The upside is that this is one device with an accessory, and not two devices. It works well for both platforms and you don't have to go through the rigmarole up keeping two devices in sync. I fail to understand how you don't find this infinitely more useful than having both an ipad and an iphone. I agree the device is a little expensive, but in my mind it has clearly upstaged the Note II as the best device on the market. I can only hope this comes to Sprint.