With the next major Apple event expected to be arriving this September, excitement surrounding the newest iPhone is growing, and so too are the rumours. The latest? That it will be called the iPhone 6se, rather than the iPhone 7.
According to a report which has surfaced on Apfelpage, a German website, Chinese supply chain sources saw labels and packaging with the name iPhone 6se on, very similar to the iPhone SE, which was released in March.
While this isn’t the strongest, most legitimate rumour to have surfaced regarding the next iPhone, there are some interesting theories behind it.
A number of supposedly leaked images suggest that the design is very similar to the 6s, which would make the name 6se much more likely than if Apple have done a complete redesign. If the next iPhone is indeed a similar, smaller design, then the company may perhaps hold off using the name iPhone 7 until a more radical change takes place – some rumours suggest that Apple will release an all-glass version of the phone next year, so perhaps they are saving it for that.
Meanwhile, Evan Blass, a well-known and established leaker of tech information, has claimed on Twitter that the new iPhone will be released in mid-September.
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) July 23, 2016
There have been countless rumours surrounding the next iPhone, but perhaps the biggest (and most plausible) is whether Apple is ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack, in order to make the phone slimmer. For now, we’ll have to sit tight and wait and see what the technology giant has in store.