Former US Vice President (and Apple Board Member) Al Gore Confirms “New iPhones” in October

Former US Vice President (and Apple Board Member) Al Gore Confirms “New iPhones” in October

Okay, we know: even though October 4th now looks solid as the announcement date for the new iPhone, we’ve been burned on these reports before. Heck, we expected the iPhone 5 announcement this month, so how do we know this October 4th is any good?

Well, short of Apple sending out invitations, we don’t, but maybe, just maybe, we can trust former vice president and influential Apple board member Al Gore on the subject, because guess what? He says the new iPhone will be out next month.

Specifically, Gore — who is a key driver of energy efficiency and environmental awareness at Cupertino — said in an uncharacteristic plug, “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month.”

Not only is this the first time any one at Apple has directly confirmed the launch of a new iPhone next month, it also is the first time anyone at Apple has directly hinted that there might be two new iPhones coming out next month: the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5.

Sure, this isn’t any sort of proof of anything until Tim Cook comes out on stage and holds the next iPhone aloft, but we’re more inclined to trust Al Gore’s word on the matter over some random blogger.

  • Justin Ferrell

    Using Google Earth to track Manbearpig.

  • Anon

    Meh…He’s probably just repeating what he heard on CultOfMac :)

  • SapirKraus

    I’m sure that Tim is shouting “IDIOT!” right now.

  • GregsTechBlog

    Wait, if he’s doing stuff with Apple… who’s to stop Manbearpig???

  • joewaylo

    Coming from the vice president? Interesting.

    I’ll bet he gets a pink slip.

  • Gundark

    Algore on Apple’s board?  That’s the only reason I’ve found so far to consider not being an Apple fan.

  • ece2x

    It could be iPhone 5 and iPod touch 3G… Who agrees with me? :)

  • Gman2002

    Not necessarily a hint at two new iPhones — if the quote is from something he said, as opposed to something he wrote, he just as likely (indeed, more so given his way of speaking) said: “Not to mention the new iPhone’s coming out next month.”  Which would be a hint at a single iPhone.

  • Karl

    Along with the internet, I thought he invented the iPhone  ;)

  • Robbll

    He is far too stupid to own a computer….geezzzzz…

  • Spike

    You beat me to it!

  • Fred Maxwell

    Al Gore, who graduated cum laude from Harvard?  The man who was elected to the House and then the Senate multiple times?  The one who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his environmental work?  If you think he’s “stupid,” it’s just proof that you are an idiot.  Probaby a right-winger, too, since “idiot” and “right-winger” so often go hand in hand.

  • Howstupid

    Are you freaking kidding me!  If I would have known this idiot had a part in Apple, I sure the hell wouldn’t have just switched from a PC to a Mac.

  • Jonny Borders

    Does he really need that second monitor on? Is that desklamp energy efficient? Is that Macbook closed but TURNED ON? Do I spy a mini nuclear reactor attached to his watch? COME ON GORE! SORT IT OUT MATE!

  • Bob Forsberg

    SInce when of what comes out of this mans mouth truthful or even make sense?

  • Andy Murdock

    So much idiotic ignorant hatred for the Nobel Peace Prize winner who simply wants us to lower CO2 in the atmosphere. Pathetic.

  • Andy Murdock

    Switch back, you are not wanted here!!!

  • Andy Murdock

    I agree.

  • Ed_Kel

    I agree. It’s so pathetic of people to hate on somebody who has accomplished so much for distorting facts and cherry picking liberal scientists. I mean, who would have known that driving cars for the past 100 years would have made more of an impact on our atmosphere than volcanoes that have been around for billions of years.

  • Andy Murdock

    All you right wingers have is lies and distortions, truly pathetic. 

  • Andy Murdock

    All you right wingers have is lies and distortions, truly pathetic. 

  • Ed_Kel

    Yes you are. The majority of us aren’t fond of him either.

    From a fellow Mac lover/Gore hater.

  • baby_Twitty

    No, its BearPigMan.

  • Andy Murdock

    Don’t be an Apple fan if that bothers you. Really, go get a PC and an google phone!

  • Andy Murdock

    Oh, well since there are volcanos for billions of years, why bother doing anything about CO2 in the atmosphere? Visit LA in summer, or Paris, Mexico City, Beijing, all that volcano smoke makes it hard to smell and see the car exhaust that hangs in the air everyday.

