• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toronto

    What took so long. Finally Apple released a dock for the iphone5 (and 5S). I love the dock. It works great. My only complaint is I would have preferred if it were a little heavier. If you have a case for your iphone, don't by this dock. It is intended to fit the phone by itself (as all previous versions did). If you owned previous iphone docks, you will like this one.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Better off with a lightning adapter and the old 30 pin dock

    • Written by from East Molesey

    Terribly disappointed at the design. Third party docks fit the 5 better (longer lightning pin I think) with a case on and the iPhone 6 won't fit either. If the groove was cut full width then both the 6 and 6 plus would fit.

    With a redesign this would be great, and how about a remote too?

    A better alternative would be to use the lightning to 30 pin adapter on an older iPhone 3/4 dock, which even has a remote control, and works with a case too! So long as the case isn't too chunky.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by from Lawton

    It's unfortunate that Apple doesn't have two review categories: one for people who purchased the product after reading the specifications and one for those who purchased a product HOPING that it works the way they want it to.

    With that said, if you keep your phone in a case and you do not want to remove the case to dock your phone, then DO NOT purchase this product, it is incompatible with any case, Apple designed or third party. Consider other solutions. My iHome which sits on my nightstand, for example, is designed in such a way that it would work with many cases.

    If you are one of those brave souls who does not use a case, and you want a dock to keep you phone on your desk or nightstand, with the ability to charge it or play music out of it, then this is an elegant solution for you.

    I am giving this 5 stars in an attempt to balance out the negative reviews, however, all said and done this is a 4 star product to me. There are two downsides that I've encountered so far which have been noted by many other reviewers: first, the audio port does not support a microphone, meaning that this dock will not work for phone calls with wired headphones or any other means. Secondly, it is more difficult to use the Touch ID while it is in the dock. It is possible, but I find myself just punching in my pin versus bothering with it.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money.

    • Written by from CORAOPOLIS

    Huge Apple fan but this is a dumb product. The fit is so tight that even a skin on the iPhone 5s won't allow the dock to accept the device.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine, but where's the remote

    • Written by from Yass

    When I had a 4S I had a similar dock which I connected to a speak in my office and listened to music. I could turn the volume up and down with a remote, or off when the phone rang. The new version does not seem to support this. Yes, it enables me to keep the phone charged whilst I listen to music, but the lack of remote is an oversight.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    would be better with call support

    • Written by from New York

    it's working normally when you listen to music, video etc. but you can not use when you receive a call unfortunately.

    To be improved...

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it was designed to do and does it well

    • Written by from Tehachapi

    This dock does exactly what it was designed to do, hold the iPhone while charging, Just like all the previous generations of iPhones and iPhone docks it will only work for the ones who also use their iPhones as they are intended sans case. The iPhone is an achievement in design and is a work of art. If you are one of the sheeple who needs to cover the iPhone up in a plastic sheath and put some saran wrap of a skin or screen shield. Don't blame Apple.
    I was going to start by saying i can't believe how dumb some people are but I can't do that. It is unfortunately very clear. If you spend any time outside of your home you will certainly see this day in and day out also spending any amour of time on the internet it becomes abundantly clear.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Brooklyn

    It needs to have output for EarPods to answer calls!

    5 of 11 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

  • 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

  • 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