Patience is a virtue, especially where the iPhone 5 is concerned.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that as of this morning, you can now preorder an iPhone 5.
Don't do it.
Even if you've made up your mind that despite its lack of earth-shattering new features, you want Apple's new baby, you should think seriously about waiting a few months before adopting it. Here's why:
1. Cheap accessories aren't here -- yet.You'll need some extras to go with that iPhone 5, most notably a case, a car charger, and perhaps a few dock adapters. Right now, only a smattering of higher-end vendors sell those accessories, and for decidedly higher-end retail prices.
For example, for the moment only Apple sells dock adapters, and for the obnoxiously steep price of $29 apiece. In a few months, however, third-party manufacturers should arrive with inexpensive alternatives.
Indeed, if you've ever shopped eBay for, say, an iPhone sync cable or ruggedized case, you know that such accessories can be had for a fraction of what they cost in an A... [Read more]