  • AF

    “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month” isn’t necessarily an indicator of two new phones, he could have been say it as “iPhone’s” as in “iPhone is coming out next month”. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

  • Ed_Kel

    Wow typical lib using passive aggressive sarcasm to call the right “idiots”.

    Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize and we’re all still trying to figure why, so I would say that Nobel awards aren’t as exquisite as they used to be. Hell, if I denounce domestic violence to the right people I’m sure I would get a Nobel Peace Prize, but I digress.

    Calling someone stupid doesn’t make you an idiot. Calling someone an idiot because they called someone stupid makes you an idiot. It’s idiotic to name call simply because you don’t like what someone else other than yourself has to say.

    It’s not hard to read a resume. What tends to be more difficult is to do research yourself to find that Al Gore’s “environmental work” is a complete and utter joke backed by Government paid scientists and zoomed in charts (Google – Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’).

    But to be fair and to add to his exquisite resume, Al Gores’s Tennessee home consumes on average, 12 times more electricity than the average home. Everywhere he goes, he flies in a private jet, but he buys carbon credits to offset the pollution so that makes it okay, right? And last but certainly not least, Gore is no longer married due to his infidelity. Maybe it’s because I’m a “right-wing idiot” but I don’t think Al Gore is all that great even by a long shot.

    I know it’s hard for a lib to stick to facts but next time, do your homework before you shoot from the hip and call someone who has a different opinion than you an idiot. 

  • Ed_Kel

    Yup taking cars off the street will solve that problem. The issue is global warming, not big cities and their localized smog issues.

  • prof_peabody

    The irony of making a personal attack on someone because they made the mistake of making a personal attack on someone else aside …. 

    “.. he buys carbon credits to offset the pollution so that makes it okay, right?”  

    Yes.  In fact this *does* “make it okay.”  That’s the whole point of a carbon offset.  And it’s someone that not many other people have either the moral fibre or the desire to do.  For this alone he should be congratulated.  

    Also, his environmental work is by no means “a joke backed by Government paid scientists.”  You just sound like a loony global warming denier saying that.  

  • mahimahimahi

    He is smart, but he is also a huge hypocrite regarding his own beliefs. George Bush graduated from Harvard and Yale yet people still call him stupid. Some people will always let their own ideologies get in the way of the facts and that apparently includes you.

    I’m a right winger but I’m not an idiot. I believe (diction doesn’t seem quite right) strongly in global warming.  I do my part in environmental duties and I don’t condone people who mistreat the environment.

  • Ed_Kel

    Al Gore said once that he invented the internet! That isn’t a lie or distortion; who cares if he retracted it. That doesn’t change the fact that he said it! Do you really believe the right-wing hatred you speak or are you truly that delusional?

  • Tcjones

    I wouldn’t trust Al Gore to clean my underwear.

  • Andy Murdock

    Well, you really should consider just doing it yourself. The time has come.

  • Andy Murdock

    Apparently, you seem to think it’s all about volcanos, which we can’t do anything about, so let’s do nothing.

  • Ed_Kel

    A true environmentalist like Gore claims to be should be doing their part to reduce the carbon footprint, not buy credits from other people who don’t use them.

    Yeah, “looney”. Nevermind the facts.
    The scientists who have backed Al Gore’s environmental rants are in fact, mostly on Government payroll. Look it up. It’s easy for Governments to believe in global warming because their own scientists are backing the claim while non-Government scientists are widely dismissed for reasons unknown. If I’m wrong, then explain to me why Government scientists believe the Arctic Circle ice caps are melting due to carbon dioxide while “third-party” scientists found an active volcano under said ice caps, though this information is dismissed politically? None of this tends to matter anymore because even NASA has shown data in good length that solar output from the sun is normal, thus debunking the very foundation that Al Gore has built his Global Warming agenda on. Check the polls, the percentage of people who believe in this garbage are is shrinking in epic proportions.Pardon my lingo, but nothing I said in the above post is inaccurate.And congratulate him all you want for buying carbon offsets but he never started buying them until he was labeled a hypocrite thus making one believe that doing so was nothing more and nothing less of a PR move. 

