Al Gore says new iPhone due in October

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Mark Lennihan

SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple hasn't said when it will release the next version of the iPhone, but former Vice President and current Apple board member Al Gore believes "new iPhones" will be here in October.

Gore spoke Wednesday at a summit in South Africa. Toby Shapshak, a summit attendee and magazine editor, told The Associated Press that, when speaking about computing's exponential growth, Gore said, "Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug." If Gore is right, that could indicate Apple will introduce more than one model. Apple declined to comment.