I am tired of Android users bashing me over the head with the "no SD slot" argument. And of course the follow up punch is "have to play $100 for memory that costs $12 as a MiniSD", and the obligatory "Apple Penalty/Premium". Obviously the valid reasons NOT to have it are: takes up hardware space, not practical to remove swap it out all the time, complexity to the iOS and Apps, and the general goal of Simplicity. The valid reason is an easy way to transfer files (who need Samsung bump transfer???). Alternatively, a cheaper way to increase the device memory, when one can afford it at a later date. Now, with the recent drop in Flash Memory prices, Apples $100 premium to double the memory each iteration is more ammunition by opponents to bad light Apple. Of course, still not stopping the long lines.