According to a report from iLounge, Apple has made significant changes to their Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch program as it relates to the new Lightning connector. Manufacturers have yet to receive Lightning connectors and development of third party accessories are at a halt. In order to manufacture a Lightning accessory, Apple must approve of your manufacturing facilities. To date, no factories have received that approval, putting third party accessory availability for holidays in jeopardy.
A seminar outlining the changes to the Made for iPhone policy is rumored to be taking place in China sometime in November, with approved manufacturers then given the green light to produce Lightning accessories. This could prove difficult for manufacturers getting products shipped in time for the busy holiday season. We had seen a number of vendors offering third-party Lightning connectors, but those have been removed from Amazon.