Newly discovered references to the iPhone 14 Plus as “iPhone 14 Max” on Apple’s website suggest this was the name originally intended for the low-end 6.7-inch device before the company changed its mind at short notice.
The iPhone 14 rumor cycle widely referenced the lineup’s larger low-end model as the iPhone 14 Max. It was not until a week before Apple’s iPhone launch event that a leak suggested it would be called the iPhone 14 Plus instead, re-using the “Plus” name for the first time since the iPhone 8.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Plus share the same features and cameras, with the latter model featuring a larger screen and battery. Apple may have felt that the “Plus” name was better suited for a device that offered all the same features as the smaller variant but in a larger form. The iPhone 14 Plus became available for pre-order earlier this month and will begin arriving to customers on Friday, October 7.