I almost had him ask about the battery life.
About the comic: Clearly this is a reference to the new iPhone that’s been “leaked” (via Gizmodo). It started with an idea about how annoying this sort of coverage has become, since it doesn’t help you get the phone any faster or do anything other than stir up crap, and leads to a nitpick content-hungry bullshit culture that does little for themselves or their readership. I think they’re handling the whole thing in poor taste, they are choosing to openly and often use the name and photo of the poor engineer that lost the prototype iPhone 4G at a bar. I’m not linking directly to the story because of this (why send more traffic to something I don’t agree with?), but if you look on their site or Google it, it comes up straight away as of this posting.
Very mucho thanks to Jami “Angry Zen Master” Noguchi, who was my sounding board while I was writing this one. He first uttered the phrase about practically curing cancer, the rest was just cleanup.