• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Faulty from the outset

    Mine came with my iPhone 7. I use it in the car. It was faulty almost from the word go and needs to be manipulated to work properly and cuts out regularly. Looking at the overwhelmingly negative reviews here it seems like there is a design fault. I was going to order another one but will be looking to see if anyone else (such as Belkin) makes one instead.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be less expensive

    Absolutely a pain that non-Apple adapters do not work. Instead of $3 on Amazon I now have to pay $9.... I guess I'll just switch to an android phone

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poorly made, easily broke

    item easily broke, leaving small lightening metal part in my iPhone. but no other option, have to buy a new one

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst design by apple

    My iPhone is useless when it comes to playing any type of music. Every time i connect an aux cable in my car, i get an error message "unauthorized audio device" after playing music for 5 min. I can hook it up to any headphones, speakers, or any audio devices. Everyone else i talk to also complains.

    I tried to buy an adapter on amazon / ebay to charge my phone / plug in an aux cable and none of them work!!!

    Apple really screwed up this phone. I paid $1400 for my iPhone 7 plus 128 GB and i cant even use it in my mercedes / half the audio devices i have.

    APPLE: please come up with a 2 in 1 adapter where i can plug in an aux cable and charge my phone at the same time!!!!!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total Crapola

    Apple products are supposed to feel substantial. This feels like a piece of junk bit of cable you get at 7/11 when you forget your real one at home.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE SOLUTION to A NON PROBLEM CREATED BY APPLE

    I use my iphone for everything. Isn't that what apple wants. Why then do you constantly ruin it for me? I keep a cheap pair of headphones at my work, now I need an adapter for that. And my really cheap headphones didn't seem to be supported. What? They aren't supported? I need the adapter for the car so I had to get one for there, because you no longer let my iphone/ipod work in my CTS. Again, who are you upgrading your products for. I am not going to buy a new car just because APPLE feels like making another product. Come on. And I don't like having a stupid tail coming off of my iphone. Steve must be rolling over on this one. Poor quality, bad idea and not well thought out. And PLEASE don't suggest I get airbuds. People use headphones. Simple, easy! Stop trying to be so above technology. You're actually holding us down now. Go back to an audio port. It was right there no mess no fuss. I may switch to a samsung if you keep messing with the phone and if they can keep from exploding. Technology FAIL APPLE!

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible quality for the price

    I bought the iPhone 7 in the full knowledge I'd have to use an adaptor. It's mildly annoying, but the phone is great, so fine. I accept that. But the adaptor is one of the most poorly built cables I have ever had the displeasure to own. Currently, after about 6 months of ownership, I am on my fifth cable. Not lost, just worn out. I do use earphones more than the average person does (probably 8-10 hours/day), but in that same period I haven't had to replace the cable on my earphones once. As best I can tell they fail where the cables connect to the er... connectors, which shouldn't be that hard a problem to solve. And these are £10 each - obviously can be replaced on guarantee, but after 5 it starts to look a bit weird. And is annoying.

    36 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loss of the headphone jack, jacks with my job

    I am a dance teacher and we all use our iPhones to play music on our sound system. The fact that the new iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack has caused us many a headache. Our sound system is a professional system and does not have bluetooth therefore we cannot connect our phones that way. Not only has it been an inconvenience and a head ache but I have now lost my adapter because of the frequent use at the studio (not sure where it went). Why??? Not everyone uses Bluetooth technology and we are not going to update our sound systems that we paid thousands for to be compatible with the iPhone 7. Oh, and you can't find them in stores either. Always sold out...hmmmm, I wonder why??

    32 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    noisy!

    needed to use iPhone for live gig sounds alongside iPad. the output from this is too noisy to use when the analog out of iPad is pristine. nearly useless except for non-critical headphone use

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another thing to lose track of

    I love my iPhone 7 Plus . . . except for now I have to carry a dongle to use my headphones. Every pair that I have purchased over the past few decades are now obsolete? I don't think so.

