Bose SoundDock III with Lightning Support Shipping Later This Month for $250

Following announcements from JBL and Philips regarding their new speaker docks compatible with Apple's Lightning connector, Bose has begun advertising its upcoming SoundDock III digital music system for Lightning-equipped devices. The SoundDock III is priced at $249.95 and is currently listed as shipping in 7-10 business days, making for a rather tight delivery window for holiday shoppers.

The SoundDock Series III digital music system lets you play music from any iPod or iPhone model with an Apple Lightning connector, and enjoy it with Bose quality sound.

- Proprietary acoustic design delivers a unique combination of small size and proven performance.
- Convenient remote controls the system and basic iPod or iPhone functions, including playlist navigation.
- Works with and charges iPod and iPhone models with an Apple Lightning connector.
- Auxiliary input lets you play other audio devices.

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Like JBL, Bose was one of the vendors mentioned by Apple at its September media event as being an early partner on the new Lightning connector. Other early partners who have yet to announce their Lightning speaker products include Bowers & Wilkins and Bang & Olufson, although the latter has announced a free upgrade program that will allow owners of the BeoPlay A8 system to upgrade to the Lightning connector if they prefer a direct connection rather than using the system's AirPlay capabilities.

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Top Rated Comments

levitynyc Avatar
151 months ago
No highs, no lows...must be Bose.

Bose:

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Bose...selling a $300 surround system to the ill informed for $2200.

Bose...the power of marketing.

"Why don't you buy a Bose system? I hear they are the best."

"Who told you that?"

"They did."
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wharzhee Avatar
151 months ago
Can somebody explain me what the point of this product is?
The bluetooth speaker systems are superior to this.. no plugging in, the iPhone itself is the remote.

Why is this even on the market these days?
cos it's a docking station, u do know what that is for, right?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
appleguy123 Avatar
151 months ago
Am I actually in before people start bashing Bose? Incredible!

I couldn't be happier with my QC 15's.

And Bose customer support is by far the best I have encountered in any industry.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wharzhee Avatar
151 months ago
personally, if u can't afford them, dont whine abt it.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
levitynyc Avatar
151 months ago
Bose stops people from going out and buying equipment?

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I like how they extend my warranty by a full year every time they do a replacement. I've had by headphones for 3 years and they're still in warranty. I wish I could afford their more expensive equipment, because I'm sure the experience is just as nice.

Buy a Klipsch system for 1/3 the price and prepare to be blown away by the difference
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
unr1 Avatar
151 months ago
Can somebody explain me what the point of this product is?
The bluetooth speaker systems are superior to this.. no plugging in, the iPhone itself is the remote.

Why is this even on the market these days?
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)