The Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus might be months away from release, but they have been drawing negative feelings amongst potential buyers of the phone thanks to the many rumors and speculations doing rounds.
In essence, there is nowhere the phone doesn’t seem to be running into problems. Many have criticized it for the close resemblance it comes with when compared to the likes of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. There are no major improvements to the display quality, design language or even the battery. In fact, it may even put off many potential buyers given that the phone will have a larger camera bump than its predecessor.
With almost everything from the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S era being retained on the upcoming phone, one would be surprised why Apple would even call it iPhone 7. Well, there is now some evidence to clear out some nagging issues regarding the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
According to news coming from Germany, Apple will not be coming in with an iPhone 7 this 2016, instead, enthusiasts should get ready for iPhone 6SE and iPhone 6SE Plus. While this could be one of the biggest surprises Apple has ever pulled, it makes perfect sense to drop the iPhone 7 moniker for a phone that looks a lot like its predecessor, apart from the internal specs and a few design touches here and there. Apparently, this information has not been sourced from Apple, but it comes from Chinese supply chain sources.
This is the first time such news has popped out. Many speculations have been pointing towards an iPhone 7 release, but given the insignificant changes being touted, something similar with the upgrade from iPhone 6 to iPhone 6S, it makes total sense to place some solid faith in this new rumor. This report comes in weeks after famous smartphone leaker Evan Blass went to Twitter to try and urge iPhone enthusiasts to stop calling the 2016 version iPhone 7. In Blass’ view, Apple was planning to tweak the name of the iPhone 6 like it did with respect to iPhone 6S.
If this is successful, it will signal a change in Apple’s two-year redesign process that it has maintained for quite some time now. The change might not play out well with those who have been eagerly waiting for a revamped iPhone 7 this 2016. There have been reports that Apple is saving the best design changes for the 2017 iPhone as it looks to mark its 10th Anniversary. While expectations were high that the 2017 model will be called iPhone 8, the latest turn of events could be pointing towards an iPhone 7 for next year.
Still, this new is based on rumors, just like with past cases. There is plenty of time before Apple unveils the new iPhone 7 or iPhone 6SE for that matter, during which we’ll have more concrete information about the next steps Apple is taking to save its dwindling iPhone sales.