It looks like two iPhone models will be coming in October, presumably the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S that everyone’s been yapping about. Forget what I said this morning about how tiring and obnoxious iPhone rumors are, because if we’re to talk about sources familiar with the matter, this one happens to sit on the Apple Board of Directors. It’s Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States.
How did this info come about? TNW says:
We’ve been informed by Toby Shapshak, the editor of Stuff Magazine in South Africa that is attending the conference, that his quote was specifically: “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug.”
Shapshak says that the statement was definitely plural, although it wasn’t clear whether that meant two different models, as the statement was not clarified in any way by Gore.
OK, we mostly knew that a new model iPhone was coming in October, we just didn’t know the date. We still don’t. What wasn’t confirmed, and technically still isn’t, is that there would be two models – the iPhone 5 and the slightly-upgraded version of the current model, the iPhone 4S – hitting at the same time. This isn’t particularly unusual for Apple: the company has always released a modified version of a previous model of the iPhone along with a new one.
What do you make of Al Gore’s statement? Did the former Vice President misspeak, or did he know exactly what he was saying? After all, the man purposely said it was an intentional plug.
October is just a week and a half away. Apple fans, salivate!