So last night, I was hanging out with some friends and two of them also have iPhones. I'd always felt my Speaker Volume had been too low, even since the Firmware Update. So we did a Side by Side Comparison of not just the iPod but also of Certain Apple Ringtones. There was a HUGE difference. On mine, you could barely even hear the Visual Voicemail messages either. So I went to APPLE today and they did a Side by Side with one of their Display Models and agreed it was obviously much lower. I went to The Genius Bar and they swapped it out for me. The Tech said it was NEW but I'm not so sure about that as it had some kind of name (******'s iPhone), wasn't a proper name but was still something...Anyway, not a big deal at all. I just wanted to say for those of you questioning whether you have low volume....you're not crazy, at least not about that! This 'new' iPhone is like night and day in terms of volume. I'm extremely happy. Maybe you can try doing what I did and testing next to an In Store Demo. In case it makes any difference, I got mine on Day 1 from an AT&T Store. Good Luck!