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German blog Apfelpage.de has learned from sources in China who claim to have seen the next iPhone’s packaging that the forthcoming handset will be marketed under the ‘iPhone 6SE’ moniker rather than be called ‘iPhone 7’. Although the report is somewhat sketchy, such a move may not be without its merits.

For starters, Apple is rumored to be switching to a three-year iPhone refresh cycle and, more importantly, the next iPhone seems to sport iterative enhancements and be very similar in appearance to the existing iPhone 6/6s lineup.

The publication has additionally learned from sources its own that some of the Chinese accessory vendors may have already created product packaging with ‘iPhone 6SE’ label. For what it’s worth, the ‘iPhone 6SE’ moniker has reportedly been confirmed for a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 model only.

I don’t believe the next iPhone will be called ‘iPhone 6SE’ because the name could confuse would-be shoppers as it implies an iterative refresh to the iPhone SE rather than a brand new iPhone model, but who knows…

Space Black iPhone 7 concept courtesy 3D artist Martin Hajek.

Source: Apfelpage.de (Google Translate)

  • The joke is on us. We definitely got PWND.

  • lou111

    If there was iPhone SE not iPhone 5SE – now won’t be 6SE, that is not consistent.

    But when we remind in past like “The New iPad” so everything is possible 🙂

    • askep3

      Yeah if the called the SE model that we have the 5SE this would make sense, but ow it’s just gonna be confusing.

  • Ted Forbes

    Why should I care?

  • Jay Dee

    I like that they would call it the 6SE, if only for the fact Apple would be admitting it’s just an iterative upgrade.

    But I’m pretty sure they’re still going to be calling it the iPhone 7, because, you know, Apple marketing.

  • Jamessmooth

    I agree, it won’t be called iPhone 6SE.

  • ed

    I dont think the iPhone is gonna be called iPhone 7, 6SE is not that bad considering its almost the same desing or maybe they it would be iPhone 6 Pro and Pro+ but not iPhone 7.

  • HamptonWalley

    I also think it will be called iphone 6 something, because the 7 does not sound appealing for the same looking device.

  • 5723alex .

    I want a new iPhone SE with A10X CPU and 4GB of RAM.

  • askep3

    It’s kinda sad that the iPhone 6s had lower sales than the 6, and this phone could have even fewer for the lack of features if the rumors are true.