Apple unofficially confirmed that it’s working on nine new phone models across several different product lines. These models were spotted by MySmartPrice, which found them among recent regulatory filings on the EEC certification platform.
According to the EEC certificate, the products referenced in the filing are “smartphones of the Apple brand.” The product numbers do not match any of Apple’s existing iPhones, which strongly suggests they are for the upcoming iPhone 12 series. The numbers include A2176, A2172, A2341, A2342, A2399, A2403, A2407, A2408, and the A2411. According to the certification, all these models were running iOS 13.
In addition to the iPhones, the EEC Certification database also contained an entry for a new Mac model that was running macOS 10.15. The product was described as a “personal computer of the Apple Brand” and had an A2330 product number.
Specific product details were not contained in the certification, so we don’t know for sure, but this could be the new iMac model that is rumored to be launching the second half of the year.
Apple also is rumored to be working on an ARM-based Mac. Some believe the transition to this new architecture could be unveiled as soon as WWDC 2020. Apple may first announce this move away from Intel chips this year and then release its first ARM-powered Mac in 2021.
The best fit for Apple’s first ARM-based computer is the now-retired 12-inch MacBook. The laptop’s smaller size screams portability and could benefit from the power savings offered by the ARM chipset.
Apple is holding WWDC 2020 starting June 22 in a new all-digital, online-only format. Conference attendees will be able to watch the keynote and view workshop presentations through the Apple developer website or Apple developer app. Developers can even connect with Apple’s engineers through a new online forum and in one-on-one developer sessions.