This is a question that is really annoying me. From the start (correct me if I'm wrong, please) both BB and Windows Mobile allow devs to run their apps in the background. What is the point in some of the apps in the store if you can only run them when your iPhone is turned on, unlocked and with the app open? I've just installed a GPS tracker app that monitors and times where you walk - which would be useful if only I could use my phone for other things while it plots where I am. As it is, it's useless - the same as netshare (although I didn't actually manage to get a copy) - I don't want my iPhone sitting on the desk with the screen on; I want it in my pocket out of sight using as little power as possible when I'm using it as a modem. I want other apps that edit the iPhones OS as well - I want messages to appear on the lock screen (there are some awesome mock-ups floating around by forum members), I want someone else to have the chance to implement a system-wide copy and paste system. To put it simply - I want an authorised way to jailbreak! It wont be as secure admittedly, it wont be as reliable (not that it is currently), but it will be a proper phone - the iPhone will then become a phone that really belongs to us and not one that a company half the world away is still telling me what I can and can't do with it. Does anyone actually see this happening? The real OS X is what I want - I like having iStat menus installed on the bar at the top of the screen - I want something like that in the bar on my iPhone; something that is always running telling me the network transfer speed, the CPU usage etc. There is no technical reason why I can't have it... just because Apple say that I cant. Don't get me wrong, the App store is a great addition - but why are we not allowed to go further? When I've paid this much for a phone, I want to use it properly - the apps just feel so limited and pointless at the moment. Is this something that everyone wants, or am I alone in my requests?