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New report claims to reveal official launch name of Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6

5.5-Inch iPhone 6 Plus

So it’s very likely that Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone 6, but how will Apple differentiate it from its larger 5.5-inch model? Japanese blog Macokatara, which has a solid track record with Apple rumors, claims that while the 4.7-inch iPhone will indeed by called the iPhone 6, the 5.5-inch model will be called the iPhone 6 Plus.

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In addition to revealing the name of the larger iPhone 6, Macotakara also reveals that the bigger iPhone will come in the same three colors that that the iPhone 5s came in. On the downside, Macotakara says that it doesn’t yet know if the device will come with a 128GB storage option as has been claimed by earlier leaks.

9to5Mac notes that if this rumor is true, it will be the first time that Apple has used the word “Plus” in a name since the release of the Mac Plus. It’s also worth noting that Macotakara was correct last year with its reports that Apple’s cheaper iPhone would be called the iPhone 5c, so it’s really not out of the question that Apple’s bigger device will be called the iPhone 6 Plus.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.