I downloaded today's updates, including iTunes/1.1.3 for the iPhone. Once everything is downloaded to my MB, I attempted to "update" my iPhone with 1.1.3. At first, the software is extracted. This takes a few seconds. Then, the software attempts to backup my iPhone. This process continues anywhere from several seconds to over a minute. In the meantime, my iPhone's screen is black and doesn't respond to pushing any of the buttons. Eventually, iTunes tells me that it cannot sync to my iPhone because the iPhone is disconnected. (Since when???) The iPhone immediately reboots at this point... showing the little silver Apple logo, etc. Several times I tried to update my iPhone & even restore it. But, I get this same message after waiting for the backup to finish. Each time I get the 'iPhone disconnected" message, etc. I've never had any similar problem with my iPhone. Any advice? Should my next attempt be to restore my iPhone but NOT backup the phone? This seems like a suitable plan B. However, I gather that I'll lose some e-mail, Wi-Fi and other settings. Well, and there is no guarantee this will solve my problem! It's my only idea... and I don't want to do this if I'll end up losing some settings in the process. Argh. p.s. I also removed all songs, photos and videos from my iPhone in an attempt to possibly minimize the backup process. But, it didn't help. ANY THOUGHTS????