Eugene Cho

exclusive photos and review of the prototype iPhone 3G

I have a special treat for my blog readers.  I had a chance to play around with the prototype iPhone 3G today.  As you know, on June 9 at the WWDC, Apple and Steve Jobs released info, specs, and prices of the new iPhone 3G to be offically released to the rest of the “average public” on July 11.  

But I have connections.  Here are some pics and commentary:

INTERFACE:  Very clear instructions and Power button is very very visible.

USABILITY:  The buttons on the TouchPad are very easy to see and push.  In fact, Apple guarantees you’ll never press the wrong button.

DURABILITY:  Built solid like a rock or a shoe.  But smells better than your shoe.

SIZE:  Yes.

FLEXIBILITY: Not only is it an iPhone, but it can also iProtect you from phone jackers.  I personally like to carry around my nanchucks where ever I go and will utilize my new iPhone 3G for protection as well.

Here’s what it looks like to carry both your nanchucks and new iPhone 3G in your back pockets.  Don’t mess me with me. I’ll kick your ass…and then, pray for you. 


Seriously, I’ve had this phone for awhile.  I love it.  Whenever I’m having a tense day…I carry this phone outside.  I’ll pretend I’m talking on this phone as I’m walking or even better, driving around…and the looks people give me.  It’s hilarious. 

Before the Apple cult fans start sending me hate mail, here are the real pics of the iPhone 3G.  Alright, who’s getting in line to get these stupid new iPhones? In case you’re not already in sin coveting this gadget, here’s one of the new commercials:

And lastly, a friendly reminder to be careful with your nanchucks.  Don’t jump and swing.  I’m so bad. [h/t Ron P.] 

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21 Responses

  1. J. P. says:

    Pretty serious connections, indeed… that thing must have killer battery life.

  2. Brian says:

    Ha. Ha. I needed that laugh!

  3. Daniel Azuma says:

    We wants it, my precious! Nice red “SND” buttonses, we likes it, yes we does!

  4. Jeff Lam says:

    i can’t stop salivating.

  5. m@ says:

    eugene, now WHY did you have to go and steal my phone?!

  6. Teresa says:

    Too funny:)

  7. esanders09 says:

    That was awesome man. Thanks for that chuckle this morning. Your phone is definitely the coolest thing I’ve seen since the late 80s-early 90s.

  8. beattieblog says:

    that’s hilarious. You should be able to talk to the president or something with that.

  9. young c-m says:

    wow, your phone is huge! I didn’t know they ever made them that large….;)

  10. Steve Jobs says:

    Mr. Cho, as per our agreement we sent you the 3rd generation iPhone. We thought the arrangement was perfectly clear that you are not allowed to show any photos or demonstrations of the device until it’s released in the fall of 2009.

    Please send back the iPhone 3.0 along with the following products that we believe are in your posession:

    * iNunChaku
    * iNunChaku mini
    * PrayerLab Automatic Sermon Generator
    * iCrazyAsianHair

    My lawyers will be in touch.

  11. that looks very impressive. Now correct me if I’m wrong- but I heard the working title is actually the iBrick? And is that a breathalyzer between the power and volume buttons? For those who phone while driving, I guess.

  12. eugenecho says:

    @Steve Jobs:

    Steve. Seriously, I’m sorry. Let’s not involve our lawyers in this. Send me your private jet and I’ll fly out to your yacht and we’ll talk things through.

    I do have some congregants at Microsoft and I can get you software with their employee discount. You interested? In fact, I can buy it as a peace offering.

  13. Terry says:

    This is too funny!

    Crazy to think how big these phones were not that long ago.

  14. Steve, the iphone is old technology.

    the new Windows 7 is so advanced, that the exclusive telepathy feature will make phones completely obsolete.

    In fact, Mr. Cho, you won’t even have to utter a word during your Sunday services. You will think it, and they will know.

    Btw, my lawyers can beat up Steve’s lawyers.

  15. gar says:

    “Here’s what it looks like to carry both your nanchucks and new iPhone 3G in your back pockets. Don’t mess me with me. I’ll kick your ass…and then, pray for you. ”

    Best iPhone ad by a pastor. Ever.


  16. Eric Mah says:

    I’ve done the same thing with old phones; it really does lift the spirit. My goal is to get a hold of the generation before that one where the mobile phone is housed in a briefcase. Word.

  17. This is freakin’ amazing.

  18. Jason says:

    Dude, we’re going to lose our pastor to comedy central if you keep this up. Had me ROLFing.

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The Western Wall in Old City of Jerusalem (aka The Wailing Wall) - from the Second Jewish Temple.

I'm hoping to share a few stories of people that I met (Jewish, Muslims, and Christians) in the Holy Land in the days to come. One of our Palestinian tour guides said to me, "You will leave with more questions...and that's a good thing." He was absolutely right. We want everything so nicely packaged but if we're honest, it's very rare in a broken, complex world...and I can't think of too many things more complex than the situation in Israel and Palestine.

While I certainly understand and resonate with Israel and its history and its need to protect itself from harm, one can't deny the history and existence of Palestine as well. 
Is peace possible? This was the focus of my trip to the Holy learn more about the conflict and those that are working towards peace. My friend, Scott (and other pastor), Mae (our guide) and I had the privilege of going to a Jewish synagogue this past Friday. We were then hosted by a local rabbi and his family for a Shabbat meal. It was marvelous. Incredible. Illuminating. Delicious. A true honor to be invited to his home with his wife and three children. To pray, learn, share, and ask questions. 
What I loved the most was the story of how Rabbi Daniel and his wife rented a bus to take 15 of their friends to the West Bank ... to see for themselves the impact of the wall and the Israeli policies. Some of their friends had never even entered the West Bank...don't personally know a Palestinian. It's impossible to work towards peace when we don't know anyone from the other side...when we don't understand the other side.

Thank you, Rabbi Daniel. Old Jerusalem. So many stories. So much history. The synagogue in Capernaum (Galilee) where Jesus began his public ministry. He taught with authority... Pray for your pastors and teachers...that they may teach with courage, conviction, humility, and ultimately, directing people to Christ - the Word made flesh.

Speaking of, so excited to be teaching at @Quest Church tomorrow. If you're in the Seattle area, join us. A glimpse of Jordan River where John baptized Jesus. "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." What amazes me most about this event is about...timing and patience. For Christ, it wasn't about "if" but about "when." In a world of supersonic pace,  impatience, quick results, hurry and now and NOW...Jesus waited for the Father's timing. He was patient and faithful. I need to learn that waiting on the Lord in itself isn't apathy but rather an act of faith. The town of Bethlehem and at the site of the cave (aka manger) of the birth of Christ.

One of the highlights was a class of Palestinian Muslims and Christian kids in a local public school singing a Christmas carol for us in Bethlehem...just across the Shepherd's Field. Galilee. Surreal to be at the mountainside where Jesus delivered "The Sermon on the Mount" ... aka The Beatitudes. Walking around praying for Paris, Beirut, Istanbul, Nigeria, Mali, Palestine/Israel... This verse is so particularly important in light of all the violence in the world. "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God." - Matthew 5:9

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