I've tried searching the answer for this, and I'm sure it's there somewhere! I've now come to the conclusion that I am a gadget victim to the same extent that the lasses in Ab Fab are fashion victims. Try as I might, I'm not getting away from the temptation to buy an iPhone. What worries me is what happens in 12 months time. I hate 18 month phone contracts because I don't like being stuck with the same handset for 18 months. The iPhone may be the way forward now, but I'll be as bored with it by then as I am already with my N95. As I see it though, assuming that I want to replace an iPhone this time next year (or whenever) with an updated version, given that they are unsubsidised, I should be able to do that (as long as I pay full whack for it). I understand no-one could say for sure, but to use a similar situation, if I was to buy an iPhone on 9/11 and on 10/11 it was broken or stolen, could I just pay £269 and buy a new one? The way I look at it is that you'd still get £87 for a pristine 30gb ipod video (which could be getting pretty old by now) in somewhere like CEX. If I buy an iPhone for £269 in November and a year later get, say, £120 for it, I could live with that, if all I need to do is pay for the new version, put in my SIM, and I'm off. What I'd be less impressed with would be having to pay up £210 to see out the last six months of my contract as well!