A new report by iCreate reveals that rumor mills had accurately named the new 6.7-inch base model “iPhone 14 Max” and Apple changed the name to iPhone 14 Plus.
In March 2022, tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo first reported that Apple was going to discontinue the 5.4-inch iPhone mini model in the new iPhone 14 series and replace it with a larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max model. However, the leaked images of iPhone 14 cases near the September 7 event time revealed that the tech company had revived the Plus branding.
iCreate brings us proof from Apple’s own website showcasing that the 6.7-inch base model was indeed renamed.
Apple website reveals iPhone 14 Max was the name of the now-called iPhone 14 Plus model
As per the report, when an image of iPhone 14 Plus is saved from Apple’s website, its file name states its name “iPhone 14 Max”.
Secondly, traces of the name are always found on Apple’s Newsroom in the alt tag of an image which is provided for individuals with visual impairment to get the text read to them.
The name is here in the alt tag of an image: this is the text that blind and partially sighted people can have read aloud, so that they know what is in the image. You can see the text in the source code above.
And lastly, the name also appears on Apple’s Declaration of Conformity page which mentions the standards and guidelines to which a product conforms to.
A pretty official document – and here too the device is referred to as ‘iPhone 14 Max’. This can hardly be a mistake anymore. Serial number A2886 is mentioned in the relevant statements, and that number ultimately belongs to … the iPhone 14 Plus.
The publisher speculates that the tech giant might have changed the name at the last minute to avoid confusion with iPhone Pro Max branding which is associated with higher-end smartphones.