please listen to these reviews the product is poor. Save your money and go wireless

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    I got two of these cables, one as a backup. Both of them stopped working after 3 - 4 months of usage. not the quality that's expected from a company like Apple.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good luck finding it ever again

    I knew from the moment I saw it, it was going to be trouble. And here I am, not even a full month with my new iPhone 7, and I've lost the adapter. It's just small enough to not be considered 'important' by cleaning personnel or a passing stranger, so there is no way I will ever get it back again. I am very disappointed, and feel like there is a better solution to this problem.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need improvement

    You guys should create the same but opposite. Because if the people need to use the lighting headphones jack on the computer/laptop. They can't even use it, instead they need to buy a new headphones for the computer/laptop. Which you need to carry a lot of wires in ours bags!!��

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headphone jacks shouldn't be made obsolete

    I've been a loyal customer to Apple since the iphone 3. I understand wanting to be innovative, but removing the headphone jack has been more problematic than I anticipated. If someone wants to use the headphones that were included with the purchase of their iphone 7/7 plus, they can't charge their phone at the same time. If someone drives a car that doesn't have bluetooth capabilities, they have to use the adapter to plug into the standard aux cord jack.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating

    Not very often I'd accuse Apple of poor design but this certainly one of them! Not sure about the wisdom of combining the headphone socket with the charging port but it's really inconvenient and annoying! I often make long conference calls with headphones for convenience and privacy whilst watching the charge level go down on my phone as I can't charge the phone when making a call or listening to media. As my iPad has a regular headphone socket I then have to remove this jack adaptor from my headphones to use my iPad and, being so tiny, I'm forever losing it. I'm now on my third adaptor (at £9 each) and I've had my phone just a few weeks. Assuming this is marketing tool to try to sell me wireless headphones.... I'd rather be moving to new technology for convenience and coolness rather than getting away from an irritating re-design of a formerly well performing product!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst design "upgrade"

    The worst design "upgrade" and will be a standing joke for years to come. What a bunch of bobble heads, OH YA THIS WILL BE GREAT!
    1. The vinyl cable coating cracks off , cheap just buy more...
    2. Can't charge and listen
    3. External mic's - nope.
    4. Wireless buds fall out all the time... on the ground, ya I'm going to carry hand sanitizer for buds now.
    5. Belkin has a Y connector developed for adapter-o-rama, awesome. See a need, fill a need, good job Belkin here's my 40 bucks!

    I already tried to get my 6 back... if this wasn't a company issued phone it would have been returned.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the shovels. Big Hole. Seven pair earbuds. DEAD.

    I LOVE the iphone & ipads...But . Lightining cable (short!) (fragile!) is a pain. deal with it. But my music. "The Dongle" Is JUNK Static, awkward, now broke. Gota do my homework.,guess 2 pair bluetooth headphones/earbuds. More charging. More begging for it to connect right. Its like having a Mercedes and door handle rattles,......Consumer Reports, car reviews, had Fit & Finish category. Radio knob, door buttons, lights.... "Dongle" falls under that category. Iphone rating/review takes a hit. Apple. FIX THE CHARGERS & CABLES. Its a JOKE!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A different opinion

    I have one of these and am about to order a second. At $9, I consider it an "impulse" buy. I have a couple of situations where I like to go 'old school' and plug my iPhone 7 Plus directly into things. One is my boom-mic headset that I wear when making phone calls at my workstation -- I do this based on the reactions of people I'm speaking with (they can hear me best when I have a mic so close to my mouth). I have also taken this headset when I travel and use rental cars, being (sometimes) too impatient to try to work out bluetooth connectivity. If I'm in a hurry, sometimes a simple solution is best. The other situation is in my own car, which has inconsistent bluetooth behavior -- sometimes it's awesome and automatic, sometimes it won't connect. Going direct is the workaround. So my mentality is to simply leave one of these adapters connected, at all times, to the devices that aren't wireless. I'll leave one connected to the cable in my car, and I'll leave one connected to my headset. It's a no-brainer if I never have to think about it. To the people who say it eliminates the microphone connection -- I don't know what you're experiencing, that's the whole point of using it with a headset -- to maintain that functionality. I use it for phone calls regularly. So don't necessarily go by those users' experiences -- it isn't my experience, not by a long shot.

    8 of 14 people found this useful