Following yesterday's post about my questions about the iPod out capability of the Lightning adapter and how that would impact accessories such as car stereos and speakers, Macworld's Dan Frakes reached out to Apple for clarification. He wrote an extensive article for Macworld about the new lightning adapter. Specifically referring to iPod out capability:
Apple has confirmed to Macworld that these adapters support analog and USB audio-out, as well as syncing and charging. However, the adapters don’t support video-out or iPod mode, the latter a special mode that lets particular accessories, such as car stereos and some whole-home-audio systems, display your iPod’s menus on the accessory’s own screen. More cryptically, the online Apple Store’s product pages note that “some 30-pin accessories are not supported.”
Good to know, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have my eye on upgrading my car's stereo to a bluetooth capable unit and getting rid of my string of adapters. This new iPhone is going to cost me a fortune in accessories.