As you probably know by now, Apple is shaking up the iPhone lineup in 2022. Gone is the 5.4-inch iPhone mini to be replaced by a non-Pro 6.7-inch model. We’ve been calling this phone the iPhone 14 Max but there is some speculation that Apple will revive the “Plus” name that it first used with the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. That year Apple released the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.
It’s not close to being official, but the “iPhone Plus” name is rumored to return in 2022
The Pro models also get the ProMotion displays with the 120Hz refresh rate, and the triple camera setup with a telephoto lens. The iPhone 14 Pro Max might even feature 20% thinner bezels based on renders made using CAD images. Obviously, Apple would rather that you spend the extra money to buy one of the more expensive Pro models.
Returning to the use of the old iPhone Plus name might help with the possible confusion that some consumers might face this year. After all, those who aren’t smartphone enthusiasts might easily mix up the iPhone 14 Max for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Still, there are ways to easily differentiate the two 6.7-inch iPhone 14 models. For example, there will be no mistaking the price difference between the pair, or the number of cameras on the back of the two 6.7-inch iPhone models. And let’s not forget that this year the non-Pro models will still sport the notch while the Pro models will carry the new “sideways i” cut outs.