I ordered my adapter cable from Apple last Thursday and it came today. I bought the cable vs the smaller adapter so that I wouldn't have to remove the case to use the adapter. The big reason I bought it was to hook up to my car's audio system and it works like a charm. It charges my phone and allows the music to come out the dock connector as opposed to the weaker signal coming from the headphone jack. Also, my car stereo has built-in circuitry which allows me to control my iPhone via my car. This continues to work via Lightning in my Suzuki Aerio. My adapter cable also works with my cheap Memorex audio dock although I doubt I'd use that much. It'll charge and pass the audio signal. My one disappointment so far is that VIDEO OUT DOESN'T WORK. I have an Apple Component Video cable that I purchased just 4 months ago to hook my iPhone 4S or iPad 2 up to my Sony television. It works with those gadgets, but not my iPhone 5. Bummer. I can hear my movies through the TV but the video remains on my phone screen. This is true for either iTunes purchased movies or streaming services like Netflix. Oh well, I bought it for my car mainly anyway.