  • Andy Murdock

    From the prespective of a politician’s abilities, he did. The out of context quote you are again trying to twist and distort start with this…There was talk of a potential run in the 2000 presidential race by Gore as early as January 1998.[101] Gore discussed the possibility of running during a March 9, 1999 interview with CNN’s Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer. In response to Wolf Blitzer’s question: “Why should Democrats, looking at the Democratic nomination process, support you instead of Bill Bradley,” Gore responded:
    I’ll be offering my vision when my campaign begins. And it will be comprehensive and sweeping. And I hope that it will be compelling enough to draw people toward it. I feel that it will be. But it will emerge from my dialogue with the American people. I’ve traveled to every part of this country during the last six years. During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.[102]Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn noted that, “as far back as the 1970s, Congressman Gore promoted the idea of high speed telecommunications as an engine for both economic growth and the improvement of our educational system. He was the first elected official to grasp the potential of computer communications to have a broader impact than just improving the conduct of science and scholarship [...] the Internet, as we know it today, was not deployed until 1983. When the Internet was still in the early stages of its deployment, Congressman Gore provided intellectual leadership by helping create the vision of the potential benefits of high speed computing and communication.Gore introduced the Supercomputer Network Study Act of 1986.[51] He also sponsored hearings on how advanced technologies might be put to use in areas like coordinating the response of government agencies to natural disasters and other crises.”[52]As a Senator, Gore began to craft the High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991 (commonly referred to as “The Gore Bill”) after hearing the 1988 report Toward a National Research Network submitted to Congress by a group chaired by UCLA professor of computer science, Leonard Kleinrock, one of the central creators of the ARPANET (the ARPANET, first deployed by Kleinrock and others in 1969, is the predecessor of the Internet).[53][54][55] The bill was passed on December 9, 1991 and led to the National Information Infrastructure (NII) which Gore referred to as the “information superhighway.”[56]

  • Andy Murdock

    You really should consider just doing it yourself.

  • Andy Murdock

    Wrong, the vast majority of us are fond of Al Gore.

  • Ed_Kel

    If I give any credit to Gore for the internet, he paved the way for it, politically. He certainly did not invent it… I thought of a movie mail service when I was kid having my parents drive me to Blockbuster. That doesn’t mean I invented Netflix nor the business model they use.

    He is full of himself for even thinking about saying “I invented the internet”.

  • Ed_Kel

    Looks like you and the Prof. are the only two defending him on this blog so I wouldn’t say you’re the vast majority.

    Check the stats dude. More and more people are running away from his views. No wonder his speeches lately have been angry and forceful.

  • Jonny Borders

    Wow don’t I regret checking the ‘notify me of replies to this’ box. Some people like Al Gore. Some people don’t. All people are entitled to their opinion. All people do not need to endlessly repeat their opinion. Oh and what’s this? NEW IPHONES NEXT MONTH! Wooooop!!

  • Mike Rathjen

    Last I checked CO2 is invisible.

  • Bucky

    I think we really need to see how Florida goes before we can say there will be new iPhones next month. 

  • Jeoffery

    Liberal Andy, is smelly and crunchy…he wants Hard working Americans to subsidize living expenditures for all of the out-of-work illegal immigrants flooding into the U.S. Andy wants all illegals to get their free rides on the backs of hard working Americans who are struggling to feed their own American families.. No wonder Obama calls it the DREAM act!

    PS -Andy also wants to save all of the polar bears

  • Robert Pruitt

    …because Al Gore has never been wrong before……

  • Robert Pruitt

    Seriously?

  • Robert Pruitt

    /puts head in hands
    Just stop dude, your making yourself look crazy while using your real name.

  • Robert Pruitt

    There is going to be a CoolAid shortage if you keep this up Andy.

  • Xol

    your name says it all, nobel price winner and he is a idiot? hat the fuck have you accomplished in your pathetic miserable life?

  • Fred Maxwell

    You are a liar.

  • Fred Maxwell

    Every single f***ing time, you inbred TeaTard.

  • Fred Maxwell

    Yes, you are correct. The TeaTards and the Luddites are the only ones who don’t like and respect him. Because he says true things that they wish were not true.

  • Andy Murdock

    “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.”
    This is what Al said. I realize that right wingers live in an alternate reality with most facts being supplied by FoxNews.
    Please read the quote and tell me where he says he “I Invented the Internet”. That is a completely different set of words, that mean something different. Realize that this is wrong and correct yourself, or know now that you will go on being a liar every time you vomit out this load of crap.

  • Fred Maxwell

    You’re an idiot, claiming that Andy Murdock has said, or implied, any of those things.

