In recent months, Apple has prepared for product launches later in the year by registering several new iPads, iPhones and Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission. Deposits are legally required for all products that include encryption functionality and must be sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, making them good indicators of upcoming products.
Earlier in July, Apple registered five tablet models, including A1876, A1934, A1979, A2013 and A2014, but today Consomac discovered recent authorization for two new tablets: A1895 and A1980. Most of them should be models of the 2018 refresh of the iPad Pro by Apple.
Later this year, we should see a major update to the iPad Pro with design cues from the iPhone X like thinner bezels, a faster processor, and a TrueDepth front camera with Face support. ID. This means that the 2018 iPad Pro models are also expected to drop home button support for the first time on Apple’s tablet line.
The refreshed iPad Pro 2018 is expected to come in two sizes, measuring 11 inches and 12.9 inches, according to a recent report by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. With two size levels and Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + Cellular, and potentially a special cellular model for China, only one model number of the seven EEC filings would remain.
While this may be an additional iPad Pro model that we don’t know about yet, it could also be for an iPad model outside of the Pro family, including the iPad mini 5. A rumor from May 2017 suggested that the mini line was being discontinued, but more than a year later, Apple has yet to officially make a commitment to end the line.
ConsomacThe other findings relate to previously reported model numbers, including 11 model numbers for smartphones and five model numbers for laptops, two of which we now know were the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Touch refresh. Bar launched yesterday. For MacBook, that leaves three other models with a potential launch in 2018, perhaps indicating cheaper entry-level MacBooks without the touch bar.
Today’s records also include 11 existing iPhone models listed as running iOS 12, including the iPhone SE and iPhone X, two devices that Apple could possibly shut down with the release of the new lineup. . It is not known, however, if their inclusion confirms that Apple will continue to sell them.
Of course, it’s hard to get information based on model numbers alone, so at this point, those eagerly awaiting the new iPads and iPhones this year can at least know that the devices are a few months away.