Inconvenient truth?

Al Gore drops a hint about Apple’s anticipated new iPhone launch

Inconvenient truth?

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Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, the self-described inventor of the Internet and global warming prophet, has once again displayed his oracular powers. While speaking last week at an economic conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Gore, an Apple board member, made specific mention of “the new iPhones coming out next month.” His statement, which he said was intended to be a “plug,” sent tech watchers into a tizzy of speculation over whether Apple would be launching not one, but two models of the iPhone—a slightly upgraded iPhone 4S and the brand new (and hotly anticipated) iPhone 5—at a rumoured launch event on Oct. 4. Neither Gore nor Apple, which is notoriously secretive about new products, has clarified the remarks. But given his inside knowledge of the company’s plans, Gore seems to have confirmed that there will be at least one new iPhone hitting the shelves in October.




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Inconvenient truth?

  1. There you go, spewing misinformation, a-la: “..self-described inventor of the internet..” If you bothered to actually check (search at Snopes.com), you’d find that former VP Gore actually said something to the effect that he was a part of the government team that officiated over the creation of the initiative that created the internet. The much shorter and ultimately damning version was spun by his political opponents and it is sad that a so-called professional journalist would not check such revisionist drivel out before writing it down yet again. For shame…

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