Apple's annual iPhone snafus

Every year, around the time of the iPhone's release, reports of problems plaguing Apple's new smartphone inevitably pop up.

The Lightning connection

iPhone lightning

The most noticeable changes to the iPhone 5 is its size: The phone got taller and thinner, and the dock connector got smaller.

To make the device as slim as it is, Apple had to do away with the 30-pin connector that it has been using since 2003.

That may make sense, but in one industrial-redesign swoop, Apple rendered millions of iGizmo accessories useless for those who upgrade to the new iPhone.

There is an adapter available, but that comes with more bad news: It'll cost you at least $29 a pop, and the adapter doesn't support every feature of the old connector.

- Last updated September 21 2012 10:04 AM ET