I posted a comment on the news thread railing against Apple's new gouge-the-Touch-owners policy, but it deserves a full thread in this forum. My initial outrage was, why the Touch and not the iPhone? As I first understood it, adding apps required a charge under Sarbanes-Oxley - but now that both devices had a common feature set, why were the Touches only getting charged? Another reader then pointed out that the subscription basis of the iPhone exempts it from such charges; the Touch, with a one-time purchase price, is alone subject to them. But I'm still angry. Angry because Apple could charge a buck for technicality's sake; but will probably charge at least $20 for no new apps, some added functionality, and the ability to buy SDK apps! Angry because this cost will either be required to get firmware 2.0; or if not, we'll again get stuck with a bunch of locked but space-eating features. And angry because, after paying 400 bucks, I'm again feeling like a second-class citizen. Remember, the 802.11n enabler only costs $1.99 (and still made a big stink). Apple clearly can charge that if they wish. If they want more, I think it's to throw up barriers against people who could live with "everything-but-the-phone" & steer them towards subscription revenue. What all this really makes me want to do is JB my Touch. I'm not the kind who'd ordinarily want to fool around with that, but Apple is driving me to it. It's like the anti-iTunes Store approach.