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

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Yet more hints at new hardware for WWDC.
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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.

Another 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.

Finally, 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 store.

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.

Via: MacRumors