There’s no shortage of “reliable sources” leaking information about the iPhone 5, but none are as confirming as the one coming directly from former Vice President of the U.S. and Apple board member — Al Gore.
Toby Shapshak, the editor of Stuff Magazine in South Africa, told The Next Web that Gore said the following at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit: “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug.”
Like all other good Apple reporters, The Next Web analyzed the statement word by word, and concluded that “iPhones”, a plural, may very well confirm earlier speculations about a cheaper, lower end iPhone.
If that’s the case, Apple may be announcing two iPhone models on October 4th — a lower-end, iPhone 4 look-alike dubbed as the iPhone 4S — and a completely redesigned higher-end iPhone 5.
Now that Tim Cook has taken over as the CEO of Apple, he’s expected to take the stage to unveil the new iPhone(s), an important product that was responsible for almost half of Apple’s total revenue in Q1 2011.
It’s unsure whether Steve Jobs will make an appearance in the event. Perhaps Cook and Jobs will each announce an iPhone model?