With less than a week until Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, French outlet Consomac has discovered (Google Translate) a Russian-language regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission database which identifies five unreleased Mac computers by their model number: A1289, A1347, A1418, A1419 and A1481.

As noted by MacRumors, these numbers differ from the AXX prefixes attributed to current MacBook models. The new model numbers are probably related to the upcoming 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro updates. According to Bloomberg, Apple will refresh its Mac notebooks at WWDC next week with faster Intel chips and updated internal architecture.

Among the Mac notebooks said to be up for a refresh could be Apple’s popular MacBook Air, which hasn’t seen a major design change since its 2010 introduction.

The filing also identifies some spare parts for the Macs along with a next-generation Apple wireless keyboard (model number A1843) and four numbers classified under iOS 10 (A1671, A1709, A1670 and A1701) that probably refer to the Wi-Fi and cellular editions of the upcoming iPad Pro models, including the rumored new 10.5-inch model.

  • I just ordered a new Magic Keyboard yesterday, knowing there were chances a new one would be unveiled next week. If a new one is made available, I can easily return the one I bought. If not, then I already have it.

    Now the real question is what kind of feature would this new keyboard have? The obvious answer is a Touch Bar. I must say that having another keyboard with the Touch Bar would make it easier to get into the habit of using the Touch Bar on my MBP.

    We shall see.

    • Agneev

      You’re lucky enough to be able to return your purchased items. Here in India, the purchase receipt clearly states, “Goods once sold cannot be exchanged or refunded”.

      • Don’t local consumer protection laws mandate that goods can be returned or exchanged within a 7-day window or something?

    • How about e-ink display on each key so that the whole keyboard layout could be changed instantly in software?

      Like this…


      Anyway, I bought a new Magic Keyboard a month ago, too. While it’s a bit on the pricey side, I couldn’t be happier with its built-in battery, Lightning charging, robust construction and thinner key profile/shorter travel.

    • Volerikan

      Backlit keys would be nice.