Bluetooth speakers, AirPlay speakers, Sonos, and Apple TV are some of the excellent — and totally wireless — alternatives to old-school speaker docks, which don’t work with the iPhone 5.
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Since Apple’s iPhone 5 became official on September 12, it’s been an emotional rollercoaster for tech enthusiasts. There have been plenty of highs — It’s so light! It’s got 4G! Beautiful screen! — but they’ve been tempered with some disappointing lows, too. On the software side, Apple’s decision to move to a Google-free maps app has been the biggest sticking point. On the hardware front, there’s still grumbling about the death of the venerable 30-pin dock port, which has been a mainstay of iPhone (and iPod) design since the early days.
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