I'll be damned if I replace the docking device in my car. The Dock for my Yamaha receiver cost 100$ There are very expensive (and functional) apps that require equally expensive accessories. If there is no backwards compatibility, my current Apple device will be my last. I've been concerned about this for a while; now that it's official, I feel like I've hit my tipping point. I have an iPad camera kit which I use with my gf's iPad to transfer midi files. I had just ordered an iRig. Argh. If they feel like changing, use some damn industry standards. Does Apple consider their customers to just get naked, roll over onto their stomachs, and open their wallets? Pay no attention to the man with the latex gloves? Err...I need to get some sleep. Do the new devices even have a 3.5 mm mini plug jack? I don't need more "speed" from my headphones. Recording studios do just fine with an even older microphone jack standard.