iPhone 11 Pro Max

What you need to know

  • Apple iPhone Pro Max. It's a mouthful.
  • Apple has an unfortunate history of odd names.
  • Macintosh SE FDHD, anyone?

In the run up to the iPhone 11 announcement we found ourselves speculating as to what they might call the largest high-end model. Some suggested we might see the name iPhone 11 Pro Max, which sounded a bit ridiculous. And then Apple announced iPhone 11 Pro Max on-stage.

We've been wondering whether there's ever been a more ungainly name for a product, particularly from Apple. And as is usually the case with these things, Stephen Hackett has the answer. Unfortunately, Apple seems to have a history for product names that don't quite roll off the tongue.

Enter the Macintosh SE FDHD from 1987. And the Performa 6400/200 VEE from the 1990s. The list goes on. And on. As a side note, who knew Apple made so many different Performas?

In due course it's likely the iPhone 11 Pro Max name will just become normal, and we won't find it such a mouthful. As Stephen points out, time is a great healer of these things.

Of course, over time these things settle down. I remember groaning at "MacBook Pro" in January 2006 when the PowerBook's successor was unveiled, but now we don't think twice about it.

Until then, if you want to learn about computers and accessories you never knew existed and will soon wish you'd never heard of, check out Stephen's post. Just be warned, once you've seen the Workgroup Server 95 you'll never be able to unsee it again.