• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    While my phone recharges I like going to sleep listening to my iPhone with my Bowers & Wilkins P-7s (which I bought thru Apple). Now I can't. I have to make a choice to listen or to recharge but not both. This is a serious inconvenience and one I did not realize I'd have to make when I upgraded my iPhone to a 7.

    Moreover the listening experience is now compromised due to pops and static that was not there before. Also I cant manage a phone call with the P-7's built-in mic. anymore.

    The music vs recharge is one thing, but when I loose sound fidelity on a premium headphone that is quite another. Especially when Apple sold me those expensive headphones for use with an iPhone in the first place.

    Can't fix the listen vs. recharge without a new redesigned phone, but the adapter's sound issues should be an Apple priority. As long as I can't enjoy my B&Ws I'm doing a long slow burn that wont play out nicely when I think about buying Apple again.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved my 5s from retirement

    Now into its 4th year of service the headphone jack stopped working on my 5s. I use it daily in my car as an Aux and with headphones. I was considering that it might be time to upgrade when i realized the new phones don't come with a headphone jack... and there lied the solution! For $10 I was back in action! Plus... I'm impressed how it grabs onto the headphones making it almost part of the headphones. I'll probably invest in one more so I don't have to remove it and swap it all the time but i'm impressed all around.
    Only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is not having a way to charge the phone and plug in headphones at the same time. The old 5s battery isn't what it once was. Stil...l such a good phone!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very inconvenient

    I have already lost my adapter for my phone and now I can't use my aux cord. They charge so much for the phones its ridiculous I have to buy another one. It also didn't work well with the microphone on my 3rd party headphones.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't charge phone and listed in to music

    With this new headphone jack I can't change my phone and listen to music on my headphones unless I buy a separate expensive adapter.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, just horrible

    My adapter broke after 1 week and I've gone through two more since then. Big mistake taking away iPhone jack as this is a huge inconvenience,
    Especially after paying $799 for a phone. Please apple get it together and bring the innovation back, removing the headphone jack is anything but innovative. Not to mention, the ear buds were delayed in release. Please get it together and release a better product, this is just shameful.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $9 of Worthless

    I won't act appalled that Apple doesn't care what we think. No better than the knock offs. I want LOUD, which I can't get with bluetooth, and this dongle provides that... along with crackles, pops, and a good dose of buyer's remorse.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with my headset/mic

    Use my phone with a $1000 Bose aviation headset. Can no longer make calls with headset because mic not compatible with this adapter.#iphonefail.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound quality

    People I speak to say it sounds muffled, they cant hear me. Where are the airpods? Upgrading to iPhone7 was a huge mistake.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Causes the cable to become really entangled

    Causes the headphone cable to become extremely entangled. Much more than when just using the standard 3.5 plug found on other phones. Not a very good solution. The design is also quite clunky.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    First use right out of the box with brand new phone and the vloume goes up and down when ire is moved while walking or jogging. Because there is no headphone jack this product should work flawlessly.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with wired phone headsets, flimsy

    Tried using it with my wired headset for phone calls. The people on the other end hear themselves echoing, all of them do. So this doesn't "replace" the headphone jack.
    Also, flimsy construction, having to buy multiples just to make sure I have one that works when I need it. I am in television and frequently have to use this with my iPhone 7 to listen to the audio from the studio. Not only does it cut in and out, I also have to use an adapter with the adapter to be able to hear.
    I own a lot of apple products and they're mostly first rate. This is not.
    Please redesign, apple!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple, get a clue

    Same complaints as most have written here, here's a new one: getting shocked! today while using a pair of RHA T20i earphones, little electric shocks from my earbuds (as well as the typical popping) ..smh ..i mean not only does the adapter poor on audio quality, now I'm getting zapped between my ears. Was able to prove a faulty adapter. I have three and the one I used today was the culprit. tried the other 2 when i got home and no problems there, albeit only a matter of time before I experience some issue with the other 2. Reproducible, I've tested all 3 adapters as well as the earphones (on other devices with a proper 3.5 mm jack). The problem adapter is the original one that came w the phone, which I've had since release in Sept. To make this doubly annoying (and possibly dangerous!) there are no other 3.5 mm alternatives that give full inline mic capability (plenty that will do audio only, but nearly zilch for full mic/siri control).

    Look Apple, it's nearly 2017, you'd think you folks have enough engineers and capital to figure out a more elegant solution, or at least a robust piece of equipment?

    sooooo lame...

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 3 months

    It was working great for 3 months, then all of a sudden started triggering Siri, skipping tracks, scrubbing forwards, backwards, in the middle of a song. Also appears that the inline controller has stopped working. I've tried other headphones, restarting phone and still malfunctioning. I decided against getting a third party adapter and paid more for the Genuine Apple product in hopes that it would last longer, but I think I may just stock up on less expensive ones.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Jack adapter

    Apple products are very well made and thought out this product works well I've had no issues works with all accessories

    7 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is horrible

    It worked like a dream for the first month but after that it stopped working. I contacted apple and they keep telling me to just try different headphones when my phone wont even recognize the adapter. They make these so cheap no wonder they break if they put some money into them and made them a little better maybe they would have better reviews. I would never recommend this to anyone.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fix for adapter not seating properly, causing short

    The lightning adapter that came with my iPhone 7 failed after just two weeks. It would only work reliably if I inserted it one way. It sounded like it was shorting out. Apple replaced it, and the replacement started to fail after a week. I compared the adapter prong with a lightning charger cable prong and I discovered a manufacturing flaw that was present on both my adapters. At the base of the prong, about a millimeter's worth of the rubber insulator was protruding from the grip part of the adapter. This was preventing the prong from fully seating inside the phone. The prong wasn't able to be inserted into the phone far enough. It's a seemingly insignificant amount, but the tolerances on the lightning ports are very tight. I used a razor knife to slice off this "shoulder" that was sticking out from the adapter grip, thus allowing the prong to fully seat, and it solved my problem. I believe that with the prong not seating fully, the adapter would slowly work its way out ever so slightly and short. I walk a lot and keep the phone in my back pocket and with the constant back and forth motion, the unseated adapter wriggled a bit because it wasn't seating properly.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality

    Broke after 1 week of use. Can't listen to music and podcasts after paying $649.99 for a phone?! Apple is the worst.

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! Poor sound quality

    I'm using a pair of Shure SE846, there is a marked deterioration in sound quality since I migrated from an iphone 6 plus to iphone 7 Plus.
    Lost the the bass and mid-range,.... lousy adapter

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Worked adequately for about a week then rapidly deteriorated into being frustratingly positional. After a little less than 3 weeks they are unusable. I'd say save your money, but what else are you going to do if you want to use a decent set of headphones? They've got you and they know it. If you would like to continue to use headphones with 3.5mm jacks, you might as well buy more than one adapter because they are poorly designed, shoddily built, and in short time become garbage with regular use.

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not very good

    I have always appreciated the sound quality of the iphones I have owned (4-7) but my god the adapter has rendered the high end cabled head phones I own useless. The sound is terrible the fact I cant charge my phone whilst listening to my music is frustrating. There is a reason audiophiles still use cables - please take note of the comments apple - step back and listen to your customers look at the headphone market. oh and by the way have you ever look at the reviews beats headphones get rarely above 3 stars... By the way have had to revert to using your headphones you supply out of the box - again total rubbish and the ergonomics do not suit everyone.

    28 of 29 people found this useful