• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Someone dropped the ball

    • Written by from Oxnard

    To echo other reviews:

    Pros: Simple design, exact fit to iPhone 5s

    Cons: does not support use of a case whatsoever (Apple or third party), does not include spare lightning>USB connector.

    After a few hours with this item, I took the dock back immediately. The associate at the Apple store was aware of the frustration, as this was not the first dock return he had received.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Bummer product. Apple not thinking clearly in offering this dock for the iPhone 5 and 5S. Cannot use headphones - blocked when docked. Therefore, can only make Speakerphone calls (not good with people around, etc). Might have worked if we could plug in our headphones in the audio out on the back to use for personal audio or for personal making calls.

    Apple should have made an insert for the Universal Dock using the Lightning to 30-pin adapter and a plastic back to support the iPhone 5. I will continue to use my Universal Dock with the Lightning to 30-pin adapter (and a make shift plastic back for support). I'll figure out a better plastic support for myself (maybe steal a couple of the plastic extensions used in the Apple story for the iPhone 5S displays). I can still use my Universal Dock - Airplay music to my stereo using the dock, still use my headphones since the adapter lefts the iPhone 5 almost a full inch above the dock.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very un-Apple like.

    • Written by from MOOLOOLABA

    Only for those who don't use an iPhone case.

    Not even the brand new Apple produced cases will fit in this dock (and they are a pain to take off as they are so snug)

    No audio connection either. Bad enough that the iPhone 5's headphone jack is on the bottom to then overlook being able to connect your headphones through this dock.

    Back to the store with this one. Belkin has it hands down over this and its $10 cheaper too.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible with iPhone 5S Apple Case

    • Written by from GREELEY

    The dock won't let your iPhone 5S fit smoothly, you have to squeeze and push down the device to buckle it. Also, if you have InvisibleShield back protection on your iPhone 5S like me then you are going to damage the film for sure. Didn't thought the whole of this dock is too tight. The biggest disadvantage of this dock it is not compatible with iPhone 5S Apple case or any other cases on the market. You have to take off the case every time you want to connect your phone with this dock.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very un-Apple

    • Written by from Belleville

    The only thing Apple-esque about this dock is the price. Please do not buy this dock, simply for the price. It does not come with a lightning cable. You have to buy your own for an additional $19. So you're looking at a total of about $50. Yes, you could use the cable that came with the phone but who sells a dock without a charger?

    Also, this dock is not universal like the previous, very nice, Apple-quality dock that Apple branded and sold. Now you have to buy the dock that fits your iDevice rather than the insert (which usu. came with the iDevice). The only redemption for this price gouging would be a bigger iPhone 6, which would make unique docks for each phone a little more understandable (but still not very reasonable).

    The base on this dock is not as weighted as the previous dock and when the iPhone is docked, the home button is covered a bit more. Also, this dock does not work with the remote (unless I'm doing something wrong, which is very possible) and it locks out volume control, requiring speakers with their own volume control.

    Overall, there is nothing about this dock that I find to be better or even as good as the previous universal dock (30-pin). On Amazon, the universal dock is currently $59 and comes with the dock, remote, dock adapters (iDevice inserts), USB charging adapter, and USB to 30-pin cable. So, basically for $10 more, Apple gives you a remote and various inserts and more importantly, the option for various iDevices.

    I am a long time supporter of Apple products (4 iPods, 2 MacBooks, 3 Apple TVs, 5 iPhones, 1 iPad, 1 Time Capsule, a few docks) and have never seen one take such a big step back.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Designed

    • Written by from Strathroy

    I was excited that Apple had made a new dock for the new iPhone 5c.
    However it doesn't appear that much thought went into it.
    I purchased the new iPhone 5c along with the Apple designed case for it.
    Then I bought the dock... The phone with the case on it will not fit into the dock.

    Too bad really. I expect better.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What???! No mini USB cable included?

    • Written by from Naples

    What a pain. At this high price you still have to go find and buy a mini USB cable to use it!

    Why not let the Lightening cable power it??? The fit is so tight you can forget about using this with a case, even an Apple case.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from Alexandria

    Don't buy this; you can have mine. Because I put an Apple leather case on my iPhone and so this base isn't usable. Does Apple really expect us to take the case off every time we want to put the phone in the base? Or use the iPhone without a case? Dumb dumb dumb.

    3 of 7 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If Jobs comes back alive he would slap somebody

    • Written by from ORLANDO

    Who puts together a docking station that is not compatible with most cases...come on!! I'm returning this product!!!

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible design

    • Written by from Melville

    My iphone 5S will only fit in the doc if it's not in a case? Terrible. I can't give less than one star (or I would)

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Phone + Case Doesn't Fit In Dock

    • Written by from Sandy

    Was very disappointed to learn that, with the Apple-designed case, the phone won't fit in the dock.
    I hope Apple will come up with a solution!

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too Tight

    • Written by from Flanders

    I got this dock to use on my desk while working so I could easily see and control my music. There are issues with the home button being partly blocked making it difficult to get a fingerprint but I could live with that.

    The issue I am having is that this dock is so precisely molded to the iPhone 5s that even a screen protector on the back won't fit. There is plenty of room for a screen protector on the front but if use a full body protector (Zagg Invisible Shield) you will encounter issues.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from Odenton

    Ridiculously expensive, came with no cables, and you cannot fit an iphone with any case whatsoever on this thing. Since I would bet 90 percent of people have a case on their expensive phone, who can use this without a hassle? Awful design.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lack of Foresight and Vision

    • Written by from Chattanooga

    Home run for the 5s but...please tell me that the team that designed the dock is now working for another company. I was in shock to know that you must remove the very nice leather case to charge your beautiful phone. Come on, the "Apple manufactured and designed dock" should accommodate the "Apple designed and manufactured phone" shouldn't it? Call me crazy or maybe I need to just adapt to a lower standard. Wow! Very disappointed. Im now stuck with a nice paper weight.

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously?

    • Written by from Shelton

    I spend like $100 on all these adaptors and the dock...and none of them can work with out 5c or 5s. WHY? Because we bought APPLE cases. Really APPLE? You don't tell us these do not work with your own cases???

    3 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    don't bother

    • Written by from Chicago

    Unless you just want to dock a phone without a case, don't bother. I cannot take the case off every time I want to charge/dock my phone. So, it's pretty useless for me. Will be returning. Clearly, lacks creativity in design. I would prefer to give it zero stars.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This item does NOT charge...

    • Written by from Salinas

    The first stentence that describes this product by Apple....Charge and sync your iPhone 5s or iPhone 5 with the iPhone 5s Dock. LIES... It does not charge unless you purchase the USB Cable & Power Adapter. Marketing is great at Apple....my bad...read everything before you purchase...you'll need more parts to make it actually charge. LOL. what a mess!

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Volume DOESN'T WORK

    • Written by from Irvine

    Given that the main reason I purchased the docks was to be able to plug my headphones in without the phone having to be laying on my desk.

    Think about it APPLE

    4 of 12 people found this useful