I mean, it's cool and all, and I'm sure it's going to sell like hotcakes, but it just seems like Apple is giving people to many reasons not to buy the iPhone. External volume controls? Check. Speaker? Check. Mic headset for WiFi calls (from App Store)? Check. I understand that I am naturally biased, being an iPhone owner since before the original touch came out, but it just seems that all those things that made the iPhone, well... the iPhone, are pretty much gone now. Especially the Mic headset. Why, may I ask, is that necessary for an iPod? And why is the iPod getting a better version than the iPhone?!? I want those 79$ in-ear headphones too! And I know that the mic will still work, but the triple click to go back probably won't, and the volume controls probably won't, and that kind of pisses me off. The iPod touch has external volume controls now. It doesn't need the volume controls on the headphones any more than the iPhone does. To be honest, I felt that Apple was moving towards convergent devices (iPhone) instead of stand alone ones. I knew that the iPods would be around for several more years, but I really thought that they would start phasing them out, but apparently they feel it necessary to give them even better features than the more expensive (without subsidy) iPhone. Now I realize that I'm probably being all high and mighty about this, and maybe stuck-up, but I feel that I have at least some reason to be. I can't be alone on this. iPhone users, chime in!