Rumor: Apple may save the iPhone 7 name for 2017
posted by Florin T. / Jun 21, 2016, 11:58 PM
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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The iPhone 6 OE: Ordinary edition. I'm still gonna pick up the 6 OE+/Pro model......for science! :P
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 12:03 AM 5
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posted on Jun 22, 2016, 1:30 AM 0
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so its really iPhone 6 SS?
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 12:32 AM 6
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Super Saiyan edition?
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 2:35 AM 2
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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 Jun 22, 2016, 1:00 AM 1
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Seeing as how the SE is selling better than estimates thought.... I don't think normal people care too much honestly.
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 1:11 AM 2
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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 Jun 22, 2016, 1:17 AM 2
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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 Jun 22, 2016, 9:27 AM 1
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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 Jun 22, 2016, 1:50 AM 0
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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
posted on Jun 22, 2016, 2:56 AM 2
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