I have 2 iHomes.
They both will play the music from my iPods and iPhones.
Both will charge my iPod.
Only one will charge my iPhone 4S.
Neither would fit if I bought an iPhone 5.
See where I'm getting at? ( I'm speaking in riddles, I know)
Here's where I'm getting at: Buy one with bluetooth!
Honestly, the iHomes are great and they sound great, but with Apple changing their products constantly they will lose functionality way before they should. I was just at my brother in laws the other day, he has one of those little sound bar looking things that just picks up your music over bluetooth. In the kitchen you won't be blasting anything at concert levels anyway so quality loss should not be noticeable and you won't be at the mercy of "planned obsolescence" of the apple plugs and adapters.