Direct Tv used to be a widely hacked service. They had a second generation access card that was easily hacked. So they released a more securly encrypted third generation access card. They sent out thousands of new cards to existing customers. One day, they shut down the signal that the second generation card could decode. If you had one still, you got a message to call customer service, and they overnighted you a new card. So what will stop Apple from doing something similar? I can imagine they could accomplish it through iTunes. I know you can disable auotmatic updates, but what if they one day send out a message checking for older firmware, and forcing you to update to continue service? Apples attack on 3rd party apps, was just that, an attack. Why such a large size update package? Obviuosly they didnt rewrite the entire OS, because the space taken up by 3rd party apps, was still taken up after the update. Now do some not only have their apps covered up, they now have storage space they can never recover. I for one have left my phone at 1.0.2 because Apple has failed to release any new apps besides wifi iTunes in 3 months, while Installer has over a hundred. The arguement given by Apple about 'bringing down the network' is pathetic. At this site: http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?tg=dl-20&qt=windows mobile&tag=srch There are over 2,500 applications that will run on a windows mobile device. Guess what, no network failure what so ever. Its sad to see that Apple has really dropped the ball in regards to its reputation. The device that was once known as a revolutionary device, is now regarded as that phone with the rebate that got unlocked, and then bricked by Apple. Now I'm just waiting to see a message pop up one day in iTunes telling me I have to update to continue receiving service.