    I am extremely disappointed in the "courageous" decision to remove the headphone jack and require me to remember where I put my dongle.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Say Goodbye to Cheap Headphones

    I have an IPhone 7 now and oh how I miss the days of grabbing whatever pair of headphones to listen in the car or to go run with.
    I used to buy a bunch of the $7 head phones to have around the house, because they always get lost and you can never find them when you need them. Now with the iPhone 7 the cheapest pair are about $30 and extra dongles are $10 each that usually end up breaking and getting lost even easier. Whoever thought of getting rid of the headphone jack doesn't have a normal family that loses headphones all the time. We have gone from listening to music all the time to now not being able to because we couldn't fine a stinking dongle or their one pair of headphones. Thanks A Lot Rachel! Thanks A Lot! I hope your happy, because I've told mom.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stop Complaining and Being Cheap

    The quality and price of the adapter is great. I use it in my car since it is an older model and doesn't have Bluetooth. I can't understand why people are complaining about the removal of the headphone jack except that these people are just cheap and don't want to change with the times. Just about everyone uses Bluetooth headphones now so if you don't like the adapter buy Bluetooth headphones it's not that big of a deal and they make Bluetooth headphones that are even audio production quality so audio quality isn't an issue.

    5 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for the purpose

    I have a relatively expensive pair of wired headphones, so I don't wish to replace them. Consequently I need these adapters to listen to music on my phone. On average, the adapters are lasting around 2-3 months before failing. I am not treating them in any way out of the ordinary, leading me to conclude that the build quality is severely lacking. The cable itself is exceptionally thin, and I suspect that this is the cause of all my problems.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely terrible

    What a terrible idea.

    I have several high-end headphones that need this thing.
    The pain is that I have to keep track of this guy to use my headphones.
    What if I leave it connected to one pair? All my other headphones are useless until I remember where I left it.

    Worst idea in history.

    I tried to get around it by buying several knock-off pairs and leaving them connected to each pair of headphones.
    Doh! Apple caught on and now my phone won't work with the cheap-o (read affordable) replacements.

    This may be a deal-breaker for me in the end with Iphones....

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ear Phone Adapter

    I bought a 2nd one thinking it was damaged but it wasn't. I'm VERY disappointed because I cannot listen to my music/podcast in my car using the AUX. Apple you really "JACKED" this up. not to mention the microphone is not compatible so I'm screwed. my phone is 2 weeks new and I'm dying I want my 5c back!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter tosh.

    Go wireless. That's all I can say! It is the most infuriating adaptor ever, the slightest movement causes the contacts to part meaning, yes you've guessed it, NO SOUND through your headphones. This would be alright if it was an occasional incident, but you can't move without this happening. Waste of money.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I got my iPhone 7 back in Mid January and this little adapter has worked great ever since. Use it everyday with my beats and regular earbuds. I feel like all the other people are being very rough with theirs because I have had no problem with it. I'm not overly rough on it but not very careful either. Works great in the end and does what it's suppose too! I was worried about having to charge at the same time and listening to music too but the iPhone 7 had a great battery so it's been fine.

    4 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    UGH

    i TOO have now thrown away two of these connectors because they simply FAIL. On top of that, i can no longer listen to music through my car's Lexus sound system because after connecting it through these gizmos it plays about 10 minutes before i get an announcement, "This is an unauthorized whatever" and the system shuts down entirely. Big mistake in consumer design.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ugh, god

    utter garbage. this is the poorest design on an apple product i have ever seen!! i just got my phone three months ago and i'm about to purchase my third dingle/dongle/whatever. you can't make a sturdier adapter, apple? i don't even knock it around!!!! i connect it to the aux cable in my car and then to the speakers at my job. i don't use headphones, i don't plug it in and take it out of many different devices day in and day out. only those two things, ever! maybe once you've pilfered enough funds out of the pockets of your loyal customers, ten bucks at a time, you'll think of a sound solution? just in time for your new phone with the inclusion of a headphone jack, i'll bet.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail

    This is by far the worst design Apple has ever come up with!!!! I just had to have the newest iPhone (7s) when it came out.
    Cons:
    Don't loose the adapter because you can't listen to your Beats at the gym :( - longest workout ever
    Can't charge your phone and use your earbuds at the same time- call you back
    Can't adapt my phone to my car to listen to my tunes from my phone
    Can't use my Apple earbuds on my MacBook because I yep...lost the adapter


    I hope they fix this on the iPhone 8s
    EPIC FAIL

    34 of 36 people found this useful