I fail to understand the last comment in the post. How in the world going to a fully proprietary interface shows leadership into finding "something better"? If we go by that reasoning, every manufacturer will go with their own interface, and so there will be chaos. I personally don't want to end up with the hardware equivalent of the mess that is the myriad of proprietary messaging protocols of today. You want leadership to truly do something better? Come up with a standard port and work with others to implement it. The fact that this is detrimental to Apple's business strategy is irrelevant, but at least let's be honest in understanding that there is ZERO innovation on Apple's move, and it is not done to do things better. (Besides, Motorola was first in doing that earlier this year).