What you need to know
- Unreleased iPhones have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission database.
- Anything that supports encryption must be registered in the database and Apple devices have been outed by it before.
Seven new, unreleased iPhones have been added to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database and it's likely they're part of the iPhone 13 lineup that should be announced this fall.
All devices that support encryption and will be sold in specific parts of the world must be registered with the EEC and it's been a source of leaks in the past. The entries were first spotted by Consomaac and include product numbers A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643 and A2645.
The entries don't tell us anything else about the devices, but those model numbers don't currently exist so you don't have to take too long of a leap to get to iPhone 13. If everything goes according to past launch timescales Apple should announce the iPhone 14 lineup in or around September.
We aren't expecting huge changes from the iPhone 13 models this year, although a smaller notch is in the cards as is a 120Hz ProMotion display for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max models. It's a safe bet that we'll see a new A15 processor and some tweaked cameras as well.
Not interested in waiting until September for a new iPhone? The current iPhone lineup is still mighty impressive and there are some great iPhone 12 deals to be had. Whether it's the miniature iPhone 12 mini or the huge iPhone 12 Pro Max, there's an iPhone 12 for everyone.
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Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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