I came across an interesting blog relating to this very subject by way of Slashdot and I'm absolutely enthused about the prospects this has been brought up. I have found myself at times in the past pondering this same exact debacle concerning the consumer and the manufacturer. If you haven't had the pleasure of reading this article I would really encourage you to giving it a chance. http://www.pcpro.co.uk/realworld/375820/dont-super-size-my-smartphone This is especially applicable to the MacRumors community in that it relates directly with the rumors that have been produced concerning more surface space on the upcoming iPhone 5. I'd be curious as to your thoughts on this matter if you feel like sharing. Towards the end of the article you will notice a compelling argument against the trend of making phones much more "thin" within the business, and the sacrifice that comes with it. I personally feel that a happy medium has yet to be reached by most manufacturers in terms of battery life. Many of us have long forgotten the days of old, when our flip phones would last us days, not hours. The author I think makes a solid point, but I'm not quite sure about the study he cites. Do you think manufacturers are in line with what consumers want on this particular issue? Imagine what the battery life would be like if we were still carrying around an iPhone 3GS form factor, with all new technology.