Third-party retailers have already come out with cables that look like Lightning connectors. Don't buy them. They won't work because there is proprietary technology inside of the cables that only Apple has access to. It's in the process of licensing it, but right now there are no authorized Lightning cables on the market.
But because Apple kept Lightning under wraps until it unveiled the new iPods and iPhone 5 on Sep. 12, and because the company has tightened up some requirements with the new connector, it's taking longer for accessories to hit the market.
Slashgear is reporting that Apple hasn't approved any third-party manufacturers yet.
And it may take longer yet. iLounge says Apple is planning to hold an MFi seminar to discuss changes to the licensing program in November.