It seems as if I just got my wife her shinny new iPad 2, and here comes iPad 3. Come to think of it, I DID just get - it was a Christmas present. Now admittedly, that was 9 months after release, but have things evolved to the point that iPads/iPhones/Androids have to renew itself at least once a year? Of course, technology evolves, but has it reached the point where Apple et al are emulating the car manufacturers of the 1950s - new grill, bigger tail fins for each model year, and planned obsolescence built in? Or are the changes sufficient to really justify a new (and expensive) variant on an annual basis?