One of the major upgrades in the new iPhone 5 and iPod line is the Lightning dock connector, which is significantly smaller, all-digital and reversible. To help lucky new owners grandfather in their old accessories, there’s the convenient little Lightning to 30-pin Adapter available for $29 on the Apple website. But is it really going to be that simple? Probably not.
If you have more than one docking station, chances are you’ll want more than one adapter rather than have to run and find whatever dock you left it on to use it. If you travel, you’ll probably want to have one in your bag as well. What about your car charger, or perhaps the built-in connector on your car stereo? Or do you just bite the bullet and use it as an opportunity to upgrade to something new?