Apple Registers Several New Unreleased iPhone Models in Eurasia Ahead of WWDC

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    French website Consomac has discovered a new Russian-language regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database pointing towards several unreleased iPhone models that Apple could be launching relatively soon.

    Versions of iPhone running iOS 11 are listed with the model numbers A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105 and A2106. None of the numbers correspond to Apple's existing smartphone lineup.

    The EEC filing, published on Tuesday, satisfies Russia's requirement for companies to register all products containing encryption and/or cryptographic tools. On February 19, the EEC revealed the existence of two new models of iPad, which proved to be the Wi-Fi and cellular versions of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad unveiled on March 27, so there's a decent chance the new model numbers identify iPhones tipped for a May or June launch. Several new models of MacBook were also registered with the EEC in May of last year, and those laptops were announced at WWDC 2017.

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    Apple is rumored to be introducing three flagship iPhones in 2018: Two OLED models measuring in at 5.8 and 6.5 inches and a 6.1-inch lower-cost LCD model. All three will feature Face ID and edge-to-edge displays, but none are expected to arrive before the usual September timeframe when Apple's major annual iPhone event typically takes place.

    However, rumors suggest Apple will bring a new entry-level smartphone model to market similar to the iPhone SE that will support wireless charging and be released in time for summer 2018.

    Apple hasn't properly refreshed the iPhone SE since it launched back in March 2016, although it did double the available storage capacities to 64GB and 128GB in March 2017. A May/June launch would put it within touching distance of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, which starts on June 4, although Apple hasn't launched an iPhone at WWDC in the last seven years, the last announcement being the iPhone 4 in 2010.

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    If they do release an iPhone SE 2 (which is most likely what this registered iPhone is), I hope they keep the same body.
     
  4. JaydenWalter macrumors newbie

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    Well things just got interesting...

    EDIT: Maybe a storage bump for the existing line?
     
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    ..for just iPhone SE 2.
     
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    OK, acting dumb here .... is there anything in that document that states these have to all be phones? Could some be iPads?
     
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    There are only 3 models of the current iPhone SE 1662, 1723 and 1724.
    So, there must be more to this story than just the SE renewal as there are 11 new iPhone SKUs listed in this filing.
    Maybe Apple is bringing the release of all iPhones forward or they are anticipating the filing for some reasons but, today the iPhone 8, 8+, and X are covered by 9 models so iPhone SE2, 9, Xs and Xs+ would be covered by 12 models not 11.
    The suspense is killing me.
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    The previous filing clearly stated "tablet computers" this one doesn't.
     
  9. 007p macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe ipod touch is getting an update too? Think thats the only thing left after SE and non tablet.
     
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    The document explicitly says "smartphones" before listing all the model numbers.
     
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    SE2 and perhaps more colours of the X?

    Ready for an SE2. As long as they keep TouchID and a headphone jack! ;-)
     
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    I bet they’ll launch a new SE, ecause the other phones will match the X price and then increase beyond it for the Plus size. The new 6.1” (flagship cheaper model) according to this report, will be priced to replace the 8 Plus.

    So high priced mass produced models that Apple will no doubt be halving production for next year cause no ones buying them, but they’ll make record profits due to MASSIVE mark ups.

    Same as this year..

    Saving grace will be a half decent spec SE update, but I bet it ditches the headphone jack.
     
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    Hoping for flagship components for the SE-2 and step away from it "budget" orientation into at least a normal status or flagship status device so more people will buy the SE-2. The way it is presented to new buyers is horrible by the carrier's sales consultants. It a real put down on the buyer! I am surprise it sold at all in the U.S. due to the word "budget" phone.
     
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    Is that in the source document, as that's not mentioned in the MR post.
     
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    When was the Iphone SE released in the US?
    iPhone SE. The iPhone Special Edition (SE) is a smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. as part of the iPhone series of devices. It was unveiled on March 21, 2016, at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, and was released on March 31, 2016.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone_SE
     
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    Well they are discontinuing the iPhone X as production has already been slashed, iPhone X (RED) and Gold canceled. So maybe the SKUs are already included for the replacement for possibly a slightly early fall release?

    I guess it is possible they'll release the X Gold an (RED) models after all, but that seems doubtful from production reports.
     
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    it's in the screenshot in the MR post.
    "смартфоны торговой марки Apple" = "Apple-branded smartphones"
     
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    It literally says “Apple smartphones”
     
  20. MikeSweden macrumors newbie

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    I hate Face ID.

    I want the fingerprint verification back. It works bad laying on the table, in the sun or anywhere else where you dont keep it right in front of your face.
     
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    Definitely has to be the new iPad pros as well.
     
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    But because it’s this late into the cycle, will it have an A11 or just an A10?

    I guess an A10, otherwise it would make the iPhone 6 they still sell look even more outdated.
     
  23. aleni macrumors 68020

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    I bet it’s SE2 with iPhone 7’s cpu. Zzzzzz.

    Hope it’s at least a11 bonic.
     

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