Originally Posted by estreeter
3. The aforementioned adapter is purely to enable you to use the older cables for charging and data transfer - you will not be able to play music on an older dock via the Lightning port-equipped iDevices. gottamobile.com has the price for the new adapter starting at 29 USD. The adapters dont ship till October anyway, and gottamobile dont seem to grasp that those 'speaker docks' simply wont work anyway.
If this turns out to be true (which it probably will), their presentation was VERY misleading. They showed a slide of a new iPod touch connected up with an adapter connected in a car, implying that if you have a car with the traditional iPod interface, that simply by getting the adapter a new iPod Touch would work in the vehicle.
I understand the concern here about home applications, but I think the implications with vehicle interfaces will be more far reaching. So many cars today are equipped with iPod interfaces that will now be completely broken with new devices.
Bluetooth is becoming more ubiquitous, so I'm sure that their hope is that everybody will be using that for their "line out". That would be perfectly fine if the A2DP Bluetooth profile was lossless. It's being worked on, but it's not part of the spec yet, let alone any devices. For my car, I have to say that A2DP bluetooth on my Samsung 4.2 Galaxy Player sounds as good as the line out from my 80 GB iPod 5.5G.