Al Gore confirms iPhone 5 double whammy

Swindled ex-almost-president of the United States Al Gore has let slip that there's more than one iPhone revamp a-coming.

The Nobel laureate sits on Apple’s board so he should know what he's talking about - presumably he has a seat in the corner from which he shouts: 'Stop making things, you're ruining the planet!'

But it appears that he was listening at one recent meeting - attentive enough at least to notice his chums were talking about a plurality of upcoming iPhones, not just the one

On a speaking engagement in South Africa, at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit, Gore wandered off message to utter: “Not to mention the new iPhones coming out next month. That was a plug."

As the Apple hype machine cranks itself up into its usual frenzy, Gore's use of the 'word' iPhone in the plural has many and fanboy's heart a-flutter - especially those of thinner wallet.

Has Gore confirmed the existence of a much-discussed iCheapoPhone to come along with the anticipated iPhone 5, which is undoubtedly under development in tequila bars all around San Francisco?

If the AllThingsD blog is reliable - and it usually is - then an Apple's press event will take place on October 4th, when Tim Cook will don jeans and turtle neck and try to whip the crowd into a frenzy with a display of awesomeness.

Sounds like he could be waggling a couple of phones in their direction. We one be an iCheapophone? My word. What would Steve do?