Like I posted early, it's stupid for Apple to not allow you to easily swap out your own battery.
So now being able to swap out a battery easily is extra?
As I said before, if you keep a phone for the life of the contract (the average does) you'll need to replace the battery. Period. iPhones don't have magic batteries.
In the same post about the magical battery of the iPhone and how iPhone users won't ever have to swap a battery, you made a reference to "extra sh*t." You can see how one would relate the two topics.
Typical Android user? Little boy, speak what you know. I'll be back to my real preference, Blackberry, once they come out with a phone similar in specs to their tablet. I don't pledge allegiance to these companies like you do.
Now as a Blackberry user, you should know better than to talk about magical batteries like it's not possible. Blackberries can go for days without needing a charge and a couple years without needing to be replaced. A couple BB owners I know don't have second batteries so they don't "have" to swap batteries.
Now, touchscreens and the faster processors of Android will make people want to swap batteries after surfing a few flash sites or watching a few 1080p videos and that's fine. However, I personally have had less than four instances where I've been stuck with my iPhone wishing i could swap out the battery. That's pretty remarkable over the last four models of iPhones.
I can't speak on keeping my phone for the length of my contract, recession be damned *knock on wood* I've never had to do that. But I'm positive that if you kept your phone all two years, there's a good chance you may need to replace your battery. But the Power users upgrade often and sell often, so they don't really experience many problems with battery life.
I keep my iPhone on high brightness and use 3G all over the damn place, so you know my battery gets a workout.