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rwilliams

macrumors 68040
Apr 8, 2009
3,681
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Raleigh, NC
New phone...and again no more desktop charger! Seems Apple does this every other model...the 5/5S had one (which I loved using)...but the 4 didn't I believe, and I think the 3 before it did? I'm so used to sitting at my desk and putting the phone in the charger and not fumbling with the wire.

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They released a dock for the 4, but not the 5. They did release one when the 5S came out. So far, nothing for the 6 or 6 Plus, which is a bit surprising. You'd figure Apple would sell a good number of docks for the larger phones.

And I have the dock you linked, and it works with the iPhone 6, minus any case you have on it.
 

cvam1985

Cancelled
Sep 25, 2011
300
241
I share your frustration - I love the docks. I've never used a third party one, but I will look for one this time. Especially because I want one that works with a case (apples only ever work with slider cases where you can remove the bottom)
 

Rocko1

macrumors 68020
Nov 3, 2011
2,070
4
Docks are dead. The phone is meant to be held and picked up frequently. Interacting with it on a dock is cumbersome.

If you want to have it plugged in while on display at your desk, get this:

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darkonex

macrumors member
Sep 18, 2014
92
0
From that Everdock page:

The EverDock comes with a micro-USB cable. The EverDock is compatible with Apple's Lightning and 30-pin cables (not included).

Really!? So it's just a stand and you supply your own cable? And it's $50!? Lol ya right, what a ripoff!
 

Zorn

macrumors 65816
Feb 14, 2006
1,082
711
Ohio
My favorite dock ever (which works amazingly for any Lightning iPhones or the iPad Mini/Air) is the Twelve South Hi Rise. Great looking solid aluminum construction, and adjusts quite a bit so you can size it to fit whatever case you are using or none at all. After getting my first one I've bought two more.

EDIT: It's $34.99, and you have to supply your own Lightning cable.
 

wtrswoopes

macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2011
12
5

OP, I purchased that Belkin Charger for my iPhone 5c and there is an issue I ran into that the Amazon pictures do not show. The base where your phone rests is not flat. So if you have a case that doesn't have an open bottom, you may run into issues. I'm using a soft plastic case so I was able to cut away parts of the case from around the lightning port to make it fit, but still rather disappointing.

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noobinator

macrumors 604
Jun 19, 2009
7,127
6,622
Los Angeles, CA
From that Everdock page:

The EverDock comes with a micro-USB cable. The EverDock is compatible with Apple's Lightning and 30-pin cables (not included).

Really!? So it's just a stand and you supply your own cable? And it's $50!? Lol ya right, what a ripoff!

It's machined aluminum. It's heavy, sturdy, solid and extremely well made. Go ahead and get a cheaper one that comes with a 3rd party lightning cable that may or may not start your phone on fire.
 

HXGuyAZ

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Sep 3, 2014
345
1
Saw that EverDock also has a dock for cup holders, would love one of these in my car as the one I retrofitted for my 5S no longer fits plus had no rear support which isn't the best idea. :(

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wxman2003

Suspended
Apr 12, 2011
2,580
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Amazing that these companies can get away with highway robbery with the ridiculous prices for docks. Many cost more than $70 and don't even provide a cable. The ones that cost $40 to $50 are cheap plastic. What a racket for nothing more than a iphone stand where you provide your own cable.
 

0000757

macrumors 68040
Dec 16, 2011
3,894
850
Saw that EverDock also has a dock for cup holders, would love one of these in my car as the one I retrofitted for my 5S no longer fits plus had no rear support which isn't the best idea. :(

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Oh my god, I absolutely need that. I hate having a weird wire in my car for my phone.

Bet they won't have it fit the good ol Yaris though :(
 

Nautilus007

macrumors 68030
Jul 13, 2007
2,512
831
U.S
Buy the twelve south hi rise, it's great because it works with any Apple device that has a lightning connector including both new iPhones and all iPads. You won't regret it, I bought 4 to put around the house,
 
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