Apple registers eight Mac model numbers with the EEC ahead of possible ARM MacBook release in November
Apple has certified some new Mac model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the executive body of the Eurasian Economic Union. Seemingly first spotted by Apple Insider, the models are split across two listings. As Apple Insider notes, Apple has certified eight unreleased Mac model numbers, although three were first registered last year.
These are A2147, A2158 and A2182, which were registered with macOS Catalina. They have since been re-registered with macOS Big Sur, indicating that Apple plans to release them. The EEC does not disclose what these models are though, apart from describing them as 'portable personal computers' (translated).
Similarly, Apple has now registered the model numbers A2348, A2438, A2439, A2337, and A2338, also with macOS Big Sur. Registrations with the EEC such as these generally mean that a company is close to releasing new hardware. It seems unlikely that Apple will unveil any new Mac hardware today, but there are rumours of Apple unveiling ARM-powered MacBooks as soon as November.