New M1X MacBook Pro notebooks appear in regulatory filings prior to launch

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What you need to know

  • New unannounced MacBooks have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission database.
  • While not confirmed, it's likely the unannounced products are the rumored MacBook Pro models.
  • Previous rumors have the new MacBook Pro models shipping with an Apple M1X chip.

New unannounced MacBooks running macOS Monterey have been added to the Eurasian Economic Commission database. While not guaranteed, it's likely that the new machines are the much-rumored 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro notebooks.

While the names of the machines aren't given, the model numbers A2442 and A2485 are. Neither of those model numbers are current Apple MacBooks, so these are clearly new devices. If rumors are accurate, the two machines will feature an Apple-designed M1X processor and arrive before the end of the year. The fact that the machines are listed as running macOS Monterey means they won't be shipping before the update is released — likely in or around September.

The new MacBook Pros are expected to ship with more than a new chip, too. Rumors of the return of HDMI and microSD card slots are rife — something that content creators in particular will be very pleased to see. Some suggestions also have the new machines coming with some sort of MagSafe connector, too.

Each new notebook is expected to come equipped with Apple's mini-LED technology for improved contrast and brightness. The same technology has been winning rave reviews on the iPad Pro of late, and it'll be great to see it make its debut in the MacBook Pro lineup as well.

The next few months are already looking likely to be busy ones for Apple. We still have new iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, and AirPods to look forward to!

Oliver Haslam

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.