• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't Connect Lightning EarPods While Charging on Dock - iPhone 7

    I like the design of the dock overall, but it has one major flaw. I got a pair of Lightning EarPods with my iPhone 7 but I can't connect them to the phone while it's in the dock. Assuming you're charging, there's one Lightning port to connect to power and there's a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means I have to use headphones with a 3.5mm jack to listen to audio while it's charging - but Apple doesn't provide 3.5mm headphones with an iPhone 7. It needs another Lightning port.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job

    Lovely minimalist design; really shows off your iPhone's beauty. Just a bit difficult to plug in.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I completely understand people who are frustated about the dock lifting whenever they lift up the phone, however the dock in my opinion looks amazing and really compliments/shows off your iPhone when it's sitting charging!

    39 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I do not know why this has a mediocre rating... this dock is great! i have the 7 plus and it works perfectly!

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs improvement

    Beeping anoying sound occurs couple times of day. I need to unplug my headphones to save my ears! Apple fix this!! We paid big money for it!

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE! Sturdy & strong connector! Great fitment with Incipio Esquire Cases!

    I agree with another reviewer and I feel some people just don’t give this dock a chance, and haven’t compared it against others before submitting a review for this one. This is my second one in 2 years and I have NEVER had a problem. It's very sturdy, with a built-in 8-pin connector, and a grip bottom that is great for any tabletop. The lightning connector is built right into the dock's metal platform, which makes it very strong & provides solid functionality with less chance if damaging your device. With that said, if you’re a “bull in a china shop” kind of person, then using any kind of dock would be at your own risk… but you’d actually have less chance of failure with this one. I personally have an Incipio Esquire Case and it’s a perfect fit for this dock and sits perfectly flush. With that said, be mindful of which cases you buy if you plan on using a dock… all docks are set up differently and how much clearance around the plug will vary. This particular dock actually only has a protective pimple around the connector, which gives you a lot more compatibility for case fitment. It has been very difficult to find another dock that has the 8-pin lightning connector actually "built-in", and that also allows most cases to fit. I actually shopped around because I thought I wanted to try a different dock with some sort of backing on it for more device support (and mainly for quick & easy attachment) where I could just slide it into the dock to actually ‘cradle’ the device… like I could with my older iPhone devices back in the day... but I found they just don’t make them like they used to. Unfortunately, the days of the convenient slip-on docks are over, unless you wanna go cheap and take your chances with a no-name product from some company you’ve never heard of before. Another thing I noticed, is that most of the other docks don’t have a headset plug either, and I’m noticing a lot of people actually enjoy that feature. The biggest reason I like this Apple Lightning Dock the best, is that you don’t have to assemble it, besides the fact that it’s incredibly sturdy. With assembled docks, you have to manually fish a cable thru the docking station and then into a clip, along with messing around with tiny screws and adjustments to get it just right. Even then, it’s still never a solid dock when you have to put it together creating the lightning plug connection using a cable and a clip, which makes you either hold the cable itself to disconnect, or put the cable back in after it yanks it out while unplugging the device… defeating the purpose of having a dock.. Trust me, I’ve tried 3 now and returned them all. With this Apple dock, all you do is plug a lightning cable into the back of the dock and then the USB end into the power outlet plug in the wall… or simply just use the USB end at your computer, and you're ready to go!

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    These work exactly as advertised. I have three of these and have had no issue with stability or charging as suggested in other reviews. The adapter is solid and holds and charges my devices just fine. I bought them as soon as they came out and use them with iPhone 5s, 6, and 6s daily for work and plan to get another for use with a iPhone 7. I have found it less practical to have the audio jack in the back; my earbud cord is not very long. I would take a star but haven't since iPhone 7 no longer has an audio port and I plan to switch to wireless earbuds soon.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You had ONE job....

    The connection is so wobbly and weak that when you press the screen, the audio will start blasting out of the phone speakers out loud instead of through the headphones. Causes lots of annoyances in my office. Can't wait for the Belkin splitter to be release so I can use it instead.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I ignored the 1-star reviews.

    I'm very pleased by how it supports my iPhone 7. It's a handsome design and connects firmly to the iPhone. A very welcome accessory on my nightstand. No more fumbling for the Lightning cable that has fallen onto the floor. It's also a handy place to charge my Siri Remote.

    I would have given it five stars if it were priced at $30 instead of $50, or if it came with a Lightning cable or had a connection for Lightning headphones.

