I bought one for my son years back mainly for games and he still love it. He is still not old enough for an iPhone so maybe I will buy him this upgraded iPod touch soon. I knew many people who used to non-iPhones who bought the iPod touch then switched to the iPhone because they loved it.
You're a fool if you believe Iran will touch Israel or America. It's all propaganda to serve their agenda in maintaining control over Syria and Lebanon. They have their eyes set on the rich gulf countries.
It's a slippery slope to make exception for the 30% rule. Beside, these companies must see value in the App Store including the 30% fee because if they don't then they would have took Amazon approach or pulled their apps from the App Store in protest.