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The non-tower Mac Pro 2019 and MacBook Pro 13 2020 may be close to launch

Both Mac Pro form-factors may be available soon. (Source: Pro Tools Expert)
Both Mac Pro form-factors may be available soon. (Source: Pro Tools Expert)
Apple has reportedly certified 2 new PCs with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). They both run Catalina (the latest version of macOS). One may be the next 13-inch MacBook Pro, whereas the other could be the Mac Pro rackable SKU. Some previously-released Apple TV devices also appear to have been approved alongside them.

Apple had promised a rackable version of the Mac Pro 2019 in addition to its 'tower' form on its release. However, it is yet to become available on the OEM's website. Now, there is more evidence that it may be possible to order it soon. A "personal PC" from Apple has reportedly been approved by the EEC with the model number A2289.

The same number has been attributed to this 2nd Mac Pro version in the past. The EEC has also certified the A2304, which also runs macOS 10.15 (Catalina) out of the box. Therefore, this new "portable personal PC" may be the 13-inch MacBook Pro expected to be released in the first quarter of this year.

This last new model may prove a particular milestone for Apple ultrabooks if it does indeed pack the new Magic Keyboard from the MacBook Pro 16, but in a smaller, lighter and more travel-friendly chassis. Finally, there is a third new addition to the EEC archive. It is for 2 Apple TV SKUs: the A1842 and A1625, which are the 4K and 4th-gen set-top boxes respectively. 

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-13 (Update: 2020-01-13)