What you need to know
- New iPhone and iPad devices have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission database.
- Apple is rumored to have new iPhone SE and iPad Air devices on the way.
- New products have been outed by the Eurasian Economic Commission database before.
Apple is roundly expected to refresh the iPhone SE within the next few months while talk of a new iPad Air has also been swirling. Now, new products that could likely match those devices have been found in the EEC database by French site Consomac.
Across the products that have been added and don't currently align with shipping devices, A2595, A2783, and A2784 are all iPhones. IN terms of iPads, A2436, A2588, A2696, A2759, A2437, A2589, A2591, A2757, A2761, A2766, and A2777 have all been added.
We've seen the EEC database list various products ahead of their official announcement in recent years and it would be no big surprise if it has happened again. All devices sold in Russia and some surrounding countries that support encryption must be registered in the database — something that makes it ripe for including unannounced Apple hardware.
Apple's refreshed iPhone SE is expected to add support for 5G while also including a processor and camera bump, while a similar refresh is also expected for the new iPad Air, too. Expect to see Apple's A14 chip in the new iPhone SE while a refreshed iPad Air seems set to use the A15.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
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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