Report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus to be the name of Apple's 5.5 inch handset

Report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus to be the name of Apple's 5.5 inch handset
A report out of Japan on Monday, says that the 5.5 inch version of Apple's smartphone will be called the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The same report states that the iPhone phablet will come in the same three colors that the Apple iPhone 5s is available in (Gold, Silver and Space Gray). And while earlier reports seemed fairly certain that there would be a 128GB version of the model, that is still up in the air.

The source of the story, Japanese blog Macotakara, was correct last year when it leaked out the title of Apple's cheaper iPhone model as being the Apple iPhone 5c. The 4.7 inch version of the handset is expected to be called the Apple iPhone 6.

There had been reports at various times of the year that one of the models would be called the Apple iPhone Air, with speculation that design cues for the phone would be taken from the Apple iPad Air. If today's rumor is true, tomorrow Apple will introduce the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6, and the 5.5 inch Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

source: Macotakara (translated) via BGR

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  • Storage 128GB
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1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I think "Math" is a better name.

9. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

"Calculus" and I might consider. My wallet will be a vacuum but people's eyes popping out at the name would totally worth it

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Why would their eyes pop out? People in your vicinity can't handle 'big' words like Calculus?

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

why not just the new iphone.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is like they ran out of all creativity in 2010, can't even name a product right now.

23. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You are right. BTW. I think Samsung puts Galaxy on every phone. Is that cool? Or did they run out of creativity too.

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No but at least they follow a system. I am aware some iFans aren't aware of the number system but I assure you it makes sense going higher every year (S3, S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3, etc.). So imagine my surprise when they went from iPad 2, to iPad with retina, to new iPad (I think), to iPad Air and now have decided to go iPhone 6 plus (allegedly). I laughed pretty hard when they declared iPad Air, hopefully this year is just as hilarious.

3. aditya.g0110

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Apple IPhone 6 plus , bank account balance minus

4. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

If the name is true, and if the pictures of the iPhone and iWatch are true I'm really disappointed in the announcements this year.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This is getting good.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I've said it for Android phones and I'll say it for the iPhone: the only way I'd consider a phablet-sized device is if it brings a new set of features that smart phones don't bring. Otherwise, they end up being a waste of pocket-space. For as much as I don't like about the Note series, I admire that Samsung brings added benifits that aren't available in regular phones. I hope Apple brings more than just a big screen and the recently-rumored landscape mode, like the ability to use tablet-specific apps.

16. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

I dont think he is going to buy you a phone if it comes like you explain to him...

17. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I'm not sure where jedii buying me a phone comes in to play here, but I'll happily accept if he does! (jedii, a response?)

22. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Was joking around. You're speaking to him like your explanation of your needs is going to hint at him buying one for you :P Maybe he will :D :P (jedii, a response?)

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31764; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You two are nuts lol. My wife will kick my butt, if I buy anyone but her an iPhone :D +1 to you both.

34. Login

Posts: 28; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

You mean your iWife.

19. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

I can see them doing the OS like a iPad Mini with a Phone ability.

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012


7. nathan.carter

Posts: 416; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

Names of the new Iphone will be iphone(4.7in) and iPhone air(5.5in). apple isnt going to name thier handset iPhone 6.

10. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

But why hasn't there been any leak videos of this alleged iPhone 5.5?

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

'cause it hasn't been built yet? There are only a few hand-made engineering test units that are presently available. Parts supply shortages and what-not.

11. tettech

Posts: 69; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

After introducing the iPad Air last year, I think the naming scheme for the iPhone will abandon the #6. I could be wrong of course, we shall see tomorrow.

13. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

I don't care what they call it, I just want to see it.

14. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Iphone 5.5 = iphone XL

15. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

iPhone 6P is better.

18. Onlinector720

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

I don't Know Man,I just Feel Hopeless Sometimes

21. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2364; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Don't do it, its just a phone! Life goes on

20. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

iphone faper

26. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I don't care what they name it as long as they don't pull a Sprint. The Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch lol! They will never be able to live that down IMO lol!

27. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

They should name it FUSJ, to "honor" the arrogant ignorant sh*tsack that was Steve Jobs. It's obvious that bigger screens are big sellers, despite his "vision" that phones should be small so you can use them one-handed. Now he's dead, and Apple is finally cluing into the fact that people (generally) want screens that are big enough to comfortably type on, watch videos, and play games. I still hate Apple with every fiber of my being, but I give them respect for finally making a phone that isn't too tiny to use the way people use their phones these days.

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