What you need to know
- Some new Macs have appeared in the EEC database.
- Macs often appear in the database ahead of their announcement.
- Portable and desktop Macs are included.
The famous Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database has struck again, this time outing at least eight new Macs ahead of an official announcement. The new Macs are all listed as running macOS 11 Big Sur, with portable and desktop machines included.
First spotted by French outlet Consomac, the EEC database entries are the latest to out unannounced Macs. Any device that offers encryption and is intended to be sold in Russia and surrounding countries needs to first be registered in the EEC database.
Of the at least eight new Macs, the majority appear to be portable devices according to Consomac's report.
It's worth noting that A2330 appears to be the existing Apple Mac mini Developer Transition Kit – but the other codes listed appear to be new.
It isn't likely that any of these new Macs will be announced today, but Apple is rumored to have another event kicking off next month. We're also expecting that event to bring the first Mac powered by Apple silicon. Could these new model numbers relate to those machines?
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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