Apple has finally released a Lightning iPhone dock

Owen Williams, writing for The Next Web:

Apple updated the 15-inch Retina MacBook today, but it also quietly added something new: an iPhone dock featuring a lightning connector.

There hasn’t been an official Apple dock since the old 30-pin connector was replaced. The new dock works with iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, as well as the 5 and 5s.

It's obnoxious enough to have the inane insertion of the word, "finally," into the headline, but tech blogs have decided that's the new goto when they want to subversively neg Apple. What's even more obnoxious is that this story isn't even factually correct. Apple did release a Lightning dock with the 5c and 5s. I have one. It's great.

I'm not sure how no one caught this before it went live on the site, but I do know that it shows a propensity for the tech blog standard "headline first, reporting second" crap. I really wish people would hold these sites to higher standards.

Update: Engadget has their own article now with a similarly click-baity headline: "Apple finally has a dock for your Lightning-based iPhone."

Story is similar as well. Knee jerk "reporting," with a stupid headline. Shame.

Another update: Both Engadget and The Next Web have finally updated their original stories to bring them more in line with reality. Headlines remain.