Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin adapter

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

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This handy adapter lets you use your newer Apple portable with your current speakers, docks, and other accessories with an older 30-pin dock connector. For use with an iPhone® 5, 5th generation iPod touch, 7th generation iPod nano® or other Apple portable device with a Lightning connector.

Product Highlights:

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

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What's in the box?

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

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Features

Overview: The Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter 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 supports analog audio output, USB audio, as well as syncing and charging. Video output is not supported.

Compatibility: The 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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Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin adapter Reviews

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Exactly what I needed

Written By SheR, North Carolina on Monday, November 17, 2014

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Needed adapter for car audio system. Crutchfield customer service was excellent in helping this technically challenged, frazzled mother find something in a hurry before a road trip so my new iPhone 6 would connect to my car's audio system. This is exactly what I needed, the only draw back is I do have to slip off my phone case as the adapter doesn't fit through the case opening. But I'm so happy to be able to access iTunes again when I'm traveling! I agree with other reviewer I do wish it came in black or gray to match phone, but it is easy to spot in my console.

Pros: Easy fix and I can access iTunes in my car again on my new iPhone 6

Cons: It doesn't fit though my phone case and it doesn't match the phone, very minor cons.

Lightning to 30 pin

Written By Ted S., Cross Junction, Va on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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The only thing that could make tis adaptor better is a short wire between the two plugs. The current configuration does not allow me to plug the Lightning connector without removing the Otterbox from my IPad Air and my Lifeproof off of the my IPhone.

Pros: It is convenient to not be forced to carry two cords if you have older Apple products.

Cons: Needs a short cord between the two plugs.

Apple 30 pin connector

Written By Mike, Middletown ct on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Works greats does what it should. Apple makes great products

Pros: Works how it should

Cons: None

Lightning to 30 Pin Adapter

Written By BT, NJ on Friday, June 20, 2014

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does what it's supposed to do, but a stupid design, typical of Apple. It doesn't fit the iPod squarely, it's off center, so now it sits in my sound dock off centered, and looks stupid. Also, again, typical of Apple, it's white, which looks stupid, again, with a black iPod. But it does work, so I'll give them that. Why so expensive?

Pros: It works.

Cons: Fits silly, off center, and looks dumb.

Useful, not Exciting

Written By MarkD, Charlottesville MA on Monday, June 02, 2014

This is a useful little device that no one should have needed. I had purchased a good quality charger and player for my previous cell phone. When the new cell phone arrived, with its now 30-pin plug, the player became obsolete because the pin design had been changed, hence the new phone couldn't use the old charging system. Enter the Apple 30-pin adapter. It works all right, does what it's supposed to do, with only one annoying design defect. When you are through charging the phone or listening to whatever and attempt to disengage the phone from the 30-pin adapter, the adapter invariably comes away with the phone, instead of staying securely mounted on the base. Every time you pick it up, you have to pull it off the phone and re-position it back on the base. A little thing, but very annoying when it happens for the hundredth time, and earning the product only 3 stars.

Good idea

Written By Drew, Denver, CO on Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Definitely the right idea given the changes to the Apple product lines

Lighting adapter

Written By Ethbuck, Newport News, va on Sunday, April 27, 2014

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Work as said

Pros: Good product

Cons: A bit over price.

You can count on Crutchfield

Written By Steve, Tampa, FL on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Picked this standard lightning converter up via scratch and dent. Works as advertised

Pros: Apple branded; works as advertised on my jetski radio.

Cons: Price

Apple® LightningT to 30-pin adapter

Written By Richard, Mt. Holly Springs, PA on Monday, February 24, 2014

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Does exactly what it's supposed to do. I have it attached to a Yamaha YDS-12 iPod/iPhone dock and have my 7th generation iPod on it and it's recognized just fine.

Pros: It works.

Cons: Pricey, but that's Apple for ya.

Works

Written By Anonymous, Youngstown, OH on Friday, January 31, 2014

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Works as described.

Pros: Works as described.

Cons: Did not work with case I had on iPhone 5.

Simple is better

Written By Miller, Bannock, OH on Monday, December 30, 2013

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You really can't go wrong with apple products. They are built with high simple quality that works flawlessly and effectively. Tight fit that stays connected even while your messing around with your phone. Highly recommend over the aftermarket products.

Apple® LightningT to 30-pin adapter

Written By Joe, Richmond, VA on Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Product works great with my new iphone 5 s.

Pros: Saved me from buying all new cables for my phone. Adapter is small and thin.

Cons: None

Lightening apple adaptor 30 pin

Written By Kurt L, Santee ca. 92071 on Saturday, October 26, 2013

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Good , video does not work with it

Expensive

Written By Dan, Las Vegas nv on Monday, October 07, 2013

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This adapter doesn't work with any case that is not open on the bottom. I also feel that it is overpriced.

Pros: Adapts lightning plug to 30 pin

Cons: Doesn't work with most protective cases Expensive.

Adapter

Written By Anonymous, Boynton Beach, FL on Sunday, August 04, 2013

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Excellent

Pros: Fits phone perfect...

Cons: Too loose for docking station.....

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin adapter

Written By DickB, Richfield, Mn. on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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The Adapter does what it says it will do.

Pros: .

Cons: It does not plug into a Iphone 5 that has a case on it. I have many friends that own Iphone 5s and they all have cases on them so this adaptor is useless. I ended up buying the the corded version of this from Crutchfield and it works great. I wish your adviser would have talked to me about this before i bought it.

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin adapter

Written By JohnK, Ballston Spa, NY on Monday, January 07, 2013

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I ordered the 30 pin adapter for my daughter for christmas. She has the new Ipod 5th generation. The adpater allows her to use the Ipod on any radio now. The adapter fits perfect on any device that we own. The quality is great. It is worth the money.

Pros: The fit is great on any device. The sound quality is nice!

Cons: None

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I use mine on an older Bose Sound Dock. My new iPhone 6 plays just fine with it. [ GLENN  Dec 15, 2014 ]
Yes it does [ JONATHAN  Dec 15, 2014 ]
Yes [ DWIGHT F  Dec 15, 2014 ]

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