• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So poor and let down

    Why why why! So disappointed with this problem product. Had to change it twice as it frays and stops working. Makes my headphones lose quality and have lost it when unplugging my headphones from phone and need to buy replacement jack. Makes me so angry and let down by apple.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I've had an iPhone 7 for almost a year now(it's slowly starting to freeze and bug out but that's not what this review is about) and over the course of this year I have gone through at least 6 of these headphone adapters. It is unbelievable how a company like apple can be producing such low quality products. Each adapter has lasted me at most 2 months but usually closer to just a month. Ridiculous.

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Brought the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter on the 10/17/17 the next day at stop working horrible product.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke again.

    Mine has been making my music pause and skip songs randomly. It's incredibly annoying. Yesterday it decided to just break altogether though. I just hear static in my earphones now. I never have issues with things breaking like this. I'm careful with everything. I never write reviews of products either but the amount of issues I've had with these has prompted me to write one (I've had three). Apple needs to sort this out. It's a joke. The reviews clearly show I'm not alone.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    These are the worst!!

    I'm now on my 3rd adaptor in 6 months - they are rubbish. I'm a huge Apple fan, but the decision to remove the headphone jack is just the worst, I'm now going back to the 6S purely because it still has a headphone jack, and I don't have to use these ridiculous adapters.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    On my 5th one

    The Apple fascists sure are making money off of us with these adapters. They last a little while then inevitably break like clockwork. Apple should just give them away because they are very flimsy. If zero stars were available, that's how I would rate it. Going to look for a more robust alternative to the Apple one.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful quality

    I have now got through 4 of these in 10 months. The most recent lasted 2 weeks. It is infuriating me - this new one has started to pause/play/skip/change volume on its own.

    The worst bit is I have no choice! I am a fan of premium headphones - wireless don't cut for me and the only lightning ended headphones are Apple's own brand of tat.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    last a couple of months

    Have gone through two of these already. They last a couple of months then get static and die

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor substitute

    I hope they will make a model with a 3.5mm jack in the future. I do not want a phone that I cannot use my headphones for and this is a poor substitute that adds more expenses to an already costly device.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very frustrating...

    I thought the adapter was perfect. I had no problems with my headphones so the sound quality was great.
    Now today when I sat down, I turned on my music and it happened to not work anymore. I thought it was something wrong with my headphones but it was the adapter itself! I just got my iPhone 7 back in July. Here it is, October...3 MONTHS later, it doesn’t work now. It was fine yesterday but it decides to mess up now. This is a poorly thought out design. And way too expensive on account of how small this is...really? Nine dollars?? That’s ridiculous...please design an adapter that would actually last more than a few months. Stop trying to take all my money.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 6 months

    I am currently using my 3rd one of these. Both of the previous ones started malfunctioning and whenever I would plug it into my phone, Siri would be constantly popping up and music would turn on and off sporadically. Terrible product that constantly breaks down and forces you to go to the Apple store to buy a new one. Hoping my current piece lasts longer than the others.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Won’t stay connected. Cheap junk.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Apple, bad Apple!

    It's tiny, easy to misplace, and even if you treat it like a fragile butterfly it will break.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's possessed.

    I'll never forget the first time the dongle caused my headphones to randomly blast at full volume right into my ears because I had a 300 lbs bench press bar above my head. I thought that somehow my shorts had caught the side volume control so I removed it from my pocket, placed it on the bench, and yet it happened again. This has gotten progressively worse, as now Siri, fast forward, and skipping tracks are all randomly activated with no user interaction. I'm lucky to make it 20 seconds into a song. I don't like using expensive Bluetooth headphones because between running and weight lifting my sweat deteriorates the sound quality in a few short months. If this isn't remedied I'll be purchasing a Samsung. Considering the $700 price tag, I should be able to listen to music on my phone.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    Received this with my iphone8 - works intermittently and dependent upon the ear phones I use it with. Construction also seems well below the Apple standard. Contacted Apple for a replacement and have to pay for a replacement and return the defective one before they will refund the payment. No way to deal with a clearly poor designed product and accompanying customer service.

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unacceptably poor quality

    The one I got with the phone stopped working after a few months, and now, a few months later, the one I bought as a replacement has stopped working. By "stopped working" I mean it randomly hangs up the phone, starts Siri, skips tracks or pauses the music.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent solution for my remaining 3.5mm devices

    I have an iPhone 7 Plus. It came with lightning EarPods (though I use the wireless AirPods) and this adapter. My truck has an old school stereo, so Bluetooth isn’t an option. I’ve had a cassette adapter for a while, and with this adapter I can continue to use it to listen to my podcasts on long drives. For anyone that is concerned about losing their headphone jack, I can tell you that after a year, it hasn’t once been an issue for me.

    5 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Apple

    This adapter might be worth $10 if it were designed in Cupertino and assembled in China. But it couldn't be, given how quickly and easily it begins to malfunction, to pause songs and change tracks with the movements of its user. If I had to guess, this adapter was designed in Dupertino and assembled in a Dixie Cup phone factory.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What the heck?

    First of all, I have the IPhone 7. The fact that I have to use an adapter to be able to use ear buds is ANNOYING! It’s so easy to loose and I wish I didn’t have to buy a new one. Also, I have to use this adapter because the ear buds that came with the iPhone 7 broke! What the heck, I used it 5 times (and I think of myself as a careful person) it broke! The slightest bend and the sound doesn’t work. Don’t even get me started during calls. Even when my battery is about to die, I have to unplug my ear buds to just charge it?! TALK ABOUT A REAL INCONVENIENCE APPLE! LAST TIME I CHECKED I DONT SPIT OUT MONEY TO SPEND ON ALL THE ACCESSORIES THAT COME WITH YOUR IPHONES!

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Terrible

    Just got the iPhone 8 and this adapter did not work right out of the box. I only have aux in my car so trying to play my music in my car is a disaster. The adapter does not connect properly and my songs cut in and out and some won't work at all. Just terrible quality. going to look for something else that is not made by Apple that actually works to play music (do its dang job).

    28 of 30 people found this useful