I have never been a diehard fan of Apple. Let me get that out of the way. The reason being I do not like a company controlling me, telling me this is the only way you can get our product, and this is the way we will sell it to you and this is the price you are going to pay and so on. I understand that many people like Apple because they are simple and supposedly stable. Well I took the bait and bought an iPhone. At first I had no problems, but what is with this constantly having to pay for a system upgrade. These are fixes to something I purchased, is this normal with Apple? Also I have noticed a huge number of apps that simply do not work, or barely work, or crash the unit or are really junk. I thought Apple monitored and controlled what apps were released. It seems anyone can release nearly any app in the app store no matter the quality. Is this also the norm with Apple? I see Apple is coming out with a new tablet computer. They are innovative and this product interests me, but will this be more of the same as with the iphone? Apple loyalists, please let me know. I am not bashing Apple I am just concerned with what I percieve Apple should be and what reality is. Maybe I believe advertising too much.