As reported by MacRumors, Apple has begun shipping their first orders of their new Lightning to 30-pin Adapter, and has begun notifying customers. The notices MacRumors received have been from readers in Australia, with delivery dates pointing to October 9th.
Apple is offering two versions of the adapter, one being a direct plug adapter and being sold for $29, while the other uses a short cable and will cost you $39. This is only for iPhone 5 for the time being (or until the iPad Mini starts shipping at the end of the month perhaps?).
However, the result is the same: they’ll allow users to use their Lightning-enabled devices with their previous accessories that were designed with the 30-pin dock connector in mind.