I've had an iPhone 1st generation since they came out on June 29th a year and a half ago. Yesterday, using it to play music docked to a third party speaker system, it got fried. The phone is done. Some kindof bad power connection shorted the USB pins completely. Anyway I'm going to get a new one today and I have the option to get the first generation one again for $199 through the "out of warranty equipment replacement program". I know many would consider it a no brainer to go ahead upgrade to the 3G for the same price of $199. But I actually can't decide, I really liked the flat metal back and classic look of the old phone. I also think it gets better battery life and is more durable. This thing was like a tank of a cell phone, I really wish it would have just survived through next june/iphone refresh. Although I wouldn't mind having the GPS of the new one. anyone care to give input?