Ever since news of a massive 6.5-inch OLED iPhone broke, people have naturally been calling it the iPhone X Plus since that’s what Apple calls its bigger handsets. However, a report last week claimed that the company is going to break with tradition and drop the ‘Plus’ title for something different.
That something different is apparently going to be ‘Max,’ as in iPhone Xs Max. Two sources familiar with Apple’s marketing plans revealed the name to 9to5Mac. Unfortunately, there’s still no word on what the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is going to be called.
Why Apple Is Ditching Plus
If you’re wondering why Apple has decided to give up on ‘Plus,’ it’s probably because of the aforementioned LCD iPhone. Both the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones are bigger than the 5.8-inch iPhone, so calling one Plus and the other not would be confusing to customers, especially since all 3 look alike.
Moreover, consumers usually assume the smallest iPhone will be the cheapest one, but that’s not true in this case. The 6.1-inch iPhone is likely going to be the most affordable, followed by the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs, and finally the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max.
There’s fresh proof of this now thanks to a new leak out of Germany. According to Macerkopf, Apple is going to mirror the rates of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X this year with its latest lineup.
Two insiders informed the site that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will start at EUR 799 (roughly Rs 66873), the iPhone Xs at EUR 909 (about Rs 76079) and the iPhone Xs Max at EUR 1149 (approx Rs 96167). These are for the basic 64GB models. The 256GB model might raise the price by 170 Euros (Rs 14228), going by Apple’s past patterns.
There’s also word of a 512GB option, but it’s not clear how much more it will cost. Based on this system, the US rates for the smartphones should be $699 (LCD iPhone), $799 (iPhone Xs), and $999 (iPhone Xs Plus).