Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.11) Sprint PPC6850SP) It's been reported widely for years... millions of perfectly good cell-phone charging bricks go into LANDFILLS every year when people get new phones. So a group of cell phone makers have voluntarily adopted the micro-USB jack as a standard they'll all be in synch with by, I think it's either 2011 or 2012. AFAIK, Apple's been silent on this. For a company priding itself on environmental standards, "This does not compute". ---- If* Apple would get with the program by adding a Micro-USB jack (and charging voltage needs to match the standard, not precisely, but close)... as someone who worked a lifetime in the design biz, I think we might have a chance of eventually seeing restaurant designs that INCLUDE the voluntary-standard type charging cords, at some of the tables. * I say "If", because... how can one convince a restaurant manager to even consider this, if one nanosecond later -- his retort can be: "60% of my customers are carrying iPhones, and that 'standard' plug doesn't with iPhones." Come on Apple, get with the program!