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Apple today started selling a new Lightning connector dock compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch. The dock retails for $39 on the Apple Online Store in the United States, with an estimated shipping date of 1-3 business days as of publication time. The dock is also available in other countries, although prices vary depending on the local currency.

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The long-anticipated Lightning dock arrives nearly three years after the Lightning connector made its debut on the iPhone 5 in September 2012, and succeeds the original 30-pin dock that Apple previously sold. Of course, given that Apple's official Lightning dock is long overdue, a number of accessory makers have already released third-party docks over the past several months and years.

The new Lightning dock has a smaller form factor that no longer cradles the device, making it compatible with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and likely other iOS devices with Lightning connectors in the future. The dock also features a 3.5mm headphone port on the rear for audio out, enabling music and podcasts from an iPhone to be played on powered speakers and stereo systems.

Article Link: Apple Introduces New iPhone Dock With Lightning Connector for $39
 

Locoboof

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Better late than never I suppose. Hopefully they'll come out with a iPhone,apple watch combo (I know there are others,but I'd like to see one made by apple)
 

Menopause

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Hah, never thought I'd see something like this! Love the minimalism. Okay Apple, now do one for the Watch please.
 

TheGreenBastard

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That's actually not bad. Kinda wish it came for free with the iPhone though like the first gen. since the phone is so ****ing expensive.
 

luckydcxx

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This would have been nice 3 years ago. The lightning connector looks like it will break off if the phone is knocked into accidentally.

I'm still waiting for the perfect watch/iPhone dock combo.
 

springsup

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I take it this would also work with an iPad, but it would put a lot of stress on the port and the dock.
 

jpn

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with this announcement, it appears certain that there will not be a near term change to USB-C, instead of Lightening, in iPhones.
 

Demon Hunter

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No back support? That worries me...

Very basic, so obviously overpriced.

I've always hated these docks. They should honestly just come in the box with the phone. If Apple can ship me a useless headphone storage box, why not a dock??

I will probably still order one, but seriously!
 

JFreak

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If it comes with a cable, it's not that bad (a price). But if it's only the dock, I can't believe what kind of a dick came up with that price tag.
 

longofest

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It supports the weight of the phone purely by the lightning connector?

Also, for some reason this product's insane profit margin is taking me aback. I know that cables are largely the same way, but they are generally half the cost. This is $40, and it costs $1 to make, maybe $5 total to make, pack, and ship to its destination (that's being generous). That's what - 700% profit?
 
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