Apple Introduces New iPhone Dock With Lightning Connector for $39

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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
     
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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)
     
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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.
     
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    No back support? That worries me...

    Very basic, so obviously overpriced.
     
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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.
     
  8. Fietsbel macrumors member

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    $39 dollar for that? seems a bargain!

    /me runs
     
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    looks like that would snap right off of there...
     
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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.
     
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    I wish my Apple Watch had a shipping date of 1-3 business days.
     
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    no back support? it's looks like we can't touch the 6 Plus while docked
     
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    Well that looks wonderfully fragile, I hope I'm wrong.
     
  17. Tannerjr macrumors newbie

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    right...

    ...because THAT won't just snap off...
     
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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.
     
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    Will it work with a case, or will it be like every other dock I've had to ignore ever lol....
     
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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.
     
  21. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

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    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!
     
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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.
     
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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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    £35 on the UK store

    $39 = £35 :s

    Got one anyway
     

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