Apple registers new Macs, iPads, Magic Keyboard ahead of WWDC

MacBook Pro Yet more hints at new hardware
for WWDC.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple has registered a bunch of new products with the Eurasian
Economic Commission ahead of
WWDC next week

Its filings hint
at the imminent arrival of new Macs, iPads, and a refreshed
Magic Keyboard.

Recent rumors have promised that we’ll see a number of new
Apple devices at WWDC next week — the most exciting of which is
likely to be the
10.5-inch iPad Pro
. Earlier this week,
shipping estimates slipped for the MacBook Pro
, hinting at
an upcoming refresh.

If that
wasn’t enough to get you excited already,
Apple regulatory filings
have now all but confirmed new
hardware is incoming.

The company has registered five new
Macs with the EEC, identified by the model numbers A1289,
A1347, A1418, A1419, and A1481. It’s thought these are new
MacBooks and MacBook Pros, with the slight possibility of a new
MacBook Air.

four model numbers — A1671, A1709, A1670, and A1701 — are
associated with iOS 10, which likely ties them to new iPad Pros.
In addition to that much-anticipated 10.5-inch model,
Apple is expected to refresh the 12.9-inch model
next week.

there’s an A1843 model number that points to a wireless
keyboard. It’s been well over 19 months since Apple introduced
the original Magic Keyboard, so we could well see a refreshed
model with some minor improvements under the hood.

None of
this is confirmed until Apple actually announces it, of course.
It’s also unlikely that every single one of them will get a
mention during Apple’s WWDC keynote. But they appear to be
imminent, so we recommend keeping an eye on the online

WWDC kicks off on June 5 in San Jose, and
Apple will be live-streaming its keynote online
. It will
bring our first previews of iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4
and tvOS 11. It could also provide updates on platforms like
SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay.



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