• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Miss the remote control!

    • Written by from Campbell

    I like the new doc for its sleekness and simplicity...but with my 4S, that doc would work with a remote control for easy remote on/off and volume control etc. Why reduce functionality but keep the cost up? To use my older models I had to buy an adaptor at the same cost of the doc, essentially doubling the cost of a doc. However, this adaptor did raise the iPhone up to eliminate the cumbersome access to the thumb print button mentioned by another reviewer. If it would have come with the remote, I would have given it a 5 star...but without, it only gets a 3 star.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unimpressed!

    • Written by from masterton

    I've supported apple for a VERY long time, but this is ridiculous! When I ordered my iPhone 5s, the suggested other purchases were the leather case, which I chose, and the apple dock, which I chose as well.. But the down side is, the leather case doesn't fit into the confining space of the dock.. I don't like the idea of taking the case on and off, so wasn't impressed.. Other than that, the dock works well!
    Leaving the same review on the leather case!

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but where's the remote

    • Written by from Yass

    When I had a 4S I had a similar dock which I connected to a speak in my office and listened to music. I could turn the volume up and down with a remote, or off when the phone rang. The new version does not seem to support this. Yes, it enables me to keep the phone charged whilst I listen to music, but the lack of remote is an oversight.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    would be better with call support

    • Written by from New York

    it's working normally when you listen to music, video etc. but you can not use when you receive a call unfortunately.

    To be improved...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Are you serious Apple!!!

    • Written by from Plano

    This is a really great dock. Your iPhone 5s will fit into it perfectly, and confidently. But!! That is also part of the problem. If you have...oh...let's say, one of Apple's beautiful leather cases for your phone, then everything nice, I've just said, goes out the door. You have to have a naked iPhone 5s, to use this dock.

    So in other words, if you prefer your iPhone 5s nude, in it's beautiful self, then this dock is pretty perfect. The audio jack is a nice touch, and will work with any 3.5mm jack. BUT, if you have any kind of case on your phone, forget it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    re: Nice look, but not thought through

    • Written by from Kuala Lumpur

    The dock "looks" great.

    However, 2 main flaws which Apple could have done better:

    1) The front of the dock covers part of the home button. So it's just a bit awkward when you try to press the home button.

    2) The dock is too light, so when you try to remove your phone, you will have to use both hands.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice dock, but ...

    • Written by from Moorestown

    This is a very nice dock but you cannot have your iPhone in any kind of case. The dock fits to the iPhone snugly, there is no wiggle room or anyway to jam your phone in if it's in a case into this dock. I would really love to see Apple solve this problem, especially for those of us who have a bumper case which is not bulky by any stretch. Back in the day, Apple use to offer a set of adapters with their dock for the various shapes of the iPod versions that were available. Why not do the same thing, except for their own cases? I think it's possible and hope Apple takes this as a suggestion, please!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's fine, on iOS 7

    • Written by from Abergavenny

    I was very pleased to see the return of this old favourite (the line-out feature is great) and it's been sorely missed since I picked up an iPhone 5 over a year ago.

    So, this works with the 5 and the 5S, but not the 5C (which is too wide for the slot). Noted is the design flaw that doesn't allow you to use touch ID… own goal there Apple!

    To clear up other questions too - yes, you need your own USB-Lightining cable; no,it won't work with a case (the slot is tailored for a "naked" iPhone).

    The final piece of the jigsaw is the software… would you believe the line-out function of this dock does *not* work with iOS 6. I repeat, if you want to use line-out, you *must* upgrade to iOS 7 first. I know this won't be a problem for most people, but it's worth bearing in mind. A trip to the AppleStore to return a "non-functioning" dock highlighted that little nugget of insider information for us (the Genius didn't know either - it was only through trial & error we worked it out)!

    But it's fine. It works as described.

    77 of 91 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    The only 5 dock available with a proper Line-Out.

    • Written by from Naremburn

    Most of the people here have been lamenting either the fact that the dock does not support an iPhone with a case, or, the weight. The truth is:

    1) Historically none of the Apple docks, & most of the third party docks, have support cases. They are too much of a variable.

    2) The weight of the dock is the same as that of previous docks. There is ballast built into the dock (perhaps not lead, but something heavy) which gives it weight far above & beyond that of mere plastic.

    Nobody seems to have realised that this is the ONLY iPhone 5 dock with a dedicated audio Line Out. The next closest is a Belkin model, that had a 3.5mm jack poking up & a manually run Lightning cable. Very cumbersome.

    Finally, a few have pointed out that the dock is a very tight fit making it difficult to remove. The Lighting connector affords more resistance than the old 30-pin dock connector meaning it needs more force to remove. But, the simple fact is if Apple had made the dock port any larger then you might be able to fit a future iPhone in it, & we can't have that. As with every Apple product a 1-2 year 'built-in redundancy' is intentionally added for good measure. In about the year 3000 archaeologists will dig up a thick layer of silicon, plastic & metal beneath the ground; artefacts all bearing a strange apple symbol. This will be Apple's legacy for generations to come.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK with a serious design flaw

    • Written by from JACKSON HEIGHTS

    The home button is partially covered by the dock when the phone is in. That is a major design flaw in a dock for a phone with a fingerprint sensor. Otherwise works fine.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad to have the iPhone dock back for the 5s BUT...

    • Written by from Ottawa

    If you are using the svelte Apple 5s leather case, you need to take it off (not easy to do because of its snug fit) before you can use the dock.

    If I could put my 5s with leather case into the dock, I would rate it 5 stars.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Phoenix

    I got this dock for my new iPhone 5; stoked they made one this year for it... as I was putting my iPhone 5 down in it to charge, it wasn't going very easily. I was wondering why this was the case, as my 4S went in its official Apple dock just fine. I look at the back of my phone, and my Zagg InvisibleShield is suddenly coming off like it had been peeled.

    The fit is so tight on this it's purely meant for a naked device. Period. Before you buy this dock, ensure you cut the bottom skin part of your iPhone that's the glossy part. That should be enough room to get this to go in there.

    Shame, as I had my 4 back skinned, and never had this issue... Otherwise, great!

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally An Apple Dock, But...

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I'm very happy that Apple finally made this dock! I hated using 3rd party docks because they tend to be on the ugly side. I like the look of this dock. It's classic Apple. And it does what docks do. Charges, syncs, and is a nice little home for my iPhone 5. However, the two main things I do not like are that the home button is partially covered by the dock when the phone is sitting in it. Apple seems to be really slacking off on little design details like this lately. Also, the dock is light, so you will have to hold it down when you take the phone out of it. It's not heavy enough to use with just one hand. But all in all I do like it, just not 5 stars. I'd really give it 3.5 stars but can't do that here so I gave 3. Oh, it SHOULD be cheaper for what it is and what it does. I mean it's essentially just a differently-shaped power adapter.

    621 of 694 people found this useful