Apple Registers 5 New Macs, 5 New iPads With Eurasian Regulatory Committee
An array of new iPads and Macs could be just around the corner, as Apple has just registered five new iPads and five new Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC).
The evidence comes in the form of filings with the EEC, which requires devices featuring encryption to be pre-registered. The references to different operating systems indicate that Apple is planning is planning to launch five MacBook laptops and five new iPads.
The Consomac report shows 10 products added to the database on Wednesday, with five new Mac models with the numbers A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989, and A1990. The report also shows five new iPads with model A1876, A2013, A1934, A1979, and A2014.
It’s uncertain which forms the products may take, but the filing notes that they come with iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. This suggests that the devices may launch before the fall, as Apple is scheduled to release iOS 12 and macOS Mojave at an as-yet-unspecified release date.
Three of the laptops are believed to be the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros — the 13-inch model comes both with and without Apple’s Touch Bar innovation. The other two are believed to be a refreshed 12-inch MacBook and a replacement for the aging MacBook Air. The five iOS devices have all been identified as tablet PCs, rather than iPhones.
There’s the possibility that the filings won’t amount to anything, however. An April filing with the same commission suggested that the iPhone was about to receive a new model, leading to speculation that the company may launch an iPhone SE successor. Despite numerous rumors that a 4-inch device would launch with Face ID and an upgrade to the SE’s A9 processor from 2016, Apple’s WWDC came and went last month without any sign of launch.
However, prior to this, all Eurasian database spottings have led to releases approximately a month later. Case in point is the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods; all of them were listed on the database in August 2016, just a month before the official release of all the devices. In February this year as well, the new iPad with Pencil support was listed on EEC, and we saw it unveil at the education event in March.