now it's getting too good to choose! what shall we do? Apple have never given it to us so good. There's no argument over pricing and frequency of upgrades - we already know all this with Apple, fan boy or not, and we know no company will stand still, technology is always always on the move and companies want to maximise on profits every time. This is the way of things and always will be. Anybody who has grief with these policies needs to stand back and take a reality check - there's no argument to argue. All companies are the same. Pricing and upgrades are a way of life. We as consumers must get used to it. That's not having a go of course, just stating the blinkin obvious. And life wont change any time soon, other than giving us a better bigger choice So what to do? i'm just curious what peeps here think. If like me you're a fan of techie, but don't have the budget to buy every device Apple ever made under the sun, you have to decide every year or 2 what to buy. They've basically radically upgraded their entire range over the last several months. Awesome. Trouble is we're now so spoilt for choice it's uber frustrating. I use Mac Pro's for work. Dont use notebooks or laptops, and dont own a mobile phone. But i own a 1st gen ipod Touch and an ipad2. and a very limited budget. I'm really wanting an iphone 5, but i'd never use the cell phone side of it, so maybe i'll spend a whole lot less and update to a new ipod Touch for Christmas for myself. An amazing device. But then, wow, how about a new ipad mini? who'd say no to one of those? i simply love my ipad 2. a life changer for me. Runs my business, great for watching video and tv, and just awesome for web browsing. But i dont think i'd really want to browse the web on anything smaller. it's sometimes frustrating enough to browse as it is, but smaller? no thanks. Also, doing spread sheets and work documents is just about tolerable on ipad. Cant imaging doing that on a smaller screen. But it bodes well for a new ipad next year - the 4th gen had some decent upgrades, but they were pretty much on-going mid term improvements. It's now more than likely that a new gen ipad next year will be radically lighter. Not necessarily super thinner, but considering Apple's evolving manufacturing and construction techniques recently it's almost inevitable we'll see a dramatically less heavy ipad next time round i'd say. So, new ipad5 and ipod Touch probably (might even get Apple TV for streaming purposes). Just super frustrating i cant have anything else. a new macbook pro (any size) would be just peachy of course. Thanks Apple, it's exciting times and great for us peeps out here. keep it up. wonder what the next big innovative gadget will be???