Apple’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.