Time for a rumour which stands out from the rest. A new report now claims that the upcoming iPhone generation might just not be called as the iPhone 7. As per Apfelpage.de, a number of supply chain sources claim that Apple’s next phone might be named as iPhone 6SE.
According to Apfelpage.de (via 9to5mac):
Accordingly go Chinese manufacturer expects that the next Apple phone is named “iPhone 6SE”. According to our information, packaging was also produced in the accessories industry, which are marked with the name.
The iPhone 6SE would be the direct successor of the iPhone 6s, the source said. So far the Chinese manufacturer only speak in conjunction with the 4.7 inch model of the iPhone 6SE – for 5.5 inch model, there is currently no information. Consistently were here but only the name appendix “Plus”.
Considering that the upcoming iPhone is believed to resemble the design of the iPhone 6s, it would be an absolutely no surprise to see Apple tweaking in the naming convention by naming the upcoming generation as the iPhone 6SE. The main changes are expected to be in terms of the updated antenna lines, removal of the 3.5mm audio jack and of course a better camera. On the other hand, the 2017 iPhone is expected to incorporate some major changes and hence the iPhone 7 name can wait until next year.
There’s another report though which stands in line with Apple’s tradition wherein prolific leaker Even Blass tweeted that the upcoming iPhone will go on sale on September 16.
Just to clarify, this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) 23 July 2016
What are your thoughts on the expected tweak in Apple’s naming convention?