• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Practically enraged

    • Written by Paula H from Garfield

    For about a year this device worked perfectly fine. I could pause and play and skip with my headphone controls perfectly fine. i even bought a few extra just to have around. Now I think this device has some sort of problem with static or movement? I know the problem isn’t my headphones and I’m almost positive it’s not my phone, although I have for a long time thought it was. I’ll be listening to music or podcasts and my media will start skipping like a broken record or pausing itself or playing the next thing or starting over. It’s agonizing. If I accidentally touch the adapter my music pauses. This is totally inconvenient because I work at a job where I do a lot of movement and my media pauses every few seconds. In my car the adapter just stops working mid song (every song) and I have to unplug and plug back in to continue the song. I hope they make an improved version soon. Or at least just have headphones with lighting capabilities more readily available in more stores.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This may kill Apple products for me

    • Written by Ernest C from Chandler

    Yes, the dongle works. 4 stars for the product. Minus two for Apple making me buy a dongle to use my best headphones with the iPhone 7 - a tiny, irritating, maddening solution to a problem they created and now make money off of. We don't call it the dongle, we call it the [bleep]ing dongle, as is, Where is that [bleep]ing dongle??? Did I lose it AGAIN??
    Why did Apple not flood the market with free dongles when they realized how many customers needed this thing?? Customer goodwill anyone???
    Every time I go looking for the [bleep]ing dongle, I think how much I hate Apple's arrogance in this matter, and move a little closer to an Android next time I re-up with Verizon.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    While it works, construction is questionable among other concerns

    • Written by Michael T from Chilliwack

    To be brief:
    • This dongle works and works well
    • The cable used is comically thin. I hate how it looks hooked up to my quality headphones. I'm scared I'm going to break it
    • This should not be necessary, or at least should be included in the box

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Yes

    • Written by Lori W from Eureka

    What everyone else said! Air pods did not fit my ears so was back to wired ear buds and it is very annoying to have to have that extra connector. Don't see any reason why you would have gotten rid of the jack. I won't be surprised if it comes back in future iPhones. Even the best companies make bad decisions.

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of replacing these

    • Written by Dairwood B from White pine

    Tired of replacing these so I bought a new one and returned the old one in the new packaging. Thanks Apple design something new ridiculous. Btw iOS 11 has been a complete nightmare show!

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These are not made to last

    • Written by Brandon Z from Mchenry

    Ever since purchasing my iPhone 7 plus, I've had to buy a total of three of these adapters every 6-7 months. I really wish they would provide more than just this single solution to be able to use headphones on the newer iPhone models, that would last longer than ~1000 hours of use.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keeps on breaking so I have to keep repurchasing it :(

    • Written by Saarah K from Houston

    I wish they would bring back the earphone jack like in the old iPhones. I have to keep on repurchasing dongles because they either break again or I lose them. This is a real problem and they should have never done this. I have to use the older earphones without the lighting connector because I need the old ones to use both on my laptop and phone for school. They really need to make the wires more sturdy cause they should not be breaking this fast, even the earphones break once in a while. I don’t want to buy new earphones because 1 side broke. They need to make the quality of the wires better because people should not have to keep repurchasing earhones and dongles all the time.

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does work – but has a very short life span

    • Written by Kristal A from Gallup

    This product works, but it’s so fragile! It lasted me only a few uses. If you constantly put your iPhone in your back pocket (or any pocket) with this hanging out, it will start clipping out the audio in no time. I only use this when I want it visible that I’m listening to music (while at work). Or when I didn’t charge my Bluetooth earbuds. If you want to stick with wired earbuds, I suggest getting the lightning cabled Apple earbuds instead of this adapter. Though I don’t have those, so no review from me concerning those.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    • Written by Callie K from Mt. Juliet

    I bought this item to use in my older car to play music, since it required a cassette AUX cord. A few months after use, the music playing through my phone in my car started to fastforward itself, change songs, etc., without my command. I also bought one for my headphones, since I didn't want to buy a whole new pair of $40 earbuds with a lightning jack. A few days ago, the same fastforwarding and changing songs by itself happened with my phone. I definitely would not recommend buying this product, as simply purchasing an item with a lightning jack would save you money in the long run.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly skipping, pausing and changing songs

