The iPhone 5 Dock Apple Will Never Make (But You Can Buy Now)

The iPhone 5 Dock Apple Will Never Make (But You Can Buy Now)

Gregory Han
Jan 31, 2013

Apple has clearly stated they have no intention of offering a dock stand for the Lightning cable equipped iPhone 5. But thanks to the wonders of 3D printing, there's now an affordable option for all intents and purposes looks just like something that would come out of Cupertino...

This adapter allows for the continued use of the iPhone5 and Apple's universal dock or other accessories that use a standard universal dock connector plate. The Lightning to 30-pin Adapter from Apple is required. In addition to allowing the use of older 30-pin accessories, it raises the iPhone to a comfortable height for using the phone while still docked. There is also a relief to provide easier access to the home button. Finally, the top surface of the adapter provides excellent leverage for removal of the iPhone from the dock.

The iPhone5 Lightning Adapter for Universal Dock is available for $40.01 via 3D printing site, Shapeways.

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