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Lucky enough to grab an iPhone 5 on launch day through online shopping or in store? You might be looking at what accessories to pick up to go along with your shiny new Apple toy, so here's a couple accessories that should make your iPhone 5 more useful and help it last longer.
Lightning to 30-pin adapter
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The new iPhone 5, the 5th generation iPod Touch, and the 7th generation iPod Nano all come with Apple's new smaller dock named 'Lightning.' When initial reports of the smaller dock size came out earlier this year, reports were afraid that the new size would render all current iPhone and iPod accessories such as cables and stereos obsolete, since they would no longer fit the new line of Apple mobile products.
The Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter allows users to "connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories." Useful if you've already got a cache of iAccessories.
You can purchase the adapter via Apple for $29.
Otterbox Defender Series for iPhone 5
It would be an incredible shame if your new iPhone 5 were to get scratched or damaged during the course of your day, so picking up a case is always a good investment. It will make your iPhone 5 a little larger (and it already is, with its new 4-inch screen), but there will probably be more days than not when you thank the polycarbonate casing of the Otterbox Defender Series.
Pick one up in a wide selection of colors for $49.95 through Amazon.
Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5 Battery Case
If you find yourself wishing your iPhone 5 would stay charged longer, you might want to grab a Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5 Battery Case. The sleek case double your talk, text, and surf time, according to the Lenmar website. It also simultaneously charges both the phone and the extra battery pack. It is available in three colors: Rubberized Black, Metallic Red, Glossy White.
You buy the case through Lenmar for $69.99.