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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Apple's Phil Schiller Reveals No Plans for an iPhone 5 Dock






When Apple introduced the iPhone 5, there was one seemingly absent accessory: a dock. Apple did introduce other Lightning accessories, including a 30-pin adapter and USB cable. They also announced HDMI and VGA cables would be coming.

In an email published on 9to5Mac, Apple Senior Vice President of Marketing Phil Schiller confirmed that they have no plans on producing an iPhone 5 dock. In a response to a customer inquiry about an Apple-made dock, Schiller wrote:
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We do not plan on making a dock for the iPhone 5. Most people who use docks use them with speaker or clock systems.
Schiller signed the email Sent from my iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 launches on Friday, September 21st at 8 a.m. local time.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:26 PM   #2
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Schiller knows how to rub it in.

Three days.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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What about a case or bumper? That's what I really want!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:29 PM   #4
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What?! A dock makes it so much easier. Should've replaced it with a wireless charging system.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:30 PM   #5
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I'm going to miss it.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:47 PM   #6
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I'm going to miss it.
I cannot believe this article appeared literally as I was looking at my old dock and trying to find a new one online. I've been using the same dock that came with my original iPhone in 2007! Works like a champ and I'm really sorry to see it won't have a successor and will just become a paperweight.

I share your sentiment.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:59 AM   #8
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What?! A dock makes it so much easier. Should've replaced it with a wireless charging system.
****ing seriously. Instead of waiting for PowerMat to make one which works well, but makes the beautiful piece of manufacturing feel like a piece of plastic ****. And ****ing TB and USB 3. Some of us actually still keep some music on the phone and use this thing to take a lot of 1080p video ...

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:09 AM   #9
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Can't we use the lighting to 30-pin adaptor to retrofit the iPhone 4 dock we currently have?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:30 PM   #10
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What about a case or bumper? That's what I really want!
Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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Well this sucks...
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:33 PM   #12
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The knock-off makers are going to have a hard time being original then. Waiting for Twelvesouth or elago to come out with some solution.
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Funny, I thought most people that used docks didn't want to mess with a cable falling off a desk/nightstand. I'm someone will make one to make up for your disconnected state with your customers.
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Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
You use this word "durable" but I'm not certain you know what it means...
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Old Sep 21, 2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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You use this word "durable" but I'm not certain you know what it means...
You were saying??
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Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
So I can enjoy it more than a week before putting a big scratch on it and hating myself immensely.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 12:02 AM   #17
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So I can enjoy it more than a week before putting a big scratch on it and hating myself immensely.
I like the zagg shields. Keeps it minimal but let's me breathe a bit easier.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 01:31 AM   #18
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Almost 3 years with my iPhone and I never bought a dock for it.

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Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
It is ironic Apple spends millions developing the case only for most of us to use a cheap plastic cover which makes it thicker, heavier and wrecks the look.

I think this time I'll get a screen cover and belt case but might skip the plastic case, but I really need to see it first, can't wait for Friday!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 02:02 AM   #19
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I think this time I'll get a screen cover and belt case but might skip the plastic case, but I really need to see it first, can't wait for Friday!
Me too. I'll need to see how it feels in my hand before deciding on whether to get a case or not. The 4th gen touch, for instance, felt too thin to get a secure grip without a case.

As for the dock, I've never used one with either an iPod or iPhone -- I always just end up hooking it up with the cable for syncing/charging. The dock always felt clumsy and like it would just clutter up any surface it might sit on.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:24 AM   #20
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Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
Because I paid $650 for it and can't afford to break the screen if I drop it which will inevitably happen from time to time
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:45 AM   #21
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Damn!

I use my docks all the time. One on the bed side table and one on my desk at work. I've not actually plugged a cable into my iPhone for ages!

Oh well, hopefully there will be some decent third party ones made. I don't mind paying good money for a dock because I use it so often, and because my phone is never just put down flat on it's back, it stays in great condition.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:49 AM   #22
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Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
That seems like a truly unenlightened comment man.

The lack of Apple's dock means there is now an ability for third party manufacturers to cash in and there is no longer a reason to pay Apple their higher prices for a lack-luster dock.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:43 AM   #23
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Gross. Why would you want to cover something so beautiful, thin, light, and durable? Enjoy your iPhone
How about to protect your $650 dollar phone when it falls out of your pocket. Besides, reviews have already reported the black coming off of the outer aluminum edge. A simple bumper would address this and preserve the beautiful design.
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If the connector is too small to support the phone, couldn't they just add a short "back" to the dock to keep the phone up? Or... something lol
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How about to protect your $650 dollar phone when it falls out of your pocket. Besides, reviews have already reported the black coming off of the outer aluminum edge. A simple bumper would address this and preserve the beautiful design.
Preserve the beautiful design? More like covering or hiding the beautiful design.
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