• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks nice but functionality lacking

    • Written by from Waltham

    So it's slim and looks nice compared what is offered out there by third party manufacturers. That being said... I like to have my iPhone docked and charging and I would plug in my headphones so I could take phone calls using my Apple Earbuds. Well, the aux port on the back doesn't pass through any of the controls of the Apple Earbuds. In fact, when it's in the dock, you can't even control the volume of the music so make sure the external speakers you use (not headphones) have independent volume controls. I'm most upset that it doesn't pass through the phone call through the headphones. I guess I could have done a little more research but oh well, I do like the dock but it is really lacking for what I used the old iPhone 4S dock for.

    8 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

    Does not work with Apple Case

    • Written by from Chicago

    This Apple dock does not work with the Apple case for the iPhone 5s. Geniuses you are not....

    10 of 17 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sheer idiocy on the part of other reviewers.

    • Written by from Berne

    It’s incomprehensible just how stupid some people can be when purchasing and reviewing a product. That the iPhone 5S dock does not accommodate cases is a failing on the part of the user, not of Apple. As someone who has used a first-gen iPhone daily since Launch Day 2007 without a single scratch on it, I can say that it is the user’s fault for needing a case, much less having one. The 5S dock is spectacular–as good as the original’s, and using an iPhone naked is always the way to go. Take care of your stuff; my stars. And do some research before buying.

    18 of 34 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    • Written by from Madison

    Bought the 5S.
    Bought the Dock. Wonderful.
    Waited for the Apple Case.


    5 of 10 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

    Don't buy dock and case together

    • Written by from Orange

    Purchased 5s, case, dock - all together, in store, same order. Did they mention that the dock is completely useless to me because the case won't fit in it? No. They did, however, advise that there is no easy way to take the case off the phone, and that once it is on you are best just to leave it on... So again, why sell me a useless piece of plastic as well?

    4 of 8 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Should've read reviews before I bought it!

    • Written by from Fort Myers

    Bought the iPhone 5s leather case and dock today. Put my case on the phone and opened the dock, just to realize that the opening is very small and the phone would not fit with the case on. I'm not going to take the case off every time I want to put the phone on the dock so I will have to return it. I wish the gentleman at the Apple store who sold me the 2 accessories would have let me know it wouldn't fit in the dock prior to purchasing, though!! I am surprised that Apple wouldn't design the dock to be compatible with their own case.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Returning to Apple

    • Written by from Seattle

    I will be returning this dock to Apple. As other reviewers have indicated, this does not work well with the new iPhone 5s. The main reasons I'm returning are:
    1. When docked, the front edge of the dock covers the bottom edge of the fingerprint sensor making it impossible or at the very least, challenging to unlock the phone using your fingerprint.
    2. When docked, the volume controls are disabled. I listen to music at work, so typically will dock the phone and plug the earpods into the audio jack on the back of the dock. At that point the volume control on the iphone screen as well as the volume control on the earpods do not work.

    Will consider buying in the future if Apple can get the volume control issue resolved.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No room for a case

    • Written by from Oklahoma City

    With any such case on your iPhone doesn't fit.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No space

    • Written by from Brocton

    No space with the leather case? Unfair!

    2 of 4 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

  • 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