• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be updated for iPhone 7

    I just bought this tonight and will be returning. Makes no sense! Let's get rid of the headphone port and make headphones use lightning. I cannot charge and use headphones. I use my phone about 8 hours a day for phone calls and always use the headphones as wireless devices don't hold enough of a charge. Now I cannot make it through a day so I bought the dock to charge and talk at the same now. However, now I need to dig out my old 3.5mm headphones. Get it together Apple!

    25 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Line Level Output

    Apple has documentation that states this dock offers both Headphone AND Line Level Output. Line Level allows you to connect to a stereo bypassing the internal iPhone amp and control volume from the stereo. This function is completely unavailable and Apple Support is stating that the documentation is incorrect.

    The iPhone 5s and all previous docks offered Line Level Output, why they removed this optical is a huge blunder. Why would anyone want to have to adjust volume on 2 devices?

    No issues otherwise and it's nice that the 7 or 7 Plus fits. Fix the Line Out issue and it gets 5 stars.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This for Charging and Listening to Music

    I use this at work to charge and listen to music at the same time on my iphone 7. I love it! It really is a great product. It is sturdy and well built. you won't regret it.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    ruining my lightning port

    Do not buy unless you want to hear your phone buzz constantly after the first few weeks of using. Apple put design above functionality - there should be something for the phone to lean against - instead the angle is wearing out the lightning port. COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY.

    i've been using [trying to use] one at my office and one on my nightstand for about three months. the more i use it the worse my lightning port gets - i have to place the phone on the charger and wiggle it back and fourth to get my phone to "buzz buzz" and start charging. the SLIGHTEST movement on my desk makes the phone "buzz buzz" ("ringer off" charging notification) and connect and disconnect to my computer over and over again until i remove the phone from the dock and place it back in.

    on my nightstand, in the middle of the night my phone goes "buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz buzz" CONSTANTLY. i have to get up and unplug my phone from this thing, unplug the lightning cable from the back and just plug the cable directly into the phone. so much for propping the phone up with a nightstand app just to have a clock.

    131 of 143 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Too expensive

    I like the dock, its very beautifully designed and has nice weight to it. I thought I'd be able to still text while it was on the dock but because it's at an odd angle I can't. I have no issue with it laying on the desk but I figured I would just try it out to see. For $50 it should have something more to it. 100% returning to buy something better.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning dock - beautiful and highly useful

    I really like my lightning docking station. It is beautiful and makes my phone instantly accessible on my desk. Easy to use and very sturdy. Additional feature is a phone jack in the back for plugging in your apple head phones or any other compatible headset. Nicely done!

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really?

    Just bought this lightning dock and while is charging, my headphones don't work. What do I do to fix this so that I can use it like it is supposed to be, I payed 40€ for it, and I did it today. I'm so disappointed that something new doesn't work.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Garbage

    Flimsy connector, slow charge, headphones weren't working while on the dock, my phone started to suddenly turn off after plugging in and I worried that it was damaging the phone. Don't bother.

    128 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is when design gets in the way of practicality

    Absolute pain to try to dock your phone on it. You will have to turn on the light on your bedside table and sit up so you can try to get your iPhone to engage on the lighting connector. Very frustrating. It is also questionable if it will even charge after all that effort. The previous model with recessed docking station was much better.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't expect that would happen

    it doesn't work even though i had it for a day :(

    34 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Zero For Two

    I've loved my iPod classic and Apple Dock into my home stereo and big Bose speakers for years. Decided to reward myself and back up my treasured music/picture collection by buying a 128GB iPod Touch, and I love IT. But this new dock, ugh! 1. no remote compatibility like previous version and given the (well documented here) delicate attachment point, a critical fail. 2. when I attached my "line in" cable to the earphone jack, again unlike previous Apple Dock, DOES NOT WORK. So IT IS JUST A pretty $40.00 STAND. Apple continues to break my heart.

    146 of 174 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No plug??

    Bought this as I lost my iPhone charger and thought this would be a better replacement.
    Dismayed to see that you don't supply a plug :(
    Oh, so you want to actually USE it with electricity and all that???!!!!
    Well, yes I do!
    Think this is ridiculous and extremely poor value at £35.
    Mega disappointed.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek

    I like the sleek look of this dock. I have been using it for about 2 years now, and no problems. Is expensive for what it is--they should include a cable.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best dock I ever used

    I was looking for a dock station for my iPhone 5 to use it at home. I already had old version and used it at work. I was a bit scared by new design and negative reviews but decided to give it a try.
    IT'S AWESOME! iPhone positioned firmly on dock, it’s not reeling. Also it looks muck better on a new dock in compare to the old one. Highly recommend to others.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst dock yet

    Doesn't hold the phone correctly, wobbles from side to side, after a few days fails to charge because the port goes out of alignment. If high price is due to the proprietary audio out circuitry Apple should rethink this product and make a cheaper version as the majority of people won't be using this for audio. The £35 dock itself is worse than than the ones for £1 off eBay because at least those have a recess to keep the phone in place.

    52 of 63 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor connectivity - it's a charging sound orchestra.

    For the first few months it worked fine, (albeit having to take off my Logitech Protection+ Case to use it), but now whenever I plug my iPhone 5S in, it (the phone) wobbles like crazy, and keeps disconnecting and reconnecting, even when I'm not touching the phone, dock, or even the table the dock is on. If I don't mute my phone it's a symphony of pings!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally.. The Best Lightning Dock Ever

    This Amazing & Awesome Long Waited Lightning Dock has Finally Arrived into your local Apple stores, that will now fit any apple iPhone, iPad, iPod cases on, will you don't have to remove the case from the dock. at last this dock is now compatible with most apple, power support, belkin, spigen, and many other thousands cases that will fit perfectly on to your new amazing design lightning dock stand. i went for the white colour to match the 0.5m lightning cable that has been plugged into my macbook air and it all works an absolute treat, i'm really happy & loved it alot.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    I have bought two of these docks. Neither charge my device when docked though they charge when connected straight to the cable. The connection with and without the case isn't great and you have to wiggle things about to get connected. Even when connected the connection gets lost very quickly and the music stops!! Still doesn't charge. Both will be returned. Shame I really liked the simple design.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for the job, but feels like Apple ten years ago

    I love the dock; it does what I need it to without any faff. The white plastic makes it feel like it's a piece of Apple tech from days gone by though. That shiny white plastic look went out with the iPhone 4S didn't it? I'd expect brushed aluminium now to fit it better with the current aesthetics of the Apple range, though admittedly it might hike the price up a little bit. If price were an issue though people wouldn't be spending £35.00 on this thing; they'd stick with the cable or buy something cheaper.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Several Problems

    The good:
    -Love the aux output at the back, its a great feature
    -Looks good as well.

    The problems:
    -Iphone 6 doesn't sit comfortably on top. It wobbles around and rapidly goes from charging to not when it wobbles which occasionally cases the iPhone to crash after showing a blue screen. Worrying.
    -This wobble means you can wake up in the morning and find your phone hasn't charged fully as you knocked it during the night and something as simple as a breeze from a window can mean it stops charging as it pushes slightly on the charger.
    -Every time it wobbles and disconnects you also loose the music through the aux output (obviously) but then the iPhone also pauses the song, creating a lot of hassle to put the iPhone in the correct position so that it charges again and outputs the music.

    Overall:
    -Nice idea, but executed poorly for the price.
    e.g. the iPhone cannot sit perfectly on the dock (has to be slanted to the left or right (for me anyway) ).

    14 of 17 people found this useful