Hi, I previously had an iPod touch 2G, I paid £219 for anyone interested in the UK and pretty much loved it. It's much snappier than my friend's iPhone 2G or my other friend's iPod touch 1g. This is probably due to the slight increase of about 100 mhz. However, I finally managed to get a refund, despite owning a flawless item for 90 days lol. My plan is to buy the iPhone on Pay as You Go which starts at £340. I'm worried about a couple of things and would like some reassurance. Battery Life, how does it hold up? Strangely enough my touch could handle a 30 hour beating of music but not really games or internet. Is this thing really made for using? Also, why does the Apple iPhone state 24 hours of audio, yet iPod touch states 36 if the iPhone does more video, internet and photo viewing than the iPod touch? Is it a different audio chip? I'm also worried about pricing and features - £340 should I buy it for Christmas or can I expect it to come down? Additionally, will it receive an upgrade soon, I don't want to buy for an upgrade in Jan. I mean I don't want to sit on it forever but I'd be pissed if out comes a 4 MP cameras, 20 hours of 3g talk time. I think next update could be storage. Does that mean 32GB would become the price of the 16gb. That would suck. Lastly, I'm worried a bit about gaming. The iPod touch 2G had a faster processor, and as it was marketed as a games machine I'm wondering. Are Apple either going to bung out a 3g after Christmas like I said, or are they going to not really use that extra 100 mhz, or maybe even just make iPod touch 2g exclusives. Does it make much difference to iPhone 3G and its performance? Will a Jailbreak make it slower? Regarding Jailbreaks, I wish to jailbreak mine however I've read I should preserve a baseband. This would result in me downgrading the firmware (Just downloading the 2.1 IPSW and pressing Shift and Restore in iTunes?). Which is the best way to do it, PwnageTool it to create custom firmware, or QuickPwn it. Additionally, is a jailbreak relatively safe, I mean QuickPWN seems cool but if I need to bring it in for warranty servicing, what if I can't format the drive, say the battery is shot. Furthermore, would a pay as you go phone give me iPhone updates for free? I understand that due to accountancy issues iPod touch updates have cost nominal fees but this would surely apply to a pay as you go phone given the fact I am not paying any subscription. Unless of course - is it possible to buy contract iPhone - not commiting in store they say you activate in iTunes and just activating a Pay As You Go contract or unlocking it. What I don't get is with home activation, the contracts where the phone is free, can't you just walk out with it and never activate it lol. Also, the application [PIRACY]us, claims that it installs IPA files but also syncs it back to iTunes. I thought iTunes threw a "Application not authorised for distribution" message at you because of a lack of DRM or signing by Apple on the product. So once you Jailbreak you can just drag apps like Cydia, Installer and bang there on with no complaints? Because [PIRACY]us claims that it installs IPA files but also syncs it back to iTunes. Sounds like I can store JB apps and official App Store programs in the same folder. Sorry for the long winded post, but £340 - or maybe £390 for a 16 gb will be a lot of money to spend for a device that is no good. Especially, if the battery's crap, but Apple offer replacements right? I understand future handsets may not support the jailbreak due to a new processor resulting in the hardware exploit being patched. I love the look of the iPhone 3g but is a case necessary? Maybe not a screen cover I hate the bubbles but maybe a carrying case. I already have a wallcharger from like 2005 on USB and am wondering does it come with a fitting for the universal iPod dock? Thanks for letting me get these worries off, I await your replies.