My New iPhone 3G

The day that I’m waiting for has come, after waiting for a week from the that that I book my iPhone. My collection time slot is 2pm-6pm at KL Convention Centre. I thought it will be chaotic here, with massive crowd, but it turned out there are more Maxis staffs compared to people that come for iPhone collection.

And just look at collection hall. Only a few people hang around to see the iPhone demonstration on the stage. The rest are really Maxis staffs working on this day.

Well, there’s this interesting group of Maxis staffs here on the way out. They will basically applause each and every person that walk out with iPhone in the hand, cheering them up. Sorry, the photo is really blurry as I take this while I’m walking out.

Despite of the rumors not to buy iPhone first as new model will come out soon, well, this is something that I’ve been waiting so long, and something that I’m so eager to get one. But unlocked iPhone 3G is available so long already on the black market. That’s the thing. When I want to get thing, I really want something that is properly released. Anyhow, here is the bag that I got today from collecting my iPhone.

And here is my new white 16GB iPhone, and a free t-shirt that Maxis gives. The thing about Apple’s handheld product is, the body always have glossy finish that can easily scratch. Like it or not, you have to invest at buying a case for your handheld product, and cases for Apple products are not always cheap.

The one that I’m buying is Griffin’s Nu Form case. I guess this is the one that attracts me most. It doesn’t add the bulk to the iPhone that much and the case looks pretty neat.

And here is the iPhone 3G’s box ripped open.

The content of iPhone 3G box (not as much as you think)

  • iPhone itself
  • Stereo headset with mic
  • USB charger
  • Dock connector to USB cable
  • Various documentations
  • Apple logo sticker (I still have another one from my iPod Classic box unused)
  • Cleaning cloth
  • SIM ejector tool

The thing about touch screen device is, it is always like finger print magnet. Meaning, you have to always have the cleaning cloth with you to wipe out those oily finger prints. But as soon as you start touching the screen again, then you have to repeat the same thing again – wiping off those oily fingerprints.

Also, the touch screen seems so delicate where it needs some kind of protector to protect those expensive screen from getting scratched. And this is another thing that I have to invest for my iPhone.

So, I’m getting Power Support Anti-Glare Film Set for my iPhone 3G. Apart from eliminating glare on the screen, this film resists smudges and fingerprints. Really. Your fingerprints doesn’t really stick on this film. But good thing comes with a price. This one costs me RM68. DOH!!

So here is my new iPhone 3G next to my previous HTC Touch Pro. Quite a few people asks me what I will do with my HTC TP? Well. I’m keeping it 😉 iPhone and Windows Mobile is 2 different worlds. There are things that works best on Windows Mobile device that iPhone can’t replicate.

Finally, as what I always do when getting a new mobile phone, here is my updated phone timeline. As always, I kinda wondering what will be next 😉

Nokia 3210 Nokia 8310 Nokia 6610 Nokia 3650 Nokia 6600 O2 Xda II mini  
Nokia N95   HTC Touch Pro   Apple iPhone 3G              


Technical Manager at one of the market researcher company in KL who does blogging on his free time. Love cats very much. Always fascinated with new technology (as well as spending money on it)

15 Responses

  1. Fizz says:

    KewL HP

  2. rarza says:

    takde plak kucing2 tu ganggu masa unpack?heheh biasanya ada

  3. Imran says:

    fizz: tnx 😉
    rarza: hehe. memang letak dorang kat luar. kalau dorang ada, mesti habis bulu2 dorang melekat. oyen buat product test utk btk2 besar je. hak hak

  4. KNizam says:

    semua additional gadgets beli kat lowyat ke eh ? ke maxis jual sekali kat klcc ?

  5. Imran says:

    KNizam: hari tu, ada booth yg jual casing2 kat KLCC. tapi aku beli kat machines mid valley.

  6. Masy says:

    fuh.. dpt gak tangkap satu 🙂

  7. amirahsyuhada says:

    fuhh…memang cool la..

  8. Planted Cardinals says:

    Hi Imran….how’s your Apple iphone going? Is it that really good?? Actually I’ve been toying that idea of getting one too, but…$$$ asking too high…well at least for a phone! and I bet that most peoples think that way too. Just try to reflect when you went to collect the phone. Anyway, still…the truth? Do you think of getting the S series upgrade now?

  9. Imran says:

    Hi Planted Cardinals. I love my iPhone even more after the OS 3.0 upgrade. Yeap. It’s a but pricey for a phone, and that’s the problem with all Apple’s products. But if you are really into functionalities and slickness, then it really worth the money.

    The 3GS? I think i’ll pass that one. The enhancement is not much. For the first time that I don’t fell tempted to upgrade. Usually in the past, especially with iPod, I keep upgrading every time Apple release a new model 😉

  10. bodydetox says:

    my iPhone was actually a gift from my girlfriend. i really love this phone and i think that this is the best phone that money can buy. i like the features and the design.

  11. Imran says:

    Lucky you. I wish someone give me iPhone 3GS as present 🙂

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