Apple's Website Suggests iPhone 14 Plus Was Originally Going to Be Named 'iPhone 14 Max'

Newly discovered references to the iPhone 14 Plus as "‌iPhone 14‌ Max" on Apple's website suggest this was the name originally intended for the low-end 6.7-inch device before the company changed its mind at short notice.

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As spotted by the Dutch blog iCreate, in two instances on the company's website, Apple refers to the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus as the "‌iPhone 14‌ Max." Firstly, in a support document that helps users identify their iPhone, the image of ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus models in five colors is named "iPhone-14-Max-colors."

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Secondly, on a page that provides compliance and regulatory information for the company's products, Apple plainly lists "‌iPhone 14‌ Max" with the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus model number, alongside the ‌iPhone 14‌, iPhone 14 Pro, and ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max.

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The ‌iPhone 14‌ rumor cycle widely referenced the lineup's larger low-end model as the ‌iPhone 14‌ Max. It was not until a week before Apple's ‌iPhone‌ launch event that a leak suggested it would be called the ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus instead, re-using the "Plus" name for the first time since the ‌iPhone‌ 8.

The 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ and the 6.7-inch ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus share the same features and cameras, with the latter model featuring a larger screen and battery. Apple may have felt that the "Plus" name was better suited for a device that offered all the same features as the smaller variant but in a larger form. The ‌iPhone 14‌ Plus became available for pre-order earlier this month and will begin arriving to customers on Friday, October 7.

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DMG35 Avatar
8 weeks ago
As much as I like Apple, their naming devices department needs an overhaul…
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mac Fly (film) Avatar
8 weeks ago
Still waiting for a genuinely miniature iPhone... smaller than the not updated "oh, it's not really mini" iPhone mini. Frankly, there's room in the line for a 5" mini (a small phone) and a 5.6" regular. Big iPhones are not for me. Us small phone lovers want one that disappears when we pocket the thing—a phone you don't want to spend your entire day staring into.



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Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MayaUser Avatar
8 weeks ago
Apple found out the leakers and rename it in the last moment to make fun of those "players"
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bobtem Avatar
8 weeks ago
Why don’t they just use the Starbucks model: Tall, Grande, Venti
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ashbash75 Avatar
8 weeks ago
I reckon the next M2 maxi pad will be a bloody good deal if there are no strings attached!
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lars666 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Still needs naming room for the iPhone 15 Plus Pro Max.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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