Al Gore “Confirms” New iPhones To Launch In October

Posted in Apple News, iPhone on 21/09/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


Apple board member and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore has conformed that new iPhones will be released in October, reports TheNextWeb, specifically stating that “the new iPhones would be out next month” at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit today.

The report follows an earlier report suggesting that Apple will be announcing the iPhone 5 on October 4th. The specific quote, according to Stuff Magazine editor Toby Shapshak, was “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug.” Gore’s use of iPhone’s in the plural form may indicate that Apple is indeed releasing multiple iPhone models next month, although it may simply be a manner of speech.

Many rumors have suggested multiple iPhones, both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone “4S” or iPhone 4 “Plus”, with the latter being pushed as a less expensive option, and perhaps targeted more towards Chinese consumers.

Of course, it’s always possible that Gore misspoke, or was simply reflecting his opinion based on rumors, but his position on Apple’s board, and the fact that he was at a public conference would make that a pretty significant error in judgement.

  • I can’t see Gore doing something like that.

  • Louis Law

    ALL Gore huh?

  • Ahturuk

    What do you mean by Chinese consumers

    • There’s a link – it references an analyst’s comments on the topic.

      • Ahturuk

        Sir, this is a country of pleuralism. If you still believe what you are saying and what the analyst say are still the same. I respectfully disagree with you. 

  • I think the rumor of 2 different models of iphone its a little bit disgusting, i dont know, but there’s a lot of people really interested in buying an iphone 5, not a iphone 4s, actually i think, than the theory of a low cost iphone, is kinda stupid, when apple can just low the price of the iphone 4 and voilá! There’s you low cost iphone, instead launching a ”new” iphone with minimal differences,


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.