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Apple’s Schiller confirms: No iPhone 5 dock

Apple has no plans to release an iPhone 5 dock, according to an email from Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. Published by 9to5Mac, the email was sent in response to a customer inquiry about the dock. “We do not plan or making a dock for the iPhone 5,” the email reads. “Most people who use docks use them with speaker or clock systems.”

Previously, Apple has released a white plastic dock for each new iPhone form factor, as well as for past iPods and iPads. Each dock has placed the device on a gentle recline, and enabled it to connect with wires for charging, syncing, and audio/video out purposes; two of these features are increasingly handled wirelessly. Third-party alternatives to Apple’s docks were common years ago, but subsequently disappeared from the marketplace.

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Let’s not forget how little support a lightning connector would give to the now taller iPhone 5. For practical reasons alone this is not worth the effort. A new universal dock for existing stereos I would argue there is a gap in the market for. But it does now look like the wireless revolution is here.

Posted by Alan on September 21, 2012 at 2:11 PM (PDT)

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