Apple has registered a number of new iPad and Mac fashions with the Eurasian Financial Fee (EEC), as reported by 9to5Mac and MacRumors. In earlier situations, these filings have come only a few weeks earlier than new product bulletins — however not all the time. Apple is predicted to introduce an iPad Professional with Face ID, slim bezels, and no house button, plus a number of new MacBooks over the subsequent few months. Apple’s filings within the Eurasian database cowl 5 new iPads and 5 Macs.
9to5Mac has a very good rundown on how a lot inventory you need to put within the EEC in terms of hinting at future merchandise.
In August 2016, Apple filed emblems for iPhone 7, Apple Watch Sequence 2, Apple Watch Sequence 1 and ‘AirPods’. Clearly, all 4 of those merchandise have been certainly unveiled on the September occasion a number of weeks later; with the leak being one of many first mentions of the AirPods branding for Apple’s truly-wireless earbuds.
Forward of WWDC 2017, the filings once more tipped the hat on up to date Magic Keyboard, new MacBooks and iPads forward of Apple’s bulletins. In February of this 12 months, Apple filed for the brand new $329 iPad in February, forward of its March schooling occasion the place the product was debuted.
However that constant observe report took a success in April, when Apple filed for practically a dozen new iPhone mannequin identifiers after which… nothing occurred. Including extra doubt to those newest registry additions is that the brand new fashions are famous as operating macOS Excessive Sierra and iOS 11. That doesn’t make a lot sense for merchandise that might possible be unveiled in September and ship with Apple’s newest macOS Mojave and iOS 12 software program updates.
I’m relatively excited for the subsequent iPad Professional, although I’ve already accepted case will possible be obligatory to comfy maintain an all-screen pill with tiny bezels. In the meantime, loads of people are holding out for a revised MacBook Professional that focuses on professionals once more — and a greater keyboard.