This past Saturday I destroyed my 4s in the wash. I immediately called Sprint and ordered a 5s (white/silver 64GB). I later learned through a poster on this forum that I was eligible for an Out of Warranty Replacement. I was not planning on upgrading this year. My immediate reasons for that have been that I strongly dislike the look of iOS7 (I declined to update my 4s and iPad 2 and any apps which have mentioned being customized for or redesigned to look like iOS 7), I have 9 30 pin cables placed in strategic spaces throughout my house for charging, regularly use the 30 pin to HDMI connector for video watching and the 8 pin HDMI adapter only works at a lower resolution with much artifacting, I have two very expensive AirPlay stereos with 30 pin docks and the official Apple 30 pin to 8 pin adapters are well known for not reliably allowing full functionality. And most importantly my car, which has no bluetooth or usb inputs, has a built in socket near the emergency brake for a proprietary cable which ends in a 30 pin plug and allows me to charge my iphone while playing music and maps through the stereo and has full device control through the steering wheel; if these 8 pin to 30 pin adapters can't even reliably allow music play and charging, I highly doubt I'll be able to retain steering wheel control of the device. And my car is great so I won't be buying a new one. As a longer term concern, the EU standardization committee just made the existing voluntary agreement which Apple has been refusing to abide by that manufacturers of mobile devices use micro-USB connectors on their devices into an actual law which, unless it is repealed, seems to indicate the next iteration of iDevices will be required to have micro-USB connectors if they are sold in Europe, at any rate. And I can't imagine that it would be economically prudent to manufacture entirely different phones for the rest of the planet. Assuming this law is enforced and Apple responds by making all their iDevices have micro-USB connectors, it would make spending any money on this brief, proprietary 8 pin connector a huge waste, especially given the pricing on the cables and adapters. So, anyway, on Monday, I went to Apple and paid my $212 and got a new 4s through the OoW Service. Yesterday, my 5s from Sprint arrived. I have not opened it. In the frenzy after my original 4s was destroyed I ordered two 30 pin to 8 pin dock adapters, several 8 pin cables and changed a pending order I have with an Etsy seller from a 4s to a 5s handmade leather case. None of those items have arrived yet but the adapters are supposed to be delivered today. I rather recently moved to the area where I am currently living because of illness and don't know many people here and am not able to get out often so I don't even know anyone here who has a smartphone much less a 5/c/s which I could borrow for 5 minutes to see if the dock adapter indeed does work with my particular car set up. If I open the package and then decide to return it, I have to pay a restocking fee in addition to the fee for new device activation. What do you suggest I do? And why hasn't anybody created a case for the 5/c/s which converts the 8 pin socket into a fully functional 30 pin socket?