iPhone 5S w/case in 5C dock?

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  1. Ballis macrumors 6502a

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    I realize the iPhone 5S with an original case wont fit in the iPhone 5S dock, but have anyone tried using the slightly larger 5C dock for this combo? And if so, does it fit?
     
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    Funny you mention this, was just thinking about the same thing!
    Would love to know if the 5S would work in the 5C dock with a thin ultra case??
     
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  6. Ballis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that could be an option if it turns out Apples 5C dock wont work. Apples dock would be my first choise though.
     
  7. acctman macrumors 65816

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    I don't see how the 12south dock is considered price at $34.99 when the Apple dock is $29.99 both do not come with cables. You have to remove your phone from its case with the Apple dock. $5 more you can leave you device in its case.

    Also considering from the signatures on the forum showing the amount of Apple devices people own, an extra $5 is not hurting anyones pocket
     
  8. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    12 South dock also lacks a 3.5mm socket for playing music.
     
  9. acctman macrumors 65816

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    I don't have my 12south dock yet but from the photo, the 5s headphone/line out jack is still accessible. So you would still get to keep your phone in the case and use the line-out jack.

    I originally bought the Apple 5s dock but returned it
     
  10. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    Fair enough, I just think it's a bit over priced and not very aesthetically pleasing. I don't have the apple dock either, I have a Philips ds1155.
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    A popular product not meeting your criteria doesn't mean that people work for the manufacturer of that product. :rolleyes:

    Overpriced, as with any topic, is subjective. If it's too pricey for you then you're free to use whatever alternative suits your budget.
     
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    I stand by my comments. :cool:
     
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    Ok, to rephrase, the dock doesn't have the line out feature that Apple includes.
     
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    Isn't the 12 south dock a little too high? I can imagine it blocking the bottom of my iMac screen. That's where I would usually dock my phone.
     
  16. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    In my opinion it's too high and looks silly.
     
  17. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    Docks for the iPhone 4/4S were able to play music through the 30-pin connector and a line-out plug from the dock. Is this not the case with the lightning port? I find it odd that docks need a separate plug to go into the headphone jack.

    Agreed.
     
  18. NathP macrumors member

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    Has anyone actually tried putting a iPhone 5S with a thin case into a 5C dock yet?

    My dock just died and I'm looking for a new one, the Apple ones seem to last longer!
     
  19. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I got the 12South dock because of it's customizability with any size iPhone and future iPhones that still use the lightning port. It's only $5 more (negligible) so it didn't really figure into my buying decision. I just hate that every time I buy a new iPhone, I have to buy a new dock. The design is great to me and fits everything else I have - also, the line-out is a non-issue to me because I stream via BT or AirPlay anyway.
     

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