Its starting to become clear that Apple is running out of room for the controls of these devices, esp the new Touch. They had to seat the volume rocker in a weird, curved way & the opening of the dock interface itself is actually too big for the thinness of the device (they curved it back as well, so that any dock inserts never fully "seat" in the back). It works, but looks odd. I think they're gonna have to come up with a new, smaller interface pretty soon. After all, that dock is pretty old now. Im sure they didnt imagine such thin devices when they came up with the design.