Regulatory Filings in Eurasia Points to Impending New iPhone Release from Apple

A regulatory filing from Apple in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) points to Apple working on several new iPhone SE models that could be launched soon. The handsets are listed as running iOS 11 with the following model numbers: A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101 – A2106.

These model numbers do not match with any of Apple’s previous or existing products.

Apple had previously registered the new 9.7-inch iPad with the ECC in February ahead of their unveiling in March. So, if we keep a similar timeframe in mind, then we can see Apple unveil these new products at WWDC 2018 in June.

The listing on EEC does not provide any considerable information about the product except for mentioning that the devices are running iOS 11.

Given that Apple will launch its 2018 iPhone lineup in September, it is possible that we are looking at the 2nd gen iPhone SE here. But Apple does not use so many model numbers for one product so perhaps model numbers for a refreshed 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Face ID are also there in the mix. Rumors about Apple working on a new iPhone SE and a refreshed iPad Pro lineup has been circulating for a long time now, but there have been no major leaks to confirm that they actually exist. There’s also a slim possibility of these model numbers pointing to a refreshed MacBook lineup from Apple with faster 8th gen processors from Intel.

Except for last year, Apple has shied away from making hardware announcement at WWDC in recent years as it wants to focus primarily on software at its developer-focused event. Thus, it is possible that we will see Apple unveil these new products ahead of WWDC 2018 in June.

[Via Consomac]

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