It looks like Apple has a bunch of new MacBooks and iPads in store for the coming Fall season. More specifically, the Cupertino company has registered five new iPads and five new Mac laptops with the Eurasian Economic Commission. The model identifiers are as follows:
- New Mac models: A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989 and A1990
- New iPad models: A1876, A2013, A1934, A1979 and A2014
Interestingly, the new iPads and Macs run iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra out of the box, which is strange considering they should launch together with the forthcoming updates to both operating systems – iOS 12 and macOS Mojave. This could indicate an earlier launch before September, when Apple traditionally releases major operating system updates. Of course, Apple could refresh the Eurasian filings later to show that the new machines will be running the latest OS versions.
We have some rumor round-ups concerning Apple’s upcoming Mac laptops which you can read if you are interested in predictions. The links are available here:
- Apple’s USD 999 MacBook pushed to second half of 2018
- MacBook Pro 2018: a better laptop for musicians?
Unfortunately, the report doesn’t mention anything in regards to new iMacs or the all-new Mac Pro that’s being built for 2019. We’ll have to wait until new intelligence trickles down from the proverbial rumor mill.
As for the iPad, Apple could be working on new iPad Pro models that possibly incorporate the company’s cutting-edge facial recognition security, in addition to a thinner, lighter design. The facial recognition system has seen little use in terms of musical applications, save for Apple’s own experiments in GarageBand for the iPhone X.