“Hello”, the First iPhone TV Ad


In honor of Throwback Thursday and the release tomorrow of the new Steve Jobs movie, I thought I’d share the first TV ad for the original iPhone.

I consider the iPhone perhaps the greatest technology product of all time. There doesn’t seem to be much it can’t do, particularly when you are given the ability to add on devices such as credit card readers (designed by a former student of mine!) and blood pressure monitors.

I’ve written before about my obsession with Apple and Steve Jobs. But there’s obsession, and then there’s obsession.

Someone has created a YouTube playlist of every Apple TV ad that has ever aired; the list now has over 700 videos.

Of course all the classics are there, such as the iconic 1984 ad for the Macintosh, and the Think Different commercial with Richard Dreyfus, or this more recent one with the voices of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

So if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s the link to the Every Apple Ad YouTube site.



2 thoughts on ““Hello”, the First iPhone TV Ad

  1. I’m an Apple nerd, too. I remember being so envious of my boss when he got the iPhone that summer, but I sure wasn’t going to shell out a few hundred bucks for one. (At the time, I only changed phones when the next free one came out AND I actually needed to replace it.)

    But I finally got an iPhone in late 2011 for my 49th birthday (I asked my husband sweetly, “You’re not gonna make me wait until my 50th, are you?”). I upgraded 2 years later and he has my old 4S.

    The iPhone for sure was a game changer. Thanks for the memories. I love the video.

    1. I too was jealous of all those people going around with the first generation iPhone. And when I finally got my first iPhone, it lived up to all of my expectations. Couldn’t imagine life without my iPhone!

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