• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously? Doesn't work with Apple custom leather case?

    • Written by from Fort Irwin

    So, let me get this straight. Great phone, great dock, great leather case. Only one of the last 2 goes with the phone at any one time. C'mon Apple! You should know better than to create one product that makes it difficult or impossible to use another of your own products! How about bringing back the old insert thing, with one for the phone alone, and one with the beautiful leather case?

    1704 of 2001 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea but poorly developed!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    I was excited to hear that Apple was again making docks for my iPhone 5 because I've owned previous models. When I purchased the iPhone 5S I went out the next day and bought the Apple dock.

    I think its a great product however there's a little issue that I find distracting. That is, when you have the phone docked with the iPhone 5S its a bit cumbersome to use the TouchID with your fingers because the very front is slightly blocking your finger from using the TouchID.

    I'm going to use it for a few days to see how much it bothers me but I have a feeling I'll be returning it.

    I hope this helps someone that may be interested in purchasing.

    1000 of 1159 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.

    836 of 947 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Idiots reviewing this

    • Written by from Smyrna

    I am shocked by the amount of ignorance in reviews.

    1. Doesn't support a case. You can't both support a case and no case. Not everyone will buy the apple case. Not everyone will buy a case. The phone is uniform. Support the constant.

    2. Volume won't change. It is a LINE OUT! Do people not know what that means?

    3. It doesn't charge without a cable. REALLY?! Really... Are we seriously going there? Did you think it was magical?

    152 of 194 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    headphone jack doesn't work with phone calls

    • Written by from Emeryville

    the headphone jack on the dock works with music, podcasts, videos... pretty much everything EXCEPT phone calls. wasn't a problem with previous docks because the jack was on the top of the phone, but now that it's at the bottom i would have assumed the new dock would compensate. it doesn't. and since i need to be able to use headphones with phone calls, this dock is worthless. 30 bucks to make the phone stand upright? i'm a fool.

    128 of 149 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with case (even Apple Leather Case)

    • Written by from Bluffton

    I assumed this dock would play nice with the 5s and its new case ... I was wrong.

    It's a tight fit without a case, but definitely will not accommodate even the thinnest case.

    I guess this will gather dust in my junk drawer for the next few years ...

    128 of 159 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't make phone calls with headphones

    • Written by from Saint Johns

    The headphone jack works on everything but phone calls. The dock is specifically made for a PHONE. Why wouldn't the headphones work when you're using it as a phone? Incredibly awful.

    121 of 148 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with any case

    • Written by from Newry

    This is useless if you keep your phone in a case. Even my thin case doesn't have enough clearance. At least apple was nice about letting me return it, earning one star.
    When I was returning it I was told I couldn't buy any dock that was compatible with any case!

    114 of 148 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Volume Control

    • Written by from STERLING

    While this doc is sleek there is no way to adjust the volume when the phone is docked. The volume control on the phone is disabled when docked. Totally unable to use it to listen to music at my desk. Called the Apple Support and was on the phone for 27 minutes. They were unable to find a solution and in fact "disconnected" me.

    101 of 130 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Close but no cigar

    • Written by from Philadelphia

    I hate to be negative but was Steve Jobs the only person at Apple that thought outside of the box?? First, they wait a year to make this product. When they finally do, it's subpar. I'm glad it charges but did they forget that people want to charge their phone without having to remove the case?? There's just enough space for the phone. And like the other review said, the front partially covers the home button. Not a great idea if you user wants to unlock using their fingerprint. Major oversights in my book.
    Side Note: So far I do love the iPhone 5s.

    83 of 101 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brunswick

    If you want to have a case on your iPhone, don't buy this dock! An iPhone wrapped in a layer of cling film would be hard pressed to fit into the dock! I am glad I didn't buy that $39 leather case as well. Very poor product design and a complete waste of money!

    83 of 106 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    great idea, Poor execution

    • Written by from Miami Lakes

    the angle is too vertical, it should angled slightly more to use with comfort while its on the dock. The touch ID sensor is partially covered by the dock which makes unlocking the phone while on the dock almost impossible. and i have to hold dock with one hand and take out the phone with another, the dock should be heavier or easier to take out. I am unfortunately returning the dock.

    65 of 75 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cleveland

    1. Does not fit with leather case
    2. Covers part of the home button when docked.

    67 of 80 people found this useful

  • 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.

    48 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with Apple's own case.

    • Written by from Tulsa

    I know at least one other reviewer has said this, but the dock will not work if you have the leather case on. In addition the case is designed so you wouldn't want to be taking it on and off.

    To put it mildly this is ridiculous, and I am ticked off royally.

    61 of 81 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with iPhone 5S Leather Case

    • Written by from Tomball

    Purchased Apple dock and Apple case, but they do not work together. The phone will not fit on the dock when the case is on the phone. Returning the two docks we purchased. Pathetic, Johnny Ive. Pathetic.

    63 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from MOUNT PLEASANT

    The dock is the EXACT size of the iPhone and not a millimeter more. I have a super thin wood veneer back cover on my phone to protect it from scratches... but it won't fit on the dock. I can't believe it. I was so excited to finally have a dock again... now I have a paper weight.

    50 of 61 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design but fits 5-5S

    • Written by from columbus

    OK, first I took the plunge and purchased the 5C dock to go with my new 5S, reason being because I knew it was a little larger than the actual 5S dock, obviously wanted to see if the

    5S with a slim case would fit. However like all previous reviews for both docs, NO CASE can be on the phone for it to fit in the dock.
    Second the dock is quite cheap, like a piece of thin plastic and very un-apple like, not worth $29.99 so I returned it.

    Although Apple makes great hardware and IOS, their accessory line is not so great. I am not quite sure who is designing these docs or accessories but they need to take a few tips from Twelvesouth.

    48 of 63 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!

    37 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No audio!

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    Simply put, great fit (I don't care for cases) but can't get any audio to play through it

    38 of 49 people found this useful