I have a feeling that we are in for some bad news... I believe that the reason for the change is that apple wants the ability to prevent 3rd party discounted adapters and cables from being produced. Since the lightning connector is digital, apple is likely using an on-chip verification process to verify the validity of the accessory. As such, it might be a VERY long time before 3rd party makers produce cheaper accessories. And, when they do, they will not be much cheaper than Apple's first party ones. Proof of this already exists in some of the third party video output cables for the previous dock connector which would not work properly without the correct chip in them.