One of the more exciting news items that came out of Apple's iPhone 5 announcement was the unveiling of what the company is calling an "intelligent and ultracompact adapter" required to connect your 30-pin accessories to iPhone 5 — which uses an 8-pin Lightning connector.
Paying to use an adapter on your adapter is a great reminder that no iPhone upgrade goes unpunished. Fortunately, your new iPhone 5 will come with a complementary Lightning to USB cable so you can still use your old USB power adapter as a backup for wall charging.
But it will cost you $29 for a little bulky adapter to connect iPhone 5 to your older gadgets which still require a 30-pin hook up or you can choose to fork over a whopping $39 for the cable version of the same. Both intelligent connectors are listed as shipping in October — so good luck with that.
Either way you will have to part with some beer money to make iPhone 5 part of your accessory family. The good news is that you can always use Food Stamps at the Apple Store if you run out of cash after upgrading to iPhone 5.
Of couse wireless charging would solve all this drama.