Apple has registered as many as five new Macs and five new iPads with the Eurasian Economic Commission. In the past, this would have been an indication of new products hitting the market soon; but that doesn’t seem so certain anymore.
The listings found by French site Consomac were made on the EEC; which is the regulatory body for devices with encryption for Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. Other Apple products were found to have been registered with the body shortly before being announced; with the iPhone 7, AirPods, and new education iPad being seen a month ahead of their announcements.
With that in mind, these new Macs and iPads are looking rather unusual. Largely because they have been registered as running on macOS 10.13 and iOS 11; both of which aren’t exactly the most current versions of those operating systems. Apple usually ships with the latest builds.
The accuracy of predicting new Apple products from the EEC has taken a hit earlier this year. Eleven iPhones were registered in April and have yet to see the light of day.
It could just be that Apple has wised up to people watching regulatory bodies for hints about future products. However, it’s tempting to think that there really are new Macs on the way; seeing that none were announced at WWDC last month.