...or in the case of iOS are becoming. My iPad 2, which has served me well for a couple of years has become unusable, not through the noticeable slowdown (or the planned obsolescence - I know Apple don't force us to update but they do everything in their power to prompt us to do so, let me turn off the option please), but through terrible programming. iTunes is and always has been poor on the PC but now the iPad just hangs when synching at the final stage. A workaround that did work was to do this wirelessly, which is slow but at least works - what I now see is 17.1gig of "other" in my storage. 17.1 ********ingbytes. What exactly is this "other"? I've deleted all I can, there are no conversation strings full of photos. My iPad is slowly and surely becoming a brick. Whatever happens to "it just works"?