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Apple Introduces New iPhone Dock With Lightning Connector for $39

Apple today started selling a new Lightning connector dock compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch. The dock retails for $39 on the Apple Online Store in the United States, with an estimated shipping date of 1-3 business days as of publication time. The dock is also available in other countries, although prices vary depending on the local currency.

Lightning iPhone Dock
The long-anticipated Lightning dock arrives nearly three years after the Lightning connector made its debut on the iPhone 5 in September 2012, and succeeds the original 30-pin dock that Apple previously sold. Of course, given that Apple's official Lightning dock is long overdue, a number of accessory makers have already released third-party docks over the past several months and years.

The new Lightning dock has a smaller form factor that no longer cradles the device, making it compatible with both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and likely other iOS devices with Lightning connectors in the future. The dock also features a 3.5mm headphone port on the rear for audio out, enabling music and podcasts from an iPhone to be played on powered speakers and stereo systems.

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56 months ago
No back support? That worries me...

Very basic, so obviously overpriced.
Rating: 56 Votes
56 months ago
This is why I like Apple Design.
Rating: 45 Votes
56 months ago
Well that was unexpected.
Rating: 32 Votes
56 months ago
no back support? it's looks like we can't touch the 6 Plus while docked
Rating: 24 Votes
56 months ago
$39 dollar for that? seems a bargain!

/me runs
Rating: 22 Votes
56 months ago
That's actually not bad. Kinda wish it came for free with the iPhone though like the first gen. since the phone is so ****ing expensive.
Rating: 20 Votes
56 months ago
looks like that would snap right off of there...
Rating: 20 Votes
56 months ago
This would have been nice 3 years ago. The lightning connector looks like it will break off if the phone is knocked into accidentally.

I'm still waiting for the perfect watch/iPhone dock combo.
Rating: 18 Votes
56 months ago
Well that looks wonderfully fragile, I hope I'm wrong.
Rating: 17 Votes
56 months ago
with this announcement, it appears certain that there will not be a near term change to USB-C, instead of Lightening, in iPhones.
Rating: 15 Votes

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