• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, just horrible

    • Written by Lauren F from Port washington

    My adapter broke after 1 week and I've gone through two more since then. Big mistake taking away iPhone jack as this is a huge inconvenience,
    Especially after paying $799 for a phone. Please apple get it together and bring the innovation back, removing the headphone jack is anything but innovative. Not to mention, the ear buds were delayed in release. Please get it together and release a better product, this is just shameful.

    34 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed Product

    • Written by Matthew C from Cincinnati

    The lightning cable is ridiculous. Every rating on this thread of 1 stars is absolutely true, as this product will cause a loss of so many customers including myself. Idk apple, maybe consider designing a durable product users would not need to replace? Makes sense to me.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most moronic idea ever

    • Written by Sunil V from Laurence Harbor

    Who decided to remove the ever so common and useful headphone jack? I own several high end headphones and in-ear monitors. Apple's decision is an embarrassment. Not to mention another piece of accessory to carry! I have a few days to consider going back to my Iphone six from the new iphone X. I got prompted to put a rating... does not deserve even one star!

    39 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!!

    • Written by Harold W from STATEN ISLAND

    Literally fell apart on first use. This is the adapter that came with my new iPhone eight. What a disappointment. Tried aftermarket adapters that were not compatible with my phone. I cannot use my six pairs of headphones with my new iPhone eight. What a shame!

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst invention ever

    • Written by Tristen P from Springfield

    If I could give this negative stars I would. This stupid thing broke the first time I used it. Now I'm stuck on a 7 hour bus ride with no music. Thanks Apple!

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Product

    • Written by brian K from Charlottesville

    Received this with my iphone8 - works intermittently and dependent upon the ear phones I use it with. Construction also seems well below the Apple standard. Contacted Apple for a replacement and have to pay for a replacement and return the defective one before they will refund the payment. No way to deal with a clearly poor designed product and accompanying customer service.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad day

    • Written by sander P from portland

    For the 4th time lost it again....sitting in a plane with my new headphones not able to listen to music! Love the experience again! Tip for apple...Ability to by it on the plane, you will make more money and I will be slightly less dissapointed.

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple get your Sh#t together...

    • Written by David M M from Orinda

    Apple you made an inferior quality product!! And you software update now prevents me from using a superior product! Fu#ked up.
    Terrible quality for the price!
    I bought the iPhone 7 with the full knowledge I'd have to use an adaptor. It's mildly annoying, but the phone is great, so fine. I accept that. But the adaptor is one of the most poorly built cables I have ever had the displeasure to own. Currently, after about 6 months of ownership, I am on my fifth cable. Not lost, just worn out. I do use earphones more than the average person does (probably 8-10 hours/day), but in that same period I haven't had to replace the cable on my earphones once. As best I can tell they fail where the cables connect to the er... connectors, which shouldn't be that hard a problem to solve. Obviously can be replaced via guarantee, but after 5 it starts it's just a complete waste of my time. And is annoying. I have a dozen earbuds and headphones that now I cannot use because you change the platform and then provided an inferior device… Steven Jobs would've fix this problem by now.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst design "upgrade"

    • Written by Clint C from Springboro

    The worst design "upgrade" and will be a standing joke for years to come. What a bunch of bobble heads, OH YA THIS WILL BE GREAT!
    1. The vinyl cable coating cracks off , cheap just buy more...
    2. Can't charge and listen
    3. External mic's - nope.
    4. Wireless buds fall out all the time... on the ground, ya I'm going to carry hand sanitizer for buds now.
    5. Belkin has a Y connector developed for adapter-o-rama, awesome. See a need, fill a need, good job Belkin here's my 40 bucks!

