I really feel like Apple kind of screwed up by making extracting digital output from the lightening connector so expensive to license. I really don't understand what they gain because the money they get from licensees cannot possibly make up for the negative end-consumer experience.
That said, and out of the way, what current DACs DO extract digital output from the iPhone 5 and other lightening equipped iOS devices? Is there a list anywhere? Are there any more (especially more affordable) on the horizon?