Does the iPhone 3G come with a Mini Dock?

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  1. andreab35 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys!

    I apologize for the extremely stupid question...

    For my 1st Gen. iPhone, it came with the dock it sits on while being charged.

    I just bought a black, 8GB iPhone 3G today (gorgeous!) and I opened the box, to find no little dock. I would assume it would come with one- because that's what all the 3G's sit on in the Apple Store. Plus on Apple Store online, it says in the box, it comes with a "Dock Connector to USB Cable."

    Should I just go back to the Apple Store when I get a chance and ask for a little dock?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. You're not supposed to get one. That's why it only says "cable" online.
     
  3. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    It is now considered an optional accessory. I'm sure the excuse probably has something to do with the lower cost for the customer.
     
  4. andreab35 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, ok guys! Sorry, I didn't know that.

    Thank you for making me understand! I appreciate it. :)
     
  5. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    if you got your iphone within the past month it should have come with a dock, thats why the size of the box changed. If your box has a green dot on the bottom it should have come with a dock.
     
  6. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Here's what's in the box. The size of the box at my Apple store today is the same size of the box when I bought mine on launch day. Where have you seen that the size has changed/the optional dock is now included? :confused:

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
     
  7. gjw4u macrumors 6502

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    Hi macintosh.apple
    Where do you get the idea that the 3G ships with a dock?
    See : http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html
    In the box:
    iPhone 3G
    Stereo Headset with mic
    Dock Connector to USB Cable
    USB Power Adapter
    Documentation
    Cleaning/polishing cloth
    SIM eject tool

    The 'iPhone 3G Dock' is sold as an accessory.
     
  8. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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    First gen came with a dock, and like all other Apple products they slowly remove things from the box with newer generations until your left with the bare minimum.

    It's pretty lame if you ask me.
     
  9. iSkier macrumors regular

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    Is it worth it to purchase a dock for the 3G?

    I was thinking that once I got my iPhone, I would get it just for easy charging/ syncing.

    Worth it?
     
  10. ayzee macrumors 6502a

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    Your probably better off just purchasing a universal dock instead, as they come with the iPhone 3g fitting. Also as lung as u buy the fittings, it will fit any future iPhone/iPods
     
  11. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    True, but the iPhone 3G dock is smaller and cheaper.
     
  12. spazattack674 macrumors regular

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    I think it is. I bought the dock when I bought my iPhone and it really does simplify things. Also, it looks a lot nicer on a desk and helps prevent the possibility of it falling off a desk or something of the like.
     
  13. megatron2.0 macrumors newbie

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    Quick question for ya, I am getting a 3g iPhone within a month or so and if i get the 3G dock, will it scratch the back plastic? naked iPhone, just sliding in and out of the dock? Thanks
     
  14. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    My friend doesn't have scratches on his, so you should be fine.
     
  15. Habakuk macrumors 6502a

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    The Docking Station has a balanced (no volume control via iPhone hardware switch) Line-Out connector (3.5 mm mini jack) that delivers a perfect analog stereo signal. So if you are doing some serious music stuff like playing to a mixer unit, power amplification or recording facility you'll need that. All professional music production software for iPhone like BeatMaker (drum computer and sequencer) or Noise.io Pro (synth) supports that Line-Out.

    The iPhone's headset connector (similar 3.5 mm mini jack with Mic-In) is only good for "small" devices like headphones, headsets, car radio, compact stereo...

    I have it for almost three months and often in the docking station. It fits perfectly, looks like one piece, no scratches at all. Have a look at some photos of the white iPhone 3G in the dock in this thread: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=6747648
     
  16. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    It is smaller and cheaper, but you run the risk that if Apple changes the dimensions of the next model iPhone, you'll have to buy yet another dock. Whereas if you invest the few extra $$ in the universal dock, you shouldn't have to ever buy another dock.
     
  17. queshy macrumors 68040

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    Back in the day with an iPod you'd get a remote, case, and dock. Now you get pretty much no packins. Some Apple stickers if you're lucky!
     
  18. andreab35 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Lol- I love those Apple stickers.
     

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