iPhone 6 (lineup, Martin Hajek 001)

As we count down the remaining hours before Apple kicks off its exciting media event at 10am PT / 1pm ET, a lot of confusion has risen as to what kind of moniker the company might adopt for its next iPhone model which the press dubbed the iPhone 6.

Now, rumors have pointed to a bunch of different names for the handset, ranging from a clean “iPhone” and ”iPhone 6” to the highly dubious branding schemes such as “iPhone L”, “iPhone Air”, “iPhone Pro” and even ”iPhone+”.

This is your chance to voice your opinion. You’ll find a non-scientific poll after the break asking you what you think Apple should call its next iPhone so cast your vote and join us in comments.

But why the assumed name change in the first place?

Well, the eighth-generation iPhone is widely expected to file as the biggest iPhone launch since the original iPhone. That said, a catchy new name would convey Apple’s message properly and could help push the product into the public consciousness, conventional wisdom has it.

Also keep in mind that Apple is no stranger to rebranding established products under a different moniker. Case in point: the company last year switched from using number suffixes for full-six iPads to advertising the fifth-generation tablet as the iPad Air to highlight its light and thin appearance.

Should Apple do the same with iPhones?

Here, vote now.

Personally, I think it will be called the iPhone Air.

Given Apple’s now using its ultra-thin notebook’s “Air” suffix with respect to the iPad Air, I see no reason not to use the same moniker to streamline product branding and better associate the upcoming handset with Apple’s all-new design revolving around the thin and light appearance.

What do you think?

  • Karthick

    Iphone Air

  • Domodo

    If the rumors are true…
    5.5 inch model “iPhone Air”
    4.7 inch one “iPhone 6”

  • Mukund Bhatla

    iPhone Air maybe a good name cause it resembles a bit like the iPad Air from the leaks. Just sayin’

  • Frank Anthony

    None of the above. Apple should come up with something original please

  • pnh

    How about the iPhone Ray Rice edition because it knocks out the competition? What? Too soon?

    • Gucciipad

      Omg need to share that on FB that’s too funny

    • Very good mate cracked up on that one

    • Domodo

      Except the HTC M8…nothing beats that

  • Elias

    Maybe it’s just, “the iPhone” 😛

    • R4

      Yup, they don’t give their macs new names, it could just be the iPhone (2014) or something

  • Edoardo Maggio

    Refreshed 5s/5c 4″ model: iPhone mini
    4.7″ iPhone 6: iPhone Air
    5.5″ iPhone 6: iPhone Pro

    That’s the sole nomenclature that makes sense to me, for it follows a simple and already-in-use logic.

    • Edvard Rølvaag

      It sure make sense, but I just don’t think Apple would do that.

  • Drop the naming conventions all together and just call it iPhone and iPhone Pro with the model being denotated by the year e.g iPhone Pro (Late 2013)

    • Anmol Malhotra

      5.5 : iPhone ro
      4.7 : iPhone Air.

  • I think they should get rid of the numbers and just call them iPhone’s. Same as they do iMac’s and MacBook’s. The larger model can have an additional moniker because of its size though. “iPhone Pro”. Lastly the smaller 4in phones can now be named iPhone Mini’s.

  • Jason Baroni

    iPhone air for the 4.7″, iPhone Pro for the 5.5″. Seems so fine for Apple that I can’t expect anything else.

  • Dimitrios Pandioras

    L? That would annoy us Android users! Looking forward to the event!

    • Dimitrios Pandioras

      And before any replies with “get off this blog android user”, I enjoy using both Android and iOS.

    • Elias Chao

      Would be very funny, specially when there are rumors of the Android L stands for Android Lion. Oh irony xD

      • Dimitrios Pandioras

        Haha exactly!

  • Chindavon

    Anything but Plus.

  • Yujin

    4″ iPhone 6
    4.7″ iPhone air
    5.5″ iPhone pro

  • Jad Boukai

    iPhone 6 and iPhab 1 (Phablet)

  • ConnorF42

    They should name them like cars. This would be iPhone 2014.

  • Taterload

    Call it iPhone VI

  • Gate

    I like iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ for the 4.7″ and 5.5″ respectively, so next year that’d be 6s and 6s+, other than that; just ‘iPhone’ would be nice as well

  • Micky Ganon

    What the hell?
    Every year we sell the iPhone? Just because a new device comes out?
    I stayed with my iPhone 5S

    • Donovan

      Well duh, to what would you upgrade? 5s is the newest.

