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Topic: iPhone 5 Alarm Clock Dock..Does it Exist?

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Old 11-25-2012, 06:29 AM
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iPhone 5 Alarm Clock Dock..Does it Exist?

A few months ago we purchased an iPhone 5 for our daughter, I was thinking I would get her an alarm clock\dock\charger for Christmas but after a lot of searching I can't find anything. Does this exist for the lightning connector? If not will it exist anytime soon or should I just purchase something with the 30 pin connection and use the adapter?
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I think Belkin (or Griffin) has one coming out very soon. The main issue is that these initial round of speaker docks are likely not going to be the best and instead represent a product that was rushed just to get it out on the market. You are going to find better units that use the 30-pin dock connector. However, there may be some incompatibilities if the dock requires an app for functionality. Often times manufacturers come out with their own apps to interface with their docks adding alarms, controls, and whatnot to the iOS device. Those may or may not work with the lightning to 30-pin adapter.



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I think Belkin (or Griffin) has one coming out very soon. The main issue is that these initial round of speaker docks are likely not going to be the best and instead represent a product that was rushed just to get it out on the market. You are going to find better units that use the 30-pin dock connector. However, there may be some incompatibilities if the dock requires an app for functionality. Often times manufacturers come out with their own apps to interface with their docks adding alarms, controls, and whatnot to the iOS device. Those may or may not work with the lightning to 30-pin adapter.
Thanks for the reply....I am thinking specifically about the iHome products, any idea if they will work with the adapter?
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I have no idea. Like I said, if they require that the iPhone run a specific app to use certain features of the speaker setup, you might be out of luck. The speaker system should work just fine if all you are looking for is basic controls (volume adjustment, next track, previous track, fast forward, rewind, etc.). I have a dock speaker system with a 30-pin adapter and it works with my iPhone 5 just fine for those basic tasks. More advance functionality requiring the use of an iHome app may or may not work. Your best bet is to e-mail them asking for some insight as I'm sure they have been testing their products with the iPhone 5.



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I was just looking at iHome's Facebook page earlier, for the same reason. They said you need to buy the Lightning adapter via Apple and any of their products will work with it. In a comment to a user they said for the iPhone/iPod, you can set the phone directly on the block adapter, but for iPad and iPad Mini they recommend getting the adapter with the cord and laying it down. Here's their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/iHome



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I was just looking at iHome's Facebook page earlier, for the same reason. They said you need to buy the Lightning adapter via Apple and any of their products will work with it. In a comment to a user they said for the iPhone/iPod, you can set the phone directly on the block adapter, but for iPad and iPad Mini they recommend getting the adapter with the cord and laying it down. Here's their FB page: http://www.facebook.com/iHome
Thanks...I will check it out.
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