Since it emerged that there’d be two configurations of the iPhone 6 – a 4.7-inch model and a larger, 5.5-inch variant – fans and commentators have offered numerous suggestions as to how Apple plans to differentiate between them through naming. There’s been a lingering suspicion that the handset may follow the iPad’s lead with ‘iPhone Air’, as well as the very plausible ‘iPhone 6L’, but according to information obtained by a fairly reliable source, it’ll be called the ‘iPhone 6 Plus’.

According to the folks at Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, the 4.7-inch model will be known simply as the ‘iPhone 6’, but its larger cousin will be given the iPhone 6 Plus moniker to avoid any confusion when both hit the consumer market.

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Personally, it seems a strange one, and of all the names that have been floating around, I was fairly sure that iPhone 6L, or some other number-letter combination, would turn out to be the real deal.

It’s not the first time that ‘Plus’ has been mentioned as a possible name, but it is the first time in a while that we’ve heard it, and while we’re naturally a little skeptical, there’s definitely reason to believe that we may finally have the true name of Apple’s impending phablet.

For one, it’s a day before the announcement. By this time tomorrow, we’ll know for sure, but given how close we are to the event, it seems a tad more likely that this information is indeed true.

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Moreover, the source of this information is quite telling. Macotakara made the correct call on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c prior to Apple’s two-pronged announcement this time last year, and so while we’ll reserve judgment on whether we feel that ‘Plus’ is a good name or not, we’ll know everything after the keynote at the Flint Center tomorrow has commenced.

The word Plus does underline the suggestion that the 5.5-inch iPhone could include more over the 4.7-inch model than just a larger display, and with a report earlier today that the device may offer iPad-like landscape mode, there’s a good chance that bigger will, in this case, mean better.

We’ll let you know of any updates to this and all of the other Apple-related stories, so stay tuned!

(Source: Macotakara [Google Translate])

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