Apple Now Selling Dock for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple is now selling, for the first time, an iPhone Lightning Dock that can be used with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Unlike earlier docks, which had a groove that held your phone, this one has no groove. There are two advantages: the same dock fits both phones, and you don't need to remove the phone's case to put it in the dock. The Lightning connector protrudes above a solid slab. Like most Apple products, it's pricey, at $39. The Apple Store web page says that it ships in 1 to 3 days. Here's Apple's description:

Charge and sync any iPhone that features the Lightning connector with the iPhone Lightning Dock. Your iPhone sits upright in the dock as it syncs or charges, so it’s perfect for a desk or countertop. Even when your iPhone is in an Apple-designed case, it’s easy to dock. And you can unlock iPhone or use Touch ID without having to remove it from the dock. The iPhone Lightning Dock features an audio line-out port that connects to powered speakers. It supports headphones that include a remote control. And it supports other Lightning accessories, such as the Lightning to USB Cable (included with your iPhone). You can even conduct speakerphone calls with your iPhone in the dock.

 

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Jim Karpen

Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.