Having an iPhone 4 or 4S docked allows you to easily charge it, turn it into a nightstand or use the audio out jack at its back to transform your phone into a jukebox hooked up to your stereo. Because of the fact that the iPhone 5 not only has a new Lightning port but also a redesigned bottom part, your regular dock will most probably not work with the new Apple phone.
According to Phil Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President, the company has no plans on releasing an updated dock for the iPhone 5. The information has been unveiled in an alleged e-mail chain in which Schiller says that “we do not plan on making a dock for the iPhone 5. Most people who use docks use them with speaker or clock systems”. However, if you don’t mind spending a couple of extra dollars, you might want to do a not-so-elegant improvisation (which might or might not work, though it should) and hook up your iPhone 5 to the iPhone 4/4S dock using a Lightning-to-30-pin adapter. This however will not stop (on the contrary) third-party accessory makers from releasing one.