    I already tried to get my 6 back... if this wasn't a company issued phone it would have been returned.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Irritating

    • Written by Carl G from Sandy

    The most irritating problem with this adapter is that I need to use it. I have four music systems in my house, and none of them have bluetooth. I have an audio cord for each, and now I have to buy three more adapters or be running all over my house to find the one adapter I do have. That annoying. And there is no way I'm going to carry around an adapter with me at all times, so this makes it difficult to use any one else's stereo. Apple, give us back our 3.5mm jack. Listen to your customers for once instead of giving us your usual arrogance.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound quality

    • Written by Maria W from Hoboken

    People I speak to say it sounds muffled, they cant hear me. Where are the airpods? Upgrading to iPhone7 was a huge mistake.

    34 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible! Poor sound quality

    • Written by Mun Hon T from Hong Kong

    I'm using a pair of Shure SE846, there is a marked deterioration in sound quality since I migrated from an iphone 6 plus to iphone 7 Plus.
    Lost the the bass and mid-range,.... lousy adapter

    36 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not very good

    • Written by Andrew M from chesterfield

    I have always appreciated the sound quality of the iphones I have owned (4-7) but my god the adapter has rendered the high end cabled head phones I own useless. The sound is terrible the fact I cant charge my phone whilst listening to my music is frustrating. There is a reason audiophiles still use cables - please take note of the comments apple - step back and listen to your customers look at the headphone market. oh and by the way have you ever look at the reviews beats headphones get rarely above 3 stars... By the way have had to revert to using your headphones you supply out of the box - again total rubbish and the ergonomics do not suit everyone.

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    decision made. bye bye iphone

    • Written by Patrick Cormac C from Chicago

    Apple headphones dont fit my ears. now this port means i have to use an adapter that is flimsy and breaks all the time. I loved iphones and all apple products but i'm switching away from apple for my next phone, basically solely because of this.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I regret upgrading my iPhone 6s

    • Written by Samantha J from Glendale

    I held on to the iPhone 6s because I use my headphone jack alllllllll the time. I finally decided after a few years that I would upgrade to the iPhone 8 Plus. At first it wasn’t that bad but the adapters quickly break down. I’ve been through more than I can count. Getting rid of the headphone jack was a stupid decision to begin with but the least that Apple (one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world) could do is make a durable adapter. We have facial recognition phones now but still haven’t figured out how to construct a decent adapter? My relationship with Apple may have to come to an end.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give it 0 stars if I could

    • Written by Lizzy W from Wheaton

    I've had 2 lightning adapters break over the course of 6 weeks. They're totally unreliable and even though they're inexpensive, it's a pain to keep having to get them replaced.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted one month. Garbage. Apple, you let me down.

    • Written by John N from Bellingham

    Bought this adapter for my iPhone 7+. I love my iPhone, and I love music even more. Bluetooth headphones are not always an option for me, so I'm stuck buying Apple's adapter to use a conventional headphone jack. It lasted less than 4 weeks. I'm an audiophile, this was not from harsh misuse or user error. Apple simply designed a bad product. The adapter failed internally at the lightning jack side. If the cable is wiggled at all near the lighting jack side, songs stop, skip forward or other strange things happen (i.e. podcast playback speed is changed). The lighting port on my iPhone is completely clean. The same problem happens on my iPad, so it's not the device.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    THEY DONT LAST

    • Written by Jeanai C. C from boston

    im on my 4th dongle in 7 months. im so frustrated. i have all apple devices and im debating why did i even do this to myself.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I will never buy another apple product again because of this

    • Written by Kim W from Greer

    This is the most irritating invention ever. If I had realized /known I would have to carry this thing with me everywhere or buy multiple ones I would have never bought the iPhone 7. I will never buy an apple product again because of inability to plug an aux cord into my phone without some little adapter.

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    3rd one in 6 months

    • Written by Jawad S

    I am currently using my 3rd one of these. Both of the previous ones started malfunctioning and whenever I would plug it into my phone, Siri would be constantly popping up and music would turn on and off sporadically. Terrible product that constantly breaks down and forces you to go to the Apple store to buy a new one. Hoping my current piece lasts longer than the others.

    31 of 31 people found this useful