Based on the 3G iPhone guided tour, there appear to be two small screws on the bottom of the device on either side of the standard docking connector. This is a stark design change from a company that is known for hiding screws from sight on handheld devices like the former iPhone and iPods. As of this moment it is unknown why the screws are exposed, though some have speculated that removal and replacement of the battery and other components may be possible (the first-generation iPhone was criticized user-inaccessible battery. Positioning of the screws indicates that, when they are removed, the iPhone 3G may open up like a clam for easy access to the inside. Please Register or Log in to view images To sum it up: A replaceable battery may be coming soon but it is not proven yet. I added a poll to see what you guys think. Of course no one knows for sure but just want to know your opinions.