There is a chart going around on some sites that I think had it's origins at Wired magazine that lists the major hacker apps you can get on one side and what you get from Apple on the other side. The hacker side is all check-marks (and one "X" for lack of WiFi iTunes), and the Apple side is all "X's." I was looking at this and it occurred to me that it's pretty much a crock. Propaganda if you will from the "Apple is Evil" group. Here's the list of the "cool apps" you get if you jailbreak your iPhone: 01- Carrier Choice 02- Cheap Roaming 03- Instant Messaging 04- Retro-gaming 05- Command Line 06- Remote Desktop 07- Global Positioning 08- Voice Recorder 09- Office Reference 10- IRC 11- eBook Reader 12- Delete Menu Items 13- File Browser Of course there are a few more apps out there than this, but these are the "cool" or useful ones that everyone quotes. This seems rather lame to me and a bit made up. For starters... "Office Reference"??? Cmon! (not even going to dignify that with a rebutal). The cheap roaming has already been addressed by AT&T, and sure we all know that we don't have a carrier choice, but the only other carriers capable of handling the hardware offer either exactly the same priced package or a more expensive one. "Global Positioning" is a bit of a misnomer as the iPhone can't do GPS and the mentioned app is a hack that imitates GPS, just like the Google maps feature of the iPhone has a "GPS-ish" app. Some of these are valid missing apps like "Voice Recorder" and "Instant Messaging" and "eBook Reader" but IM is rumored to be coming on the original iPhone next month and you can already view a lot of eBooks types already as well. Also with Leopard there is no reason not to expect the "QuickView" feature to be included in the iPhone and thus make a dedicated reader even less needed. A voice recorder would be nice, but anyone who's heard the Voice Recorder app can tell you that it sounds like a corpse talking out of a tin can. Again this is something that most people don't really use as well. Almost all the rest on this list can be summed up as hacker tools. The apps were created mostly for the purpose of hacking the iPhone in the first place and have little utility outside of hacker activities.