    10 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use in my car.

    I have a car that is not bluetooth. I have a new Iphone 7 without a 3.5 headphone jack. This Dock is very important for me. I plug my apple charger into my usb port in my car to this dock. Then I plug my 3.5 jack wire to this dock from my car. Therefore, I can listen to music in my car and charge my phone at the same time. This works in my 2013 BMW. But for some reason in my 2016 civic all I have to do is plug the usb from my phone to my car and I have charging and music but not in my bmw. Bmw requires a $99 usb cord.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Seriously, despite the price (and it's not worth 50% of what I paid) this is one flimsy, horrible piece of plastic. I can't see it lasting more than 3 months. It's impossible to align the device with the dock without picking it up and even more impossible to remove the device once it's charged.
    Seen better quality from a Pound Shop item!

    138 of 166 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not recommended

    I really want to be able to endorse this as a worthwhile purchase as I consider a dock very useful - especially now there's no headphone jack. However it's more like a AUD$75 piece of metal than much of a convenience. I have this dock and the Twelve South and this one has nothing on the 3rd parties.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No good if you put a case on it

    The design is very poor, you can't use it if you have a case that has a bottom on it, it sits to high to connect, to point less. I modifed my case and cut the bottom out so it would fit, even Apples case will not work with it! very poorly though out.

    47 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    second attempt at a review. seems Apple censor reviews

    This product is beautifully made.
    That's all I can say that is positive.
    It's SO OVERPRICED. At a push its £39.95...But £50 NO!
    Or throw in a connector lead!
    It is too lightweight, so has the 'beer mat stuck to bottom of glass syndrome' when you try to disconnect.
    And it is so difficult to line the phone up with it. I end up picking it up to get it to connect. Just not with the bother.

    180 of 218 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't dock with case!

    So I've just invested in yet another iPhone but now the hassle of keeping it protected, charged, and being able to use my new lighting earbuds will not work. This stand is all slick and stylish - but when it comes to covering the bases, it's not all rainbows and unicorns. Firstly, I have to take the phone out of the case to dock it. Then I have a 3.5mm headphone port plus charge port. Where do my lighting earbuds go???? C'mon guys! What we need is a lighting Y-cable - one port for the charger the other for the earbuds. If this is a sick attempt to get us to buy your wireless earbuds...fail. Not gonna happen.

    50 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't use it as headset (talk on the phone and charge at the same time)

    Can't use it as headset (it's impossible to talk on the phone via wired 3.5mm headset and charge the phone at the same time)
    No idea how Apple don't have a solution for this. This is insane. :(

    47 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Strangely Bad

    There is a world of iPhone & iPad stands/charges out there. I was eager to get one made by Apple to assure best compatibility. I am baffled by how badly designed it is, with two primary problems that should never have passed quality control:
    1. As noted by other reviewers, there is nothing holding the iPhone in place but the small charger at the end of the cable you have to supply (non included in the package). The iphone wobbles left and right, sits uneven and you generally feel that you don't want to touch it or it will fall over or bend.
    2. Great idea to put an audio jack in it so you can connect a regular headset while charging it. Unfortunately the jack was placed on the back of the flimsy stand so you either have the headphone cables rapped around the light stand and turning it over and pulling it because you know headphone wires aren't that long - or you turn the stand around so the iPhone screen is facing away from you. Of course the audio jack needed to be in the front so you can look at your phone while having a headset connected.


    80 of 99 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing a lightning out port

    Wait this is for the iPhone 7? Where is the Lightning out port? I see the headphone jack but now that I have a Lightning port set of ear buds, it seems to be missing a very important port. I sure this will make all the people that are crazy about the removal of the earphone jack a little happier...maybe

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    iPhone Lightning Dock

    It's a nice product; however, will not work with some protective cases. I have a Tech 21 case and the sides of the case are too thick to allow enough contact. It looks like it is only meant for those thin cases. Anything more than about 1mm will probably give you concerns. My only grip with Apple on this is there should have been notations noted.

    27 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost ok

    It is a very nice dock!
    I bought it with the ideia of charging and connect it to my hifi amp...
    Well, charging is ok, but can´t get it to work with my amp... I've connected it with a rca to 3,5mm cable, but no sound to amp.
    I'm only music through iphone speaker...

    Not sure what is happening, i have an iphone 6 and is updated to iOS 10

    16 of 26 people found this useful