• 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 :(

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy if you use a case

    • Written by from İSTANBUL

    Does not fit with a case, not even sure if it would fit with protective film on the back the fit is that tight.

    Design over functionality.

    1 of 1 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Blocks home button

    • Written by from New York

    Given the hoopla surrounding the new fingerprint ID technology on the iPhone it's particularly puzzling why they would design the dock to block a portion of the button. This makes it very difficult to use as fingerprint ID and annoying to push at other times.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iphone 5 Dock

    • Written by from Kyiv

    Badly surprised that incoming calls are not transferred to the headset, but only the speakerphone can be used while on the dock

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have already got an experience with my earlier dock with Apple 4

    • Written by from New Taipei City

    I have already got an experience with my earlier docking station with Apple 4, because with any type of casing on the iphone it will not fit and sit on the docking station. I had to remove the casing and then place my iphone on the docking station a bit annoying. Some technology and techniques has not been done well. I think while placing the iphone it should have a support on the back and lower the front side so at least you can touch and use the home button. I took a look at the new docking station for Iphone 5S I think not well designed. These companies should modify and work on it according to so many of our reviews will give them more idea how to rework on the model. Good Luck

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmm...

    • Written by from Mesa

    I hate to just complain about products but this... It would be nice if the phone sat a little more slanted back. I'm surprised to see that Apple finally made 5c and 5s cases and docks, but for some reason didn't make this dock compatible. So you'll have to take the case off every time you want to use this dock. Another thing I don't understand at all is that, the 3.5mm line out jack can be used for music, movies, podcasts, etc but not phone calls. Same 3.5mm jack on the Apple earphone, or for most earphones for that matter, so why can't it work for calls? That's a main purpose of a dock, no?

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea-Poorly Executed

    • Written by from Wilmington

    I really like my iPhone 5S which was an upgrade from the 4. I like using the phone in its pure form without a case but gradually my camera lens became scratched on my iPhone 4 over time (a slight recess would correct this).

    Now I want to get the Apple leather case to help protect my iPhone 5S and get the Apple base. Apple you do an excellent job with the integration of technology and product quality but having the base designed in a way which can only be used without a case is poor design execution and lacks the attention to detail you are known for!

    I read the Steve Jobs book written by Walter Isaacson. Steve was famous for saying "this is sh**" and thats exactly what this is!! I cannot believe he would have ever excepted this poorly executed design.

    Integrate the design to work with ALL of your products please!

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great to Have

    • Written by from Boynton Beach

    First thing to know is that this will NOT work with iPhones which have a case on them. This is only to be used with naked iPhones. I deducted one star for this reason as I know many like to have their iPhones wrapped up in a case.
    I do not like to use cases on my iPhone, preferring to hold and appreciate the iPhone in its pure form. Yes, it gets a little scratch or nick here and there but I hate covering it up (as I did with a few previous iPhones. The iPhone sits snuggly in place when docked and gets its charge. The dock is a clean and small device with enough heft to it in order to hold the phone firmly in place on your desk. Having the dock instead of just the wire sitting on my desk looks so much better and I am much more apt to charge my iPhone by placing it in the dock so I have yet to run out of power due to typical use.
    If you don't use an iPhone case and want to have a clean look to your desk, get one of these.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice & simple, but only if you don't use a case.

    • Written by from DALTON

    This dock is essentially the same as the iPhone 4 dock, with the exception of the lightning connector. It is completely solid white, excepting of the non-slip gray footing on the underside. It feels solid and substantial, but does not weigh enough that you can simply pull your phone out of it without holding the dock itself down. The dock requires a lightning cable, (not included) which will plug into the back. There is also a 3.5mm port on the back for connecting the dock to a speaker, stereo, etc. If you are one to use your iPhone without a case and would like a dock, you should consider this dock. If you use a case, but don't mind removing it to dock your iPhone, you may still consider it, but this dock is probably not for you.

    **In order to clear confusion let me restate the two most important facts:
    -You can only use this dock if your iPhone 5 or 5S does not have a case on!
    -You will have to place your hand on the back of the dock to hold it down while you remove your phone!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone 5s dock

    • Written by from BOTHELL

    I think this is a great dock. Other reviewers have said that it is flimsy - not true, it is very solid. It's true that it does not work with a case, as others have stated, so take the case off! Who would want to cover this beautiful piece of technology anyway! I admit it is hard to use the fingerprint sensor while the phone is docked, but there are ways around this: use the simple passcode feature, or turn off auto lock while the phone is in the dock - problem solved! I also have the TwelveSouth dock, which is great, but was somewhat difficult to assemble, and like the Apple dock, did not come with a lightning cable. So what? I am pleased with the Apple dock and will use it in my living room while watching TV - Apple TV, I should add. I am happy with my purchase and can recommend it to other owners of the new 5s.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed No Cable Connector

    • Written by from MIAMI

    I’ve been a fan for Apple docks since they released them with the iPod, I was very surprised when I got it without cable connector to an USB port. Not having the letters on the bottom engrave as the old docks it does look cheap. It’s not worth it $29,99 plus $19,99 for the USB cable. It makes not sense.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems syncing remote with this dock

    • Written by from burlington

    I was so excited to finally be able to buy a dock for my 5. I teach group fitness so using a remote and dock is really handy. Except no matter what I do, the remote won't sync with this dock. Waste of money on my end! Anyone else have this? The remote synced and worked fine with my computer so that's not it. Ugh.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Last

    • Written by from KENSINGTON

    I bought this and within a few months it got hard to get my iPhone 5 to sit properly in the cradle so that it would charge. I had had a dock for the original iPod which lasted for years. This was a big disappointment. I went back to just using the original cable and threw this dock into the trash.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Beware - doesn't work with an iphone cover

  • 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.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, steady and beautiful but doesn't work every time with touch-id.

    • Written by from Hinnerup

    I find the dock extremely steady and the iPhone fits perfectly without a case. The thing though, is that it doesn't work every time with touch-id - be aware of that.

    1 of 2 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 8 people found this useful