Rant: Okay, time to chill out, Mossberg doesn't "know" there's a new iPhone

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Seriously. I’ve seen this all over the internet. Mossberg reviews the Pre, makes one questionably-phrased mention of the upcoming iPhone, and suddenly it’s confirmed? Let’s look at the sentence:

I’d note that the new iPhone to be unveiled next week will have lots of added features that could alter those calculations.

Consider that the second sentence of Mossberg’s review is “A new, improved iPhone is expected to be announced on June 8.” That he didn’t include “expected” in the second mention means nothing — it’s just the way the sentence was written. Are we done here?

Of course, it is very likely that the new iPhone will come out next week, that’s not the issue. The issue is that everybody’s freaking out about one ambiguously phrased sentence, the rogue interpretation of which is contradicted within the article. I know us bloggers are wont to jump on every possibility like this, but everybody’s talking about it like it’s some established fact.

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