      • Micky Ganon

        Well dude, I already have an iPhone 5S

      • Micky Ganon

        Another hour or so will no longer be the newest ..

  • revivalstore

    Iphone super deluxe with cheese

  • leart

    Iphone alpha 🙂

  • justme

    The New iPhone

  • Micky Ganon

    iPhone buy me again next year S ?

  • MacGuru17

    I would much prefer they do what they did with the iPad a few generations back and just nix the numbering altogether. iPhone (4,7″) and iPhone Air (5,5″) sound good to me; I don’t want to be buying an iPhone 13 later on, lol.

  • Krystian Łazowski

    Mini, Air and Pro all across the portfolio.

  • @dongiuj

    iPhone 2014

  • Micky Ganon

    I think apple should announce the new iPhone once in two years.

    Unfair to those who bought a device last year.

    It’s not fair to those that the operating system will not work properly on their device, like the iPhone 4S.

    Apple’s way is to get you to buy a device every year.

    Swinish capitalism

    • SkyFall

      Actually i believe that the “s” line is better than the no “s” line. Because they master the designs (Scuffgate of the iPhone 5 didn’t exist in the Space Grey of the iPhone 5s), plus they along with the faster processor, better camera add other new features (Touch ID in the 5s, Siri in the 4s). And thats another reason why Apple keeps the same design for 2 years. So that people who have the previous iteration (in this case the 5s) will get the chance to have (if they want) the same design but with better specs and features.

      • Micky Ganon

        You still have not been able to enjoy the iPhone and already you have to buy a new one …

      • SkyFall

        Yeah i know, i have the 5s, but from a new report from 9to5Mac, they claim iPhone 6 will be clocked at 1.4 Ghz and will have a geekbentch score of a multiscore 2920. The 5s is clocked at 1.3 Ghz and has a score of 2770 (mines last multicore score was this). So they can’t slow down the 5s, because it is as powerful as the 6.

      • Micky Ganon

        In any case, I would not replace the iPhone. That the design of the iPhone 6 is not to my taste ..

        IPhone 5S much nicer.

      • SkyFall

        Yeah i agree. I do believe though we will see glass again on the back of the iPhone 6s, which will make a better design.

  • adal.javierxx

    *IPhone Air
    *IPhone Air mini

  • Domodo

    People want it to be named “iPhone Something More Original”…?

  • SkyFall

    How about “iPhone Fight Club”

  • Willie

    introducing “the new iphone” because we ran out of names.

  • Bill M

    Im ok with anything except iPhone 6. It makes absoulely no sense at this point and hasn’t since they relased the 6th iPhone called the iPhone 5. Seeing as this is the 8th iPhone, they should change it up and stop putting numbers in front of the name. I can’t be the only one that finds this annoying.

  • SkyFall

    Just checked an old iDB article about the iPhone 5 (written in March) and they were claiming that the iPhone 5 will have a 4.6 inch screen. And then i checked the comments. Heres what people thought about a 4.6 inch screen 2 years ago.

    • sharp44MAG .

      Funny, It’s amazing how the times have changed. 2 years ago people thought a 4 inch screen was big enough and now 2 years later people want way bigger screens.

      • aw81

        They will always want bigger screens, apple could make it so you have to put the phone on the floor and walk ten paces to tap the top of the screw and they’d still buy it as long as the latest android phone had a slightly larger screen.
        The screen whores will never be happy

  • Waleed

    Actually it will be
    4.4 iPhone 6
    5.5 iPhone 6 Plus

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    Iphone 6 & iphone 6+

  • Martynet

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+

  • For the 5.5 inch; how about the iHowthehelldoIfitthisintomypocket

  • Micky Ganon

    In any case, I would not replace the iPhone. That the design of the iPhone 6 is not my taste ..
    IPhone 5S much nicer.

  • Edvard Rølvaag

    I think the iPhone Air name would make it seem even more high end and new…

  • Razick Rilshad

    Iphone 6 and iphone air

  • Kurt

    Should be called iPhone 8.

  • mahe


  • Ваше Онтатиле Масвибилили

    something that makes sense like it always does. #G3, #Galaxy, M8

  • Nolan Strait

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Pro

  • James Gunaca

    iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s. The s is for size.

  • Msxy

    iPhone Beats

  • Hyr3m

    iPhone F
    As in *Fail*, but also because it’s the 6th letter of the alphabet… you know…

  • zeman tamy

    iPhone 6.1

  • Andres

    iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus is my guess

  • jaysoncopes

    “And Even iPhone+”

    Looks like Apple just took the least popular leak name to spite everyone.