With the upcoming iPhone looking largely the same as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6, Apfelpage.de reports that as per supply chain sources Apple will be calling them iPhone 6SE, and not iPhone 7. As per sources, the packaging and other accessories for the handset are also being produced with the same name.
If true, this would be the first time that Apple would be changing its naming scheme after the introduction of the iPhone 4S in 2011. The naming scheme, however, makes sense in my opinion because the upcoming iPhones simply don’t seem to pack enough visual upgrades that would justify calling them the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple has always used a change in the numbering scheme with a design revamp, but the upcoming iPhones are going to sport a design similar to the iPhone 6/6s, though with added enhancements like being water-resistant and featuring a cleaner back.
Other changes that will be a part of the new iPhones that Apple would be announcing in September this year include improved camera performance, battery life, faster performance, and stereo speakers. All of these changes combined will lead to a huge usability improvement compared to the iPhone 6s, but are likely not big enough to warrant the ‘iPhone 7’ moniker.
What do you think about Apple calling the next iPhone as the iPhone 6SE, and not iPhone 7?