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Apple registers three new Mac models with the EEC ahead of March 8 launch event

Apple may unleash four new devices at a March hardware event. (Image source: Aaditya Ailawadhi)
Apple may unleash four new devices at a March hardware event. (Image source: Aaditya Ailawadhi)
New entries on the EEC indicate that Apple is preparing to release new Mac hardware soon. Already believed to have readied the iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5 for a March 8 launch event, the EEC listings suggest that the rumoured iMac Pro and new Mac mini could be ready as well.

Consomac has discovered two new Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) registrations made by Apple. Published today, the registrations include three unreleased model numbers, all running macOS 12. Incidentally, Apple certified a dozen unreleased model numbers last month with the regulatory body, too. Last month's model numbers ran iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, though.

As the screenshots below, Apple has registered the model numbers A2615, A2681 and A2686. Unfortunately, the EEC only reveals model numbers and the software with which they have been tested. However, Apple tends to register upcoming devices with the EEC a few weeks before releasing them. Currently, Apple is expected to host its next hardware event on March 8, where it should announce at least the iPhone SE 5G and iPad Air 5.

However, these new registrations suggest that Apple could launch new Mac hardware next month as well. Purportedly, Apple will release an iMac Pro and a new Mac mini, as we have discussed separately. Both are tipped to arrive with at least M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs, although the iMac Pro could receive a more powerful version of the latter too. For reference, the iMac Pro is thought to feature a 27-inch display with mini-LED backlights.

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

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02-14 (Update: 2022-02-14)