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.

    hahaha.

  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.

  19. […] Numbers.  Math.  Kung Fu and Nanchuks. Intelligent.  Eat dogs.  Play the violin.  Ive League.  Quiet.  Passive.  We speak Engrish […]

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She was a devoted wife until she lost her husband to cancer, mother to three daughters, and later became a pastor. She became a follower of Christ as an adult and as such, led her her family to Christ. In her late 50s, she obeyed God's calling to go to seminary and be a leader in the church. She graduated #1 in her class and reminded us that it's never too late to follow a new dream or calling.

As she'll soon celebrate her 80th birthday, I'm especially grateful for the ways that she poured into and prayed over Minhee and her other children.  Even though she's officially retired, I'm inspired that the concept of retirement is not in her vocabulary.  She continues to serve the local church, evangelize and bear witness to Christ, and goes to the early morning prayer meeting at 5am everyday to pray for our family, our church, and for others. 
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Someday, I hope that when my kids speak of Minhee and I...above all, they would say with integrity that their parents prayed for them and kept pointing them to Christ. On this Mother's Day, I want to take a few words to honor mother.

There’s a moment from a few years ago that will stick with me until the day I die. It’s regarding Sung Wha, my mother.

Minhee and I were at a point of transition, between working at an ethnic Korean church in the northern suburbs of Seattle called Lynnwood and launching Quest in urban Seattle. As I shared earlier, I was in desperate need of a job. I had a mortgage to pay. A pregnant wife. A kid at home. 
Then, praise God, after months without work, I finally landed a job.

My mom was in between jobs at this point in her life. She was in her late fifties, but she had such bad knees and degenerative hips that it was, and is, difficult for her to walk. My mom is like a human barometer—when a storm is coming and when it rains, her hips throb. Although my parents lived in San Francisco, she was visiting us in Seattle to encourage us in this difficult season.

As I prepared to go to work one early morning, I walked downstairs to put on my jacket and shoes, and forgot that my mother woke up early every morning to pray. In fact, she had been praying for months that I would find a job. “Eugene, where are you going?” she said when she saw me.

I hadn’t told my mother the news that I had just recently been hired for the janitorial gig at Barnes and Noble. I chose not to because I thought she and my father would be devastated. I didn’t want them to think that after laboring, sacrificing, and doing so much for us over all those years that their son had failed them.

But I couldn’t lie to her, so eventually I told my mom that I got a job and was going to work. “Great! What job? What are you doing?” “Um, I’m working at Barnes and Noble as their custodian,” I said finally.

Without asking another question, my mother got up from the dining table where she had been reading her Bible and praying. She slowly walked slowly toward me.

She approached me, then walked past me without saying a word, and I realized she was headed toward the closet. She opened the closet door, put on her jacket, turned around and said to me (in Korean), “Eugene, let’s go together. I will help you.” This is my mother.

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