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Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

B&H # APL30P Mfr # MD823ZM/A
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You Pay: $24.95
Product Highlights
  • Supports Analog Audio Output
  • Supports USB Audio
  • Sync & Charge

Use the Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter to connect devices with a Lightning connector to compatible 30-pin accessories. The adapter supports analog audio output, USB audio, and allows you to sync and charge your device.

Please note! Some 30-pin accessories are not supported. Video output is not supported.

Compatibility iPhone 5
iPod touch 5th generation
iPod nano 7th generation

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AppleLightning to 30-pin Adapter
 
4.2

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Durable (14)
  • Excellent interface (7)
  • Improves functionality (7)

Cons

  • Lacks functionality (4)
  • Poor interface (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (15)
  • Daily usage (12)
  • Travel (10)
  • Daily use (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (10), Audiophile (9), Practical (5), Gear head (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The good and the bad

The adapter is great, does all that it is supposed to do. Way overpriced, but that's Apple for ya! Do be cautious, I have a 'Commuter' style Otterbox on my iPhone...Read complete review

The adapter is great, does all that it is supposed to do. Way overpriced, but that's Apple for ya! Do be cautious, I have a 'Commuter' style Otterbox on my iPhone 5 and because of this I cannot use the adapter at all without removing the phone entirely from its case, real bummer!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Took it back...

I purchased one of these from Apple, hence the early review. Electrically, it is great. The sound quality from a high end audio system was first class. Unfortunately, the mechanical design is...Read complete review

I purchased one of these from Apple, hence the early review. Electrically, it is great. The sound quality from a high end audio system was first class. Unfortunately, the mechanical design is poor and you can't use it if your iPhone 5 is wearing a case.

Secondly, balancing an iPhone at the the lightning connector appears far less robust than the 30-pin devices did.

My rating is 5 for electrical performance but a dismal FAIL for mechanics.

Reviewed by 40 customers

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5.0

Excellent product!

By Mike45

from Manhattan , New York

Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

Bought 2 of these. N they worked perfectly! Will go back to buy at least 2 more.

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4.0

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter by Apple

By STV

from Belgium

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

Good product, but doesn't fit with some protective ipod covers. And on my dock, because of the hight difference, it now blocks the remote IR. Maybay should have bought the extension cord.
So beware.

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5.0

It does what it's supposed to do.

By chris x

from LA, CA

About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Interface
  • Improves Functionality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Usage

    Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

    It works with an iPhone 5s with no problem.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Works as it should.

    By AV Joe

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Audiophile, Av Integrator, Frequent Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Functionality
    • Lightweight
    • Small

    Cons

    • Poor Interface

    Best Uses

    • Car Audio
    • Travel

    Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

    Purchased this so I can have one cable hooked up to my phone to charge and play aux audio in my car.
    Also, to avoid using the volume adjustments going the 3.5mm headphone jack for audio out.

    The only issue, it will not work with a phone case. You must take off a case for this to fully insert.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    It's the genuine article

    By Sa123

    from California

    Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

    After hearing lots of issues with cheap imitators, decided to get the apple device, as it is fully functional. Despite it's higher cost than cheap imitations, it's worth it, plain and simple.

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    5.0

    Apple

    By Obi

    from Buenos Aires

    Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

    Simply the best

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    4.0

    Small, Capable adaptor

    By Wisani

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me IT Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great Interface
    • Idiot Friendly
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Charging
      • Daily Usage
      • Home Use
      • Old Accessories
      • Travel

      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

      Easy to carry, allows you to use all the original charging cables, accessories and devices you thought you lost access to when you upgraded. Yes it makes your iPhone stand up in those old docks and look a bit silly, but it functions perfectly. The new lightning connector is extremely durable and connects in both directions, so there is no such thing as the "wrong way".

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      5.0

      The Real McCoy!

      By Diver John

      from Kailua Kona, HI

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Interface

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Usage

        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

        I bought this adaptor to use in my car with my iPhone 5 and a car radio transmitter I used with my iPod touch. This adaptor works perfectly. It connects to the 30 pin plug on my transmitter and allows me to connect my iPhone 5. I am able to play audio files on my phone through my car stereo and charge my phone. Great product, works flawlessly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Adapting your iLife

        By jdstvvideo

        from Apex, NC

        About Me Business Professional, Frequent Traveler

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Difficult To Use
        • Lacks Functionality

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

        This product does the job it says it will. It is a conversion tool for your old iPhones to the newer ones. The only issue is it will not work with your device if it has a case/cover on it. Not worth the money if you are looking for a tool to bridge the gap from old to new if you have a cover.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Necessary

        By cdjjoselito

        from La Vega, Dominican Republic

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Usage

          Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

          Needed to use with 5th gen ipod touch

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Works great

          By Susan

          from Central USA

          Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

          Exactly what I needed and it works on the Bose system

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          4.0

          Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

          By terryf.1

          from Morton, IL

          Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

          I purchased this for an older Sony Speaker Dock. Works perfectly! I've previously purchased the cheap ones, but they won't play sound through the dock and broke in 2 months

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          3.0

          Does not fit iPhone with case

          By greenie

          from youngstown, ohio

          About Me Frequent Traveler

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

            Good product and really good price but will not fit iPhone with any type of case. Suggest you buy the lightening connector with cord,

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            adapter fitted the teac stereo system !

            By carolart

            from gig harbor WA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Interface
            • Improves Functionality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Home Use
              • Travel

              Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

              Oh JOY...the adapter fitted the teac stereo system so my ipod nano 7th generation can charge AND PLAY....love it....and how quickly it arrived !
              B&H rocks!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              PERFECT

              By NurseJoe

              from Fresno, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage
                • Home Use

                Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                I order this because I have a Bose portable sound dock speaker that I bought about 2 years ago and it has a 30 pin connector for the iPhone 4S or earlier. Now that I bought a iPhone 5C I was unable to charge and use my iPhone on my Bose sound dock so I bought this adapter for it and it works perfectly fine.

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                4.0

                Works, but pricey

                By sviks

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                  Works just fine right out of the box. But it's too expensive for such a small attachment. Fortunately, B&H has one of the best prices out there for this item. I wish they had it in multiple colors.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good price

                  By Rodrigo

                  from Brasília

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                  Don't know why, but I always buy apple products at B&H with lower prices and I have never had any problems so far. Actually it is working pretty good.

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                  5.0

                  Great adapter

                  By Jeremy

                  from Orlando, Florida

                  About Me Frequent Traveler

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Interface
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                    Use it to transfer photos.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Service as Usual

                    By Skip

                    from MD

                    About Me Audiophile

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Interface
                    • Improves Functionality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                      Once again, B & H delivers on quality and service!! I have not found any other photography or electronic source that matches the service and selection of B & H. I have always been extremely impressed with their inventory and friendly, professional support on every level.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      3.0

                      Doesn't fit the otter box

                      By Paul

                      from Lancaster PA

                      About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Lacks Functionality

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Usage

                      Comments about Apple Lightning to 30-pin Adapter:

                      Works fine when you don't have your Ipod in an otter box.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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