At least if they want to obsolete existing accessories, go with something that customers can benefit from going forward.
There is some really lame excuse about then new connector having 8 pins. So far no-one has been able to come up with anything you can do with this new connector that you can't do with a microUSB connector. If there is some extra "signal" you need to transmit, it's a matter of using a protocol that can understand it on both ends.
But hey, it's all digital!! Uhm, and microUSB isn't?
But hey, you can plug it in any way!! Really? That is weak.