This is completely speculation but I believe it's something to think about/consider. It seems like Apple is gearing up to release their new iPods, iPhones and possibly iPads all in the coming months. All three have to do with iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). It seems odd that Apple, a company that prefers to space out major releases would consider holding so many events and major releases all at approximately the same time. I was reading the forums and someone threw out the possibility of Apple switching away from the dock connector in favor of something newer, thinner and possibly faster and that is why they want to release all of them at the same time. This seems like a possibility (especially with thunderbolt out). However, I thought what if Apple wants to build in some kind of a technology, related to iOS, that will make the three interact better with each other. How about NFC? It would make sense, I mean payment on the iPhone and exchange of data between the three different devices. I mean imagine you are on a web page (reading an article) on your iPad and decide to continue reading it on your iPhone, what if you could bring up/touch your iPhone to your iPad and it would automatically send the webpage from one to the other (kind of like the exchange of data on I believe it is WebOS, I am not completely sure). It would make sense and it would help with taking some of the load off of iCloud because if this doesn't happen then you would add the page to your reading list and through iCloud it would be added on your other iOS device. This is just speculation but it wouldn't be too surprising if this is intact true (I mean Apple has been trying to make all your Apple devices work better together recently, especially with the release of iCloud).