Maximum Excess: Adventures in Apple branding

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From 9to5Mac: ‘iPhone Xs Max’ likely name for 6.5-inch OLED flagship, sources say


Last week 9to5Mac exclusively shared the first look at the new iPhone Xs models due to be officially announced by Apple on September 12. We’ve since learned that Apple has considered the name “iPhone Xs Max” for the larger 6.5-inch version, according to two sources familiar with Apple’s marketing plans.

Included in our reporting last week was the new detail that “iPhone Xs” will be the name of Apple’s new OLED models while confirming two size options and a new gold finish for the stainless steel sides. We’ve since heard that Apple will likely use “iPhone Xs Max” as the marketing name for the larger version of the new models.

My take: Not ideal, if true. On the other hand, Steve Jobs in 2010 named a new device after a feminine hygiene product. Big joke. Millions sold.