• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for charging or sync....if no case. Don't expect to use headphones.

    • Written by from Needham

    Looks good. However, I heartily wish I hadn't bought it.

    Pro: holds a iPhone 5s to charge it....[con]: if it has no case (or if it is a split case where bottom folds away to give access).

    Other cons: once it is plugged in:
    1) TouchID is awkward (though not impossible). But so clearly a design fail it is annoying.

    2) The audio controls are suddenly lost if you plug in headphone Specifically: a) the line-out volume is at a fixed volume and CANNOT BE CHANGED---either by the phone sliders, the phone volume buttons, or control built into headphones. Clearly, this is meant for situations where you are plugging it into an amplifier at some point (though others have noted line out signal can be too strong). But it makes using the phone with headphones impossible. In addition, you can no longer use the controls on the headphones to advance/pause etc: you need to work the phone, which is teetery.

    Overall: Fail. Would have been better if it were just a dumb stand that extended the ports--at least then it would. This bit where it removes functionality when you plug it in bewilders me. (Others say remote control no longer works also). To add insult to injury, it doesn't even come with a cord. I end up plugging the USB/Lightning adapter straight into my phone, where it works find, and leave the $$$$ dock sits in a desk.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Is OK if you dont use any kind of case (including apple cases)

    • Written by from Madrid

    I was very disappointed when I found out that my iPhone wouldn't fit with any case. On the other hand it does its work...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you use a case

    • Written by from İSTANBUL

    Does not fit with a case, not even sure if it would fit with protective film on the back the fit is that tight.

    Design over functionality.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks home button

    • Written by from New York

    Given the hoopla surrounding the new fingerprint ID technology on the iPhone it's particularly puzzling why they would design the dock to block a portion of the button. This makes it very difficult to use as fingerprint ID and annoying to push at other times.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5 Dock

    • Written by from Kyiv

    Badly surprised that incoming calls are not transferred to the headset, but only the speakerphone can be used while on the dock

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Mesa

    I hate to just complain about products but this... It would be nice if the phone sat a little more slanted back. I'm surprised to see that Apple finally made 5c and 5s cases and docks, but for some reason didn't make this dock compatible. So you'll have to take the case off every time you want to use this dock. Another thing I don't understand at all is that, the 3.5mm line out jack can be used for music, movies, podcasts, etc but not phone calls. Same 3.5mm jack on the Apple earphone, or for most earphones for that matter, so why can't it work for calls? That's a main purpose of a dock, no?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really? Once again missing the boat on docks and cases.

    • Written by from KINGSTON

    Apple, why is it that you are the innovators but sometimes seem to lack thought on product design. Which is something you are known for innovative products and design. You finally get the case right (for the most part) on the 5s and you give us back a dock with no option to use the beautiful phone and case together. Most of your customers I would suspect, like me do not want to keep taking the case off to put it in the dock (it wears out the case faster). Also, what is the point of the touch ID if the dock partially covers the button?

    I would really prefer and apple dock to more expensive decent looking 3rd party docks or less expensive ugly docks, but if you build something that is less functional and practical what is the use? Please fix this going forward.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A dock is for convenience and one hand operation. This doesn't.

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    A dock should be for making it easy to plug in and unplug to a charger via the dock. This dock is very difficult to use, though. It is a two handed operation to undock the phone. Also, the dock is too high on the home button, partially covering it, making it difficult to use thumbprint unlock while docked. Huge disappointment.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not well thought out...

    • Written by from Rosamond

    New dock doesn't work with the Apple thin case. The Belkin iPhone 5 Charge & Sink dock is made with a Mac aluminum finish, fits the iPhone 5, 5S, & 5C, with or without the thin case & provides support behind the phone to lessen the strain on the lightening plug... much better product & sold on the Apple web site.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design ... $30 wasted.

    • Written by from Monroe

    The 5s is great, and the slim Apple leather case just as great. The 5s Dock should have been designed to accommodate the 5s WITH Apple's own case! The case fits tightly on the 5s and is not easily removed (which is a good thing, by the way). Constantly having to remove the case from the 5s in order to use the dock just provides more opportunities for damage to the case, the 5s, or both.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks nice but functionality lacking

    • Written by from Waltham

    So it's slim and looks nice compared what is offered out there by third party manufacturers. That being said... I like to have my iPhone docked and charging and I would plug in my headphones so I could take phone calls using my Apple Earbuds. Well, the aux port on the back doesn't pass through any of the controls of the Apple Earbuds. In fact, when it's in the dock, you can't even control the volume of the music so make sure the external speakers you use (not headphones) have independent volume controls. I'm most upset that it doesn't pass through the phone call through the headphones. I guess I could have done a little more research but oh well, I do like the dock but it is really lacking for what I used the old iPhone 4S dock for.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but limited

    • Written by from Tacoma

    First if you review the dock itself it does exactly what it is suppose to. The only problem is when paired with iPhone 5s the lip of the dock interferes with Touchis unlock, and when paired with the Apple branded iPhone 5s case it does not even fit. Poor design in retrospect.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've read reviews before I bought it!

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    Bought the iPhone 5s leather case and dock today. Put my case on the phone and opened the dock, just to realize that the opening is very small and the phone would not fit with the case on. I'm not going to take the case off every time I want to put the phone on the dock so I will have to return it. I wish the gentleman at the Apple store who sold me the 2 accessories would have let me know it wouldn't fit in the dock prior to purchasing, though!! I am surprised that Apple wouldn't design the dock to be compatible with their own case.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No space

    • Written by from Brocton

    No space with the leather case? Unfair!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality docking oh I mean to say 'Toy'

    • Written by from Richmond

    I am very happy finally apple think of launching there own leather genuine case and Docking
    But together I can't use them as other people mention it is very light and during phone on docking it covers button which is kind of so said

    Hard to decide docking or case is going back to apple

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    works great and looks great, but without the case

    • Written by from Brooklyn Park

    this works great with iPhone 5s, but if you put a case on it, even Apple's own case, it will not fit in it. Why design it this way?

    3 of 4 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works on a case-less phone. Nonsense!

    • Written by from Nashua

    So I had read the reviews on this dock and decided I'd give it a try. Got mine today and was thinking I'd have no problem using it since I specifically got a slider case so I could take off the bottom portion of the case. Well, that worked ok until I got my Zagg Invisible Shields installed. I always protect my phone, front and back. Just the little bit of thickness that those add makes it so I can't put my phone in the dock. It just starts peeling the Zagg's. I'm thinking the 5c dock might work but I'm not willing to take the chance. I'll be returning my 5s dock on Saturday.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed No Cable Connector

    • Written by from MIAMI

    I’ve been a fan for Apple docks since they released them with the iPod, I was very surprised when I got it without cable connector to an USB port. Not having the letters on the bottom engrave as the old docks it does look cheap. It’s not worth it $29,99 plus $19,99 for the USB cable. It makes not sense.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've expected a speaker and mic port

    • Written by from Statesboro

    Pros - It looks as nice as the previous ones

    Cons - It doesn't have a grill or vent for iPhone's speaker and mic in and out.
    I used to have iPhone 4 dock for my 4s and it sounded decent and worked well when I was talking on speaker phone mode. 5s dock doesn't give me the same experience that I've had with 4 dock and it won't play sound as clear as it used to be on 4 dock.
    Also, it's line-out headphone jack is a bypass output so it won't work with any mic-remote and even further, the volume control on your phone won't work if you were using speaker hooked up into your dock's headphone jack.

    21 of 30 people found this useful