[From Stephen Trew] Now this would be a surprise, the Apple doc connector is about as standard as the electric plug you. Changing it now would be bold. Apple has done this kind of thing before however. Perhaps they would offer an adapter for legacy accessories. "We’ve heard that Apple is getting ready to ditch the dock connector as it’s currently sized and implemented on iPods, iPhones, and iPads. The reason isn’t anything political, like a new desire to conform to an outdated micro-USB standard, but typically Apple: to save space inside the iPhone 5 for what are now more important components."