• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed!

    • Written by Timothy J from Houston

    I bought 2 of these at the Apple Store at $9 each and neither of them work. I have confirmed it is the adapters themselves and not my phone or the headphones I am trying to use. What a pain it will be to return to the Apple Store and get these returned for replacement adapters which will be broken when new like these were or will break within the first few months of use. So disappointed in this product and that Apple removed the headphone jack.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product, Doesn't Last

    • Written by Sindhu S from Santa Monica

    I'm on my third lightning adapter since April. They don't last more than 2-3 months and are very cheaply made. Very annoying and inconvenient to get fixed so frequently; I hope Apple improves the quality of this product.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero Stars

    • Written by David S from Harrsion Twp.

    This broke after about 3 days. Almost caused me to replave expensive headphones because I thought they were the problem. This is a joke.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    All adapter stop working in a few days

    • Written by Paolo N from Rockville

    I have an iPhone 8 plus. I tried many adapters from several manufacturers ( Apple and others) but they all stop working after a few days.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    headphone jack adapter

    • Written by Carol T from Sacramento

    Want to give Zero stars. Simply does not work. When plugged into music jack, nothing comes out (and I tried different systems). Have been a faithful Apple user for a decade. Can't understand how this flawed devise and can be marketed by Apple..The new iphone does not provide a jack option...why???

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Melanie L from Washington

    Pointless idea in terms of necessity and functionality. Poor design. You will lose it and have to replace it all too often. You all really messed up with this one. Zero stars. Android is looking more and more appealing.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Backwardness rather tha innovation

    • Written by emily H from mexico

    Its is ridiculous that if you forgot the adapter or lost it you cant use headphones.
    This take away points to the iphone. Istead of making it more innovative and friendly, Apple makes it more complicated.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broke in less than a week

    • Written by Andy C from romsey

    I upgraded from an iPhone 6s to the X a few days ago and unboxed the phone, dongle and headphones rather promptly. Shortly after i began to listen to music, i noticed a slight quality change but it wasnt to a high enough degree to bother me to a great extendt but is still something i would have hoped to not happen considering they are at the heart a TECHNOLOGY company. I have been using this dongle as much as i would normally (as if i were usong my usual headphones on my old phone) and after only 6 days the dongle has broken causing it to no longer pick up vocals on ANY app or platform including audio.. Thank you so much Apple for not only taking away the possibility to use 3.5mm jack headphones but replacing it with a flimsy and weak wire thats longevity is abysmal and disgusting from a company who say they respect their customers and believe they are providing “good quality” products.

    I would give an honest review of 0/5 however this is not possible so i must settle for 1.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Flavia F from Brooklyn

    Sound goes on and off and sometimes sound comes only on one side. I have to be adjusting it all the time and try not to move at all cause sound goes off again. Really dissapointed cause I have very good quality headphones and cant appreciate it at all with the phone.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible equipment

    • Written by Stephen P from Hanscom afb

    These adapters are garbage, I've had three in the short span that I've had my phone, Apple got rid of the headphone jack for what seems like out of pure greed because these little adapters break so quickly, I have been an apple customer for north of 10 years now, but it looks like I will be looking elsewhere now, and judging by these reviews so are a good amount of others, if it aint broke don't fix and bring back the headphone jack apple.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    makes life so much worse!

    • Written by James D from Oklahoma City

    About every 3 months they tend to break and I get to buy a new one! One more item to carry around! sometimes if just fails to recognize the headphones are plugged in and starts randomly going though the phone speaker until i unplug and plug back in the adapter - usually several times a day! just a litany of new problems and annoyances and expenses that I didn't have with a headphone jack. what a step backwards.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst idea ever

    • Written by Sydney G from South Amboy

    I am a DJ and this has severely affected my ability to work. If I forget my dangle adaptor, I can’t play music (very easy to forget considering if I want to listen to music I have to bring it around everywhere with me) not to mention all my DJ equipment. I have considered buying a iPhone 6 again justto have a working headphone jack that I can rely on to play music. I hope whoever’s idea this was lost their job. If this is the future of the iPhone, I can’t afford another iPhone because this has negatively affected my life so badly.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Apple way

    • Written by Carlos J

    Horrible design, cheap, and lack of functions. I purchased a better third party adapter that included a lightning port so you can charge and use the headphone jack.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failing after very light use

    • Written by Scot C from Plano

    Many reviews for this product have conflated their review of this product with the fact that Apple made a strategic decision to abandon the standard headphone jack on their phones. This review is specifically about this adapter.

    It pains me as a longtime Apple fan to say that this is quite possibly the worst designed and constructed adapter ever sold by Apple.

    I have a hard case for my headphones that allows this adapter to lay flat and straight while it's not used. In spite of this protection, and the limited use on airplanes (because my attached earbuds block more airplane noise), this adapter cuts out audio in one ear periodically unless adjusted slightly to fix the issue.

    I have used this adapter less than 20 times. Apple should be embarrassed to sell this adapter at any price, and I certainly wish there was a solid design that eliminated the potential for wires to be worn out.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is what you get for loyalty to Apple...

    • Written by Shannon H from Seattle

    So disappointed in this decision to force iPhone users to use this ridiculous "dongle"... It is annoying, gets caught on things and leaves me unable to listen to music (huge part of my iPhone's functionality) if for some reason I misplace. I haven't tried it with any systems so I can't speak to compatibility but I am really frustrated to say the least.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Will P from Ann Arbor

    These are so horribly made. I've gone through 3 so far, and not buying a 4th. What a waste of plastic and materials, and a con for loyal Apple customers. Bring back the 3.5mm audio jack. This was a dumb experiment, Apple, and it failed.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Jelmer J from Wormer

    Broke after a few days of usage, why does Apple make quality products, but lacks in making a quality adapter. Frustrating that I cannot use my Pioneer HDJ 2000 now!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product

    • Written by Tyler S

    These things break every month or so, sometimes less. Horrible product all around

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile, terrible product

    • Written by Nick S from New York

    I am currently on my fourth adapter in the past year. Each one eventually gets to a point where it will pause, rewind, fast forward, or skip to the next song on its own. This is very frustrating, especially since I have no choice but to buy the same product from Apple as it is the only one compatible with the most recent iOS. I wish they never removed the headphone jack in the first place. Terrible product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This one gets ZERO stars.

    • Written by Enrico Dominic S from New York

    Its extremely frustrating that I have to keep getting a new one almost every other month. My latest one which is only 2 months old just broke, I have used three in a span of 8 months!

    6 of 6 people found this useful