Apple Registers Two More Unreleased iPad Models in Eurasia

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Over the past few months, Apple has been preparing itself for product launches later in the year by registering several new iPads, iPhones, and Macs with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The filings are legally required for any products that include encryption features and are to be sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, making them good indicators of products coming down the line.

    Earlier in July, Apple registered five tablet models, including A1876, A1934, A1979, A2013 and A2014, but today Consomac discovered recent authorization for two new tablets: A1895 and A1980. Most of these are expected to be models of Apple's 2018 refresh of the iPad Pro.

    2018 iPad Pro concept by Álvaro Pabesio

    Later this year we're expected to see a major update to the iPad Pro with design elements from the iPhone X, like slimmer bezels, faster processor, and a TrueDepth front-facing camera with Face ID support. This means that the 2018 iPad Pro models are also expected to drop support for the home button for the first time on Apple's line of tablets.

    The 2018 iPad Pro refresh is predicted to come in two sizes, measuring 11 inches and 12.9 inches, according to recent report by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. With two size tiers and a Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi + Cellular, and potentially a special Cellular model for China, there would be just one model number left over from the seven EEC filings.

    While this could be an additional model of the iPad Pro we don't yet know about, it could also relate to a model of iPad not in the Pro family, including the iPad mini 5. A rumor from May 2017 suggested the mini lineup was being discontinued, but over a year later Apple has yet to officially make such a commitment to ending the line.


    Consomac's other findings relate to model numbers previously reported, including 11 model numbers for smartphones and five model numbers for laptops, two of which we now know were the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar refresh launched yesterday. For MacBook, this leaves three other models with a potential launch in 2018, perhaps indicating cheaper, entry-level MacBooks without the Touch Bar.

    Today's filings also include 11 existing iPhone models listed as running iOS 12, including the iPhone SE and iPhone X, two devices Apple has been rumored to possibly be discontinuing with the release of the new lineup. It's unclear, however, if their inclusion is confirmation that Apple will continue selling them.

    Of course, it's difficult to obtain any information based solely on model numbers, so at this point those looking forward to new iPads and iPhones this year can at least know that the devices are a few months away.

    Article Link: Apple Registers Two More Unreleased iPad Models in Eurasia
  2. twocents macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2016
    California, USA
  3. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    Apple is seriously rolling out some hardware this year.
  4. DesertNomad macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2008
    I really hope this is a mini 5. I'm a pilot and the mini is the perfect size to mount on the yoke of an aircraft... the other models are just too big. It is also the perfect size and aspect ratio to hold an approach plate. The whole pilot community here is carrying around iPad mini 4s and I'm sure we'd all like to see an upgrade.
  5. Jerion macrumors member

    Mar 31, 2016
    I’m hoping for a new Mini. It’s the *perfect* size for travelling.
  6. RyanInBinary macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2017
    I was hoping they'd leave the physical sizes the same and change the screens/bezels. A 14"+ iPad in the 12.9" body, or a ~12" in the 10.5 body would be awesome.
  7. daio macrumors regular


    Apr 14, 2011
    An iPad without a bezel is the most ridiculous idea ever, how would you ever be able to hold it in one hand? I often false tap whilst holding the screen of my iPad 10.5" model. Even less bezels will spell the end of the iPad, mark my words. I can’t believe this rumor is still outing the wild
  8. pete2106 Suspended


    Dec 7, 2012
    For the love of God Apple, just release them. I want one now.
  9. NMBob macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2007
    New Mexico
    Really, how would you hold one of those? I've been paying attention to how I hold/pickup my ol' Air and I don't get how I would hold something without bezels in some circumstances. A lot of the time I'm either holding it like a waiter delivering a platter, or with both hands on either end, but not all the time.
  10. snebes macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
  11. mazz0 macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2011
    Leeds, UK

    Photoshop will look good on one of those!
  12. NomadicTy macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2007
    The last ipad I've bought was the first Air. This would likely make me get a new one.
  13. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    Realistically, some are the 11 inch, some are the 12.9 inch, and some are cellular.
  14. Greenmeenie macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2013
    How come Ming is saying the 10.5” ipad pro will become an 11” model while the 12.9” ipad pro will stay the same? If Apple is slimming the bezels but increasing the screen size, shouldn’t the 12.9” ipad pro become a 13.5” model...just like they did last year with the first iphone X? Or Maybe the 12.9” model will keep the bezels for now and just get updated internals...kinda like how Apple released the iphone 8 & 8 plus alongside the iphone X. Hmm. Food for thought. Talk amongst yourselves people.
  15. mazz0 macrumors 68000


    Mar 23, 2011
    Leeds, UK
    I hold mine in portrait by the sides just fine, so at the very least the bezels can be that thick all around. I don't think I use the whole bezel up either, so it could go thinner.

    There's also software rejection of accidental touches, perhaps augmented by machine learning on-device. Failing that, there's no reason they couldn't let the screen go all the way to the edge but not the touch sensors. Would just be something for UI designers to bear in mind.
  16. upup macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2017
    They have special software with was on mini and air, for not registering this touches

    Sorry for my English
  17. syklee26 macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2005
    This is the year of mini... iPad mini... Mac Mini... and the Mini Rocket Man in North Korea...
  18. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    I would be interested in a 11" iPad Pro with the characteristics of the iPhone X.
  19. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    They will, the but it won’t be around 12” in a 10.5” body, it will be 11” as Kuo says. As for the 12.9”, it will be larger. I have no idea why he didn’t say this in the report but I suspect he has no information on the specific sizes perhaps. Kind of indicated by the fact that he rounded down the 11” slightly.
  20. Loge macrumors 68030


    Jun 24, 2004
    More screen sizes mean more waiting for apps to be updated...
  21. dukeblue219 macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2012
    This this this.

    I realize aviation is a tiny, tiny market and Apple will never release a product just for pilots, but iPad adoption was fast and widespread in this community (exceedingly high market share for iPad specifically). Probably more so than any other group I can think of.

    I'm still using a Mini 2 which is just crawling along... but I can't bear to upgrade to a 4 until I know for sure a 5 is never coming. Even outside the cockpit it's the perfect size for reading, in my opinion.
  22. macpodman Suspended

    Jul 12, 2018
    I hope they don’t drop the iPad Mini. It’s the ideal size for reading eBooks.
  23. spinedoc77 macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2009
  24. Glmnet1, Jul 13, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2018

    Glmnet1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2017
    Would new desktop machines need to be registered like this?

    EDIT: Nevermind, the article states that it's for every product that includes encryption features so to answer my own question, yes.
  25. zombierunner macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2011
    Imagine iPhone X style iPad mini same chassis size but 8.5 inch screen

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