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Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Use your iPhone® 5 with your current gear with built-in docks

12 Reviews


Our take on the Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Have an iPhone® 5 or other Apple portable that uses the new Lightning connector? With this handy adapter you can still use your new device with your current gear with built-in docks. The cable features a female 30-pin connector that plugs into the docking port, and a Lightning connector for your Apple portable.

Works very well

John p, New Market, Va

What's in the Box:

  • 9" Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable
  • Apple One Year Limited Warranty booklet
  • Certification/Compliance information

Product Highlights:

  • for use with iPhone® 5, 5th generation iPod touch®, 7th generation iPod nano®, and other Apple portables with a Lightning connector
  • length: 9"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable Reviews

Average Customer Review:

12 Reviews

Worked for me

Written by: Harold from Gastonia, NC on May 1, 2016

2016 Honda HR-V
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I upgraded my iPhone which went from a 30 pin connector to a lightning connector. I listened to music from the phone in my car. After a lot of research, it was obvious that there are many lightning to 30 pin adapters available. Most of these will charge your phone but will not pass the audio signal through. Apple sells a compact lightning to 30 pin adapter with the two connected with no wire between. The problem is the lightning connector can't make full contact if the phone has a case, which mine does. This adapter is between 8 to 9 inches long, does charge and pass audio through, and is working great for me.



Apple Lightning 30 pin cable

Written by: John p from New Market, Va on March 23, 2016

Works very well

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Way too expensive

Always buy Apple brand

Written by: Airway from normal, IL on March 13, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

From another retailer, I purchased a less expensive, look-alike item that did not work. I returned it and purchased an original Apple product from Crutchfield now everything works fine.

Pros: This adapter will plug into an iPhone that has a cover. The non-wired 30 Pin to Flash adapter won't reach into the phone if a protective cover is in place.



Written by: Oly from Florida on October 14, 2015

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Perfect! We really liked our new Mini Convertible Bluetooth connectivity. Sadly, the connection was a 30-pin and not our iPod Nano's Lightening connector. This fixed that problem perfectly. Thanks, Crutchfield for having stock and getting it to us pretty quickly!

Pros: Apple cable

Cons: None

Perfect adapter

Written by: jimsim from Arizona on September 29, 2015

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Need an adapter to work from the old apple cord in my truck to the new one on the Apple iPhone 6. This was perfect, especially for a long trip. Played music perfectly and I could use the controls from my steering wheel too. It charges your device when connected too!!!

Pros: Charges, plays music through your system

Cons: NONE

works perectly

Written by: michael from marysville wa on October 26, 2014

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obviously easy to install and works perfect

Pros: simple and easy to install

Cons: a little pricy but what isn't with the apple name on it

Works great

Written by: Rick from Westminster, MD on October 8, 2014

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As usual, the Crutchfield team was knowledgable in helping find what I needed. Recommended this and...perfect.

Pros: Easy to use and works great.

Cons: Pricey and cord could be a little bit longer.

Always good with Crutchfield

Written by: Anonymous from NC on April 19, 2014

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Needed to buy this to convert 30 pin Apple connection in 2014 Mercedes. Works as promised. Pricey for what it is, but have heard performance issues with generic versions sold online.

Pros: Length; no compatibility issues

Cons: Price

apple connector

Written by: Hank S from atlanta, ga on December 30, 2013

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Great product. It works well. I had it shipped to my sons' colleges and all went well.

Pros: worked well

Cons: non

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Written by: Jediker from Ponce, PR on November 24, 2013

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Excellent product. Works very well for audio and charging. It completely met my expectations. I highly recommend it.



¡Perfecto...! Perfect!

Written by: Wilberto V from Aguada, Puerto Rico on August 31, 2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfecto para conectar tu iPhone a productos designados para iPod. Un articulo que cada dueño de iPhone 5 debe tener siempre accesible pues facilita su conexión. Ejemplo: Compré un USA Spec iPod® Interface for BMW para conectar mi iPhone 5 a mi Mini Cooper 2005, y el Apple® LightningT to 30-pin cable me permitió conectarlos perfectamente sin ningún tipo de problema. Perfect for connecting your IPhone to products that are designated for an IPod. This is a product that every IPhone 5 owner should have near since it facilitates its connection. For example: I bought a USA Spec IPod interface for BMW to connect my IPhone 5 to my 2005 Mini Cooper and the Apple Lightning to 30 Pin cable allowed me to connect the two flawlessly without any problem.

Pros: Conexión conectar/usar para rápida instalación. Excelente construcción. Connection/usage for a quick installation, excellent construction

Cons: Ninguno. None.

Crutchfield response on September 3, 2013 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at

Handy adapter

Written by: Jeffrey H. from Maricopa, AZ on November 8, 2012

Works great, purchased from a different retailer to sync my iPhone5 to my Pioneer AVH-P4400BH. Hopefully Pioneer will come out with a iPhone5 Lightning cable adapter for their radios.

Pros: Allows for the use of an iPhone5 with previous iPod cables

Cons: Does not support video.


Hands-on research

What's in the box?

  • 9" Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable
  • Apple One Year Limited Warranty booklet
  • Certification/Compliance information

Product Research


Overview: The Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable lets you connect Apple devices with a Lightning connector to many Made for iPod 30-pin accessories (some 30-pin accessories are not supported). This adapter cable supports analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output is not supported.

Compatibility: The adapter cable is compatible with the following iPods, iPhones, and iPads (as of 1/14/2016).

iPod iPhone iPad
Nano (7th gen) iPhone 5/5C/5S iPad 4
iPhone 6/6+ iPad Air 1/2
Touch (5th/6th gen) iPhone 6S/6S+ iPad mini 1/2/3/4

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