Phil Schiller: no plans for an official iPhone 5 dock

Phil Schiller: no plans for an official iPhone 5 dockApple’s senior VP of marketing, Phil Schiller, did a pretty sweet job talking up the iPhone 5 at last week’s keynote. Said keynote detailed the iPhone 5’s new Lightning connector, however there was no word of an official dock to go with it.

Some dude reached out to Schiller via email, and Phil says – in a nutshell – Apple doesn’t have any plans for an iPhone 5 dock accessory.

The correspondence was forwarded to 9to5mac, and the guys are fairly convinced that the emails are legit.

Anonymous chap #1 asks: “I noticed that Apple didn’t release a dock for the iPhone 5. I love docks and bought 2 for each iPhone model. Should I stay tuned or is the Apple-made dock dead?”

Phil replies: “We do not plan on making a dock for the iPhone 5. Most people who use docks use them with speaker or clock systems.”

Of course, if you’ve ordered an iPhone 5 and have an existing dock, you can always grab an official Lightning to 30-pin adapter for £25 from Apple. It’s, eh, “intelligent and ultra-compact”, supposedly.

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 19, 2012 at 16:07

I bet you can get them for about a quid on eBay, this side of Xmas.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 19, 2012 at 16:08

Oh look, £5.95 delivered, and the iPhone 5 isn't even out yet.

Pondlife  Sep. 19, 2012 at 16:10

you can always grab an official Lightning to 30-pin adapter for £25 from Apple. It’s, eh, “intelligent and ultra-compact”

But not intelligent enough to do video..

Be surprised if it was that quick to get a quid matt, but it's likely in the end.

Impressed they are churning them out already, they need to get to work on some the other way around too.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 19, 2012 at 18:00

you can always grab an official Lightning to 30-pin adapter for £25 from Apple. It’s, eh, “intelligent and ultra-compact”

But not intelligent enough to do video..

Be surprised if it was that quick to get a quid matt, but it's likely in the end.

Impressed they are churning them out already, they need to get to work on some the other way around too.

You can get loads of wires and adapters from Hong Kong and China for a quid, I don't see why this one would be different. Xmas is over three months away, after all.

Pondlife  Sep. 19, 2012 at 20:30

I'd keep it higher longer if I was the sellers, you know they'll pay more they expect to..

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 20, 2012 at 01:32

I'd keep it higher longer if I was the sellers, you know they'll pay more they expect to..
The problem is, the sellers don't communicate so end up in a price war which ends at 0.99p (it happens with pretty much every electronics accessory).

Pondlife  Sep. 20, 2012 at 08:42

That one has gone down 1p since link was up..

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 20, 2012 at 10:11

That one has gone down 1p since link was up..
I put the price down...after all, I am the seller ;).

Pondlife  Sep. 20, 2012 at 10:29

Oh yeah good work then, still it'll need to be more than 1p a day to get to 99p by christmas :)

barrybarryk  Sep. 25, 2012 at 23:42

looks like Apple were so interested in protecting their revenue stream for the adapters they actually included an Authentication\proprietary microprocessor in the lightning cables themselves.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/25/apple-lightning-cable-inspection-finds-an-extra-smart-connector/

so it looks like those cheap clones will be DOA and with rumours of "manufacturing problems" with the official cable, I'm pretty sure we can rule out a price drop.

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