Well the new one certainly pulls some juice. I can't get through the day without having to charge it. Not great for a device I want to use as my primary.
There obviously things I can do to help the battery life like How To Maximize Your iPhone 3G's Questionably Adequate Battery Life, but I must admit to thinking why should I.
The whole Apple proposition is producing beautiful, elegant products that work. Basically you pay a premium so you don't have to worry about the detail, you can just enjoy the experience.
Now I'm being told I should turn off 3G or WiFi scanning, doing the device's thinking for it, hardly elegant.
I do love the device and I'm going to get a Proporta USB Mobile Device Charger to keep me alive when I'm travelling but it leaves me feeling like an early adopter again which wasn't the iPhone 3G proposition.
Wasn't this the iPhone we were waiting for? The normobs certainly won't stand for it.