We were recently forwarded an email where a reader reached out to Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior VP of Marketing, to ask if Apple was planning to release a dock for the new iPhone 5.
Apparently Phil replied to the user’s email and said there are no plans to produce an iPhone 5 dock because “most people who use docks use them with speaker or clock systems.” Based on message header we received, believe this correspondence is the real deal. Apple has released a dock for each iteration of the iPhone, it even included one with the original iPhone. We expect third party accessory makers to seize this opportunity and fill the hole Apple has left, they are already reproducing Lightning cable adapters.
Quite possibly the best part of this email is the fact that Phil went out of his way to let recipients of his messages know he’s using an iPhone 5. His signature states “Sent from my iPhone 5″