• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Original broken already. Tried to buy a cheap replacement but Apple refuses to let us use non-Apple accessories. Ridiculous waste of money. Yet another step in the wrong direction - form over function...

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a joke.

    Spend over £600 on a new phone which comes with this flimsy, poorly made adapter that has broken after 3 months.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 stars

    I wish I could give this zero stars. It’s infuriating to have to replace this adapter every 3-6 months having already forked out for the phone itself. After a whle it starts skipping and stopping songs, and there’s absolutely no way you can hold the phone to stop it doing this.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply infuriating

    So some bright spark at Apple decided that the globally standard way of connecting headphones wasn’t good enough and In tern replaces it with a system that at best is floored and at worst could be described at the single worst idea Apple have every had. I’m a through and through Apple user, iMac, Mac book pro, iPad 4, iPad Pro, iPod and iPhone and never before on an Apple product have I genuinely been dumbfounded by such a mindlessly stupid idea as to remove the 3.5 jack. Even more frustrating is despite the end users repeatedly and publicly saying to bring it back Apple refuse to put it back and continue to release products without the 3.5 Jack, in a stubborn act comparable only to a child. And then the final kick in the teeth is that the adaptor supplied is of such poor quality it fails after a matter of months! Not a problem I said as I ordered an after-market adaptor online. But then you build in safeguards to block the use of non OEM or MFI products. I’ve always known and expected Apple products to be more expensive. And I’ve accepted and been willing to pay that price for a superior quality product. But this... this is rubish!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lost mine

    Guess what I have lost my adapter!!
    I have about 6 pairs of headphones - where does the adapter go? Where shall I keep it?

    I am so irritated about removing the jack I will move to another brand of phone when my contract is up.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The Apple release that released me from Apple

    Because of this, I'm trading my iPhone 8+ for a HD player and have cancelled my Apple Music trial.

    It made listening to music a trial in itself.

    It sends random signals: stop, start, forward a track, stop, start, stop, start, stop, start, forward another track, jump back four tracks, stop, start... all within three seconds.

    This isn't a headphone adapter, it's a series of random, audio panic attacks that will turn your brain into a Cubist nightmare.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible.

    If we have to cope with the loss of the simple and universal standard 3.5mm headphone jack input they could at least make a quality adapter that can cope with all the function loss. Not only can I not charge my phone and listen through earphones at the same time, my adapter has broken after as little as four months of use. It continues to act as if the home button is being pressed through faulty wiring, my phone calls will hang up, my music will pause and skip. This is not acceptable for the ridiculous price of the phone and the adapter.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Infuriating!

    Was aware of this before buying iphone8 - had no idea how terrible and endlessly infuriating it would be to not have a headphone slot. The icing on the cake of not being able to charge at the same time is simply ludicrous. Bearing in mind you are often charging and listening to music a lot when out and about there is a lot of constant unplugging to change over and being so small this is EASILY lost. Once this happens you are left with a £800 phone which you cant even plug headphones into. How anybody thought this was a good idea is ridiculous. Even if you have it, its a tiny piece of wire you have to carry EVERYWHERE with you and make sure its safe, Stupid...

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple got this so wrong - you have to listen to customers!

    Why oh why did Apple ever remove the old phone socket. I’ve now lost 2 of these ridiculous adapters and one has broken. You can’t charge your phone while listening to music / watching a film. And the thing keeps popping out of the charging socket.

    Apple you have to fix this. Biggest mistake you’ve ever made!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    Unfortunately my experiences with these connectors seems to be consistent with everyone else. I'm now on the fourth since upgrading to the iPhone X in November. The slightest movement will stop music, skip tracks or sometimes speed them up!

    On more than one occasion my music has started playing out loud despite having the connector and headphones plugged in!

    I am careful with my cables, but these need to be treated as though they are made from glass, not really practical given their purpose.

    Apple really need to look at a more durable solution! I'm now turning to third party manufactures in hope that they are better quality and will last longer than 4-5 months.

    Very poor product!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes my blood boil

    I use MY choice of headphones. I also use a standard 3.5mm jack to connect to a variety of audio players around the house. Sometimes I want to charge my phone AT THE SAME TIME as listening to music. The loss of the 3.5mm output is such a frustration. And if you lose the little adapter you're now forced to use it renders my iphone useless as a music player, until i can find a replacement, and 3rd party versions rarely work, so I have to order from apple and wait 2 days. I know its an over-reaction but it by god it makes me angry. It's the last straw for me with Apple. If its not returned by the time I replace my current phone I'm gettin' something else....

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute rubbish

    Everytime i put it in after like 2 minutes it says ‘this accessory is not supported by this device’ swear why did they have to make all this adapter business why could they not keep it like before, NEED TO FIX IT UP.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rip off

    Have purchased no joke about 10 of these and only ever lasted at most 2 months.
    Fed up replacing them due an upgrade next month. Hello Samsung!
    Should be ashamed of yourself apple lost a loyal customer because of an accessory you can not be bothered to make last.
    Wouldn’t have gave you one star but had no choice to leave a review.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - constantly comes out and stop music

    Any knock, jolt in my pocket stops the music. Have to constantly get my phone out of my pocket and start my music again.

    Awful!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ALWAYS BREAKS

    My third time buying one they keep breaking

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother

    I lost my first adapter just after a couple of weeks after i purchased my iphone 7, that was obviously my fault so i decided to purchase a new jack adapter directly from Apple as i didn't want to buy cheap third party one...well long story short it broke within a couple of months. So please don't bother spending your money on something so useless.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple are a disgrace

    I moved from the iPhone 6S to the iPhone X in December and so it's my first experience of this adapter. I'm well entitled to review this particular item as I've had to buy two of these individual adapters already in just three months since having the phone. Apple is an utter disgrace for the standard of this cable. I've gone through 3 in 3 months and it should be an embarrassment to Apple that I've got to keep buying this rubbish after paying £1200 for a phone. Have they got any shame? And if it's a tactic to make people use ear pods or buy overpriced Bluetooth Beats headphones, it's even more of an embarrassment, neither is a good enough audio standard, this junk is apparently the only way I can use expensive RHA earphones and their Apple approved controls with an iPhone. This is it for me with Apple. They've had enough time to do something about this.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Never works!

    Came with my iPhone 7 Plus and have never been able to get it to work, plug it in and it doesn't recognise headphones have been attached and music / sound will only play through the phone speakers, rubbish!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring back the 3.5 Jack

    Upgraded to iphone 8, big mistake, I should have stuck with my 6s. No 3.5 jack is a big loss to me and it’s cracking me up everytime I need to use it.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A step backwards for Apple

    Only Apple could reinvent a wheel that’s been working perfectly well for 40 years and do it so badly. Now on my third jack adaptor as they break so easily, usually going crazy first, activating voice control, fast forwarding podcasts, skipping music. Really rubbish. Go back to a normal headphone hole!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful