For decades I have been on PC's and heard of how great the Apple OS was. Then with the advent of the iPhone I was looking to make the jump. So I bought the iPhone and (mostly) love it. Of course I suffered through the $200 screwing, but the $100 back at least helped. So I was in the market to replacec BOTH my home PC and laptop. So I ordered the two systems off of Apple's website (since the Apple stores are the most useless places on the planet) as the Apple stores cannot modify the computers to the specs I wanted. I could only upgrade the RAM and hardrives on Apples website. (even though some stores suggest they can add RAM but when I actualy tried to purchase the computers they said they couldn't. I guess that's the trouble with shopping at different Apples stores. So I placed my order and waited. Four days later I checked my order status and it was cancelled! A day later I recieved an e-mail saying that Apples ordered in the US could only be shipped to the US!! I know there is some debate amongst the illegal alien crowd that Southern CA is not actually in the US, but to my understanding, legally it still is!. It took another two days and two hours to figure ot that Apple considered my law firm's office a "technology forwarder" overseas. The guy on the phone said he'd look into it. At this point I had enough and ordered a pair of Dell's with the same(ish) specs and for about $600 less dollars. (granted they don't look near as cool) But then I started thinking about some of Apple's restrictions it has placed on the iPhone and wondered why they are not worse than Microsoft. I mean Apple is saying, "hey buy a handheld computer, but we'r enot going to let anyone develop apps for it!" The reason the blackberry is used by business is because it has a ton of apps, both paid and free. None of which effects the stability of the blackberry. It is an amazingly protectionist act by Apple. But I guess when they are getting $18 a month PER iPHONE contract from ATT, I can see why they don't want to open the sytem. Sadly, I love the phone, but look forward to Apple losing a couple of lawsuits which will mandate that the OS for the iPhone will be open to apps and Apple can't brick the phones anymore. I will defeinelty be doing some mods. Not dipleased with ATT, so if they up the internet speed a little I will probably stay, but will always look to T-Mobile. In short Apple has become evil with its prtoectionist ways and as they increase their market share are falling victim to the same lawsuits that have opened up the Microsoft OS. To bad Apple didn't learn that lesson from Gates.