Ubuntu founder tries to get credited for the iPhone's new specs

Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth:

"Isn’t it interesting that how many of the things we said the future needed to include are showing up on other people’s roadmaps? … Apple has also started describing their latest-generation mobile CPUs as desktop-class. That’s another thing we said you needed to have in the Edge was a desktop-class CPU. And we’re starting to see the roadmaps for the devices from Samsung and others that have the same amount of RAM that we were proposing to put in the Edge."

The guy was known to be somewhat of a dick, but this is a new low.

He talks as if he invented the concept of ever-increasing specs, and as if he "predicted" the use of 64-bit CPUs in phone.

Ubuntu basically just planned to use ARM's vanilla armv8 design which everybody is switching to, and planned a deal with sapphire manufacturer GT Advanced, which were already pushing the use of sapphire screens at CES booths before they made any deal with Apple/Ubuntu.

And somehow he wants credit for it? And even wants Apple to appear like some kind of copycat over the rumored use of sapphire displays, nevermind that Vertu's COO revealed they got in talks with Apple over making sapphire displays before the Ubuntu Edge was even announced.

Planning some deals with non-exclusive third parties while revealing it before everybody else because you announce your phone a full year in advance doesn't make you some kind of innovator. Just lost a lot of respect for the guy.