New iPad Pro models filed in EEC database

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What you need to know

  • Apple's new iPad Pro models have been filed in the EEC database.
  • The new range was announced at Apple's spring-loaded event last week.

This story has been updated to include a secondary report indicating new filings are likely Apple's new iPad Pro models, rather than any unnannounced iPad models.

New filings in the EEC database lodged by Apple could indicate the company has more new iPad models beyond its 2021 iPad Pro in the pipeline, according to a new report.

From MySmartPrice:

Apple might launch more iPad models later this year. The company has registered a total of nine iPad models in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The EEC listing does not reveal much about the upcoming Apple products. It only reveals the model numbers of the models. These are A2568, A2569, A2589, A2604, A2377, A2378, A2567, A2588, A2602.

As per usual, absolutely no information about these upcoming products can be gleaned from the filings save their existence. However, a separate report on the filings from MacRumors indicates the models are actually more likely the new iPad Pro models, rather than any new devices.

Rumors prior to the Apple April event suggested Apple was going to announce a new iPad Pro) as well as a new iPad mini and a new low-cost iPad.

Whilst the prediction of the latter two products turned out to be off, it could still indicate the company has new products in the pipeline. New iPad and iPad mini models were rumored by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as early as last year.

Apple announced its new iPad Pro at the Spring Loaded Apple event, featuring the M1 Apple silicon chip as well as a brand new mini-LED display.

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