Quick Review: iPhone 3G Dock

The iPhone 3G does not come with a dock, instead you need to buy it separately for $29.99. The bummer of it is that the dock that came with the 1st gen iPhone is incompatible with the 3G dock. The other bummer for some folks could possibly be that the 3G dock also doesn't work with the original iPhone either.

In any case -- it's a dock. It has the same outputs (USB and Audio) and the same basic shape as the original dock, although it is a bit nicer in spots. Namely: it doesn't wrap as far around the sides of the iPhone, so it has an overall cleaner look. The phone does sit a bit too vertically for my tastes, but that's a fairly subjective thing.

Still, for an extra 29 bucks there's more we'd like to see here. An included USB cable and AC adapter for two. An IR port so it might be able to support an Apple Remote for three.

So all in all: boo-urns on Apple for no longer including it and boo-urns for charging $29 for it, $19 would be much more appropriate. Gallery after the break!

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Dieter Bohn

Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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Quick Review: iPhone 3G Dock


Ya for $30 I would have thought that we would have gotten at least a usb cable with that.
(thats kinda funny because my last name is Burns and I get called that by friends every now and again, whenever I do something stupid. :)

Rogers was charging $39 Canadian... nice exchange rate there!
Agreed on the review. I picked one up because I needs me a dock, but no IR port is a huge deficit.
I wonder how long until they sell a 3-pack of generic iPod Dock iPhone 3G inserts?

Very good site, where did you come up with the information in this blog post? Im glad I found it though, ill be checking back soon to see what other articles you have.