Received The Lightning to 30 Pin Adapter

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by blairh, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    Planning on using it with both my bedside Phillips dock and a charging dock at home and at work. Well, it's pretty solid. I wish it were smaller though. The size of it essentially forces you to hold it down as you remove your iDevice. If you don't, it will most likely stay attached to the bottom of your device as you grab, say, your iPhone 5 to pull it out of the dock.

    I will say that it keeps my iPhone 5 very nicely upright when docked. Even though the iPhone is elevated due to the height of the adapter, it stays up nicely.

    I'm going to keep my bedside dock and simply hold onto the adapter as I remove my iPhone 5. As for my home office and work docks, I will most likely buy a specific Lightning dock when they become available from an authorized 3rd party. The ones I use now of course work with the adapter but I'd prefer using a Lightning equipped dock over this current method.
  2. BulkHedd macrumors 6502


    Nov 13, 2006
    I assume you aren't using a case?
    I am thinking about cancelling my adapter and getting the 0.2m one instead because I've ready this one doesn't work with any cases.
  3. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2008
  4. floss macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    Likewise. I really need one of these adapters (the cord version) to use for my car, but the thought of paying $40 for an adapter is quite ludicrous. I feel it should of been included for free with the phone or at least given out to past iPhone customers via some sort of upgrade program.
  5. solo118 macrumors 65816

    May 16, 2011
    Definitely. They could have included 1 adapter considering the length of time it will take for all of the "new" accessories to come out.

    My ihome is useless now... the entire ihome unit cost me $40!!

    I am just happy that my car has an ordinary AUX input.
  6. tsboy69 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    Got mine today.

    Ordered right at midnight after ordering the phone on the first day.
  7. Tortri macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2010

    I notice you have the iPad 3, do you happen to have the apple ipad camera connection kit? If so does it work on the iPhone 5 with the adapter?
  8. jsfpa macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2003
    Do we know yet if the controls on a radio dock work with the adapter?
  9. animatedude macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2010
    please share what it looks like with the iPhone 4 dock!
  10. blairh thread starter macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    I don't have the camera connection iPad adapter.

    I don't have the iPhone 4 dock. Just an older one Apple made I believe for iPod's.

    I'm using a case in rare activities. 90% of the time I'm caseless.
  11. hatersgonnahate macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2010
  12. DarwinOSX macrumors 65832

    Nov 3, 2009
    Free? For the tiny percentage of people who will need one?
  13. floss macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2009
    There's a huge market of accessories that uses the dock connector as you can tell from the number of products/companies out there. Some companies who make products such as computer monitors will provide every type of compatible cable or adapter in the package. Apple could certainly afford to throw in a measly adapter for such a premium product that is the iPhone. And like I mentioned, if not included free with every iPhone, at the very least they could of offered some type of upgrade program. Forcing people who do need one to cough up 30-40+ dollars for something i'm sure can be produced for dirt cheap (DAC chips can be had for under a dollar,) is as someone attributed to earlier, criminal.
  14. Lyons00 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 9, 2010
    Bay Area, California
    I have the Monoprice bumper and you can not charge it. Very bad design IMO.
  15. DarwinOSX macrumors 65832

    Nov 3, 2009
    I do think the price is too high. I also still think 90 % plus of users don't have any of these accessories. I also think it's more expensive to make than many people realize. Criminal? Ok...
  16. AJAAY macrumors 6502


    Sep 29, 2012
    That's doing too much. I'm sure you didn't think the 30-pin connector was going to be here forever? Things change. And no, not many people have a need for the adapter. It maybe evident on this forum, but forums like this represent the EXTREME minority of the consumer base. If they included these with the iPhone, most of the adapters would sit and collect dust.

    I do agree they are expensive. But c'mon, thats Apple's MO. There is nothing "cheap" when it comes to Apple. There is a reason they are the most profitable company in history. Face it, from a business standpoint, it's a smart move.

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