Apple Registers Seven New iPad Models in Eurasian Database, Rumors Expect New 10-Inch iPad and iPad Mini 5 [Updated]

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple has registered seven unreleased iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission database this week, including models A2123, A2124, A2126, A2153, A2154, A2133, and A2152, according to the Indian blog MySmartPrice.

    The filings are legally required for any encrypted devices sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia.


    These models could represent new versions of the iPad mini and the 9.7-inch iPad, which may become 10 inches based on recent rumors.

    Multiple sources have claimed Apple plans to launch a so-called iPad mini 5 and a new entry-level iPad with a 10-inch display, replacing the existing 9.7-inch model, including the China Times and supply chain-focused website DigiTimes. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also said a new iPad mini is in the works last year.


    Eurasian Economic Commission filings like these have foreshadowed the release of new Apple products on numerous occasions, including multiple iPad and iPad Pro models, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 and Series 4, AirPods, the 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and several other devices.

    March is a common month for both Apple's first event of the year and iPad refreshes, so perhaps we'll see new models then.

    Notably, Apple hasn't updated the iPad mini since September 2015.

    Update: A seventh iPad model -- A2126 -- was also filed in the Eurasian database today.

    Article Link: Apple Registers Seven New iPad Models in Eurasian Database, Rumors Expect New 10-Inch iPad and iPad Mini 5 [Updated]
  2. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    An updated iPad Mini model would be huge. Not that I'm in the market for one, but I know there are a lot of consumers (mainly on here) who want an updated version of the Mini 4.
  3. mcrawley macrumors member


    Oct 12, 2011
    b/t North Zulch and Snook
  4. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2011
    Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
    I hope this rumour of a new mini isn't a massive disappointment. Using my iPhone Xs and then going back to my mini is an eyesore. Updated internals and screen, instant buy.
  5. HiVolt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    I actually wouldn't mind one, as a companion to my 12.9 Pro, which can be a bit unwieldy at times.
  6. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    Like I have been saying.. an iPad Mini cellular would be in every Uber in NYC.
  7. Jerion macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2016
    Can't quite figure where a "standalone" model would fit in the regular lineup. Could be an education model though?
  8. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2015
    Stratford, CT
    Only reason I haven’t gotten a Mini 4 off the Apple refurb site yet is the Mini 5 rumor. Please happen.
  9. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    Gogo iPad Mini with OLED display! Yeah maybe not likely, but one can dream...
  10. MacRazySwe macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    MacRumors, is it not most likely that the new budget iPad will just reuse the old 10.5" Pro chassis, rather than developing a "New" 10" model? Just like the iPad 9.7" is just an iPad Air (1). I just don't see Apple justifying the development cost of a new 10" design when they have the existing molds/parts from the old 10.5.

    I think the lineup will be:

    - iPad Mini 7.9"
    - iPad 10.5"

    - iPad Pro 11"
    - iPad Pro 12.9"

    If so, the cheaper 10.5 model could be a very appealing option at the right price point.
  11. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

    Oct 19, 2014
    Tempe, Arizona
    The mythical iPad mini 5 is appearing ! Waited for this !
  12. Silver Idaten macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2015
    Stratford, CT
    If the iPad 2019 is going 10.5 I hope they’ve fixed that bright spot issue that seems to happen with the Pro 10.5 by rearranging whatever needs to be rearranged.
  13. csurfr macrumors 68020

    Dec 7, 2016
    Seattle, WA
    Wouldn't the six model numbers equal 2 of each color? One wiFi, one cellular?
  14. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    "iPad mini is still an important product in our lineup"
    Make it happen please!
    They should sell a Mini and an iPad with the same SoC and just let each customer pick the right size.
  15. JBGoode macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2018
    I’ve a feeling that the screen on your mini 4 is going to be superior to the new one and it most certainly won’t be as good as an Xs. I think it will be a shrunken version of the 2018 iPad with non laminated screen, etc. We’ll see I guess.
  16. JLD94 macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2017
    I don't care if the bezels are larger than the pro (would give another reason to buy pro), but I am hoping for USB-C and no home button
  17. busuan macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2016
  18. HiVolt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    That would make the most sense, and they would put the A11 (non-x) variant in it, just like they previously did with the iPad 5th & 6th gen, which used A9 & A10 (non-x) respectively.
  19. Glideslope macrumors 603


    Dec 7, 2007
    A quiet place in NY.
    Uber/Lyft in the millions. Not simply NYC. :apple:
  20. longhorn2004 macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2017
    That would make sense to use the present 10.5 tooling and keep the price down. The question would be the quality of display. Keep the home button to lower costs and use USB-C since that will be the new Apple standard going forward.
  21. McTool macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2016
    And after launch they will say they don’t want it.
  22. 78Bandit macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2009
    "Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed in October that Apple is working on a new version of the iPad mini with an upgraded processor and a lower-cost display panel, with the device being launched in 2018 or 2019."

    I think you are setting yourself up for disappointment. I would expect nothing more than smaller version of the non-laminated display that was in the 2018 and 2017 iPad.
  23. anaudiopro macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2017
  24. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    Any chance the new iPad 10” will have a Liquid Retina display perhaps?
  25. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    The hardware as it stands today is fine. No need for new stuff. The Achilles heel of the iPad (& iPhone) is the jump-through-hoops OS.

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