No. I buy it from my phone like everything else. The computer is pretty much a back up for your phone. And vie never heard of android "backing up itself" my brother always has to take his evo in and update it. If it's a huge update that is. I'm sure I'd rather take 5 minutes out of m. Life to find a chord and plug in my phone in the computer.
Read what I typed. I said music that's on your computer. Not everyone buys their music on the phone (it's actually not most people). But you still continue to prove my point further with what you say. You said, "the computer is pretty much a back up for your phone." Guess what, I don't even need a computer backup for the music on my Droid. It's stored on a removable SD so it's not lost if the phone bites the dust (no computer backup needed). Like I said, Android phones don't need the computer and have good backups.
Yes, Android does back up itself. My contacts, data, and apps are all backed up automatically. When I flash a new ROM, everything comes back automatically. It's so automatic, I don't even have to go anywhere and tell it to download the apps. Literally start the phone and let it sit while it downloads and installs. All updates on my phone (D1) have been done without connecting to the computer and I've had it for 2 years.
My point still remains the same even if you want to argue little details. iOS5 is stiving to become more like Android. Because they're implimenting "new" things into their software that's currently being done by Android. You stated:
IOS5 will start saving things to your account, which means you won't need a computer anymore
and that's been done by Android for 2 year already. It was actually done on the very first Android phone. The next thing people are going to start saying is that (when it happens) the iPhone having a removable battery and SD card is new and revolutionary.