We’re not sure why Apple decided not to release an iPhone 5 dock, but the good news is that if you are in the market for such an accessory, The Lightning Dock has launched their own iPhone 5 dock which uses the Lightning connector. As some of you guys probably know, not every accessory maker will be able to ship the Lightning connectors as it requires an authentication chip in order to function, but we guess the folks at The Lightning Dock have managed to get their products approved.
In any case they are offering their own take on the iPhone 5 dock in a variety of different options – an anodized aluminum version, a black anodized aluminum version, or if you want something a little more rustic, they are also offering an iPhone 5 dock made from hard wood. It looks pretty sleek and very minimalist and it should have no problems getting the job done (which we assume is to prop your phone up while charging it). The hardwood version is priced at $24.95 while its anodized aluminum counterpart will cost $34.95. [Product page]