Since this time around I didn't have Apostle's Liveblog of somebody else's liveblog to keep me up to date I had to read some of the real tech website's reviews of the latest iPhone. I think this picture adequately represents what I think of the hardware. I do like the additional features in iOS 6 but I certainly don't need a slightly taller version of the same phone to run it. The two other takeaways from today are this: 1) Why would anybody buy an iPod Touch when the cost for an iPad is only $100 more? (High end Touch, low end iPad, but still a very valid point.) And for that matter why would anyone buy an iPod Touch when you could get a Kindle Fire for the exact same price? I just don't see a market for this device. Quite honestly even if I was going to buy one for a preteen child I would just go for the iPhone given that I could put out going call restrictions on it and use it to get in touch with him/her. 2) The new dock connector was a great idea... until they decided to go with 10 year old USB 2.0 technology. This is inexplicable IMO. I'd think they would have wanted to push Thunderbolt's adoption in mainstream devices by building it into their phone which will surely sell 10's of millions despite the fact it's basically a second rate phone from day one. If not Thunderbolt, why not USB 3.0? It's a baffling decision. I know they are pushing for wireless everything but since you've gotta have a charger it seems logical to go ahead and use one that can move data on and off of the phone extremely fast. I will not buy this phone. I'm very interested in the latest from Samsung and the new Windows phones but since my iPhone 4S is still a great device I will probably just hold out for another year and see what's available at that time.