iGot iPhone

On Saturday July 12, 2008, my parents and I went to the Apple Store Burlingame to purchase the new Apple iPhone 3G. We stood in line for about 3 hours, and then another hour in the store to activate the phones.

When all said and done, it was time to formally un-box my new iPhone 3G. I did get the White 16 GB iPhone 3G, instead of the Black 16 GB. I talked to Robert Scoble the night before, and he convinced me to get the White version. My mom did get a 8 GB Black iPhone 3G. I am still teaching her how to use everything, but she is getting the hand of it. Below are videos from walking into the store, and un-boxing our new iPhones!

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What iPhone Are You Getting?

The date is getting nearer. July 11th, 2008 is the day we are waiting for. I have waited over 1 year for this day, and it is almost here!

iPhone 3G Launch Widget by Daniel Brusilovsky, on Flickr

I even downloaded a countdown widget for my dashboard with a timer until the iPhone Launch. I think this is one of the coolest widgets someone has ever made!

I recently asked Twitter a question:

Twitter / Daniel Brusilovsky: Twitter Poll: Who is gettin...

I wanted to share some responses to the “tweet,” and then talk about myself.


If you would like to see a full list, please click here.

Personally, I have not fully decided on which version of the iPhone 3G to get, but I would really love to get the 16 GB model in black. I feel that 8 GB is not enough for all the music, video, and all the applications I want to put on my future iPhone. I wish there was a 32 GB version, that was $300.00 USD, but I guess I will have to wait.

I recently spoke with Michael Johnston, Editor-in-Chief of iPhone Alley, and interviewed him via audio chat. Our interview is below:

Michael Johnston Interview from Daniel Brusilovsky on Vimeo

Once I figure out which model I will be getting, I will update this post. So, leave your comments below, and let us know what model of the iPhone 3G you will be getting!

UPDATE: I will be getting the 16 GB Black Apple iPhone on July 11th, 2008.

One Year of Podcasting, One Year of Connecting

On April 5th, 2007, Apple Universe was born. It was an idea that came to my head mainly because of Leo Laporte and his network of podcasts, TWiT, and also because of Douglas Bell. Douglas has a podcast called PreviewCast, which he recorded and edited an episode of live at my high school. I saw the work behind the scenes of podcasting, and wanted to start.

Now, one year later, Apple Universe is going strong. One hundred fifteen episodes have been released, and many more will be coming. I wanted to commemorate the first anniversary of Apple Universe. I also want to thank everyone who has ever helped Apple Universe. Your help is very appreciated. To all my listeners, thank you for listening, and helping make this such a good podcast. Thank you Robert Scoble who took me from a nobody, a random high school student, into a somebody, almost a celebrity of my demographic.

Thank you,
Daniel Brusilovsky

Born Again Mac User Podcast

Marcelo Lewin of the Born Again Mac User Podcast (part of The Digital Media Dude network) recently brought me on his for an interview. It was a great honor to be on the show. The episode was about switching from Microsoft Windows to the amazing Mac OS X. The two co-hosts, Marcelo, a.k.a. “Rabbi Marcelo” and John Devine, a.k.a. “Reverend John” got really into it, so did I, and they really did a great job co-hosting the show. You can find the episode on the Born Again Mac User Podcast site.We had a blast talking about my switch, and also some problems that occurred. Here are the interview questions, for quick reference:

  • Tell us about yourself.
  • Tell us about your podcasts.
  • Why did you switch to Mac?
  • Mac or PC in school?
  • What was the best thing about the conversion process?
  • What’s been the worst thing about converting?
  • Biggest conversion surprise?
  • What’s the best Mac convert resource?
  • Is there anything from Windows that you miss?
  • What’s your favorite Mac app?

The Digital Media Dude network has other podcasts that I think you will enjoy. Check it out – you might learn something cool!

New Apple Universe Web Site

The time has come! The Apple Universe Podcast is now LIVE at http://www.appleuniversepodcast.com! It has been a long journey, and all of the work has been more than worthwhile. I just want to take a minute to introduce the team, and share a little background about each member.

Richard Escobedo – Executive Web Architect, Executive Director of Web Design

Richard joined the Apple Universe team in late January of 2008 to help oversee the development of the Apple Universe Website. Richard comes to Apple Universe as an avid tech blogger, web developer, and entrepreneur. He is CEO of his own media company, Richard Escobedo Networks, as well as Founder of SunFox, a multi-platform web based e-mail client. Richard brings a year of WordPress development, knowledge, and creativity to the table, as well as over two years of design and web development experience. Richard loves playing football, in fact he’s been starting on the ‘A’ team for the past two years, and plans on playing JV football his freshman year; in addition, he enjoys watching movies, and reading. For more info about Richard, check out his blog, which he writes in prolifically, or drop him a line via e-mail at richard@appleuniversepodcast.com.

Michael Perlman – Blog Editor

Michael Perlman is a technology lover who maintains several Web sites and produces a podcast of his own, and appreciates the occasional ski trip. Michael joined Apple Universe in January of 2008, and has worked with Daniel as the editor on Daniel’s blog. Michael lives in New York City, and is currently a junior in high school. Michael can be contacted through the contact page on his site (and also via various instant messaging protocols, as outlined on that page; he just asks that you mention you found him on the Apple Universe Web site).

Mike Cohen – Server Engineering

Mike joined the Apple Universe Web Team in January of 2008. Mike is the person responsible for the server and hosting of Apple Universe. Mike is a truly a great member of the team, and a much appreciated asset. Mike is a software developer and web designer based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with over 20 years of programming experience in C, C++, Objective C, PHP, MySQL, Java, Visual Basic, and AppleScript. Mike specializes in Macintosh and Linux, but also has experience with Windows. Currently, Mike works for Absolute Software developing security and asset management products for the Mac. Mike also runs the popular Apple news site, MacMegasite, for which Daniel is one of the lead writers. Mike can be contacted via email.

Once again, thank you very much to the team all your help.

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