iPhone 6 (Martin Hajek 010)

According to the Japanese blog MacOtakara [Google Translate] Monday morning, Apple will use ‘iPhone 6’ and ‘iPhone 6 Plus’ monikers with respect to a 4.7 and 5.5-inch edition of the upgraded smartphone.

The French blog NowhereElse.fr said last week that the bigger iPhone 6 model will be marketed under the ‘iPhone Air’ moniker. Unlike ‘Air,’ Apple’s never used the ‘Plus’ suffix to market an iPhone, or any other product for that matter. If true, this’ll be a first.

The article calls for the same iPhone 6 colorways as its iPhone 5s counterpart, meaning Space Gray, Gold and Silver finishes. There should be three storage sizes — 16, 32 and 64GB — though the author cautions that he heard absolutely nothing about the rumored 128GB tier.

Just to be sure we’re on the same page, Macotakara is credited with accurately predicting the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c names last Fall.

For the sake of completeness, Macotakara — at least to my knowledge — was the first publication to have called for a five-inch iOS device with a high-resolution display, and that was as far back as March 2012.

MacOtakara has a decent track record, but I’d still take the report with a grain of slat. At least to me, the ‘iPhone 6 Plus’ moniker just doesn’t have that familiar Apple ring to it.


See also: our comprehensive roundup of iPhone 6 and iWatch rumors.

[MacOtakara via 9to5Mac]

  • Adam Bowman

    Whatever the bigger one is called, that’s the one I’m getting.

    • Fase Booc

      Nice frase you wrote mate.
      Me too, the big one.

  • Jason Baroni

    It doesn’t make sense for Apple to invent even more names. Just use iPhone air and Pro and they are good to go.

    • J M

      Agreed, too many different naming schemes now!

    • Yujin

      Those are the names many have actually said it will be called. The plus just came out of nowhere

  • John Tremendol

    Typo – 128 GB

    • Yeah, fixed. Thanks for the heads-up!

      • Valentin Serrano

        I hope the 128MB one has the option for a MicroSD. Otherwise, I’ll have to choose between 1 low quality movie, 10-20 songs or 2 apps/games. =)

      • bradsinram

        funny guy. I hope you do not actually think it is 128 mb. thats such a step backwards. im hoping they completely do away with the 16 gb model. with a photo collection a small amount of music and apps. it is not enough.

      • rockdude094

        128gb ?

      • Typo slat last paragraph

  • Merman123

    Plus sounds tacky. Like the 90’s commercials for toys. “iPhone Plus Mega 3000” lol.

  • SkyFall

    Instead of “iPhone 6 Plus” it should be called “iPhone 6+” for future proofing, as for example: iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+ etc…

    • Sounds and looks how HTC names there devices.. I bet you can’t guess phones are called HTC one, its maddening.

      • SkyFall

        Nah i can, it will just simply take too much space on the box, and on the website, and on everywhere. Although i believe HTC could have made a better name for HTC One M8, m8.

      • Well there are 11 different Htc One phones, Htc uses ‘+’ while Samsung uses ‘Plus’. I think Apple would stay away from using either.

  • Matt

    I really didn’t want the bigger one, but if it’s better…

  • M Last

    new iphone

  • Derp

    According to my ‘Official Sources’ the bigger iPhone will be called the iPad Nano.

  • Dan Walters

    Typo – grain of ‘slat’

  • diggitydang

    Too bad if the 128GB version isn’t available… as hardware such as resolution and camera increases, so do filesizes of movies, pictures and home videos. I’m starting to run out of room! Also, at $100 incremental cost to double up on memory, it’s just pure money for Apple to do a 128GB version… unless there are technical constraints, I don’t see why Apple doesn’t offer it. I think the demand is there.

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    I hope the one on the right is gonna be the real deal.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Get ready guys!! Only one day to go!
    Excitement is veryyyyy high xD

    • Edvard Rølvaag

      You know, this guy actually waited until the perfect moment to take a screenshot of apple’s website and then post it as a comment on iDB. Nice work! @anmolmalhotra:disqus

      • Anmol Malhotra

        Thanks bro.. 🙂
        I really appreciate that and yes, you’re right. 😉

  • abhi0n0nakul

    Typo. Grain of slat… (Salt)

  • Is it called the ‘iPhone 6 plus plus’ if you install the Google+ app?

  • Ian Leon

    Maybe they just gave it a tacky name because they created the product disdainfully only because Samsung is tricking people into wanting big a** phones

  • Warmachine69

    I think they should call it the iPhone 6 (the 4.7 one) and the iPhone air (the 5.5 one) if they have the iPhone 7 next year it would be to much

    • Stefano

      they’ll go all the way up to ‘iPhone 9’, mark my words. After 9, it will be ‘iPhone X’. LOL

    • J™

      it doesn’t matter what u think

  • Woodlandstar

    I’ll be gutted if no 128gb version… But then iOS8 allows uploading of all photos and videos to the cloud (if you buy enough storage) so this will help free up a ton of space.

  • SkyFall

    Do a hard reset by holding the power button and the home button until the Apple logo shows up. This should fix the problem.

    • Ales DaVinci

      Tnx but its not helping

  • Frank Ding

    Well this rumor was spot on