2 points to note when buying an iPhone 5 dock!

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This guide may apply to any potential purchase of a dock for an iPhone but there are three points I would like to make to advise potential buyers:

1: Be aware that the iPhone 5 has a new 'mini connector' which replaces the old one used on the iPhone 3 and 4 models. It is roughly a quarter of the width and three quarters of the height of its predecessor and, I've found, makes inserting the iPhone 5 that much more fiddly. This should also be taken into account with the next two points.
2: By far the most annoying feature is the fact that, when inserted, only half of the 'Home' button is accessible over the front edge of the dock; this may be due to the lower height of the connector but seems a fairly basic design flaw. This means, quite often, I have pressed the wrong  'key' on the touch screen, which can be frustrating! I've found it easier to put my index finger on the back of the iPhone (which helps to steady it) while using the side of my thumb to press the 'Home' button.
3: The iPhone doesn't feel particularly steady in the dock; not so bad that it will topple over, just a little 'wobbly'. It concerns me that this may be causing wear and tear to the iPhone's connector, not to mention the dock's.

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Below the line is simply a short review on the iPhone 5; please disregard if you don't want to read!


There's a very simple way to describe the Apple iPhone 5: thinner, lighter and a bit taller than the iPhone 4S. While that gets across the general look of the phone, it rather underestimates what's gone into the design to achieve this.


For starters, Apple has managed to shave 1.4mm of the thickness of its previous phone. When you compare them side-by-side, what Apple has done is immediately obvious. While the iPhone 4S' screen and back bulged out from the side, the iPhone 5 has a flush back, while the screen is barely raised at all.There's no denying that the iPhone 5 is impressively thin

It's easy to tell the difference is size from photos, but weight's an altogether harder thing to describe. In pure stats, the iPhone 4S weighed 140g, while the iPhone 5 is 28g lighter at just 112g. Trust us, this is a big difference and it's immediately noticeable when you pick the iPhone 5 up: you get the feeling that it simply should weigh more, it's that light.

While the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 are clearly related, there are some cosmetic changes to the new model, which give it a different look and help keep the weight down. Gone is the all-glass rear, replaced instead with an aluminium panel that covers most of back of the phone, bar two glass panels at the top and bottom. We've been told that during manufacturing the rear of the phone is photographed with the aluminium panel in place, so that the best-fitting glass panels can be found. Our review model was certainly well put together, with a flush fitting rear.

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