According to filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission found by Consomac.fr, Apple appears to be preparing to roll out new MacBooks, Mac Minis, and iMacs. And the filing shows that Apple received permission to sell and market these new devices in central and northern Eurasia. The model numbers associated with these devices are A1993, A2115, A2116, and A1932 — which Digital Trends pointed out was never seen before.
Unfortunately, the filings do not indicate what sort of features will be built into these devices. What makes the announcement highly anticipated is that the MacBook Air and Mac Mini have not seen product refreshes in a while. The last MacBook Air model was released in the middle of 2017 and the Mac Mini was not updated since 2014.
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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the incoming MacBook is expected to be a successor to the MacBook Air with specifications that include a 13-inch Retina display and new Intel chipset. There are rumors that the new MacBook Air models may have a starting price of $1,200 while older models will be dropped to $999. In terms of the new iMac, it is expected to simply be updated with Intel’s latest 9th generation processors.
When are these new devices expected to be announced? Apple announced an event on October 30th with the tagline “There’s more in the making.” At the event, Apple is reportedly going to reveal a new iPad Pro featuring smaller bezels and the Face ID facial recognition system. And a new version of AirPods may be announced as well.