Apple Brings Back the Official iPhone Dock for $29

There was a time when Apple sold iPhone docks, but with the iPhone 5 the company decided to leave the dock business to third-party accessory manufacturers. Fast forward to now, and Apple has decided to offer two different Lightning connector docks for $29 each. One will be designed for the iPhone 5 and 5s, while the other will fit the colorful iPhone 5c.

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Made of white plastic, these new Apple docks look similar in appearance to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G docks, which are still available in the Apple Store online. The simple base connects via the Lightning port on the bottom of the iPhone, holding the device up. These updated Apple docks feature special audio porting for better clarity during speakerphone calls

When it comes to other features, the Apple dock is pretty minimalistic. An audio jack is provided to connect the dock to a stereo or external speakers using a 3.5 mm line out cable. The dock can also be connected to a power source or a computer using a Lightning to USB cable. Obviously, when the iPhone is docked it will sync and/or charge depending on the configuration.

Look for Apple to make the new iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c compatible docks available on September 20.

You can find the iPhone 5/5s dock at this link, or check here for the iPhone 5c dock.