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which dock would you recommend for using with the iPhone 4 and other apple peripherals (ipad, ipods...etc)

Apple iPhone 4 Dock

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    This dock is designed only for the iPhone 4 without a case.

    The Apple Universal Dock comes with adapters for all the current iPods and iPhones and nearly all the older ones.

    Both feature an audio out port for speakers/headphones, but only the Universal Dock works with a remote control (also included). The remote can be used to play pause and skip music, photos or video on compatible the devices.

    There is one exception, the iPhone 4 doesn't come with a dock adapter and the Universal Dock is missing the iPhone 4 adapter. From my own experience, the original iPhone dock adapter fits the iPhone 4 perfectly.

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  • It does exactly the same job as previous iPhone docks but is a backward step in design. The 3G/3GS dock was sculpted to the phone, a thoughtful and discreet design, whereas this one is crude by comparison. The only alternative is the Universal Dock at £39 plus £7 for a pack of adaptors (since they don't enclose one with the phone). You can of course manage without a dock. It's just nicer to have the phone standing up while it charges or syncs.

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