Is the Lightning to 30-pin iPhone 5 adapter free?
There were some reports that Apple would be providing iPhone 5 owners with a free Lightning to 30-pin adapter so the new iPhone could be used with older accessories.
This is not the case. Apple will not ship the iPhone 5 with an adapter. The adapter will be available starting in October 2012 on Apple's website for $29. There will also be an 8-inch cable version available for $39.
Apple launched the Lightning reversible 8-pin connector to replace the 30-pin dock connector that has been in use on their mobile devices since 2003.