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New iPhones may have made it through their first certification

Renders showing the 2019 budget iPhone based on the latest leaks. (Source: MacOtakara)
Renders showing the 2019 budget iPhone based on the latest leaks. (Source: MacOtakara)
A certification for what may be 2019 iPhones has allegedly surfaced on the Eurasian Economic Commission's database. The submission details a total of 11 different model numbers apparently associated with the Apple brand. They may represent different SKUs of the XR, XS and XS Max's successors.

As it stands, the iPhones of 2019 are rumored to feature an enlarged rear-panel bump so as to accomodate a new triple-camera system. They may or may not be called the iPhone 11 (or XI) series, and may be like-for-like updates of the XR, XS and XS Max respectively. The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a certifiying body based in Russia, has given slightly more weight to these rumors recently.

According to MySmartPrice, the EEC has approved a submission for "smartphones of the brand Apple". The new entry discloses 11 heretofore-unknown model numbers. They may apply to different configurations of the rumored 3 new iPhone variants. The mobile devices were registered for EEC certification on April 30, 2019, and were approved for the same today (May 23, 2019).

Oddly, however, the listing specifies iOS 12 as an operating system, whereas one may reasonably suspect that its successor would be a more likely fit for the new Apple releases. Lately, other possible details of the putative phones have emerged. Shards of glass allegedly abstracted from a factory currently involved in making these devices may hint at 2 new colors for the second-generation XR.

One prominent tech reviewer has hypothesized that some of the new Apple Watch bands have been released so as to match them in advance, and that they will replace the novel Blue and Coral shades debuted last year. Should she be correct, the new colors for the 'eco-iPhone' will be called Mint and Lavender.

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The alleged EEC listing. (Source: MySmartPrice)
The alleged EEC listing. (Source: MySmartPrice)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05-23 (Update: 2019-05-24)