iPhone Xs Max could be the name of Apple's best phone yet

Next week, on September 12, Apple is expected to announce three brand new smartphones, allegedly including two high-end iPhone Xs models - a 5.8-inch one, and a 6.5-inch one. An image reportedly showing both iPhone Xs variants - seen above - was revealed at the end of August, allowing us to assume that the handsets shouldn't look too different from the iPhone X. We also assumed that the new 6.5-inch Apple device would be called iPhone Xs Plus, but that may not be the case.

According to 9to5Mac, Apple plans to use the name iPhone Xs Max for its upcoming large handset. As you may know, until now, Apple differentiated its big phones from the small, regular models by adding Plus to their names - iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, and so on. A change from Plus to Max would further underline the separation between the iPhone X series and virtually all previous iPhones.

If Apple adopts this name, it will certainly pronounce it iPhone ten-es Max, since the current iPhone X is officially pronounced iPhone ten. But this will probably not stop people from calling the handset iPhone ex-es Max.

Naming aside, the iPhone Xs Max is likely to become Apple's best smartphone yet. All iPhone Plus models released until now have advantages over their smaller brothers (like dual rear cameras or longer-lasting batteries), being top-of-the-range models. We're guessing that the same will happen with the new 6.5-inch iPhone, which should be superior - even if just barely - to the 5.8-inch variant.

What do you think about the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max names that Apple is seemingly getting ready to use?

source: 9to5Mac

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iPhone XS
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 2659 mAh(20h talk time)
iPhone XS Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)



1. OneLove123

Posts: 971; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Heard of a max name before.

3. S4NDY

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

sound very Chinese but hey its almost chinese phone. ahem low-quality chinese phone.

15. rabramson2443

Posts: 48; Member since: May 12, 2018

Not as low quality as your command of the English language.

52. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

must be retard

4. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2146; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The most hideous phone name in Apple history, but possibly the best iPhone to date. I prefer iPhone Pro and call it day... I would like to see Apple Pencil capability and PnP with this release...

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4110; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

iPhone excess max. Sounds contradictory...

6. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015


7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just call the damn thing the 10 Plus, and be done with it. Xs Max sounds so stupid.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 674; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Can't call it the 10 Plus because then it sounds like the bigger version of last year's phone.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But there was no bigger version of last years phone, so they can call it that.

38. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 674; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

I understand that, but then what would you call the smaller version? It doesn't make any sense.

20. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I theorize this is in part due to the S10 Plus coming out next year, and so they wanted to differentiate the naming structure. Otherwise it would be the “S10 Plus” and the “Ten-S Plus” (pronouncing the X as ten).

11. KickRocks

Posts: 270; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Every year is the year of Apples best phone yet..........

12. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Because a phone has a bigger screen doesn’t make it “better”. Wish that lazy misconception would die.

35. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yeah a totally it does. Because it makes it better at things designed for. Bigger screens. Like movies. Bigger s reen means higher resolution,and rhebopportunity to be closer to the original media resolution. Makes multitasking easier and better. Bigger is better.

46. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Then get a TV. You must live a sad life if you watch movies on a phone.

50. midan

Posts: 2719; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Or atleast tablet, seriously who want to watch movies from their phone :D

13. whatev

Posts: 2204; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Oh no apple, please don’t!

17. thedizzle

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

I agree lol, not an apple user, but that name is hideous.

18. whatev

Posts: 2204; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’m going to buy it cause this year I have to upgrade but that name is tacky

14. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I still don't see what's so special about the iphone X. I'm not convinced that Apple is going to treat both devices the same since they like to fragment features between their phones. I could look past all of that if they just left Touch ID on the X. They could have put it on the back of the phone like most Android phones do.

21. izim1

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Lol who remembers that tom hanks movie about that band called "the one-ders" and everyone would call them the oneders? Every time i read "iPhone X" I remember tom hanks telling the band to just spell it "the wonders" because no one was going along with their other fancy way of trying to spell it.

22. Farcaster

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Chinese copy Apple so now Apple copy Chinese.

24. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Then next year we will be seeing androids having max in their names too. Galaxy S10 Max!

29. Vancetastic

Posts: 1104; Member since: May 17, 2017

Like the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx?

31. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

apple patented the max so motorola had to settle with maxx.

36. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

37. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Diesnt HTC have a device with Max? Samsung has 3? Motorola had one roo. So please explain how Apple is somehow the leader now?

56. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

28. emjoigently

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

You've got to say yes To another Xs.

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