Apple Registers New iPad Models and 'Bluetooth Device' in China

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple in late September registered new iPad models and a new Bluetooth device with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), which hints at an imminent release for new iPad Pro models and perhaps a new Apple Pencil.

    According to MySmartPrice, Apple registered iPad model numbers A1876, A1980, and A1993 which correspond to previous iPad registrations that we saw Apple file in July with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The exception is A1993, which has not been seen in a prior filing.

    iPad Pro mockup by Álvaro Pabesio

    The new model numbers do not correspond to any existing devices and likely represent unreleased iPad Pro models. Back in July, Apple also registered A1934, A1979, A2013, A2014, and A1985 with the ECC, representing new iPad Pro models set to be sold in countries that include Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.

    That Apple is registering the previously spotted iPad models in a new country suggests a release could be imminent. With both new iPad models and new Macs on the horizon, we are expecting Apple to hold an October event, which could perhaps take place during the last week of the month based on the release date of the iPhone XR and what we know of past Apple events.

    Rumors have suggested the new iPad Pro models could be sold alongside a second-generation Apple Pencil with AirPods-style no-contact pairing, and there is an unknown Bluetooth device in the MIIT filing.


    The Bluetooth device, listed as just "Bluetooth device," features a model number of A2051, with no additional information available. It's not known what it is, but it could indeed be a new Apple Pencil based on the rumors we've heard.

    Apple is expected to introduce new iPad Pro models in sizes similar to 10.5 and 12.9-inches, with larger displays featuring slimmer bezels and no Home button. All new iPad Pro models are expected to adopt Face ID and a TrueDepth camera system along with improved processors, better camera capabilities, and perhaps a USB-C port instead of a Lightning port.

    Article Link: Apple Registers New iPad Models and 'Bluetooth Device' in China
  2. LordCoe13 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2014
    Chicago, IL
    What does the typical announcement timeline look like after MIIT certification updates? Does Apple typically update this days/weeks/months before?
  3. miniyou64 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    Hopefully the screen does not use PWM like iPhone XS which makes it unusable to a lot of people!
  4. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Please Apple, please "one more thing": iPad Mini 5.

    If it's about profit margin, just charge enough for it to make it as profitable per unit sold.
  5. Will.O.Bie macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2016
    Interested to see how the iPad Pro will unlock with FaceID when in landscape mode.
  6. Pelea macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2014
    hopefully the new apple pencil starts at $199 instead of $99. the price is way too cheap at the moment for the best pencil on the planet!!
  7. says_stuff macrumors member


    Jun 16, 2017
    Three model numbers could mean an ipad mini as well, right?
  8. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    One More Thing: The new T3 chip and free replacement on your MBP TB and iMacP. And Apple Stores learn how to solder.
  9. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    I can sense the new iPad will be a monster seller.
  10. Shiro_Simba Suspended


    Sep 28, 2018
    Lightning port will not be replaced by USB-C .
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    Wait for the pricing . I sense a significant rise
  11. jesChexin macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2018
  12. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    An event later this month is looking likely at this point. Just wonder if there are any Mac filings to indicate a new iMac or Mac mini will be introduced at the event.
  13. tambovskya macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    I don't think that they will ever beat the record sales they had in previous years. Sad, but, yeah.
  14. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    What do you mean? It will unlock like it does today, as long as your hand isn't covering it. It just won't work upside down.
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    Can't wait for this. An all screen experience of this size will be really really nice. Face ID has been perfect on my Max so I am expecting similar performance here. Should be a nice upgrade from my 10.5, which was the best Apple computer I've ever used.
  15. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    yes, with the new Intel 8th and 9th gen for desktop like imac and mac mini
  16. kognos macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2013
    That's the point isn't it. It'll be very very interesting where they place the FaceID sensors. "You're holding it wrong."
  17. ersan191 macrumors 65816

    Oct 26, 2013
    Couldn't bluetooth device be AirPower or new AirPods as well?
  18. McTool macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2016
    Why haven’t we seen any hardware leaks?
    Nothing what so ever.
  19. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    For the iPad Pro, there's this. For the upcoming Mac models, hardly anything has leaked.
  20. dontworry Suspended


    Mar 18, 2010
    has there been any research into why some people have this problem? I would think that Apple would have something to say about this if it is a big problem like some say.
  21. ThatGuyInLa macrumors 6502


    Oct 26, 2012
    Glendale, Ca.
    Palm/Finger rejection has been terrible on my X and and Xs. So I cam very curious as to how you're supposed to hold and use an even larger device with no "safe space" to grab and hold it. Maybe balance it in one hand like a waiter holding a server platter?
  22. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    If all the bezels are the same size, I wonder how are we going to be able to tell which side of the landscape side is the one with the Face ID sensor? Feel around for the lightning port? LOL!
  23. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2011
    Aka, just slap a "Pro" into the name ;)

    Or add voice and call it the iPhoneXDoubleMax++ :p
  24. cwanja macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2010
    The July sequence was - registered in the database and then silently released a weekly later. Unlikely these will be silently released. But possible.

    Given that no announcement went out today, it begins to beg the question of when will it happen. Tim Cook is speaking the week of 10/22 so that is out. They typically do not send out invites same week as events. Guess they could do it for the "last week" of October - 10/30 or 10/31. More speculation.
  25. deebinem macrumors regular

    May 7, 2017
    That one time I spilled that tray holding a full glass of red wine all over that lady makes me pray I do NOT have to hold it that way...

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