I'm reading a lot of posts wondering why the iPhone is still popular despite the rise of superior mobile technology, dual core processors, OLED screens and other whiz-bang features. Here is your answer: The iPhone works like an appliance. It's like my washer and dryer or oven. When I want to cook or clean, they always just work. They don't crash, lag or give me a strange error message. I set the burner to medium and never worry about the flame going out or a carbon monoxide leak. In the winter, I trust that my furnace will keep the house at 68. I don't care how many BTUs it has so long as it keeps me warm. A licensed expert installed it so it has as many BTUs as it needs. In the same way, when I open my email on the iPhone or send a text message or do one of any other hundred things on it, it doesn't crash, lag or give me a strange error message. The amount of RAM it has or whether its dual core makes no difference. It's like setting a dial and knowing your clothes will be dry an hour later, or your dinner will be cooked or your house will be warm. Apple figured out that most people treat electronics like appliances. They'll pay a little extra and enjoy it more if the user experience is effective, consistent and easy... like an appliance! Like an appliance, the iPhone just works.