Apple filing provides early glimpse at 2018 iPhone lineup


2018 iPhone compared to 2017 iPhone X
The 6.1-inch model in Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup is noticeably larger than 2017's iPhone X.
Photo: Jonas Dähnert

Two new iPad model numbers filed by Apple in Eurasia, along with a bunch of potential new iPhone models, may hint that Apple’s big 2018 launch is nearly here.

The new iPhone models were originally filed before WWDC 2018 but have been updated to show that they’re running iOS 12.

The database has been a solid indicator of new product launches in the past. Numbers for the new new MacBook Pros Pros popped up in it just a week before they were unveiled yesterday. Apple’s keynote won’t be happening that soon, but it seems like the company is definitely on track for a September launch.

First sorted by Consomac, the updated identifiers are listed as A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105, and A2106.

2018 iPhones

Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup is expected to have at least three new models. The cheapest one will be 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD edge-to-edge display. The other two will be an updated iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, according to the rumor mill.

Some of the various iPhone numbers in the filing are probably for different storage sizes and cellular networks. There are also seven iPad numbers in the ECC database that are unaccounted for. Those are most likely two new iPad Pros. Apple could shock us with a new iPad mini but that’s unlikely.

The 2018 iPhone keynote will probably be held in September, which is when Apple usually unveils the lineup. New AirPods, MacBooks and iMacs are also supposedly slated to launch later in the year.


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