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The next iPhone is reportedly called... the iPhone 6se?

By Scorpus
Jul 26, 2016
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  1. According to the latest rumor, the upcoming new iPhone from Apple won't be called the iPhone 7 as expected. Instead, according to Apfelpage, Chinese supply chain sources have indicated the phone will actually be called the iPhone 6se.

    If this rumor turns out to be true, it would be a departure from Apple's standard naming scheme that sees s-suffixed models (iPhone 5s, for example) succeeded by non-s models (iPhone 6) in the following year.

    The new iPhone could be named the iPhone 6se to reflect the lack of changes compared to the iPhone 6s. It has been reported that the upcoming iPhone features a similar design to the 6s, forgoing any major changes for basic upgrades to the processor and cameras. A significant design overhaul has been rumored for the 2017 iPhone.

    Alleged mockups of the new iPhone

    In what's likely to be a more accurate rumor, prominent leaker Evan Blass has revealed that the retail release for the new iPhone is set for Friday, September 16th. This launch date is similar to what we saw last year with the iPhone 6s, which was released on September 25th after a September 9th launch event.

    If Apple is planning to release the new iPhone by September 16th, the company would be expected to hand out invites to an early-September launch event in the coming weeks. So it mightn't be too long before we get concrete information on what Apple has in store for us this year.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Really? What's the 'se' suffix stand for... Suckers Edition?..
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2016
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  3. Radical

    Radical TS Enthusiast Posts: 35   +24

    I've had this thought for a while, but the reason they need to think up a novel name for this year's model is because next year is the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone launch, and it would be silly to release a mid-gen 7s on such an auspicious occasion.

    Of course, this is all just hearsay, but a 10th anniversary 7s doesn't quite have the same selling appeal as simply the 'iPhone 10', or 'iPhone Platinum' or whatever the hell Apple's marketing department dreams up.
     
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    Screw Everyone Edition?
    I reckon it'll be a classic Apple move and it will simply be called "iPhone".
     
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  5. kbongcawel

    kbongcawel TS Rookie

    So many bashers and still get a lot of sales. Ohh the brand itself.
     
  6. Musician

    Musician TS Rookie Posts: 24   +13

    That's real creative naming. It works anyway... It just works.
     

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