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Apple registers eight Mac model numbers with the EEC ahead of possible ARM MacBook release in November

It seems that Apple has some new Mac hardware nearly ready for release. (Image source: Notebookcheck)
It seems that Apple has some new Mac hardware nearly ready for release. (Image source: Notebookcheck)
Apple has registered eight unreleased Mac model numbers with the EEC. Five are entirely new, so it would seem that Apple is readying itself to release some new Mac hardware. Rumour has it that the company's first ARM MacBooks will be unveiled in November.
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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.

(Image source: EEC)
(Image source: EEC)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-10-13 (Update: 2020-10-13)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.