Apple Registers Three New Macs in Eurasia Ahead of Thursday's 'Hello Again' Event

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Just three days before Apple's "Hello Again" event, where it is widely expected to announce new Macs, French website Consomac has discovered a new Russian-language regulatory filing, in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, that points towards at least three new models running macOS Sierra launching soon.


    The three new Macs, identified only with model numbers A1706, A1707, A1708, are likely to be new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros alongside a new 13-inch MacBook, which could be a refreshed Air model, based on previous reports. However, adding confusion to the mix is the consecutive sequence of the model numbers.

    The filing, published today, satisfies Russia's requirement for companies to register all products containing encryption and/or cryptographic tools.


    Over the weekend, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said he believes the highlight of Apple's event on Thursday will be a redesigned MacBook Pro in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, adopting an OLED touch bar and Touch ID sensor, USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, and the same butterfly keyboard design introduced on the MacBook in 2015.

    The all-new MacBook Pro is also expected to have faster Intel Skylake processors and faster graphics, possibly including the option of AMD "Polaris" graphics on higher-end models. Kuo said Apple will offer a new option of 2TB SSD storage, while it or a third-party supplier will release a MagSafe-like USB-C charging adapter.

    The new 13-inch MacBook, meanwhile, is likely to be a refreshed MacBook Air, which would align with other rumors claiming that only the 13-inch MacBook Air will be seeing an update with new USB-C ports. However, there is an outside chance the model could be a slightly larger version of the current 12-inch MacBook.

    The loosely translated filing refers to the Macs as "portable personal computers," effectively ruling out the iMac and Mac Pro.

    Article Link: Apple Registers Three New Macs in Eurasia Ahead of Thursday's 'Hello Again' Event
  2. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2014
  3. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
    Its getting close. Im slowing going from 6 to 12.
  4. Mac Rules macrumors 6502

    Mac Rules

    Jul 15, 2006
    What's with the step back on the brilliant Magsafe conector?

    I cannot count the number of times that has saved my MBP from destruction.
  5. alvesik macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2016
    What are the chances we will be able to go ahead and order on on Thursday? Fingers crossed
  6. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Would be nice if the cheaper MBP's also supported 5K monitors, not only the top model. Today you need to pay for quad core / 15" / 512GB SSD if you want a 5K external monitor.
  7. Disheart macrumors newbie


    Sep 26, 2016
  8. amg2014 macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2014
    Something's telling me that this year's refresh isn't going to be any more exciting.
  9. RightMACatU macrumors 65816


    Jul 12, 2012
  10. Goldfrapp macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2005
    Next year, the 12" MacBook may be replaced with a revived 11" variant.

    So, altogether we'll have:

    11" and 13" MacBook
    13" and 15" MacBook Pro

    As far as naming goes, there will be a Pro version and a non-Pro version of most products, that's it, no more Minis or Airs:

    iPad - iPad Pro
    iPhone - iPhone Pro
    Mac - Mac Pro
    MacBook - MacBook Pro
  11. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816


    Mar 17, 2013
    Utah, USA
    Guess I'll try to get another 3 years out of my late-2013 rMBP, with all its passé ports and connections.
  12. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

    May 22, 2012
  13. shaunymac macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2008
    The MagSafe bit...why do they eliminate things that make their products brilliant!? What's next, the backlit keyboard?
  14. taptic macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2012
    I really hope they take care of the minimal difference between the MacBook and the MacBook Air. I mean, I know there are significant differences and you know there are significant differences, but it's just two confusingly similar devices for the average customer right now. Most of the people I've seen buy a MacBook do it because it comes in a shiny new color.
  15. amg2014 macrumors member


    Feb 16, 2014
    It's depressing. Especially with the fact that the Mac Mini hasn't been updated in two years. And the Mac Pro hasn't been updated in like three years.
  16. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    You laugh, but as memory serves, they did that with the 2nd gen MacBook Air. One of the main reasons I stopped my friend buying a MBA until the 2011 revision.
  17. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
    Best case we see an announcement and early '17 availability.
  18. deadlystriker macrumors regular


    Jan 15, 2011
  19. Accipiter macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    No Mac Pro. No Mini. No iMac.

    Apple has turned into a fashion gimmick company, and they're more interested in making iPhones and $15,000 watches.

    The iPhone is a great device, but it's become the company's bread and butter. The Mac is dying.

    Which sucks, because people need Macs to develop for iOS. Letting the Mac stagnate means flipping off your iOS developer base.
  20. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    There is still a possibility desktop Macs will be announced on Thursday -even if they aren't ready- so no doom and gloom for me just yet.
  21. Elbon macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2008
    Boston, MA
    "the highlight of Apple's event on Thursday will be a redesigned MacBook Pro...adopting...USB-C with Thunderbolt 3..."

    "only the 13-inch MacBook Air will be seeing an update with new USB-C ports"

    So, are the new MBPs expected to have USB-C or not?
  22. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Rumors and random guesses that rarely end up being truth.

    Don't buy into rumors unless you want to be let down.
  23. jjiangweilan macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2016
    I am not going to buy Air, but I guess many people want Retina Air
  24. Kebabselector macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK

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