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Apple today filed an unreleased iPad model A2229 in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, as confirmed by MacRumors. The tablet is listed as running iPadOS 13, but it is unclear if it is an iPad, iPad Pro, or iPad mini.

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In January, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasted that Apple will launch refreshed iPad Pro models with a triple-lens rear camera system and 3D sensing for augmented reality in the first half of 2020, although it is unclear if the COVID-19 pandemic has changed that plan. Earlier this month, Kuo said new iPad Pro, iPad mini, and 10.2-inch iPad models with Mini-LED backlit displays will be released by the end of 2021.

Eurasian Economic Commission filings like these have foreshadowed the release of new Apple products on numerous occasions over the years, including multiple Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro, Apple Watch, and AirPods models. The filings are legally required for any encrypted devices sold in Russia and select other countries.

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The time between these Eurasian filings and Apple announcing new products can vary from days to months. March is a common month for Apple to launch new products, including new Powerbeats this morning, so it is possible that at least one new iPad model could be announced with a press release at some point this month. MacRumors learned that a new MacBook Air is also possible as early as this week.

Article Link: Unreleased iPad Filed in Eurasian Database
 
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EugW

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What were the other unreleased ones in the database again?

I seem to remember not all 7 from last year were released, but I could be mistaken.
 

julesme

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If you order an iPad Pro 11" 64GB Wifi model today, it will deliver to the continental US at around March 31st. I've been wondering whether that delay is representative of coronavirus/supply chain impact or if it reflects these impending newer models. Hopefully it's the latter!
 

madmin

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I am looking forward to these new iPads and hope this is one of those weeks where they release a new product every day. What would really make my week is a new Macmini !! ?
 
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stefanovago

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Powerbeats, iPhone 9,ipad pro, ma book air, macbook Pro. 5 products. 5 days of the week. Just saying.....
 

rmoliv

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If lockdown is enforced across most of Europe and North America who will deliver the products to customers?
Stores won't be open either.
Bad timing for launching new products.
 
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BlendedFrog

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If you order an iPad Pro 11" 64GB Wifi model today, it will deliver to the continental US at around March 31st. I've been wondering whether that delay is representative of coronavirus/supply chain impact or if it reflects these impending newer models. Hopefully it's the latter!

The iPad Pro 12.9" across the product line has been in tight supply for over a month now. I've doubted that it was due to the virus and more toward a product refresh. Although at this point it could be either.
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If lockdown is enforced across most of Europe and North America who will deliver the products to customers?
Stores won't be open either.
Bad timing for launching new products.

At least in the US, the delivery services are still working at normal. Amazon/UPS/USPS/FedEx/DHL are all at normal schedules.
 

meboy

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No it won't and please stop it! You know how expensive it would be to have OLED?

You would be the first one to come here and complain how crazy expensive it is :D :D :D

Seriously though, please understand the tech and don't chase the specs.

Yup. They have to milk people with huge profit margins.
So no. They certainly can't give us anything like what Samsung tablets have had for years.
Hell. If face ID added an extra $150 to retail... You sure don't want to know what OLED would cost.
 

deconstruct60

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No it won't and please stop it! You know how expensive it would be to have OLED?

You would be the first one to come here and complain how crazy expensive it is :D :D :D
....

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 , OLED display ... priced lower than most iPad Pro models.

https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-tab-s6/

After Apple's margin markup it would be substantially more. But yes if thrown in "ProMotion" , higher color gamut , OLED it would also creep up. But the base OLED tech , Apple is already in the high base cost zone.

Apple isn't likely to go there (to OLED) though. If they are throwing a more expensive camera bill of materials at the device then they will probably also not hugely change the screen tech to something substantively more expensive at the same time. They would have already 'spent' the price decrease on the more mature components.
 
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Bocconucci

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AHH !! So the new almost-there iPad Pro must be ehhh...almost-there.
(yet is it in the beginning or the end of Tim's almost-there queue: AirTile, AirPower, AppleHeadphone, AirPodsProLite, AppleGlasses, AppleCar, iTV, MacBook 14”, MacBook Air, iMac, ............)
 
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