Is it official now? Is the iPhone controversy the biggest debate in Apple's history? Given the volume of threads and posts in these parts, it certainly looks like it. In recent memory, the next largest issues I can think of are the switch to Intel, the whole moving-into-consumer-electronics thing, the move to Mac OS X and maybe the death of the clones if you want to go back to the 90s. And most of those - even the death of the clones, which had a lot of people complaining and upset - had the majority of people supporting them because it meant things were moving forward for Apple. I can't think of an issue that even comes close to upsetting as many long time Apple loyalists as this whole firmware update has. We're not seeing just new members complaining, we're not seeing just Microsoft fans that like to troll these boards starting topics, a good deal (50%?) of the complaints are from people who truly love Apple, want to use Apple products, knew they wanted an iPhone to moment it was introduced at MacWorld and couldn't imagine not having it (and an iPod, and a MacBook, and iLife...).