Bah! Why does Apple release a desktop charger only every other model?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by HXGuyAZ, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. HXGuyAZ macrumors 6502

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    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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    Hmm, looks like this should work?

    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Charge-Lightning-Connector-Generation/dp/B00AYNRLFA
     
  2. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  3. cvam1985 macrumors regular

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    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)
     
  4. mKTank macrumors 68000

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    I wish they shipped with the dock like the first iPhone.
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    The OP means a dock that Apple releases alongside new iPhones. But yes, ever since the first one it's been an addon.
     
  6. Rocko1 macrumors 68020

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    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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  7. noobinator macrumors 603

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  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    That looks nice but my cast would drag that off into parts unknown, never to be found again!
     
  9. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow that looks great! Thanks for the link...been looking all over online for a nice one and aside from dockplus.com, which is very similar to the one you posted, but literally twice the price (and too much in my opinion for a dock) I hadn't found something really nice, simple and elegant. Order in! Thanks!
     
  10. darkonex macrumors member

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    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!
     
  11. Zorn macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  12. wtrswoopes macrumors newbie

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    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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  13. noobinator macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  14. HXGuyAZ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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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  15. nightlove7 macrumors newbie

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    I like the wood stand...got a link or something?
     
  16. wxman2003 Suspended

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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.
     
  17. TheBama macrumors 6502

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    Got one of the Belkin docks today from Amazon. Works great with the 6plus with apple's leather case.
     
  18. 0000757 macrumors 68040

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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 :(
     
  19. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    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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