What I mean is do you not sync your iPhone to your computers iTunes. It's such a fresh feeling to not have to grab the wires and plug it into both the computer and iPhone to sync many times of the day. I have found a solution not to do so anymore. For music you can use pandora/raphsody instead of iTunes music that takes up hard drive space on your computer and flash space on your iPhone. (of course one apple makes a iTunes music subscription, I will switch to that entirely) As for apps, I download them only on the iPhone and not on iTunes, along with updates. Now a few downsides. Podcast. Theres no way of subscribing & receiving subscription podcast when available on the iPhone itself. You always have to go into the iTunes app store on the iPhone and check the individual podcast to see if there is a new video. But that will change with iOS updates that one day will allow you to subscribe & get your subscriptions from the iPhone just like the YouTube app. As for backing up to iTunes. Thats another downfall for using your iPhone as a stand alone device. But I always find the backing up to iTunes not much of a help to me because when it comes down to reinstalling mac OS X I lose everything including the backup, or when I get a new mac. I know there are ways around this and when you get a new mac you could always move everything to the new mac. But I usually sell my old mac before getting the new mac because I use the money for the old mac to help pay for the new mac. I charge my iPhone using a the power outlet and the iPhone 4 dock because of never having to disconnect or move around the cable. Soon I believe the iPhone will entirely be a stand alone device and not need a computer anymore. backups will be done on apples server through the iPhone every so often without distractions. Same goes with the iPad. I'm just hitting the bandwagon now and not syncing it to my mac to save me the hassle of doing it so many times.