Apple iPhone 4 Dock + Bumper=?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by foot56, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. foot56 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2010
    I want to order the Apple iPhone 4 Dock. However, I ordered a bumper will I be able to dock it with the bumber on? Anyone know?:confused:
  2. Hot Karl macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2009
    Excellent Question

    First, I do not know the answer.

    But, I think you raise a great question. So many iPod and iPhone cases are not compatible with the Apple doc that I ended up never using the dock I bought with my 3GS. One would hope Apple products would be compatible with Apple accessories - but, this was not the case with Apple's iPad dock and case. In fact, I'm not sure the iPad dock would work with ANY case, due to the snug fit.

    Buyers Beware.
  3. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    Looking at the pictures it seems to be a very tight fit. I don't think that it'll work.
  4. tasslehawf macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2003
    Austin, TX
    It doesn't look like the dock is supporting the phone in any way - it's just sitting on top. That might be good for compatibility with other cases.

    EDIT: Looking at the dock on the Apple store, I'm not sure the phone in the above photo is actually plugged into the dock...
  5. Rouser macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2009
  6. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Thanks for these photos guys! This really helps and relieves any worries I had with the bumper and dock together :)
  7. SheepNutz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    The pic from the back really doesn't show anything, and in the picture from the front, you can see a lot of the dock connector showing, so I wouldn't be so certain that the pins are actually making contact. Usually the phones have to be seated well to make a connection.
  8. ScubaCinci macrumors 65816


    Jul 11, 2008
    Cincinnati OH
    From some of the other pics at that link where it shows the base of the phone with the case on, it doesn't appear to me like it will work with the dock. Oh well, plugging it straight into the cord works.
  9. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    Doesn't look like its in there to me, but I could be wrong.
  10. elephunkman macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2010
    By the pics, it looks as if it could fit, but it would be siting right on it.
  11. jeffdh879 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Springfield, IL
    when the iphone or even ipod is charging on the dock, isnt there a little plug in the battery symbol in the upper right? i want to think so, in that case, the phone shown is not charging...
  12. Burrholes macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2005
    There is no cable in the dock. I think the pictures just prove it fits.
  13. lorenwade macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2008
    Jobs said it was specifically made to be universal. Meaning, it was made with the Bumper in mind.

    It's meant to work with it, guys. ;)
  14. reaborg macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2010
    Santa Clara
    Unless you jam it in there (which I am unwilling to do), the iphone 4 with the bumper does not seem to fit into the dock very easily :(. I guess I will be returning the dock.
  15. jaydub macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2006
    Yep, I tried it too. It fits, but it doesn't charge because the contacts are too far away.

    It may have been designed to be universal, but it was poorly executed.
  16. albert1028 macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2007
    No Go Either! How come these docks can't be drop it and sturdy as the blackberry docks, where you just drop it and pull out without ANY effort unlike these lame apples ones.
  17. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    If it was made to fit the bumper, it would be loose with a naked phone. It might sit on it but it wont charge. I got both and I guess I'll just take it off every time I want to use the dock.
  18. DaveWonders macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2006
    Will it fit in the universal dock with no insert?

    That's what I do with my 3GS and my Griffin Simplifi. I just don't put a dock insert and it fits my 3GS with a Speck case just fine.
  19. fjordschritt macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2008
    Is it possible to use the iPhone 3G Dock connector with the iPhone 4 (Bumper/no Bumper) ?!
  20. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I'm really shocked that this thing can't be docked when "bumped". It's really dissapointing
  21. sfditty macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    As a left-hander, I have little choice but to go with a bumper, given the reception issues. Anyone know of a dock that will play nicely with bumpers?
  22. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    I'm 90% sure I can make it fit with a dremel and the "ball" gouge cutting bit. Stay tuned....have a dock and bumper delivered next week.

    waiting for to bring out a "Flick" for the I-4 - The 3GS works perfectly for me.
  23. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    what a crap...doesn't charge with the damn bumper....neither with non apple cables that are little fatter, like the GRIFFIN ones...:mad:
  24. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    Alright, so I have a bumper on my iPhone and plan on keeping it. I ordered an iPhone 4 dock and am waiting for it. Should I return it without opening it and get my full refund and just buy a universal dock?

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