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Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

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

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

by Ralph Graves
Apple

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.

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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

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What's in the box?

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

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Features

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 11/16/2012).

iPod iPhone iPad
Nano (7th gen) iPhone 5 iPad 4
iPhone 5C
Touch (5th gen) iPhone 5S iPad mini
 
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5 out of 5

Works great

Written By Rick, Westminster, MD on Wednesday, October 08, 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.
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4 out of 5

Always good with Crutchfield

Written By Anonymous, NC on Saturday, 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
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5 out of 5

apple connector

Written By Hank S, atlanta, ga on Monday, 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
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5 out of 5

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Written By Jediker, Ponce, PR on Sunday, 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.
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5 out of 5

¡Perfecto...! Perfect!

Written By Wilberto V, Aguada, Puerto Rico on Saturday, August 31, 2013
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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.
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4 out of 5

Handy adapter

Written By Jeffrey H., Maricopa, AZ on Thursday, November 08, 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.
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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