Apple is known for taking its time on products. One of the most anticipated of them is a dock for lightning devices. I had a feeling we might never see this thing. As you can see by the product page on Apple, the device is indeed a reality.
Based on product images, the dock is simply a lightning connector sticking out of a base. To use this, simply place the device on the connector and charge or use it. It will be interesting to see how the device is held up given there is no backing support. Perhaps the connector is strong enough, but is t enough to handle an iPad? The product page doesn’t list iPad support, but clearly, you could use it.
For now, these lightning docks are available and shipping in 1 to 3 days. The dock is priced at $39 ($49 CDN). I bought one and will let you know how it works.