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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 11:41 AM (in response to LadyKeys3809)
I suspect you do have financial data and valuable data stored on your phone. You probably have a contract with it, and probably pay for calls made to certain telephone numbers, for instance. What happens when your phone starts calling pay-per-call, international, or more SMS or data traffic than you're contracted for? You then either get to pay for that activity, or you spend time and hassles untangling the bills.
Do you have email addresses, or telephone numbers, or calendar data, or do you have email accounts? Do you tweet or post to Facebook? Those activities can be valuable to you, to your contacts, and variously to the authors of malware.
Can your phone be used to delete some or all of your email? That's going to be annoying, if nothing else.
Is your phone number part of two-factor authentication for a password reset for some other online service, or for authenticating credit card purchases? That could get expensive.
Please keep your computers current, and your iOS current. If not for yourself, then for those your phones or your computers can be used to contact.