1. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Hi everyone,
    Just had a quick question. Does anyone here use their iPhone dock? I don't use mine because I have a silicone case on my iPhone and it doesn't fit. Even when I didn't have a case I didn't use the dock.

    How about everyone else? Do you use the charging dock? I heard that the new iPhone 3G doesn't come with one.
    07-06-2008 01:59 PM
  2. HawaiiMacAddict's Avatar
    Aloha iLoveiPhones,

    I use mine daily - I even have a second dock, the one that came with Apple's Bluetooth headset. I also have a leather incase iPhone case, so I have to take it out of the case to dock it, but that's not really that big of a deal. Of course, I also have the cables that came in both the original box as well as the Bluetooth box, which are what I carry while on vacation.

    I do not understand why Apple would not include a dock for the 3G iPhone, but I guess they just want to make more money,as is their right. I do think a $30 price point would have made more sense, however.

    HawaiiMacAddict
    07-06-2008 04:08 PM
  3. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    Yea I thought that was strange when I heard that they might take the dock out. I don't think they will.
    07-06-2008 08:14 PM
  4. Kupe#WP's Avatar
    Yea I thought that was strange when I heard that they might take the dock out. I don't think they will.
    Even though they list all the contents in the box on their web site - a list which omits the dock?
    07-06-2008 09:32 PM
  5. Reaktor5's Avatar
    The iPhone 3G does not ship with a dock, it is sold separately.
    07-06-2008 09:34 PM
  6. mtsfestivus's Avatar
    The iPhone 3G does not ship with a dock, it is sold separately.
    I'm not entirely disappointed. I never really used it for my iPod when they were included back in the day.
    07-06-2008 10:50 PM
  7. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    I'm not entirely disappointed. I never really used it for my iPod when they were included back in the day.
    Yea me neither. I'm not disappointed that they aren't including the charging dock.
    07-06-2008 11:00 PM
  8. jmeiners's Avatar
    This is one of the things that they have done to get the price down to 200 and 300 dollars. if you are a fan of the docks it is a huge pain, but it gets the price down.
    07-06-2008 11:13 PM
  9. gadgetluva's Avatar
    I've never really used my docks too much, not for too long anyways. It's neat at first but I always end up using the cable direct into the iPhone. But, it would be nice to have it included - but given the new business model, it makes sense for Apple to increase contribution margin.
    07-07-2008 12:51 AM
  10. iLoveiPhones's Avatar
    This is one of the things that they have done to get the price down to 200 and 300 dollars. if you are a fan of the docks it is a huge pain, but it gets the price down.

    Well if that's the case they can chuck out the cleaning cloth, paperwork, and the box! Haha
    07-07-2008 04:15 AM
  11. BeyondtheTech's Avatar
    As a developer, it's awkward to hand-hold to test your application running on the device when it's in the dock, so I've removed it permanently from my setup.
    07-07-2008 05:13 AM
  12. Mihai's Avatar
    I really liked the dock. It was a unique feature for a mobile phone. I don't think there are any other cellphones which have something like this.
    But if you can use an iPhone without having a dock and if by removing it they can reduce the price, I guess it's ok.
    07-07-2008 06:14 AM
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