1. johndhynes's Avatar
    I have a lot invested from the past three years in cables, chargers, cases, speakers, docks, radios, etc., all of which will probably be useless if I get the iPhone 5, especially if it has a different plug. Most of my 4 accessories fit my 4S, and even some of the ones I got for my 3GS. Now it looks like I'll be back to zero.

    What kind of accessories do you think will be available on release day? I'm guessing there'll be no cheapos on Amazon, so I'll have to pay $50 for a basic case or $30 just for a bumper. (No freebie this time.) No cordless charger or battery cases. I guess there will be an adapter to buy so I can use my FM transmitters and cords. Probably won't fit on my 3' speaker dock, I'm guessing. At least I can still use all my stereo cords, although it may be awkward on the bottom.
    09-11-2012 03:07 AM
  2. bruno5379's Avatar
    dont worry, im pretty sure they will relase adaptors so you can use your old accesories
    09-11-2012 09:14 AM
  3. DD214#WN's Avatar
    Adapters are already being made
    09-11-2012 11:45 AM
  4. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    Oh come on! Be a man of your time...
    09-11-2012 06:37 PM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    There will be an easy to use adaptor that will be very affordable...Apple wouldn't just change the whole game up without taking this into consideration (considering how integrated the iPhone has become over the last few years).
    09-11-2012 07:02 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    Read last week that the adapters will be $10 each and 3 for $29 ( found that discount funny) here is cnet article on it. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57...s-report-says/
    09-11-2012 07:53 PM
  7. johndhynes's Avatar
    I knew there would be an adapter, but no adapter is going to make my cases fit, including my battery cases, my PowerMat wireless charging case, my wallet case, my Boxwave car mount case, etc. If the adapter is like the HDMI adapter there's no way, and if it's like the micro-USB adapter dongle, it might work or be too unstable for my stereo dock. The one pictured at http://www.melablog.it/post/28637/gl...-5-e-ipad-mini might work, though. And if it's only $10, that's not bad.
    09-11-2012 10:33 PM
  8. phreddyl's Avatar
    If the phone is larger like all are assuming your cases wouldn't fit even if they didn't change the charging port.
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    09-12-2012 09:43 AM
  9. snuffleupagus99's Avatar
    Am I the only one who sees an adapter that goes from old connector to new just for stereo docks and such? Like a small spacer with the connectors on it. if you have too much invested in accessories wait until the accessories catch up to the new phone, or rock the 4 til the end of time
    09-12-2012 09:53 AM
  10. johndhynes's Avatar
    If the phone is larger like all are assuming your cases wouldn't fit even if they didn't change the charging port.
    Which is exactly what I was saying.
    09-12-2012 10:02 AM
  11. phreddyl's Avatar
    Then stick with the 4s. They can't keep it the same forever.
    09-12-2012 10:28 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I knew there would be an adapter, but no adapter is going to make my cases fit, including my battery cases, my PowerMat wireless charging case, my wallet case, my Boxwave car mount case, etc. If the adapter is like the HDMI adapter there's no way, and if it's like the micro-USB adapter dongle, it might work or be too unstable for my stereo dock. The one pictured at Gli adattatori dock e micro USB per iPhone 5 e iPad mini might work, though. And if it's only $10, that's not bad.
    Anything USB related is going to be fine...as far as your case investment, obviously your SOL, and on release day, I'm guessing the only things available will be your premium line cases from perhaps Casemate and probably Apple bumpers or something along those lines.
    09-12-2012 10:28 AM
  13. GreatNeal's Avatar
    Hated cases to the core.
    Bought external battery pack. those that require a wire.
    I'm upgrade-proof.
    I ain't gona buy any cases to hide the beauty of my iPhone 5!
    WHOS WITH ME!
    09-12-2012 10:39 AM
  14. johndhynes's Avatar
    Now we know, it's not $10, but $29, and there's also a $39 one with a cable, neither available until October.

    But with the cable adapter, I can still use my battery cases like external batteries by plugging the cable inside the bottom of the case, although it's less than ideal, especially since they cost me less than the adapter will. (Funny, I was just checking the new YouTube app and there was a video featured of Georgia reviewing one of my battery cases.)
    09-12-2012 05:01 PM
  15. p08757's Avatar
    This new dock connector is a huge negative. Now my car dock probably wont work because there won't be enough room with the phone being longer and needing a cable adapter.

    Anyone have a pic of the adapter yet?
    09-12-2012 05:22 PM
  16. vietalogy's Avatar
    This new dock connector is a huge negative. Now my car dock probably wont work because there won't be enough room with the phone being longer and needing a cable adapter.

    Anyone have a pic of the adapter yet?



    Via Tapatalk iPhone 4S
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    09-12-2012 05:39 PM
  17. johndhynes's Avatar
    I don't know if the phone itself will be too long for your dock, but you should be able to use the Lightning cable with any USB charger, without an adapter. I like USB chargers, because you can charge anything with them, even electronic cigarettes, and you can get them cheap. I also bought a bunch of retractable USB-to-30-pin cables just for the car, for next to nothing.

    If you do have one of those 30-pin chargers, you can also use the $39 adapter, which has a cable:


    My old Boxwave car mount won't fit because it was designed to fit snugly around the 4, and I was lucky it fit the 4S, too, but my Kensington uses a clamp design which will fit anything roughly the same width. What are you using?
    09-12-2012 06:05 PM
  18. jasonaldeancaller19's Avatar
    I'm upset too about the connector issue. Just got one for my car and now have to get another adaptor or new one...
    09-12-2012 07:55 PM
  19. johndhynes's Avatar
    Like I said, get a USB charger. Then you can just use whatever cord it comes with, and you can plug everything else in, too.
    09-12-2012 08:04 PM
  20. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    That adapter won't be any good on about any former dock out there...
    09-13-2012 01:24 AM
  21. chrisimore's Avatar
    adapters will launch soon i guess. But would look odd with an adapter if using those old docking sound system
    09-13-2012 03:28 AM
  22. p08757's Avatar
    I just read this: Apple's $30 Lightning adapter won't work with old speakers - Sep. 13, 2012

    Say it ain't so. Now my wife will be really mad. There goes the car dock and Bose docks we have if we go for the iPhone 5....
    09-13-2012 04:19 PM
  23. johndhynes's Avatar
    This adapter lets you connect devices with a Lightning connector to many of your 30-pin accessories.* Video and iPod Out not supported. (*Some 30-pin accessories are not supported.)
    Guess you can't squeeze 30 pins into 8 or 9, even with an adapter. So it's mostly for charging.

    (Written while watching Netflix on TV through an iPhone 4.)
    09-13-2012 09:54 PM
  24. phreddyl's Avatar
    If it doesn't support audio out I am not sure why anyone would need/want it. If you need a new charger you could pick one up soon enough for half the price.
    09-13-2012 10:22 PM
  25. smileyboy's Avatar
    Back on topic. Goincase.com has cases to preorder
    09-13-2012 10:24 PM
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