• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Implementation

    • Written by from Rocklin

    Apple push selling a case with the iPhone 5c, but the case has to be removed every time I dock. Plus i can't dock with the earphones attached.

    Someone needs to have a word with the marketing team - what were they thinking?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Dock

    • Written by from Cocoa

    So glad to see the return of docks for the iPhone. Yes, this dock does not work with a case. Of course it doesn't, because you cannot make a dock that will fit every case there is. On the flip side if you design a dock for even the Apple leather case then someone who does not use a dock will have a problem. The answer is to make the dock fit an iPhone without a case. Why? Because regardless of what case you have they all can be taken off and the iPhone will still work in the dock.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No real audio out!

    • Written by from Winchester

    I can't believe that the only way to hook an iPhone 5 up to a stereo is with the 3.5 mm headphone jack. The nice little dock I used to use with my 3GS is still sitting on top of my stereo. Oh well, there's always bluetooth...

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally worthless with case

    • Written by from Seattle

    Like many others have said. Why design an apple dock that won't work when the phone is in an apple case. Why would I want to take the phone out of the case to charge?

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    No Longer works.

    • Written by from Baldwin Park

    I bought this at the same time as my 5S from the Irvine Apple Store on the day the 5S went on sale. I loved my Apple dock while I had my 4S, so I had to get it for my 5S. It worked fine - as I do not use a case (thanks to AppleCare+), until last night. Inserted my phone and nope tone. I made sure it was seated all the way, and the cable on the back was connected. Still no charging. I changed the lightning cable and that did not change anything. Looks like I'll have to take it back to the Apple Store. The only thing I would change about the dock, is there should be a cut out for the home button. Once its in and charging, you can not do a finger scan due to the dock blocking the home button. Other than that it works as its supposed to...

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple could have done better

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    Good dock overall but any surprises are probably on the negative side.
    - The Home button is somewhat covered (bottom 5% of the bottom only, yet still not super easy to use)
    - The accessory only works with "powered" speakers... so it won't work with the default apple headphones for example if you want to have the iphone docked on your desk and listen to music/take calls through the "line out" connection.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    0 stars. Worthless.

    • Written by from New York

    You cannot use this dock if your iPhone 5s has a case (including official cases from Apple). The seat of this dock is molded exactly to the size of the phone. In order to attach your phone to this dock, you must remove the case. This eliminates any efficiencies you hope to gain by using this case. Additionally, there are third party docks compatible with iPhone 5s which do not have this problem (and also come with cables). Buy one of those. You will only return this product. The Apple iPhone 5s Dock should be removed from Apple's stores. Buying this was a complete waste of my time.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of design, major FAIL!

    • Written by from TURLOCK

    I've been an apple fan for years, from my I-mac computers which I use for work and personal use, I-pad and I phone 5s. The fact that apple would make a charging dock that lacks the ability to support it's own case while charging is a MAJOR FAIL! I have a great third party charging dock that looks JUST LIKE THIS one purchased on amazon at cost of minimal cost of 5.69+ free shipping works great and you can keep your case on. This also goes for many of apple accessories.... people go to amazon . com and type in any accessories for your I-phone, I guarantee you will only pay 1/3 of the cost. Dunno if apple will take this review down but given the fact on-line shopping is the wave, do your homework. Happy New Year and Happy shopping!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bogles My MInd

    • Written by from Arlington

    How can a company pretty much change and set the pace of the tech industry and at the same time fall short when it comes to designing a simple stand for the phone????? I would put many more question marks with that first question but you get the idea. I am starting to think Apple is just screwing with us when it comes to this dock. I know they have seen the reviews from its customers over the years about this dock. Still they make the same mistakes. They must be messing with us. Anyway, Im not a happy customer and Apple you need to stop messing around and make an Awesome dock to go with your Awesome phone. Wish I had a sweet dock to go with my new 5s. Thanks Apple!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Auburn

    I would understand if this dock would not be compatible with a non Apple case, but the fact that it won't work with the Apple 5s leather case is ridiculous. This dock will only work if you do not use a case on your phone and let's be honest who pays this much for a phone and doesn't put a case on it. Very disappointed. Don't waste your time or money.

    10 of 15 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lacking volume control for audio out port

    • Written by from Chesterfield

    If you're looking for a dock that does more than stand your phone up and charge it (i.e. if you're looking to hook up headphones without a volume control built into its cable, such as high-end Sennheisers) this is not the dock for you. You cannot actually adjust the volume output level with the dock, with the iPhone instead opting to output at full volume level. This obviously does not work well with headphones unless you're looking to go deaf in an hour. Now I've got to return both of these that I bought because the primary reason I got them was so my iPhone wouldn't have to be in my lap or a pocket when listening to music at my office.

    10 of 15 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ***Please Read Before You Buy or Post a Review**

    • Written by from Twentynine Palms

    This apple accessory is a great device but poorly named. This dock's best use is to serve as a line out device (lod) to accommodate for higher quality audio signal to an amplifier such as a headphone amp or home audio receiver. It provides maximum quality audio to an external device that will then allow to to adjust your volume.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Headset not working when docked

    • Written by from Aalborg

    I bought this dock for office in order to easily recharge and make iPhone 5 phone called with headset.
    Although there is a headset connector, the headset are not working for phone calls - only for listening to music.
    Hello! This is not ok!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with Apples OWN Leather Case

    • Written by from Waterbury Center

    Wish I had seen the earlier review stating that it was NOT COMPATIBLE with Apples own LEATHER CASE but I purchased before the date it was posted.
    The only way to use the dock is to take the case off.
    This product deserved another one star review which is why I added it.
    I do not believe it will work with any case.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Serves it's purpose

    • Written by from Chicago

    I have been waiting for this since I purchased the iPhone 5 and am really happy it has finally arrived! Granted, it doesn't work with a case so if that it what you need it for consider the Belkin or some other non-Apple product. But if you don't use a case and are looking for a simple reliable way to stand up your iphone this is the best product on the market. Believe me, I've spent hundreds on other solutions waiting for this. The iPhone 5 slips right into this case, you can even do it in the dark (unlike the Belkin). And that's all I was looking for, a simple stand that I can leave my phone in by my bed. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the home button slightly covers the home button, easily solved in the next design. If apple will make a solution for the new iPad I'd consider buying a new iPad. But not until then.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very poorly executed!

    • Written by from Louisville

    The dock doesn't work with any case...not even the Apple branded leather case for the 5S! You can barely get the phone to fit in the dock w/o the case. I returned it. This product was a huge miss on Apple's part.

    11 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the Belkin dock!

    • Written by from Astoria

    Bought this because I wanted to use the product Apple designed. Unfortunately you can't use it when you use a case on your iPhone. Also Touch ID is not easily accessible. Design goes out the window when something is not completely functional.

    Go buy the Belkin iPhone Dock. Will most likely work with your case, and also comes in multiple colors and Touch ID is accessible.

    8 of 12 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.

    9 of 14 people found this useful