Apple is set to unveil its next iPhone tomorrow, and there’s been unending speculation and rumors about what the folks in Cupertino have up their sleeves for the iPhone in 2011.

What about how far we’ve come? Let’s take a look at the first ever iPhone commercial…

This is how it all started: “Hello?” That’s how Apple ushered in a new era of mobile computing. It’s almost poetic.

This particular ad was aired on Oscars night in February of 2007. Apple aired this teaser four months before the iPhone’s original release on June 29, 2007. Steve Jobs had already unveiled the iPhone to the public on January 9, 2007 at Macworld.

Customers lined up outside of Apple stores everywhere to get their hands on the coveted smartphone. The media even called it the “Jesus phone” originally.

Things have changed a lot since then. (Not the lines part, obviously.)

We had the iPhone 3G in 2008, 3GS in 2009, and 4 in 2010. 2011 will be the year of either the 4S or the 5 (depending on who you ask).

Now, we’ve got the possibility of an iPhone with a dual-core A5 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 8 megapixel camera. Apple is also expected to introduce a technology called “Assistant” that will forever change the way we interact with our iPhones.

We’ve come a long way.

  • Josh

    I still don’t get that Assistant thing, but I’m sure it won’t “forever change the way we interact with our iPhones”. Come on.

    • Tyler

      It kind of will cuz u will have conversations with ur iPhone, u can say anything and it will do it and it will converse back to u about completing ur request

    • The Regulator

      Ignorance is bliss but in your case it’s pretty embarrassing to something like that on a web site devoded to everything Apple. Read about it and you just might have some kind of an epiphany or something.

      • soccerkrzy

        In an attempt to call out Josh, you managed to make yourself look dumber. Congratulations.

        I also agree with Josh, I’ll probably disable Assistant, it’s just as bad as Ford’s Sync.

      • Tanner

        @soccerkrzy

        Except Microsoft makes Ford Sync. Apple has a much better GUI track record.

  • Dave

    Meh, I dont understand why the Assistant thing is such a big deal. I guess its pretty cool to be able to tell your phone what to do and it will do it. But I don’t see myself using all that often.

  • Will

    I agree I don’t see why there’s such a big hype with this assistant. It’s a huge stretch. Apple may sell it’s phone based on it just like it did with the iPhone 4 and FaceTime. Although the iPhone 4 was a true leap forward. And Sebastian what happens if apple increases the screen size what does that mean for devs and with ppl that have old hardware such as an iPod 4 will they still be able to run the new software (apps)

  • sean

    Come to think about it, i hope apple brings back the dock

    • ro

      The iPhone4 fits beautifully in that old iPhone dock. I use mine everyday.

      • Alex

        “Beautifully”? Haha, nice.

  • mikotic

    beautiful! =D

  • Brendan

    Hello?

  • t-mizzle

    That was a clever ad to air during the Oscars! I will be buying a new iPhone tomorrow if the lines aren’t too long. If they are, I can wait a few days. Maybe. lol

  • Samuel Jackson shouoldve yelled “HELLO!!!” LOL

  • Dylan

    I don’t see myself trying to talk with my phone. I would look like a retard

    • Binary-Stalker

      Not if everyone else is doing it currently and in the future.

  • Eric

    I already use. It’s called the Siri app. I say two tickets for Monetball at Rave Cinemas and they’re their waiting. Apples will be even better. Or apples advance will be since they bought Siri last year.

  • The Assistant feature is going to be amazing! I cannot wait! Hopefully we can name them! Lol

  • 3rdiguy

    I think the Assistant will be useful, I could speak into my headphones & not have to pull out my iPhone as much. I’m in Oakland,CA and people will steal iPhones! I’m looking forward to the new feature if it wold on my 4. I’m not upgrading til the next generation in 2012.

  • gefdue

    @Alex Heath
    @iDB mods

    Could you please care to explain the gap between the “screen” and iphone body at TOP and BOTTOM of the pic that you have attached here? i have simailar gap on all 4 sides on my iphone. Id on’t know what has caused this is happen and to recity it [if possible]

    • Info

      @gefdude that gap is everywhere in your PC monitor in your tv and everywhere there in an LCD or LED or Plasma ! The reason that is there Is cause the board has to be a certain size for the display so if you have a 50″ tv there will be an border on the screen if they went edge to edge than you would have shock faults and equipment failure!

      • gefdue

        Thanks a lot Info.I was under the impression that my iphone is getting jacked.. Many thanks:)

  • Topsy

    Hey iphone, got some headache, can you make me some sandwich? Lol

  • subb

    My fav iPhone 3G commercial: http://youtu.be/zd9qPzOeXoM 😀

  • Eric bartoszak

    Assistant is good for people without arms an hands to touch screen but.. On an everyday daily basis why would i need to tell my phone what to do wouldnt it be quicker to just do it myself?

    • Binary-Stalker

      Depends on what it is.

      • iPhoneman

        Better for showing it off. I’ll do it to make people envy me. Hehe!

      • iPhoneman01

        Better for showing it off. I’ll do it to make people envy me. Hehe!

  • Burge

    There has only been one time when you where late with a post…but on today of alldays ?

  • The Wizard’s Baker

    Talk text while driving? Dumbasses

  • Acolz

    Get Assistant in more languages and hell yeah. I won’t be speaking in english to my phone. But that won’t never happen :/

  • mmm

    Come on guys, Siri is awesome. When you are jogging down Manhattan Beach and your lawyers call up to tell you the great news that your big takeover deal is going through, you will be able to send a text message reply to the board, play your ‘I Am Awesome’ playlist, and book a reservation at your favorite fine restaurant, all without breaking your stride. I gathered all this from the Apple commercial.