I just got off the phone with a manager from the apple store in dallas who discussed some of the battery information...He stated that have been told that the phone will handle about 400 cycles of recharging. Stating that is the phone fully discharges down and then needing to be recharged. He stated many compare this to the Ipod batterys and they would be able to replace it in store. He went on to state however that many people charge their cellphones on a daily basis so consider changing the battery alot sooner than say someone using an Ipod. Lastly when asked about costs. He stated unsure at the moment but to have an Ipod battery replaced costs around 69 and one could expect that. WOW...Kinda sucks....Everything else was not a big deal but sorry guys this battery thing really has me down.....I dont really care about spending the money on a new battery just down about the technology aspects and how it was thought through.....Steve should have forseen this. Maybe he did and wanted the extra cash but with such a device it really should be more than just 400 times....Thats less than 1 1/2 years if that.