• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of replacing these

    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!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    These are not made to last

    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.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does work – but has a very short life span

    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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks Easily

    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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Randomly skipping, pausing and changing songs

    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

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Quality, Does Not Hold Up

    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

    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.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Apple, bad Apple!

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

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    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

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    "Courage"

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the shovels. Big Hole. Seven pair earbuds. DEAD.

    I LOVE the iphone & ipads...But . Lightining cable (short!) (fragile!) is a pain. deal with it. But my music. "The Dongle" Is JUNK Static, awkward, now broke. Gota do my homework.,guess 2 pair bluetooth headphones/earbuds. More charging. More begging for it to connect right. Its like having a Mercedes and door handle rattles,......Consumer Reports, car reviews, had Fit & Finish category. Radio knob, door buttons, lights.... "Dongle" falls under that category. Iphone rating/review takes a hit. Apple. FIX THE CHARGERS & CABLES. Its a JOKE!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really annoying

    The adapter works fine, is not expensive for an apple product and after a few months is still fine (which really surprised me, I thought I would last a month or so). But the concept is awful, since ALL other devices do not need the adapter and THERE IS NO oposite adapter (from 3.5mm to lightning) makes not sense at all to buy lightning headphones for example. So what is the idea behind all this mess? No idea

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very upset with apple

    For removing the 3.5mm that has been working fine for all of us... maybe this is a way for apple to just make more $$$$ off of us. Or maybe this is how they felt in the 80's when they all had to buy an adapter to fit 3.5mm when they were getting rid of the old huge jacks...

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked good but it just stopped working...

    I've had my IPhone 7 since October 2016 and it's now February 2017 and I used my adapter with my skullcandy earbuds everyday since and I was walking and they literally just stopped working! I prefer to use my skullcandys over the EarPods because they sound better and now I can't. All I'm saying is they work good but not for long. If you're planning to buy don't expect to not have to buy it again because believe me they won't last too long.

    I'm honestly just really disappointed...

    14 of 15 people found this useful