Just when you thought there was no way the 2016 iPhone rumor games could get interesting again, following (too) many weeks of essentially the same blurry live pics, questionable renders and videos starring various dummy units and mockups, a credible release timeframe got (ev-)leaked.
Evan Blass quickly narrowed the window to a day, September 16, clarifying he meant the retail launch, not the announcement event, but hesitated as he had done before to name this new iPhone duo (not trio).
What he and a few other trusted tipsters have always insisted on is the implausibility of the 7 moniker, seeing as how Apple will reportedly move to a three-year upgrade cycle, and rehash the 6 and 6s aesthetics this time around also.
With no 6-derived name alternative thrown in the mix however, we kept referring to the 2016 iPhone as the iPhone 7. Until today, when a German publication claims to have heard from its Chinese-manufacturing sources and even seen retail materials imprinted with the iPhone 6SE handle.
Unfortunately, no concrete proof is supplied in support of this arguably far-fetched theory, so for the time being, exercise skepticism. Granted, 6SE doesn’t sound too convoluted and could help consolidate the iDevice family, but why would Apple want to so closely connect its new flagships with a mid-range 4-incher?