Al Gore accidentally spilled the beans on Apple’s plans on releasing new iPhones, saying that new Apple smartphones are coming next month.
Speaking at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit (DILS) in South Africa, the former United States vice president said that new iPhones will be launched in October. Toby Shapshak, the editor of Stuff Magazine in South Africa, was in attendance and quoted Gore on Twitter.
“He was talking quite passionately about global warming, Moore’s Law and its effect on computing,” Shapshak said in an interview with Wired.com. “Specifically about transistors, when he said ‘Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month.’ Then he quickly added ‘That was a plug.'”
Rumors about when the new iPhone will be announced have been popping around the internet for several weeks now. Some speculated that the fifth-generation Apple smartphone will come out in September, while others expect it to be launched in mid October. Apple normally keeps release dates secret until it has announced the product.
It was reported that Apple will launch two new iPhone models this year. The iPhone 4S or iPhone 4-plus is the cheaper model that is aimed to compete with a number of inexpensive Android smartphones. It will look identical to the iPhone 4, but a few internal components are upgraded.
The second model, the iPhone 5, will serve as the company’s high-end offering. The device is said to be a “world phone,” which works on both CDMA and GSM networks. It is also said to be larger and thinner than existing iPhones.
The statement of Gore serves as the first time anyone from Apple, especially someone on its board, has made a statement about the new iPhones. Al Gore has served on Apple’s board of directors since 2003.
via: The Next Web