Apple has announced a couple of accessories today for the new iPhones that it unveiled earlier today. New covers have been announced for the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S. There’s a soft-feel silicone cover being offered for the iPhone 5C and a leather cover for the iPhone 5S. For both smartphones, Apple will also be selling docks. There’s a separate dock for each smartphone, however the iPhone 5S dock is compatible with iPhone 5 as well.

There’s really no difference in the design of the two different docks that Apple will sell. Both have a Lightning connected facing upwards, the device has to be pushed into the dock so that it fits snugly. The dock can be used to charge the iPhones, and since the screen is always visible while they’re charging, the dock can also be used to conduct a hands-free video call. There’s also an audio out port through which stereo or powered speakers can be connected to play music. Both docks retail for $29. While they have been listed online, its unlikely that they can be purchased before September 13th, that’s when Apple starts taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5C. Its possible that the new docks might begin shipping alongside iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C on September 20th.

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