• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    They should include "disposable" in the description

    • Written by Debbie W from Phoenix

    It works for 1 month tops, then doesn't. I've gone through 3 already. No alternative except the airpods which... UGH

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An absolute POS

    • Written by Michael P from St.George

    Bought one about a month ago. It mostly sat in my car when I want to use my aux to play music. Removed from my car for the first time to use at the gym hoping I would not have to buy those ridiculous AirPods. The wire stripped from the end piece with no resistance at all. Yes, the 3.5mm jack needs to be replaced. But when legacy ports were being phased out there was something better available. This is not that something better. Apple, you fell flat on your face when you designed this fragile garbage. I almost want to switch to Android where I don't have to worry about such moronic flaws.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd or 4th one I've had

    • Written by Jed T from Brighton

    if i haven't lost it.... which has happened once. the other times it has broken, starts engaging siri without me asking or only playing crackled sound/ left only etc.. awful design..... innovate and design longer lasting ones. PLEASE!!!!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile lightning cord.

    • Written by Aufa R from Rockville

    I just bought this a month ago and it already broke. I didn’t do nothing wrong to it. This breaks easily which is why it’s trash.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    When will you do a new iPhone without this adapter???

    • Written by Vanessa L from Geneve

    I hate this adapter:
    — you can easily lose it! I can see why that is interesting for Apple but NOT for the customer’s experience
    — you can’t do anything with your iPhone without it, for example connect to a jack
    — when you connect your phone to a jack, sound and connection are not good/ very bad
    — you can’t talk with your earphones and charge your phone at the same time

    So much frustration linked with this thing. I’ve always loved iPhones and apple for the ease-of-use of its products. But this is the contrary of simplicity. It adds a useless extra-step.
    Totally not in line with Apple’s core values.

    Huge disappointment and it looks like i’m not alone.

    Please innovate! (With customer’ Experience in mind)

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy, breaks often

    • Written by Molly F from Champaign

    This is incredibly flimsy. Three of these dongles have stopped functioning from normal wear and tear in the past year. Truly a poorly designed product.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by Megan D from Pasadena

    Purchased this to play music in my car through the auxiliary and did not work at all. Super frustrating to not be able to listen to my music and podcasts in my car anymore.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    • Written by Brittany M from Los Angeles

    Had for a few months and worked great, didn't have any issues with audio. Recently, my phone fell out of my hands while I was listening to headphones with the adapter and the metal part on the lightning end came off of the adapter and was stuck inside my phone (lightning port). The fall was from about 3 ft off the ground.

    Not durable, surprising for Apple

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Treat them like toilet paper

    • Written by Alex M from Danville

    These are garbage. I've gone through four in less than a year, and I work at a desk most of the time and don't even use the adapter when I exercise (my headphones plug directly into a smaller audio device, instead of my phone). The fact that Apple thinks they're worth $9.99, and that they have the hubris to think they were BRAVE for getting rid of the aux jack in the first place, and that they failed to design something that should be so simple and durable, is incredibly frustrating and has convinced me to replace my iPhone 8 with a product from a different company. Good riddance to Apple and their arrogant, design-over-substance dogma.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute garbage quality too easy to break cheaply made profit driven move

    • Written by William D from nashville

    What happened to Apple? if you're going to remove viable ports and give lame excuses for doing so at least build a freaking dongle cable that we are all going to be forced to carry that will last longer than one month. This is absolutely my last Apple product that I will ever buy, the quality is subpar, the technology is outdated, and every single move Apple makes these days is to put more money in their pockets and forget their users. This is such a huge massive disservice two users. We carry dongles in the 90s, nobody wants to have to deal with low quality little cables that break at $10 a pop. We expect more from Apple

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alexandrea R from Salt lake city

    Honestly I would give this zero stars. Ive tried so many of these and they’re terrible. There’s constant static or it just cuts out constantly. I miss my old phone simply for the headphone jack. Is this Apples way of making everyone purchase AirPods??? I don’t want them. I have headphones I like. Now I can’t even listen to music in my car without an aux cord. I don’t want to have to wear wireless headphones while driving in my car. If you’re thinking of upgrading your phone and you use a headphone jack keep this in mind. It’s a huge inconvenience for me since these adapters don’t work.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible user experience due to Apple design hubris

    • Written by Scott C from San Francisco

    Over two years later and I'm still annoyed by the lack of headphone jack and lack of effort by Apple to improve the audio experience

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by alex H from windsor

    Returned one after 2 months of working, the new one has lasted 2 DAYS!!!!

    Same issue as the last one, starts only playing through one headphone.
    Iv tried multiple headphones to be sure its the adapter, which it is.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    stopped working

    • Written by Elizabeth R from Atlanta

    I have had this for a couple of months and it just stopped working all of a sudden. At first I thought it was the headphones so I tested them on my laptop and they worked fine. I tested different pairs of headphones with the dongle and none of them worked. I tried my friend’s dongle also just to make sure it wasn’t my phone acting up and his worked perfectly fine on my phone. I really wish Apple had just kept the headphone jack so I wouldn’t have to buy so many headphone jack adapters. This is kind of ridiculous.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by Eva J from Birmingham

    Terrible.. the adaptor just stops working after a few months. there was just no logical reason for them to get rid of the normal audio jack to begin with and now we have to keep on paying money to replace the adaptors because they just are awful.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Samantha C from Philadelphia

    I’m not one to typically write reviews, but the fact that I’ve had to buy this adapter several times ever since buying the iPhone 8S, I’m switching to Samsung. I can’t take it anymore. I don’t know what made Apple think it was a great idea to do away with the adapter, but it very well could have been a ploy to get consumers to have to buy adapters AND headphones (I hate their headphones, but was desperate) several times since they break/fringe. STRONGLY DISCOURAGE BUYING.

    33 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks quickly

    • Written by Lindsey K from Plano

    I've had to replace this several times. After a couple of months they just stop working. They distort the sound, or even worse, cause whatever I'm listening to to speed up, skip to the next episode/song, or pause. If I'm on a phone call, it will often cause me to just hang up.

    I hate having to use this adaptor. If it worked it wouldn't be a problem, but as we can tell by the reviews, it obviously doesn't. Come on Apple. We pay a ton of money for quality products, and we expect you to deliver.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    the worst!

    • Written by Anna B from Washington

    Replacing this item for the fifth time now. I'm tired of it.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Eve R from London

    I got these with my iPhone X about 2 weeks ago and it has already broken: my music constantly cuts out or stops playing or switches song or changes volume, its to aggravating and unless i dont move my phone at all then the problems keep happening. The music pretty much only works in one ear now but the earphones work fine when I am using my iPad! I have been forced to buy the earphones with the lighting jack as I don't want to spend another penny on an adaptor. I strongly recommend doing the same and purchasing earphones that fit the lighting jack as even with the adapter you can't use the microphone!

    27 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Emma W from Coopersville

    I’ve had my adapter for two or three months & it distorts what I listen to. I have to bend the wire in a particular spot so the sound goes back to normal. Really annoying. I don’t want to bother paying for another one since everyone here is having the same issues.

    26 of 26 people found this useful