• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Everyone at Apple should be embarrassed.

    • Written by from Fargo

    This is the worst Apple product I have ever used.

    1. It is too light. You can't simply lift the iPhone up, you have to hold the dock down with one hand and wiggle out the iPhone with the other.

    2. The front of the dock blocks the home button. Because of this it is difficult to use Touch ID to unlock the device. It is also more difficult to use the home button in regular use of the phone.

    3. There is no support behind the phone, just the cutout at the very bottom (that causes point 2.). In combination with point 1., the dock and phone tend to slip and totter all over the place when you push the home button or tap the screen. It does not inspire confidence.

    4. Speaking of the cutout, it only fits an unsleeved or uncased phone. No matter how thin your case, no matter if you are using Apple's own cases, the phone will not fit unless it is bare.

    5. It loses support for the Apple Remote compared to previous Apple iPhone docks.

    6. It disables the audio controls on the iPhone. This, combined with point 5. means I have to stand up and walk across the office to adjust volume since I have this plugged directly into a pair of powered bookshelf speakers & sub instead of a receiver.

    7. And not only does it disable the audio controls, it pumps audio out of the 3.5mm "Line Out" connector at 100% volume. Make sure you have speakers or a receiver that can handle this ridiculous signal. My THX-certified Klipsch Promedia 2.1 system in my office cannot handle it. Turning its volume knob more than a fraction of a degree from mute results in ear bleed-inducing volume.

    This poorly-designed product fails at every single thing a dock needs to be good. It is simply terrible. Shockingly terrible. The iPhone 5s is a masterpiece of design. It is one of the best things I have ever owned, it's one of my favorite things to use. To have one of its accessories be this bad is a tragedy, an embarrassment. Shame on Apple for letting this product be sold under its name.

    2 of 2 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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Stopped Connecting - it's now inert

    • Written by from Victoria

    I bought this late January and on April 2 it stopped working, iPhone will not charge nor connect to anything.
    No charger,not my Mac - nothing! May was well be a solid piece of plastic
    I have serious concerns about this !

    Anyone else have this issue?

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work with earphones and with original leather case

    • Written by from Downingtown

    C'mon Apple!!! What happened here? I use the dock at work, like I did with iPhone 4S and the old dock. Now, I cannot put the iPhone in with the original leather case - and getting the iPhone out of the leather case is very very hard! Additionally, you cannot use earphones with this iPhone any more - you cannot control the volume AT ALL! You nead loudspeakers with active volume control... The (passive) volume control of the original earphones is not working, it's just so loud, my ears still hurt :( I should have read the reviews before :-( I'd like to throw this thing away, pretty as it may be!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not fit with apple case!?

    • Written by from Toronto

    Incredible. So annoying. I ordered it online, and no doubt it will be a hassle to return it (I'll have to return to the store, no doubt). And all because I trusted Apple to be compatible with their own products...especially at a price like this. I'm pretty disappointed.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not workable with Apple leather case

    • Written by from 深圳

    The phone must be naked to be plugged in the dock. Not like a an "Real" Apple Product. The designer must be a fresh one :(

    3 of 6 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.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Y U NO, have volume control???????

    • Written by from Amsterdam

    So now I can charge my phone in a vertical position....

    No volume controle on the line out? Why? Software update? hint hint..

    Can't awnser calls?

    Those are like the basic functions every dock should have.

    4 of 7 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.

    2 of 6 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.

    8 of 13 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

    3 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should be able to dock with leather case

    • Written by from Kirkland

    Just got mine in the mail. I was excited, because I've been futzing with the plug-in cable for the past few weeks waiting for the dock to rescue me and make my life easier. Very disappointed. I spend more on Apple products knowing that I'm getting clean design and high quality. This seems like a big oversight. Still wondering why Apple doesn't have a wireless charger like the Windows Phone does. You simply set your phone on top of the docking pad and it vibrates (letting you know it's charging) and next morning, you're good to go. Sure hope that Apple takes these comments seriously and considers the overall design of both the phone and the accessories and peripherals before the next big release. I wonder if Apple is getting a bit sloppy after all of it's success?

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design, almost like Apple didn't design it

    • Written by from Reston

    This Dock is elegantly designed to hold the iPhone 5s upright and charge it. It looks pretty but that's the end of the good part. There is a basic lack of functional design here-there is no way to use this dock with any case that I tried, including some third party low profile cases. The bottom of the iPhone fits so securely into the dock (for support I suppose) that there is no clearance for any case at all. I also highly doubt the claim that you can use this dock for speakerphone calls, since the speaker is covered completely. Users like me really want a functional, workable dock from Apple.

    5 of 7 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 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No volume or phone call to headphones support

    • Written by from Madison Heights

    Can't listen to anything while docked because the volume is stuck at maximum with no ability to change. And if you do decide to listen, you can't take any calls through your headphones. At least the first issue seems like it should just be a firmware update to the phone to fix. Get at it.

    4 of 7 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!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Could have been perfect...

    • Written by from Elyria

    At first glance, this dock seems perfect. But...

    When I plugged my Apple headphones into this dock, I was a little saddened to find that the headphone controls do not function (play/pause, next track, volume). Although, this was disappointing, the real deal-breaker was finding out that when the phone is docked, there is absolutely no way to control the volume level at all.

    This makes it practically useless. $29.99 to prop your phone up off the desk. :-(

    9 of 11 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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can only use without case.

    • Written by from Toronto

    The biggest problem with this device is that you can't use a case with it. Not even a really narrow one.

    I exchanged this and went with the Belkin dock that works with cases.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable with Leather Case

    • Written by from Hamilton

    Like so may have said already, this dock can't be used with Apple's official leather case.

    3 of 4 people found this useful