I am a newbie to the iPhone having come from many years of a BB. I too experienced what, like others, considered excessive battery drain. My issues were very similar to the complaints posted here and elsewhere. So I followed the advise posted my many member as well as CNET and other sources in turning off / disabling various services, battery conditioning by draining, etc. By that time, the exuberant novelty of the iPhone wore off and I started using it on a more practical basis albeit I use Siri quite heavily to dictate emails and text messages. Battery life suddenly improved dramatically (i.e., currently have 65% remaining with 4 hours usage and 1 day 4 hours standby) There is no doubt that a battery issue exists for which Apple has acknowledged. However, could it be that many of us prematurely rushed to judgement? I thought I had a genuine battery problem since my stats were similar to so many others. Aside from disabling certain services which may be the subject of the Apple fix, could it be that once you settle into normal phone / internet usage, the battery life will suddenly improve dramatically? I'm sure that some will "hose" me for this post but I thought I'd throw these thoughts out to forum members who are far more knowledgable and experienced in iPhone than I.