Note: One reason Apple might not keep the iP 2 around as it's been doing with its phones could have to do with the different economics of contract phones vs. non-contract iDevices. That's above my economics grade to figure out - but it's been a great strategy on the phone side.Partly brilliant because by designing/engineering/building right in the first place and updating via software designed also for the current model, their old models are still competitive with new Androids for zero R&D/retooling to "create" "new" lower-priced models! And that slashes the margins of competitors who bring out a dizzying array of models every few months - meaning those designs are also inherently more "slap-dash" - i.e., tossed together with less engineering and production love. Few other companies - at least those that are either selling in volume and/or making money in the mobile space - put a year into each new model iteration (nor in a lowest common denominator clone market can they).A diamond is a joy forever. An Apple device is a joy for years. And most new Android devices are mixed blessings for but a few months before seeming dated by the next piece of plastic whose OS is unlikely to ever be updated.