“The two adapters function identically,” Frakes reports. “Nearly a month after they were announced, and three weeks after the iPhone 5 itself hit the streets, both adapters are now available.”
I’ve been testing them for compatibility [with the following]:
• Speakers and audio docks
• Chargers and batteries
• iPod-out mode
• Microphones and other audio-input products
Frakes reports, “If you instead plan to embrace the Lightning connector and wait for third-party vendors to release Lightning-connector-equipped accessories, it’s a pretty safe bet that those products will be compatible for a while. Considering the 30-pin connector had a nine-year run, I suspect the Lightning connector will be standard on new iPhone, iPad, and iPod models—including the rumored iPad mini—for years to come.”
Much more in the full article here.