    • Written by Andrew S from Salem

    I have no problems with it other than when I’m listening to music (which is always), most of the time when the adapter moves it either pauses the song or skips 10 secs and it is very inconvenient. Also when I am talking on the phone with my headphones it would just hang up so I would have to take them out and call back and then when I’m watching Netflix it pauses. This started happening to me about a week ago but before that I had them for a month and it work perfectly bu this is very inconvenient

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Quality, Does Not Hold Up

    • Written by Eriks Z from Henderson

    When these work, they work correctly. In-line mic, audio controls for my 3rd party earbuds work with this. But after a little over four months of use, the adaptor has developed a short in it: if the wire moves a bit, music stops playing, fast forwards on its own, skips over to some other track, brings up Siri. Basically, acts up in odd ways.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad, proprietary requirement

    • Written by Ken S from Fairport

    To the people that have commented "if you don't like the adapter, just buy bluetooth headphones". I have bluetooth headphones, and that would be great if that's all I needed the headphone jack for, but it's not. There's numerous times that I have wanted to plug in to, e.g. someone's car that only has an aux input, or a home stereo or commerical audio system that only has aux or phono inputs. What am I supposed to do, carry the stupid dongle with me everywhere? Where? In my wallet (oh wait, trying to replace my wallet with the phone...). Buy a case that has a storage compartment for it? So much for a thin streamlined phone. Great idea for making the phone smaller/thinner. Bad idea for usability.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Apple, bad Apple!

    • Written by Monita W from Columbia

    It's tiny, easy to misplace, and even if you treat it like a fragile butterfly it will break.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by Jennifer H from Cardiff

    Bought my iPhone 7 in January and used this dongle to listen to music on my commute every day. Unfortunately it began to deteriorate after 6 months and no longer works. Poorly built device.

    Furthermore, it hinders the whole iPhone experience - it's not possible to charge the phone and listen to music simultaenously. It is also very easy to lose/break/forget this thing.

    I can see that Apple is gearing towards the wireless future, and that is great. However this bridge is too fragile to ensure a smooth transition.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a few months

    • Written by Yessica S from Oakley

    Worked like a charm for 3 months. Now the only sound that comes out of this is a squeaky loud noise. Stopped working out of nowhere.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "Courage"

    • Written by Tyler W from Towson

    I lost it in three days. While my battery life is awesome, I wish I could charge while listening to music. Otherwise, I mean, the adapter does what it says it does?

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loss of the headphone jack, jacks with my job

    • Written by Donna L H from Liberty

    I am a dance teacher and we all use our iPhones to play music on our sound system. The fact that the new iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack has caused us many a headache. Our sound system is a professional system and does not have bluetooth therefore we cannot connect our phones that way. Not only has it been an inconvenience and a head ache but I have now lost my adapter because of the frequent use at the studio (not sure where it went). Why??? Not everyone uses Bluetooth technology and we are not going to update our sound systems that we paid thousands for to be compatible with the iPhone 7. Oh, and you can't find them in stores either. Always sold out...hmmmm, I wonder why??

    37 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Obnoxious Innovation

    • Written by Jeremy B from Anaheim

    Okay,
    I understand that Apple is trying to create a fully waterproof device and the greatest way to do it was by ridding the necessary headphone jack, and maybe not a lot of other people know that due to apple staying quiet, but this is ridiculous. It's so small and flimsy, and I keep losing track of it in my backpack. I have to pay 10 dollars everytime I need another one since headphones weren't built for iP7, and that is unnecessary agony. I'd rather have the headphone jack and risk destroying my phone in liquid than to constantly switch headphones from the one built for iPhone to normal headphones, because this is too much work.
    I give them 2 stars, because at least they tried to find a solution to their mistake.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

    • Written by Lydia F from Maryville

    No idea why Apple got rid of the headphone jack. I don't even understand the "speaker" to the left of the lightning port. It doesn't work. Is it a fake speaker? A microphone? Anyway, this little thing is incredibly easy to lose and/or break. Also, I can't charge my phone and listen to music at the same time. This is terrible for me because I'm in my car a lot of the time, I hate listening to the radio, and I do not have Bluetooth. Apple really missed the mark on this one.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheaply made

    • Written by Sundeep S from Crofton

    I got two of these cables, one as a backup. Both of them stopped working after 3 - 4 months of usage. not the quality that's expected from a company like Apple.

    22 of 22 people found this useful