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Apple's Larger Phones May Be Called iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Though Apple is planning to unveil two iPhones tomorrow, in 4.7 and 5.5-inch varieties, there's been surprisingly little information on what the two devices might be called. According to a new report from Mac Otakara [Google Translate], Apple will refer to the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone as the "iPhone 6," while the larger 5.5-inch version will be called the "iPhone 6 Plus."

It is unknown what source Mac Otakara derived its information from, but the site has provided accurate predictions in the past. MacRumors has also heard the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus monikers from a second source, but it remains unclear if that is indeed Apple's naming plan.

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iPhone 5s next to physical mockups of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6

Interestingly, the "plus" naming schematic actually dates back to very early iPhone rumors, where the device was reportedly referred to as the "iPhone Math" in a mistranslation that many assumed meant "iPhone Plus." Other possible names for the 5.5-inch iPhone included "iPhone Air," a term that surfaced from Chinese media sources and seemed to fit in with the rest of Apple's "Air" lineup, including the MacBook Air and the iPad Air."

With approximately 24 hours to go until Apple's September 9 media event, it won't be long before we find out the official names for the two devices. Along with the iPhone 6, the event is also expected to see the unveiling of the much-anticipated "iWatch" and Apple's mobile payments service.

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26 months ago
Why can't they just both be called iPhone 6 like how all MacBook pros are MacBooks pros and all iMacs are iMacs regardless of size?
Rating: 16 Votes
26 months ago
Don't care what they call it, I just want a 5.5" phone. :)
Rating: 16 Votes
26 months ago
iPhone 6+ > iPhone 6 Plus

Why not iPhone 6b, so the iteration can be iPhone 6bs. :)
Rating: 14 Votes
26 months ago

Plus what?


Girth.

As in Plus size clothing.
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago
Too all those folks who have no memory of Apple history saying that Apple never has used "Plus" before.... boy... do you folks forget a lot:




oh... and...




Yup... Apple *never* uses "Plus." RIIIIIGHHHT

:rolleyes:
Rating: 10 Votes
26 months ago
iPhone 6 Plus ?
Oh, dear God...
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago
This guy (//forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16696670&postcount=18) had it right last January.
Rating: 8 Votes
26 months ago
why didn't they follow the worldwide trend at the moment and just call it the iPhone Obese

/s
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago
no thanks
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago
iPhone 6 + $100 extra, sounds about right.
Rating: 6 Votes

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