9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 1:57 PM by Kevin Arequipa
Phillipjusa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What is the deal with the Lightning to 30 pin adapter availability or lack of availability?

 

Its just adding insult to injury!!


iPhone 5, iOS 6
  • 1. Re: lightning to 30 pin adapter
    samdj615 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The whole switch is irritating.  The latest release of the iphone looks slapped together and it doesn't reflect the reputation that Apple built it's empire on.  Apple was supposed to be the company where if you spent an extra few bucks, the quality of hardware and support was unsurpassed.  Now, they are looking very typical when it comes to other electrontics companies.  I've only recently bought a couple of Apple products, but it's impossible for me to understand the unconditional support that people have given them in the past.  It shows that they were truely an innovative and caring company when you look at their fans.  However, Apple is resting on its laurels.

     

    Please show me that the recent iPhone 5 is not a bait and switch for accessories.  Please get the adapters out to market.  Please respond to our frustrations at the $30 price tag and proprietary nature.  Please show us that this isn't a slapped together, half-baked operation.  How many months were you guys working on this?  Maybe you should have made it micro-USB?  You are neither adapting or innovating...which is not a good sign.

     

    Apple stock was supposed to hit $1,000 a share by the end of this year.  It's looking more like Apple/Icarus are heading in Hewlett-Packard's direction.

  • 2. Re: lightning to 30 pin adapter
    gdgmacguy Level 6 Level 6 (19,155 points)

    Phillipjusa,

     

    We're users on this forum just like you.  How could we possibly know "what is the deal with the Lightning to 30 pin adapter availability"?  Asking that question here is pointless.

  • 4. Re: lightning to 30 pin adapter
    glenq Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just got it yesterday and it is crap it does not even fit into the phone the adapter is to small, maybe they should have tested it before putting it on the market.

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    Peter Gillespie Level 6 Level 6 (11,785 points)

    Well mine is fine and handles sound to a greater extent than I expected

    No problems here

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    Phillipjusa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did recive some great answers... Thanks everyone

  • 7. Re: lightning to 30 pin adapter
    DavidArr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's the response I posted in another forum response from a user with a concern similar to yours -

     

     

    If you're using a case on your iPhone 5, the problem may have something to do with the way your case was designed. Many of the most popular cases aren't compatible with the adapter becasue they prevent it from being flush with the bottom of your iPhone.

     

    The workaround solutions are to cut out part of the bottom of your case so the dock connector will fit, or to exchange the adapter for the adapter cable, which is $10 more but plugs in to the bottom of your iPhone like the USB cable that came with it.

     

    Personally, I just cut two small rubber parts of my case out (an Incipio DualPro that otherwise offers great protection, which I got at the local Verizon store). That solved the problem for me.

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    zpearl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought the Lightning to 30 pin Adapter and it works fine for charging using my older 30 pin to usb cord.  However, When I plugged the iphone 5 with the adpater on the bottom into an Apple docking station used for former iphones and ipods, the charging worked fine but the phone won't show on iTunes.  Does anyone know why?  Is the pin configuration different so that it won't work for playing music?  I haven't tried using it in any other docking station yet such as my iHome radio or my Bose player.  Any experience or thoughts?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Gary

  • 9. Re: lightning to 30 pin adapter
    Kevin Arequipa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    zpearl did you already tried the adapter in a bose dock? did it work?