9 new iPhone models, a new Mac head for certification before WWDC

9 new iPhone models, a new Mac head for certification before WWDC


The wait for a new iMac could soon be over.
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A bunch of new Apple products have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission database ahead of their official debuts. There are nine new iPhone models and a new Mac, all of which are expected in 2020.

Many Apple fans will be hoping the mystery Mac is an all-new iMac that’s expected to appear at WWDC 2020 later this month.

The database listings surfaced just one day after a report suggested Apple is close to completing its second phase of validation and testing for the next-generation iPhone 12 series. And they add concrete to those claims.

Listings like these typically appear ahead of an Apple product unveiling, and they can mean that the product is close to entering mass-production, or even making its public debut. So, here’s what expected.

New iPhone and Mac spilled by EEC

The listings, first spotted by MySmartPrice, reveal Apple is working on at least nine new iPhone models with the version numbers A2176, A2172, A2341, A2342, A2399, A2403, A2407, A2408, and A2411.

These are all thought to be variants of the iPhone 12 lineup, which, according to countless other reports, will be available in four size options with two different 5G connectivity options for different markets.

All of these devices were run iOS 13, according to Apple’s filings — and that makes sense given that it’s the company’s latest operating system. When they go on sale this fall, however, they should ship with iOS 14 pre-installed.

Perhaps even more exciting than the iPhone 12 listings is that for a new Mac, which might be right around the corner.

All-new iMac incoming?

Apple’s filing doesn’t give much away; it simply mentions a “personal computer of the Apple brand.” What makes it interesting is that it comes hot on the heels of rumors that claim an all-new iMac will appear at WWDC.

One tipster expects the machine to sport a significant redesign inspired by iPad Pro, as well as the latest AMD Navi graphics and a T2 Security Chip. It could be the biggest change for iMac in almost eight years.

Adding weight to these claims is the fact that it is becoming increasingly difficult to buy a 27-inch iMac today. The machine is out of stock on the Apple Online Store, with new orders not shipping until the end of the month.

Apple doesn’t usually let products go out of stock like this; it maintains a steady supply (after early launch demand, of course) … unless those products are due to be discontinued and replaced by something newer.

It’s looking increasingly likely that we will see a new iMac at WWDC, then. But we’ll have to watch Apple’s keynote on June 22 to find out if it really will ship with a new design, or just refreshed internals.

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