    You are struggling to feed your “own American” family because you are a failure.  Don’t try to pin the blame on people who actually contribute to the economy.

  • Fred Maxwell

    He is a loony global warming denier.  He doesn’t just sound like one.

    Just read his response.  It’s the typical, uneducated ramblings of a Tea Party supporter. 

    So, Ed Kel, just what are your qualifications to judge the science?  Please tell me, because I’ve had the privilege of working with some very distinguished scientists doing space-based global warming scientific research.  What’s your background?

  • Fred Maxwell

    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/i

    Read it, apologize, and then STFU.

  • Fred Maxwell
  • Fred Maxwell

    Is snopes really so hard for you to use?

    http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet...

  • Fred Maxwell

    PLEASE stop lying. Al Gore never said “I invented the internet.”

    This was debunked by snopes dot com years ago.  Go there, search for “Al Gore Invented Internet” and read the article.  They refer to your claims as “silly political posturing.”

  • Fred Maxwell

    Andy Murdock has my respect and has done a good job of combating the crazies on here (present company not excepted).

  • Jason C

    I’ve been wrong before, therefore, you should not believe anything I ever say. For example, do not believe me when I say I have been wrong before. I should apply this logic to my everyday life! GJ Robert Pruitt! 

  • Jason C

    When he is proven right, which he probably is because he has a whole month to be right, I would pay to see Al Gore teabag you.

  • Jason C

    Great logic! I love your witty sarcasm too! The volcanoes here in LA and over in China have created so much pollution, I wish we had more cars to clear the air sheesh!

  • Jason C

    Yup get rid of volcanoes and no more pollution!

  • Jason C

    CO2 being invisible means its not even there! Genius!  Stupid liberals and their liberal agendas stealing our country from us all

  • Jason C

    He drinks water too? DAMMIT! I have to stop drinking that now? And he takes a pee-pee in the toiler? Time to go in my pants! I won’t do anything that idiot takes a part of.

  • Jason C

    Wrong. He says things that they will never believe are true because their overlords at Fox News tell them so. Though they will never  admit to even being influenced by their news “source” as their ideas are original and come from their own intelligent thinking.

  • Guest

    WOW, this story has gone to the shitter quick

  • Vihang Godbole

    Haha if it is true..I have a feeling Steve will chuck out Al Gore..! :D

  • Ed_Kel

    You still must not understand the concept of GLOBAL WARMING! Think outside your little “save the polar bears” life and look at the big picture.

  • Ed_Kel

    Andy is implying that the smoke you see is CO2. Mango’s comment addresses that.

  • Ed_Kel

    What pollution?! The haze over a few big cities?! I can see the milky way on every clear night over here west Michigan! How could someone seriously be this delusional?

    I understand that it’s difficult to have a logical debate when opinions are involved but just because LA and a few other big industrial cities have smog issues doesn’t make Al Gore right! 

  • Ed_Kel

    It’s funny how you are somehow trying to preach about us logical thinkers not respecting Gore while also trying to be witty and stereotypical with hatred and disrespectful rhetoric.

    Ironic? Hypocrite. Then again, I have come to expect that from the party of love and peace.

  • Ed_Kel

    My father is a biology prof. at the U of M. Many conversations with a Doctorate who teaches this stuff.

    I even sight sources! And I’m still a Tea Party (Which I am not) liar..

  • Fred Maxwell

    So you’re not qualified to speak on matters of climatology.

    This “debate” ended long ago in the scientific community.   No scientific body of national or international standing has maintained an opinion that dissents from the view that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities. (The last was the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (shills for the oil companies), which in 2007 updated its 1999 statement rejecting the likelihood of human influence on recent climate with its current non-committal position.)

  • Jason C

    Are you talking to me or someone else about polar bears because I don’t remember mentioning those cute fuzzy wuzzy things. Like you, I don’t read comments others have posted, I just say things I hear from the news and spit it back out as if they were my own ideas.

  • Jason C

    No it seems like you are implying volcanoes are ruining our atmosphere more so than cars. Andy said “see the car exhaust that hangs in the air everyday.” He never said anything or implied seeing C02, but you can damn well see the car exhaust in China. What do you think all that black smoke coming out of exhaust is? You really believe it all just dissappears?

  • Jason C

    What big cities?! It’s not like anything they do has an impact on our planet right?

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