It occurred to me today, in an admittedly bored moment, that with the millions of iPhones out there, (hundreds of?) thousands of them are being brought back into the Apple store for one issue or another, if for nothing else but tutorial help. These issues/tutorials are being handled individually by Geniuses, and typically involve touching the phone all over, maybe even raising it to the ear. It's been said many times that cell phones are a breeding ground for bacteria. Since the iPhone has no buttons for the bacteria to burrow under, they're all sitting right there on the glass, waiting for the right moment to infect some unsuspecting phone fondler. Given the sheer number of iPhones out there (and counting), and the focused group of trouble shooters (Apple Geniuses field the majority of problems), how long before we start seeing sick Apple employees? An employee at an Apple store in NYC must handle at least 50 phones a day. Heck, even shoe salesmen are starting to wear rubber gloves these days. Will we see Apple employees doing the same?