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Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

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

19 Reviews | 2 questions - 5 answers

Item # 472LT30PAD

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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.

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

What's in the Box:

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

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(19 Reviews)

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Crutchfield customer from Westfield, MA on 4/15/2018

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I have a docking device for my Samsung Sound Bar with a wide pin connector. I use this to play music from my older Apple iPod Click Wheel. I bought an Apple lighting adapter to use with the 30 pin on the docking device. The adapter when connected sits at an unusual angle whereby it didn't allow me to connect my iPhone (5s) or iPod Touch. I presumed it wasn't making a good connection. My thought was to try a cable allowing me to use my newer Apple devices or my older Apple device with using the cable. The cable did the trick and I'm now able to use "all" of my Apple devices.



Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Crutchfield customer from Metter, GA on 2/23/2018

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Works 1/4 of the time. I Phone 6s says device not supported.



Crutchfield response on 2/27/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your cable. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Richard from Colorado on 9/4/2017

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See below

Pros: Like all Apple products I have used, works as advertised, i.e. Perfect.


Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

Crutchfield customer from Yucaipa, CA on 5/2/2017

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It's an Apple product. It works perfectly as it is designed to with my iPhone, and the USA Spec iPod interface for Chrysler.



Apple® Lightning™ to 30-pin cable

scott from Evansville, IN on 1/30/2017

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this adapter works fine

Pros: apple product

Cons: price is high. could be longer in length

Apple original.

Paul from Williamston, MI on 11/29/2016

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This 30 pin adapter works well. Its an Apple product. What more can I say.

Pros: Works well, like you would expect with Apple products.

Cons: Priced high, as I've come to expect from Apple products.


JP from Hawaii, HI on 7/11/2016

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This product is recommended & works as described. I can now use my iphone 6s with my old 30 pin cable in my car.

Pros: Does what it supposed to do.

Cons: The cable is very short. It says 9" but thats total length including connectors so usable cable length is about 7". If your existing 30 pin is short too or in your glove box don't expect to be able to place your phone in a mount without rearranging things. Price is kinda high.

Worked for me

Harold from Gastonia, NC on 5/1/2016

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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

John p from New Market, Va on 3/23/2016

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Works very well

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Way too expensive

Always buy Apple brand

Airway from normal, IL on 3/13/2016

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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.



Oly from Florida on 10/14/2015

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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

jimsim from Arizona on 9/29/2015

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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

michael from marysville wa on 10/26/2014

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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

Rick from Westminster, MD on 10/8/2014

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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

Crutchfield customer from NC on 4/19/2014

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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

Hank S from atlanta, ga on 12/30/2013

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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

Jediker from Ponce, PR on 11/24/2013

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



¡Perfecto...! Perfect!

Wilberto V from Aguada, Puerto Rico on 8/31/2013

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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.

Crutchfield response on 9/3/2013 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at

Handy adapter

Jeffrey H. from Maricopa, AZ on 11/8/2012

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

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.

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Ordering through Apple or trying to purchase at local Apple Store was too difficult. I'm a loyal Crutchfield customer, [ Harold  Dec 25, 2017 ]
Better than the one piece adapter because it places less stress on the iPod / iPhone connection. [ David  Dec 03, 2017 ]
Connect 2009 Mercedes C300 30 pin charger to iPhone 5 [ James  Nov 16, 2017 ]
iSimple doesn't make a serial>Lightning adapter. :) [ Ben  Aug 09, 2017 ]
i liked the length of cable and quality of product. price was decent to. [ scott  Jan 01, 2017 ]
for my daughter's car [ Daniel A.  Dec 24, 2016 ]
Needed to adapt car receiver accessory to new iPhone. [ Michael  Nov 27, 2016 ]
All of my Apple devices have lightening connectors. The cable looks like it will be less bulky than the adapter that would have to plug in right at the device. [ Jeremy  Oct 01, 2016 ]
I needed a means to connect my iPhone 5's Lightning Connector to my 2010 Mercedes M-Class' iPod pin connector to play songs through the car's stereo. According to the description and the positive reviews, this adapter harness should work. Thanks, Rob [ Robert  Sep 19, 2016 ]
There are many Apple adapters with different capabilities. Some support audio and some don't, etc. I can always trust Crutchfield to have exactly what I need. [ Harold  Apr 06, 2016 ]
Similar less expensive (china imitation) product would not work. I purchased this product to allow streaming of Pandora music from my iPhone to my car. My phones protective cover prevented me from inserting the "non-corded" version of the Lightening to 30 Pin adapter into my phone (without taking off the protective cover). [ Daryl  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Want to 30 pin speakers with my new iPhone. [ Lorna  Jan 30, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Kenny  Jul 19, 2017 ]  Staff
Yes it does [ CHRISTOPHER R  May 26, 2015 ]
yes [ Robert  May 26, 2015 ]
It does for us. We have it between an iPhone 5 and an older Kenwood receiver. [ gregg  May 25, 2015 ]
Shawn, Yes it does both. I bought one to play from my iPhone to an old Bose SoundDock. Plays and charges at the same time. [ PAUL A  May 25, 2015 ]