• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It doesn't work with any case!!!!

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    Really beautiful and expectable from Apple, but, just a little bit more, like another version for some cases (the Apple's one).

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's iphone 5 dock is perfectly designed...

    • Written by from Diamond Bar

    I have come to expect excellent design from Apple. One of the only companies that I have basically accepted and trusted for all of their designs to hit the mark in a consistent group right on the bulls-eye.

    The iPhone 5 dock is not different. It is a dock, intended for easily connecting your iPhone without having to fumble with cables, and being able to see the display easily. Connecting with your audio equipment via one connection. And, still looking simplistically classic (Apple style).

    For each person who thought it should accommodate a case, I want to say "unreasonable!" because you can't possibly design for all the varying cases and provide the necessary physical support for the phone. duh.

    Those who think it is too light, seriously(?), and if it was heavier many would complain. Think! we are going after LIGHTER products... we don't want "MacRocks", we want Mac Air's... light is better... (duh).

    And the audio port, might not be convenient for a lot of people, because they expect if they can plug their headphones in, it should work. There are important reasons (which I wont go into) why you will never have a powered audio connection come from the lightning connector on a dock. It is as simple as that. It is like using a fire hydrant to wash your hair... not practical. The audio out is for feeding your audio into a self-powered audio system... not headphones. This is the best design possible.

    So, many of the bad reviews for this dock are from people who "JUST DON'T GET IT"... 'nuff said!

    The price is typical apple (well designed, not extremely cheap). The shape is classic. The functionality is at maximum capacity (i.e. you can't get any better).

    If you want a dock for your iPhone, this is the dock to buy. If you want to plug your headphones into a cheesy piece of plastic, buy a Belkin. (Sorry Belkin.)

    12 of 17 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with Apple leather case

    • Written by from Mountain View

    -if you want to take your case off, works fine
    -Why do I need to take my Apple case off my Apple iPhone every time I want to charge in my Apple dock?

    12 of 18 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cheektowaga

    I'm baffled at all the negative reviews about the lack of usability of the phone while docked. The product is mean for you to put the phone in it overnight to charge. Why would anyone expect or want to use their iPhone while in a charging dock?

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could have been great.

    • Written by from Farmington

    This dock is a great idea to purchase, if you keep your iPhone naked. BUT...If you, like most people, prefer to protect you $600+ investment or add a personal touch to your iPhone with a case, then don't waste your time and money. What I'm trying to say is if you have a case of ANY kind on your iPhone 5/5s (Yes this includes the Apple designed case) then your iPhone will NOT fit into the dock without removing the case. I understand that most docks do not work with cases, but the fact that the Apple designed case does not work with a dock THEY also designed frustrates me. This is very UN-Apple like. I am sure Steve Jobs is rolling in his grave. Another thing that worried me was that because of the incredibly tight fit, the dock would have more than likely scratched the bottom back glass after repeated use. I bought this dock and the Apple designed leather case at the same time. I returned the dock the same day it was delivered. Good thing Apple support is so good. The only pro about this case is it feels like it is well built, it has that heavy, quality feeling. Too bad it was designed so poorly. Strike one Apple.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    • Written by from Miami Beach

    I was looking forward to this product, and bought it with my new iPhone 5S without a blink.
    I used an Apple dock for my iPhone 4 at work and loved it, now here is why this new dock is not worth it:

    1. (bad) I used to grab my iPhone 4 single handed, quickly, easily. With this dock and the lightning connector, you need to weight on the dock with one hand and pick your phone with the other

    2. (worse) the previous dock was designed to leave full access to the home button, this one makes it very cumbersome. Specially with Touch ID.

    3. (worst) when docked, the iPhone 5 earphone jack is obstructed (as are the mic and speaker), and although this dock has an Audio output for music and video, it doesn't work with the phone application !!!!! I use my phone at work for long conf calls and need my earphone. It worked great with my previous dock, but now I need to undock, plug my earphone, then unplug my earphone and dock it back.....

    In the end this dock "works" but it doesn't deserve the Apple logo, and is definitively not worth the price. Forget about it.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW!! I'm amazed at the low score this products recieved.

    • Written by from Orlando

    Let me start off by making a few things clear why this is actually a great product and how people should know what they are buying.
    1st. People complain the dock does not accommodate an iPhone with a case. Ok, have you ever used a previous version of the iPhone dock and been able to use a case? No, Never!
    I have used every single dock since the original iPhone and ALL of them have required that I remove the case. That is a condition of this product.
    2. The line out is just that, a LINE OUT. It is NOT a headphone jack for your headphones. It is a constant analog output to connect to an amplifier or set of powered speakers. This is something you actually want if you knew what you knew what you were buying. The absence of the line out on every other iPhone dock easily justifies this purchase.

    Moral of the story? Learn what you are buying before you run off and say it's terrible.
    This is actually a great product and I'm happy Apple finally made this available.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad design and doesn't work with Apple Leather Case

    • Written by from Toronto

    Looks cheap for its price point. Lacks the apple touch specially since it cannot be used with an Apple Leather Case.

    Useless. Glad I was able to return it.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Plymouth

    As with many products, this will not work with the phone in a case. I bought the new Apple leather case for my iPhone, which is very difficult to remove. I think it would ruin the case if taken off too many times. Looks like another purchase that will never be used.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this if you plan to use a case.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I was another of the disappointed to find that the dock does not take a phone with a case. If Apple upsells me a 30 dollar case, I'd expect it to work with their 30 dollar dock.

    If you do not plan to use a case, this is exactly what you wanted and expected.

    3 of 5 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as promised!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Rarely write reviews, but was perplexed as to why this was reviewed so low.

    It is a phone dock people. You put your phone in it to charge. It isn't built to magically adapt to every case ever made, nor is it meant to be operated while "docked". Hence the word...DOCKED. You don't operate a boat while it is docked either...do you?

    It sits on my desk...it charges....I can see it easier when calls come in. Airplay works fantastic...it does what it is supposed to do.

    Keep in mind that Apple sells phones, and there are thousands of OPTIONAL accessories you can buy. They are not all going to somehow work with each other, as they are all optional. Don't give a product a "1 star" because your combination of accessories and/or mis-use of the product didn't work out. Apple lists quite simply what the dock can do. Don't try different things and then say it is 1-star, that doesn't help the rest of us who are looking for products.

    For those of you who plan to purchase the dock and use it exactly in the manner described by Apple, it works great and delivers as promised. For those looking for more options, i'm sure there are plenty of other docks out there to suit your needs.

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work with the iphone plastic case

    • Written by from Sierra made

    Be warned -- this does NOT work with the Apple plastic case. It really should say so!! It does not make contact unless the case is removed.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to. And looks good doing it.

    • Written by from Heidrick

    LOLing at some of the reviews for this product. It's like the world is ending because you might have to remove your case before docking your phone. I mean honestly. Great product. Stylish yet functional. A+, Apple.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not useful

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have to agree with all the other posts. This dock is not useful if you have a cover on your phone. Taking the cover off and on is not practical, so this dock is useless to me.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't be used with leather cases

    • Written by from Quebec

    It would have been nice to know that it would not work with the case I bought at the same time :-(

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    People dont have common sense.

    • Written by from Saint Louis

    This is almost exactly the same as the first generation dock connector from 2007. It has good weight, its solid and it maintains the minimalist modern look. This dock is not ment to be used with a case but the design is awesome and it works prefect.

    13 of 18 people found this useful