• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poorly designed

    Bought one without thinking to see if it would connect to my iPhone with the case on.

    Got home and discovered it would not and returned it for a refund.

    How is it possible to come up with a design that would not take into account the need for it to fit into a cased iPhone??

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great. iPad Pro. Akai Synthstation 49.

    After being gifted an iPad Pro to replace my older iPad with 30 pin connector, the newer iPad was not compatible with my Akai Synthstation 49 keyboard.
    I ordered a cheap 3rd party adapter cable but it didn't work.
    Further research shows this adapter has technology way beyond the 3rd party cables simple wire crossings.

    Picked this up at the apple store for 29 bucks.
    Plugged right in with full audio routing and midi control with all my synth and other music applications as before. But now with much better performance of the newer iPad.
    For applications that require docking to 30 pin for audio and midi control, don't waste time on other cables.
    Buy it, try it, return it if it doesn't work for you. :)

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work with phone case

    c'mon Apple make something that works - did you people test this thing? you know most people have some kind of case on their phone geesh!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works - but not with a case on

    I had been researching for a product that will work with my Bose docking base. I purchased a gen6 ipod touch with this adapter. When I got my new ipod in the mail, i hooked it all up and was excited that it did work. This morning I noticed my ipod did not charge over night, so i attempted to hooked it up to the old 30pin charging cable with the adapter.... did not work.

    Upon reading these comments, i read about the case.... So i took off the small plastic case, which was not on the first time i hooked it up and low and behold, it worked again.

    So, in order to use this adapter, you can not have the case on the ipod, or phone in the other person's case. ~ Reason for only 4 stars not 5.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    I use it with my memorex speaker and my iHome speaker and it works perfectly it charged and it plays the music.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    This adapter is perfect. I have a "regular" Apple dock that is connected to my stereo system that wirelessly sends sound to speakers all over the house. I would plug one of my several iPods filled with music into the dock as one of the several sound sources (in addition to CDs, cassettes, videotape, reel-to-reel tape, vinyl, etc.) and have music everywhere. I also have the full line-up of SiriusXM radio (hundreds of channels) which I had gotten for the car, but when you have it, you can also get it on your computer or smartphone via WiFi and therefore I would have all those channels in the house. Unfortunately, my old iPhone 4S would only pick up the Wifi in my home office, but not out in the living room where the stereo system is. However, my new iPhone SE picks WiFi up all over my house (and even outside on the patio). With this Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, which fits in the regular Apple dock no problem, I can now plug my iPhone SE into it and now have Satellite Radio all over the house, and even while music is playing, the iPhone is being charged. So to me, the Lightening to 30-pin Adapter is A++, a total winner for me.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Don't get fooled.

    This is a terrible adapter. Just because it's on apple's website doesn't mean its good. It lasted a year. You're better off buying a 3rd party adapter for much cheaper and get the same result. It lasts the same amount of time. TRUST ME. It doesn't last, doesn't connect properly, get error messages. No different then a 3rd party adapter.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    I purchased this to play my Nano 7 iPod and charge it in my older apple dock that has great sound and it does just what I hoped it would but the price is a little high.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only a ~2 YEAR~ shelf life? Apple, plz check on any pin-durability issues

    This wouldn't be too bad if this thing was like $10 - $15. But for over $30 bucks with tax it should at least last 4-5 years. I use it with my wired car-to-phone adapter in order to listen to app music, YT, etc. (there's no comparison between wireless audio and wired audio, wired wins hands-down). I keep having to buy a new one of these every 2 years. I'm always careful with it and never leave it out in the sun or anything so I don't know what's going on. From now on I guess I'll have to take it out of the car just to be sure it's not from residual heat. Apple, please check on any durability issues with the pins on both sides.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    30 pin to lightening adapter

    Should have read the reviews BEFORE purchasing. It does not work with when using a Lifeproof case. On the upside, returning it so far was easy.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failure with 2 devices

    Did not work with the slim case on my iPod touch or my Otterbox Strada case on my iPhone. It seems like the lightening cord would work if you removed the case.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT for me!

    I bought an adapter hoping I could use my 30 pin iRig Midi with my iPad Mini. I plugged it in and it works with no problem. I am even able to charge my iPad while in use. I am extremely satisfied.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for use with most cases

    If you have a case that offers good protection for your device then this will not work.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I use my phone to display video on TV ( through apples proprietary and expensive 30 pin adapter cord ). Of course when I upgraded my phone to a 6S Plus, it has the new Lightning plug. So I bought an expensive 30 pin to Lightning adapter ( $30 ? Really Apple, Apple, $30 ??? ), only to find out the adapter only supports audio, not video. So do I have to buy a new cable to play video on TV every time you decide to "improve" the product by changing the dimensions of the cord that plugs into the phone. What a racket !

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with cell phone case!

    I can't believe that Apple, known for great design, would design an adapter that's too short to work when your phone is in a case (which most are). Back to the store it goes -- I wish I had read all of the poor reviews before I bought this product!

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for Nano & Bose Portable SoundDock

    I got this to continue using my Bose Portable SoundDock (2011) with a new iPod Nano (7th G). It charges the iPod, plays all audio and the dock's remote still works with this adapter to change volume, fwd/ rewind, change playlists, etc. Was the best solution in comparison to Bluetooth adapters which can't charge the iPod. I even tried an AUX cable which reduced volume to half plus the remote didn't work.

    89 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't work with a case on your phone

    I too bought these in the hopes of being able to use them with the Sony Clock radios that both my wife and I have. Found out the only way they'd work is if the case is removed from the iPhone (5SE for my wife and 6S for me).

    I'd really like to see Apple redesign this with a longer Lightning connector and perhaps two or three spacers of various thicknesses. That way, the length of the Lightning connector could be customized by the user by the appropriate selection of spacers and would allow this to be used with any number of cases or without a case entirely.

    91 of 105 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work!

    Purchased this so I could use my older Bose sound docks with my newer IPod nano. It charges the iPod but the audio does not work. I get an error message that states "unsupported, accessory is not supported." Prior to purchasing this iPod I was told this adapter would be all I need to continue to use my sounddocks. But, no, that's not the case. I can't upgrade my sound docks so they can be "supported" by Apple. I'm a retired school teacher and can't afford that. Why can't you keep this simple and easy. I'm so disappointed.

    170 of 176 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought this when I got my iPad mini. This just won't work with my iPhone 6 and now it won't work with my iPad mini. I got this so that I can charge my iPhone at the job since I have a 30 pin charging cord (authentic Apple cord). This was a waste of my money. And just think, I wasn't concerned about the case on the phone, I can always remove it.

    19 of 21 people found this useful