Filings for seven new iPads and eight new Apple Watch models have been spotted, suggesting the Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad release date may be imminent.
First spotted by Consomac, the regulatory database filings show never-before-seen model identifiers for Apple “tablets” and “wearables,” likely relating to Apple Watch Series 6 and the upcoming iPad refresh.
The EEC ratifies products for sale in Russia and its surrounding countries and their appearance in its database is generally a sign that they are due for release.
The model numbers to be found are A2291, A2292, A2351, A2352, A2375, A2376, A2355, A2356 — believed to relate to the Apple Watch Series 6 — and A2270, A2072, A2316, A2324, A2325, A2428, A2429 — which are reportedly variants of iPad.
The numerous different Apple Watch models could signify different colours, sizes, LTE capabilities, etc, so it’s unlikely that there will be a cheaper, more accessible version launched alongside the Series 6 (contrary to some recent rumours). And the iPad numbers could mean that a new standard iPad, plus upgraded iPad Air and iPad mini are on their way before the end of 2020.
These filings are a requirement for Apple (and other companies) to launch new hardware. So this is a good indicator of what’s coming down the pipe. With that being said, there’s no way of telling when these new devices will actually see the light of day. This is a clear sign that new products are coming, yes, but it’s not a confirmation of a launch date, unfortunately.