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Rumor: Apple may save the iPhone 7 name for 2017

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Rumor: Apple may save the iPhone 7 name for 2017

Later this year, in September, Apple will introduce two new iPhones, and we're all (more or less) expecting them to be called iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, since they succeed the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s series. However, according to a tip received by Venture Beat, Apple won't be using the iPhone 7 name this year, instead saving it for 2017 - when the company will celebrate 10 years since the release of the original iPhone. In consequence, the new Apple handsets that we'll see this September could have iPhone 6-something names.

While this is only a rumor for now, saving the iPhone 7 name for next year kind of makes sense, because the 2016 iPhone models will likely not bring major design changes compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal became the latest credible source to report that this year's iPhones should largely resemble the current models, at least on the outside. The most important change that the next iPhones are expected to bring is the lack of a 3.5 mm headset jack, which will make them about 1 mm thinner than the 6s series.

Venture Beat further notes that, with the 2016 iPhones, Apple seems to be moving to a three-year redesign cycle (from the two-year cycle that the company has got us used to). So next year, when an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will probably arrive, they should bring a bevy of new features and enhancements, possibly including glass backs, and OLED displays with embedded fingerprint sensors.

If the iPhone 7 name is indeed saved for 2017, we're really curious to see the names of this year's new iPhones. What do you think Apple will come up with?

source: Venture Beat

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posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:03 5

1. kiko007 (Posts: 5389; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


The iPhone 6 OE: Ordinary edition.

I'm still gonna pick up the 6 OE+/Pro model......for science! :P

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:30

14. submar (Posts: 583; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Sounds awful.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:56

16. kiko007 (Posts: 5389; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


I know. I had a brain fart trying to get the first comment in :^(.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 07:18 1

25. sgodsell (Posts: 4858; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


So basically. Apple wants an excuse to use the same low resolution display used in the iPhone 6/6S with no OIS camera. Yet be able to charge the same high prices for what is really not a flagship.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 12:47

39. French_Toast (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 Sep 2015)


Why make a new model with so little change?

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:03

2. WPX00 (Posts: 462; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


Iphone 6x

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 09:36 1

33. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 586; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


iPhone 6$

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:11 3

3. phonearenarocks (Posts: 551; Member since: 26 Mar 2015)


In the way that sequel to piranha 3d was piranha 3dd, it will be 6ss though I'll have to admit that this 'ss' well never be good as those 'dd's

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:26 3

4. Bobo88 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Dec 2013)


Probably it will take the SE name.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:29 2

5. donrox (Posts: 193; Member since: 18 Jul 2014)


"saving the iPhone 7 name for next year kind of makes sense, because the 2016 iPhone models will likely not bring major design changes compared to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s"

The hypocrisy!

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:32 6

6. ibend (Posts: 6675; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


so its really iPhone 6 SS?

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 02:35 2

20. BLUEBLASTER (Posts: 413; Member since: 23 Feb 2014)


Super Saiyan edition?

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 02:48 1

21. Finalflash (Posts: 3527; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


More closer to the Nazir version actually... I mean it is Apple we are talking about in the end.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:33 1

7. dubaiboy78 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


Wtf 6 ss lol

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 00:57 2

8. Barney_stinson (banned) (Posts: 672; Member since: 30 May 2016)


Lookslike dont wana fight with the beast even with the name !!! Samsung NOTE 7 !!

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:00 1

9. Emmanuelz (Posts: 214; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)


These rumors change every 30 minutes it seems its getting crazy. If they do name it iPhone 6 something i wouldn't feel like upgrading because i wont feel behind since it still falls under the iphone 6 category. if they name it iPhone 7 even though it looks the same people wont want to feel like they dont have the the latest iPhone

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:11 2

12. kiko007 (Posts: 5389; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Seeing as how the SE is selling better than estimates thought.... I don't think normal people care too much honestly.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 22:55

41. IronTech (Posts: 111; Member since: 27 May 2016)


Selling better than estimates? Where is your damn source link? Stop saying damn stuffs without damn source?

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:02

10. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


iPhone 6.5

iPhone 6S SE

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:17 2

13. GreenMan (Posts: 1817; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


The first thing came in my mind after reading this article is...
iPhone 5
iPhone 5S
iPhone 5SE
So its a safe bet that the upcoming iPhone will likely be called 6SE to put the naming scheme more inline with little 5SE...
Just my two Aussie Cents, which are slightly cheaper than Yankee cents!

G'Day!

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 07:19

26. tokuzumi (Posts: 1211; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I am thinking this, as well. If there is no iPhone 7 name this year, it will be the 6SE, and 6SE Plus.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 08:57

31. 35tomycity (Posts: 79; Member since: 16 Aug 2015)


Greetings to ya

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 09:27 1

32. libra89 (Posts: 950; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)


There is no 5SE, only the SE, so this doesn't make sense. That was the rumored name and not the actual name.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 12:02

37. Subie (Posts: 1337; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


You sir, are right!

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 12:17

38. roscuthiii (Posts: 2241; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


That seems to be the most logical conclusion.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 01:50

15. Bankz (Posts: 2017; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Everyday, the rumour for the up coming iphones just seem to get more akward and more confusing. What's next? That apple decides to leave their ios 10 for 2017?

And from this, I guess they must have left out some important changes in the software for 2017.

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 02:12

17. darryllmcgee (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jun 2016)


iPhone 6C

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 02:13

18. darryllmcgee (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 Jun 2016)


Besides iPhone 6C, I cannot think of a second name. :O

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 02:34 1

19. john111 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2016)


The next iPhone will be called the iPhone SEV (half 7) :D

posted on 22 Jun 2016, 02:56 2

22. Danini1112 (Posts: 66; Member since: 22 Jun 2013)


Yeah, more excuse for "non-innovation" year. They spam us ervery year for the taglines like "Awesome Product Ever", "The Best iPhone yet" and blablabla. And this year what can we expected ? "We just launch the same phone as previous year because we have to wait Samsung for their awesome OLED screen. Lel

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