French website Consomac reports on a new Russian-language regulatory filing from Apple that registered new Mac and iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database. The move comes just days before Apple is expected to announce new Mac and iPad models at their Worldwide Developers Conference.
The five new Macs, identified only with the model numbers A1289, A1347, A1418, A1419, and A1481, are likely to be new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros alongside a new 12-inch MacBook, with the outside chance of a new upgraded MacBook Air also in the frame. At the same time, it’s worth noting that these numbers differ from the AXX prefixes attributed to current MacBook models, so nothing is completely certain until Apple makes its announcements.
The newly discovered filing also includes a possible wireless keyboard and four numbers files under iOS 10 (A1671, A1709, A1670, and A1701), indicating a possible release of a much-rumored new iPad Pro.
Earlier this week, we reported that free delivery estimates for 15-inch MacBook Pro orders placed today have slipped to June 6-8 in the United States, indicating delivery during Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017), which kicks off on June 5.
The MacBook Pro was last refreshed in October 2016, when the models equipped with the new OLED Touch Bar were released.
The new MacBook Pro and iPad models are expected to debut during the WWDC 2017 Keynote Address, which is scheduled for June 5 at 10:00 AM Pacific time. Many observers also expect to see a Siri “Smart Speaker” unveiled during the event.