The New York Times reports that amid the hoopla surrounding the announcement of the iPhone, it is easy to overlook some disappointments. Most notably, the phone comes installed with what some dub “crippleware”–software that will limit the phone’s music-playing functionality. Apple officially calls the software standard “FairPlay.” When one purchases songs from Apple’s iTunes, FairPlay allows them to be played on only one portable music device–the iPod. In addition, you can only play copy-protected songs from iTunes. Users can get around this legally buy burning their own CD, then uploading the tracks into iTunes. Even if one was willing to fully commit to Apple’s products for a lifetime, the FairPlay copy protection system will eventually cause some grief, because you will have to buy Apple stuff indefinitely, because iTunes will not play on anyone else’s hardware…