If you are planning to upgrade to the iPhone 5 and would like to use all the accessories you currently own, then you’ll need to purchase Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter. It will be available in October, but you can order today. The price for backwards compatibility is a disturbing $29.
There is some question as to what extent this new connector will work with your existing iPhone accessories. As my podcast cohort points out, there is a small notation on the product site states: “Video and iPod Out not supported”.
If this does not support audio and video out, then exactly why would most folks spend $30? For sync and charge capability?