Device manufacturers aren't wasting Research and Development on products to see if it "might" be a god idea. They have done their research on cost of materials, man hours, target market, pricing structures, and delivery in order meet budget while being profitable and steadily increasing profit margins. They were hit with a tax they weren't expecting. All businesses have to raise prices when these things happen. They have to pay their employees too. Yet in the end, our senior citizens get kicked in the teeth again.