This is my first post, so bring on the onslaught of troll comments, but where is my freaking lightning adapter? This is ridiculous! I was a slow convert to apple products, but I now have apple fully integrated into my house, office, and vehicles, including a MAC, ipad, iphone, appleTV, and numerous iphone/ipad accessories that allow me to dock my apple products. Apple's change to the lightning dock isn't surprising, and hopefully it works well, but who knows. Paying $29 for an adapter is annoying, but I knew the deal before I upgraded to the iphone 5. However, the lack of available lightning adapters or information explaining the delay or even providing a real time frame for receiving an adapter is unbelievably annoying. I know, I know. I can buy a bluetooth adapter or use the headphone jack to connect my iphone to most products. So what. In my office, I use a speaker dock to charge my phone, play music, and to display my phone is a manner that allows me to see my messages and notifications. May not seem like a big deal, but it increases my productivity. Now, I have the iphone plugged into my computer to charge and connected to the speakers with a male to male 3.5mm cable. It's a mess and it's pretty much useless when trying to view my messages. I even bought a bulky case with a stand, but the best I can do is look at the phone in landscape mode, which as we know is pretty useless, because the orientation of the messages and notifications does not adjust to a landscape orientation. I'm used to Apple's control of their products, and I can live with that fact of life. I still don't understand why it would be problematic to allow me to adjust the color of my screen without jailbreaking phone (the display of my new iphone 5 is a bit too warm), but I've found that most things the iphone is designed to do, it does well. However, Apple used the lightning adapter to assure customers that the iphone accessories they've purchased over the years would not be rendered junk when they got the new iphone 5. Cut to a few weeks later, and there are no lightning adapters. And instead of an explanation, all we get are news stories trickling out that say apple will exert even more control over the manufacture of new iphone 5 accessories that utilize the lightning dock. Of course, that means more delays. I'm sure many will say I'm just picky and whiny. But how many apple users have spent hundreds of dollars integrating these products into their homes, offices, cars, etc. At a minimum, Apple could provide a freaking dock that would charge the phone and allow it to stand up, so the user can view notifications without picking up the phone. Of course, apple has stated that it won't produce a dock because most users have docking stations, and the dock alone isn't really desired. That's pretty funny when you consider that those users cannot get an adapter that (hopefully) will allow them to use those products. Do better apple. And how about an update/apology for this problem. Rant over.