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.

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

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