It's been months of speculation, excitement and at least two scandals involving a brilliant Cingular employee and then a leaked e-mail, but the release date for the iPhone has officially been set for June 29.

Coinciding with the announcement of the release date, Apple has premiered a series of TV ads showcasing all the features of the device, including how it allows you to flip through music and search Google maps.

For those of you who have been living on Mars, the iPhone will run on the Cingular network and use a mini version of OS X. The iPhone is 1.16 cm thick and has a 3.5" widescreen touchscreen display with multi-touch support, 4GB or 8GB of onboard RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, and a 2 megapixel camera. Check out my coverage from the last few months for more information. To check out one of the new ads,