Apple board member Al Gore, speaking at conference, ‘confirms’ new iPhones – plural – in October

“Former Vice President and Apple board member Al Gore has confirmed that new iPhones will be released in October,” Matthew Panzarino reports for TNW.

“He specifically stated that ‘the new iPhones would be out next month’ at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit today,” Panzarino reports. “We’ve been informed by Toby Shapshak, the editor of Stuff Magazine in South Africa that is attending the conference, that his quote was specifically: ‘Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug.'”

Panzarino reports, “Shapshak says that the statement was definitely plural, although it wasn’t clear whether that meant two different models, as the statement was not clarified in any way by Gore.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Make that former Apple board member Al Gore in 3… 2… 😉

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

92 Comments

    1. Ha ha. Except that Mr. Gore never claimed to have invented the internet. He was almost uniformly misquoted by the media. He was a key figure in approving the funding which help in building the technology that led to the creation of the internet.

        1. And he was exactly right. It was his political/funding initiative that lead to the development of existing systems into what we now call the internet.

          He never claimed to be a programmer or network specialist. He helped “create” not “invent”.

          1. “…And he was exactly right. It was his political/funding initiative that lead to the development of existing systems into what we now call the internet….”

            Uh… what we call the Internet today was largely created by private companies. DARPA is given credit for funding research into computer networking that resulted in ARPAnet. TCP/IP was finalized in the 1980s. Basically giving Gore credit for any of this is laughable. He did fund a bunch of universities with HPC grants around 1998, but few actually know where most of that money went.

          1. Not in the context of his statement.

            He no doubt could have stated it better.
            He probably meant that he took the intitiative in aiding the development of the internet through active support and funding etc.

            Who among hasn’t made statements that have been misinterpreted by others or in any event could have been said more clearly?

        2. If you listen carefully, he’s saying “I took the initiative in creating the fish stick.” There’s nothing in there about the internet, and most people do acknowledge that without Al Gore, there would be no fish sticks.

    1. Al Gore – aka Big Loser – simply said the new phones would be out next month – the plural meant there would be lots and lots new phones – not two new models – lots and lots of new phones – say in the range of millions and millions.

        1. Where do these right winged trolls come from? This is an Apple topic not your political battleground!

          But… you know you’re a republican redneck if you turn an Apple interest story into a “drag down anyone Democrat” berating session!

  1. I doubt Apple tells the BoD about product launches. Gore is probably getting this from reading MDN. I mean if you look at the current survey results there’s got to be 131 people here with over $10M worth of Apple stock. Gore is probably one of them.

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