So Robert Scoble has a source which told him this about iPhone 8

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hasanahmad, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    I feel like that was the journalistic equivalent of those "OMG THIS IS NEXT YEAR'S iPHONE" articles with the cheap renders. Scrolled down and even saw a few in the comments...
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
  3. hasanahmad thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    What scoble said

    "Just had a source that I trust tell me it is a clear piece of glass. With the compute in a strip at the bottom".

    translating this talk of it being an all-glass wonderous next level device into saying that the iPhone 8 does mixed reality, VR, AR and AI.

    "why did sell to Samsung? I know the founders didn't want to do that".

    Apple showed the founders their new Siri for "mixed reality", and the game was over".
  4. predation macrumors 65816

    Apr 3, 2013
    Sounds like click bait for his book.

    Wait. It is.
  5. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    You know when you are a tech guy in the business of investing and making gambles on companies you know 19/20 will fail. That when you have a book to sell, you can just post something that turns out to create a buzz, even if it is not true. If it is ANY way of true, you just get more credit and the buzz repeats the next year.

    Typical Scobble. He needs to do THIS to get attention to his book ..
  6. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I have no idea who Scoble is (should I?), but just the description you pasted had me very VERY skeptical. So skeptical that I would bet that it's completely made up nonsense.
  7. Floris macrumors 68020


    Sep 7, 2007
    He IS a great guy, and he does know what he is talking about. But I think it's clear that this is just a sales pitch attention grabbing situation. Why can't someone like him just mention he had a great chat that gets him excited about iPhone 8, and have a different platform and post about his book?

    Why does it have to be a drama post where he has to point out he doesn't own Apple stock, and that he has this great vr talk, .. and then talks about how rackspace (which he's involved with) does that vr thing (so that benefits them), and some book ..

    Common, it's a sales pitch.
  8. CPx macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2013
  9. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    They're not going to make such a radical change with AR and a transparent display for at least another decade. Even if it was technically possible I don't think I'd want my phone to be one clear piece of glass...

    But I do wish Apple would innovate in some radical mind-blowing way for iPhone 8.
  10. boodle macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2004
    The real question being, "Why does anyone ever listen to Robert Scoble?"
    Dude is always wrong.
  11. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
  12. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    He's an agnostic Muslim tech evangelist who rose to prominence by softening Microsoft's image back in its hay day of being "evil." He's had various media positions through the years at various outlets (such as FastCompany). He really hasn't done much since Microsoft but his magnetic personality and social media presence make him liked/followed by many.

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