Apple may replace Plus branding with Max on 6.5-inch iPhone Xs

Friday, 07 Sep, 2018

The new name, first reported by 9to5Mac, suggests Apple will dump its "Plus" moniker for larger phones.

We've since learned that Apple has considered the name "iPhone Xs Max" for the larger 6.5-inch version, according to two sources familiar with Apple's marketing plans. The iPhone Xs will reportedly be priced at $899 (a $100 reduction compared to last year's iPhone X), while the iPhone Xs Max will debut at $999.

"They expect Apple to announce three new phones, two with screens larger than 6" and one just below, at an event next week. Along with the picture, he also disclosed the naming scheme of the upcoming iPhones as well. So the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs will likely be called iPhone Xs Max, while the regular 5.8-inch model will be called iPhone Xs.

The next-generation iPhone may be called "iPhone XS", according to a report from 9to5Mac.

For as much as Apple tries to keep important details about its next-gen iPhone lineup under wraps, the leaks have not slowed down in the slightest over the past few years. Some of the most anticipated specifications are whether or not the next-generation iPhone will feature wireless charging and what the price tag for these future iPhones will be. Converting to Indian rupees, this comes to Rs 57,364 for the iPhone Xs, Rs 71,723 for the iPhone Xs Max and Rs 50,184 for the iPhone 9.

While the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will get dual cameras with two 12-megapixel lenses, the LCD variant will get a single lens setup with a 12-megapixel sensor. The iPhone XS will probably have a higher starting storage option and more RAM to compete with other devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.