• 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

    Garbage

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work unless you like to hear constant popping

    I tried this adapter with my iPhone 7 and my Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones and all you hear is constant popping. It's to the point that it's unusable. These headphones work fine in my older iPhone 6 and iPad. Getting rid of the mini jack in the iPhone 7 was a huge mistake. If your phone is low on battery, then you can't even use headphones!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great adapter - integrates with my Bose headphones easily!

    This adapter does what it is supposed to. It works with my Bose in ear headphones and I can use my remote on my Bose headphones with this adapter. I have not had any issues with it. Ordering a second adapter for my office.

    10 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as designed

    I don't understand why there are so many negative reviews? The adapter which came with the box and the additional one which I purchased always works as intended. I use Bose SoundTrue headphones they work good like they've always been. I can take calls, control volume, summon Siri.

    10 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with other headphones...

    Total garbage. Bought a few thinking that I may need to put in my gym bag; however, the sound that comes out is skipping and horrible... Not good Apple. not good at all...

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    This adapter came with my new iPhone 7 plus, and after I had used it for three weeks, it became broken.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy design, broke on 2nd use

    The adapter has a very delicate wiring. During my second use, I notice the sound fading and static. Don't buy it and wait for a redesign.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Work!

    This adapter distorts the sound when plugged in to my headphones. My headphones work perfectly normal on devices that have a headphone jack, it is only when I use this adapter plugged into my iPhone 7. Steve Jobs would never release a product that did not work!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine

    I got my 7 about a month ago, bought an extra cable just in case and just to have an extra one. They're only $9 no matter where you go, so it's not a bad deal considering other accessories cost significantly more. My original cable works just fine, no complaints. Sounds just like it would from the original port. I use mine everyday to & from work, no issues.

    11 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    Straight from box left it with my quality headphones that I use when travelling and used the supplied ones in the meantime. With perfect timing discovered that the adapter does nothing when I plugged in on a flight so no noise dampening headphones for me. Got back and tried another set and it simply does nothing - doesn't even stop sound coming out the speakers. Rubbish

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy.

    Works alright, doesn't compromise sound or anything. But it's incredibly flimsy and gets dirty just as fast. It broke two weeks in and it's a pain until I get a new one, which already is overpriced.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure!

    I have owned an I phone for years. Just upgraded to iphone 7. Wouldnt you know it, first time I have EVER had trouble. Mainly because of what everyone else is experiencing with no jack...etc. I have not been able to listen to music in my car due to the horrible static/hissing noises when connected with that dongle? I commute long hours on the road, so this is the number one X apple gets on this. Sorry to say that so called "wave of the future" set up is nothing but a POS! I don't understand, we pay so much for just the phone alone to have such poor quality. So dissapointed! :/

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken in less than 3 months... Minimal use

    I purchased the new iphone 7, and received it on Sep. 16th, 2016. The lightening cable that came with it is required for any AUX usage or headphone usage (that is not bluetooth). It's Dec. 14th, 2016 and my cable has been broken for weeks. I don't do anything rigorous with it, other than using it maybe once a day. I keep it attached to my headphones, and when it started not working, I figured it was the headphones. Bought a new set of headphones and low and behold, it was the lightening adapter. This is extremely frustrating considering I’m now going to have to purchase more (and I’m sure rebuy every 3 months), or else I don’t get to listen to music. Apple needs to stop making such terrible quality accessories, it’s making for one unhappy customer.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Courage Gonna Lose You

    COURAGE. This is what you got for what you pay for. No you cannot listen while charging with this. You need some courage to listen while your battery is almost depleted, you need the courage to stop listening and a courage to recharge your iPhone 7 at the very appropriate time. You need the courage to get rid your ages old headphone with the 3.5 jack, and use the supplied Apple Courage EarPods with Lightning. If you are courageous enough to buy a new MacBook Pro with the "Courage to get rid of the function key" Touch Bar, you need to enjoy the new improved speakers because you won't be able to plug your Lightning EarPods to the USB-C laptop, unless you installed Windows with Bootcamp your speakers probably blown out by now.

    And don't ever think of having only one Courage Adapter if you got more than one headphones, you don't wanna be like me - losing one after switching headphones and misplaced the dongle. Just keep it attached to the headphones. Why would I be here if it were to stay?

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds Good, Works Well

    I am using this adapter on an iPhone 6 with a pair of Sony MDR-7506 headphones. The mini jack was having a harder and and harder time staying in the analog headphone jack of the iPhone 6, so I decided to try using this adapter. Works great, the Lightning connector is solid and the analog coupling stays tight. The sound is crisp and clear, the adapter eliminates the jostling that caused crackly drop-outs the Sony plug would cause from it's weight and size. When used with the Apple ear buds, the mic and volume controls DO work. Perhaps some complaints about those features not working are with 3rd party headphone that had these features.

    The adapter's analog cable is definitely thin (very Apple), I realize I will have to be careful to prevent kinks that could break the delicate copper strands inside. So far so good. If anything changes I will update the review.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd party mics, volume and music control do work

    Spoke with multiple phone reps and apple store employees. Tested myself and I can control my music, volume, and us the in line mic with no issues when using this adapter. I tested with 4 brands (beats, bose, skullcandy, and jvc).

    12 of 26 people found this useful