Apple - Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter - White

Use this intelligent and ultra compact adapter to connect your iPhone® 5 featuring the Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.
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What's Included


  • Apple® Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2719 out of 3012)

Features


Compatible with iPhone 5 and 5s with Lightning connector

To connect 30-pin accessories.

Provides charging, syncing and audio playback

Video output not supported.


Overall customer rating

4.4
91%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Adapter But the Lightning P. Should Be Longer

    Posted
    SpeedyBlueFinTuna

    Yes, this is a good adapter. I bought it to adapt over my 30-pin attachment on my Bose and Sony speakers, so I can play music and charge my iPhone 6s. A new Bose speaker is over $300.00, and this adapter cost $29.99 so I thought it was worth it until I felt like buying new speakers that actually have the Lightning ports. Anyway, the problem is this: do you have any type of case/shell on your phone or other device? If you do, like most of us to protect our expensive phones, then the device will be in the way of a secure fit from phone/device to adapter and therefore, it will not work. You then must take off your case/shell EVERY single time you place it on the adapter stand to play or charge. This can be very tedious work, indeed. Some might say it's not worth it. But what are the options? My recommendation to manufacturers such as Apple is to make the Lightning ports slightly longer, just as they do with the chargers they so generously provide with the phone upon purchase. Compare the two lightning cables. Yes, the phone is longer to charge while you have a case on it. This adapter is shorter and will not work if you have a case on. Big bummer. Does it still work though, after you have removed the case or shell? Yes. If you haven't torn or cut the case in disgust, or given up on technology completely and returned to carrier pidgeon for communication. I don't know, these companies only need to make the Lightning attachment a bit longer and all would be better in the world, for this, at least. By the way, I did cut the bottom of my designer case for my iPhone 6s so it will fit on the adapter for a proper fit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great apple product

    Posted
    triplejafam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this adapter for my iPhone 5 because I have about a dozen expensive dock-connector accessories like car adapters, external microphone/recording adapters, and portable speaker systems that use the 30-pin dock connector, and I know none of these devices will be upgraded to the Lightning connector anytime soon. I'm pleased to report that this adapter cable works with the following: - Any generic USB-to-30-pin iPhone charger. - Any generic iPhone audio adapter that simply puts out analog line-level audio. - Any generic car adapter that plugs into 3.5mm audio and a usb cable for charging. - Old USB to dock-connector cables that connect from a computer to your iPhone. - Most other accessories (I've used it with a GuitarJack Model II, for example). Good things about this cable: - It 'Just Works' with almost any 30-pin cable or accessory. - It's longer than the simple cable-less adapter. - It's well-built, so it won't fray or break apart for a while (just be careful with it!). Downsides to this cable: - 0.2M is *really* short. Like, six inches. - The cable is relatively thick (twice the thickness of a standard 30-pin USB cable or Lightning USB cable), so it's not too flexible. - It's expensive. Hopefully some 3rd party can make a cheaper replacement, especially one with a longer cable!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Limited use w/case and cost too high

    Posted
    Actspacey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Rating low for price and configuration flexibility. Device works to allow continued use of older accessories like chargers, iHome if you have them for older iPhones, iPads as well as newer ones with the new connector. However, be aware that due to the width of the plastic at the Lightning end being as wide as the old 30-pin end you I'll probably need to remove your case to plug this in. There is another adapter which separates the 30-pin end from the Lightning connector end with a very short wire which is eliminates this issue but is $10 more. See Model: MD824 SKU: 6651881 Having both, I prefer not having to remove my case so the extra $10 was worth it to me, but your actual usage needs and willingness to pay for that convenience should be your guide. Both do the job equally well. Really old 30-pin connector charging cables (from earliest iPods) may not be compatible (they'll connect but won't charge but may work for syncing). As with all Apple hardware it seems overpriced for what it is, but can't blame Best Buy for that. You can find non-Apple versions significantly cheaper at other websites but I haven't seen any as certified for iPhone and Best Buy doesn't carry these so not sure if they are reliable merchants and hardware but at prices from $0.88 - $8 instead of $29.99 - $39.99, I may try those if I need another one in future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple - Lightning To 30-pin Adapter(GreatProduct!)

    Posted
    Sonny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The Apple - Lightning To 30-pin Adapter made by Apple works just as it is described in their description. However I had a situation which even after searching and crawling through the Internet I could not find a definitive answer if this adapter would work to connect an iPhone (or iPad) with Lightening connector to a 30-pin Griffin StompBox to be used with the OnSong app. (I did finally find a short thread later where another individual supposedly tried this with unsuccessful results.) I tested it for myself with my particular setup and discovered it did not work either. Something to do with insufficient power coming across the connector from Apple devices with lightening connector whereas Apple 30 pin devices provide sufficient power over the connector. Though it did not work for me in my specific application I chose to give this a 5 Star Rating as it does its job well as described in the description. I use it with my older devices like my SONY Dream Machine which has a 30-pin connector to charge my iPhone 6s Plus. Along with using my older 30-pin Apple Sync cables with my newer devices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Expensive but does transmit audio

    Posted
    prchord
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I wanted to save money and buy a third party adapter on amazon but almost all those adapters had reviews saying it only charges but does not transmit audio. There are a few reviews that say even the apple one has problems transmitting audio. So far, this one is working perfectly with my belkin fm transmitter in my car (sound and charging). As far as width goes, the adapter is about as wide as the diameter of the headphone jack in the bottom of the iPhone. Lengthwise, it covers. 3 of the speaker holes laterally to the lightning port. Consider this if you've got a case. I'm glad I decided to get the apple version, it works great so far! I keep the adapter in my wallet just in case I gotta charge or connect my phone to someone else's speakers or wire.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Bose SoundDock

    Posted
    MEJ9702
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Great product. Works perfectly with our iPod Touch and Bose SoundDock. Bose remote works with all functions. Had to rig the iPod and it's case w/ a small piece of cloth so that it did not tip back into the Bose unit when resting on the adapter.... worked fine and you can't see the cloth at all. Sound works well, and it feels nice and secure when it snaps on. *** Caution - pay attention to the type of case you have for your phone or iPod touch if you plan on using this regularly. The wide base will probably not fit well with several cases. In that instance, I would give the corded version a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for my car

    Posted
    Netter
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    After waiting over 12 months for Hyundia to come out with an adapter for my Sonata Turbo so I could use my iPhone 5 and iPad Air, I went to best buy hoping to find something that would work. I was so happy I found this adapter, I sat in the parking lot opened the package and promptly plugged it in. At first it appeared that my car system was not going to recognize it. After several minutes of disappointment my system recognized it and my music was playing! Several people commented that it would not work with their Hyundai system, just have a little patience as it will recognize it! I love the sales people at Best Buy, they knew exactly what I needed. In and out of the store in a short time. On a side note, Hyundai doesn't seem to care about keeping up with technology and promptly coming out with adapters to work with their car systems. Thanks to Best Buy I can listen to my downloaded music on my iPhone and iPad Air.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should

    Posted
    ratigator
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    It works exactly as expected. It is smaller than I imagined it would be, which is a good thing. I don't have a case on my iPhone, so I had no fit issues. It fits perfectly on the end of the older style usb cable, and on my iHome alarm clock. Other reviewers have unfairly rated this poorly because their case gets in the way and doesn't allow the adapter to plug in. I can see why that would be annoying if you already bought a case, but case manufacturers should take this into account when building the cases. You can't expect Apple to build the adapter around any number of third-party case designs.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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