So, my Verizon contract is up in a couple of days, and I went to the apple store in Clarendon VA yesterday to get some 'face time' with the iPhone. There weren't many people in the store, and I had the entire kiosk of six iPhones to myself. I was all set to be convinced to walk out with a new phone, but my experience with the demo units was horrible. On all phones but one, each web page loaded strangely in safari-- no pictures, jumbled text, or nothing at all. And without fail, on each of the six demos, when a page loaded and I started to pan around, the screen would inexplicable revert to the main icon menu. This happened over and over again, mostly in safari, but also in Google maps and the ipod. The apple store rep who stopped to help me said it was because I was using EDGE (I disabled wifi to see how slow it would be), but when I switched back to wifi I had the same problems. She then said, "Oh, you know, these phones get used a lot, so they get buggy." Really? After about an hour of getting increasingly more frustrated with the iPhone crashing and difficult touch-typing, I walked out of the store disappointed that the device was so unstable and difficult to use. Has anyone else had this experience in stores? Do your iPhones crash regularly, for no apparent reason? Does instability increase with frequent usage?