I'll keep this simple. The Lightning to 30 pin cable fails at everything it is supposed to do: 1. Lightning Plug The actual lightning plug is much fatter than the charger plug and the standard plug design so it does not fit with many current cases. 2. The Cable Itself. The cable is extremely thick and extremly short, which defeats the purpose of having a cable because it literally gives you almost no flexibility in where to put the device. With a dock the phone will be hanging upside down for example because the cable has no flex and is so short, instead of sitting on the table next to it. 3. The Sound Quality. Mediocre. It is worse than the sound quality from the phone itself, Apple obviously used a cheaper DAC, which is unacceptable. It sounds more hollow and less defined. 4. The volume. The volume is also much lower than the volume from the phone, which was already cut down from the last generation to many people's dissapointment. This is unacceptable. It is nowhere near what line level audio should be and means you have to turn your system way up and add tons of distortion. My qualifications: I design some of the most high end home and car audio systems in the world and have created a few world record holding systems. Verdict: Wait for a third party company to release something better. This thing is garbage. I'd expect this from a chinese knockoff.