Rumour Claims This Year’s iPhone to Be Named ‘iPhone 6SE’

What is Apple going to name the next iPhone? According to the latest rumour from Apfelpage.de, Chinese supply chain sources cite the next smartphone upgrade will be called ‘iPhone 6SE’, not ‘iPhone 7’ (Google Translation):

Accordingly go Chinese manufacturer expects that the next Apple phone called ” iPhone 6SE bears”. According to our information packages are also produced in the accessories industry already, which are provided with the label.

Of course, no images have surfaced showing the ‘iPhone 6SE’ label or box, but the rationale is this fall’s expected iPhone would be a minor upgrade, thus not requiring a completely ‘new’ name, similar to what we saw with the debut of the iPhone SE earlier this year.

Next year will be the tenth anniversary of Apple’s smartphone, which is said to come with more substantial changes, such as an edge-to-edge OLED display, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The next iPhone coming this fall is said to abandon the 3.5mm headphone jack, in favour of Lightning for headphones (or Bluetooth), and could come in a new colour, resembling Space Black from the Apple Watch, plus have slightly revised antenna lines on the back. Last week, leaker @evleaks claimed the next iPhone would debut the week of September 12, 2016.

As we move closer to the fall, expect more leaks to surface, but this year so far has everybody guessing still, on what to really expect this September.

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  • Salinger

    With iPhone naming conventions getting ever more complicated and no easy way to discern the year of release without knowledge of when the variously named models were released, it might be time to start including the year in the name. For example, the iPhone 2016 and iPhone 2016 Plus. It’d give an easy, intuitive name, it would give consumers an immediate way of knowing how old an iphone was, and it would help Apple push people toward hardware upgrades (which they love to do) as it’s immediately obvious that your phone is last year’s model.