What the “SE” in iPhone SE means — or why, seriously, stop the letters and numbers crap

The iPhone SE went through four names before it came to the one that Apple chose for heading to market. They are:

  • The iPhone 6c
  • The iPhone 7c
  • The iPhone 5e
  • The iPhone 5se

So, what do the two letters stand for? Well, they stand for “Special Edition.” That’s what Apple’s SVP of marketing Phil Schiller told the FORTUNE’s Jason Cipriani. Schiller says it’s a throwback to 1987’s Macintosh SE, at least in terms of nomenclature.

Remember that the “P” in Nexus 6P stands for “premium,” the “X” in Nexus 5X represents the core of the Nexus brand and we shouldn’t have to stand for such uninspired monikerism anymore.

Via: The Verge

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