I absolutely agree with you. I just recently switched to Apple (ip5). Every phone I ever had before always had a timestamp for every message; most could not be turned off. Maybe it's just a preference but I don't know why anyone wouldn't want it that way and am surprised Apple doesn't have it (fully) available. Were iPhones always this way? This is something that is WAY behind the times! They can easily change it to stamp everything and make it optional. This should be updated asap!