Re: Choice on Apple?
It's not illegal, though nasty. Google though has a market share monopoly.
The way iTunes works for sellers may be illegal. That's under investigation.
I do have an iPhone 4S, it's now effectively a dedicated phone & MP3 player.
Anything that ONLY can use Internet to copy stuff ought to be illegal, but it is legal. I do not rely on ANY vendors "Cloud". I copy via USB or ethernet, do my own backups. Three versions.