Apple has filed two new iPad model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission, bringing the expected number of fall iPad releases to seven.
Apple’s two new model identifiers filed into the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database are A2200 and A2232. As noted by AppleInsider, as the models are grouped into a single listing, it is probable that they will be similar models. It is possible that the new model may be a new 10.2-inch iPad, which will replace the existing 9.7-inch iPad.
Apple previously entered five new model numbers (A2197, A2228, A2068, A2198, and A2230), into the EEC earlier this year. The EEC filings all indicate the new iPads will ship with iPadOS 13, which makes it likely that the new iPads will be released this fall. Previous reports have indicated new iPad production would kick off in July. That timing would jibe with a fall launch.
The filings with the EEC are legally required for any device to be sold with encryption-related elements in countries such as Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and others.