Spotted first by the folks over at 9to5Mac, a new MacBook Pro with model number A2159 has appeared in an FCC filing this week. According to the source, it the same model number that had popped up in the Eurasian Economic Commission (ECC) database last month.
In the past, the ECC database has proven to be a reliable indicator of upcoming Apple products. While the FCC document mentioning A2159 does not give out much information, it does indicate that it is a 13-inch MacBook Pro and not a refreshed version of the12-inch MacBook.
It must be noted that since 2019 MacBook Pros use the A1990 model number, this is an entirely new notebook.
With the vagueness of the FCC filing, it’s hard to tell exactly what this new MacBook Pro is. One possibility is that it’s a spec-bumped model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this year said that Apple would launch a revised version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the option for 32GB of RAM.
Recent rumours have also suggested that Apple is working on a 16-inch MacBook Pro for release later this year, although it is unlikely that it would appear this early in an FCC filing.