I have read through the existing threads on battery life and still want to put this out there for "professional" opinion. This is my very first Ipod and I just want to see if this sounds normal to you all. Here's how my first charging experience went. Short story- 1 hour use without wifi... then 6 hours later about 4-5 hours of web based use and about 30 minutes total of game play... and I got the 20% warning. Got it and plugged it in to the computer to charge. First charge was 16 hours. I know it doesn't take that long but that's how long it was plugged up. I then unplugged it and played with the settings and pre-installed apps with wifi off for about 1 hour. Just getting a feel for it. I can't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure I turned it off at that point. 6 hours later I turned it back on and started using the wifi... setting up my Itunes account and browsing the app store on the Ipod. I used the safari browser and downloaded 5 apps over wifi with 1 bar of signal strength. Played a few of the games I downloaded and setup my email accounts. All this lasted about 4-5 hours. During this time my push was on, wifi was on and location based was on... blutooth was off. Screen brightness was set to about 40% with autobright off. Everytime the device would sleep I would have to reconnect to wifi when I woke it back up... not sure if this is normal either. I figured it had to do with the fact that my wifi signal strength was low. So, 1 hour use without wifi... then 6 hours later about 4-5 hours of web based use and about 30 minutes total of game play... and I got the 20% warning. So... is this in line with what should be expected with a brand new 64gb 3G? I appreciate anyone willing to take the time to read this and let me know what they think... I know you guys see these questions all the time but thank you for helping. I'm going to keep a good eye on my use tomorrow and will update here. It's going to have about 6 hours charge time for it's second charge... that's just how long I'm going to be asleep. Take care all.