For a firm that tends to strive for simplification and the stripping away of unnecessary baggage at every opportunity, such a tongue-twisting name would go somewhat against the fruit company's general ethos. However, it has been noted on numerous occasions that the forthcoming iPhone(s) will offer evolutionary upgrades, and will serve as more of a refresh than a radical enhancement. Thus, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the new iPhone line will stay a part of the '6' series, and given the rudimentary tweaks we've seen through leaks, perhaps deservedly so.
apfelpage cites sources familiar with the iPhone packaging process in its naming claims. The iPhone 6SE, naturally, is noted as the successor to the current iPhone 6s, though no details are shared about the precise naming of the 5.5-inch model.German blog
The report is cautiously worded, so nothing should be taken as gospel for now. Even if the information is accurate at this point, there's no reason why Apple shouldn't change its mind on the name right up until the day of the grand unveiling.
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