iOS 12 beta 2 references a bunch of unreleased Apple Watch models

Apple Watch with watchOS 5 showing a link in Messages

Brazilian developer Guilherme Rambo has managed to uncover hidden references to a plethora of unreleased Apple Watch models from the iOS 12 beta 2 developer release.

Apple today released second betas of the new iOS 12 and watchOS 5 operating systems to developers and Guilherme was able to discover the curious new Apple Watch identifiers:

  • “Watch4,1”
  • “Watch4,2”
  • “Watch4,3”
  • “Watch4,4”

They appear alongside the existing Apple Watch Series 3 identifiers, which are:

  • “Watch3,1”
  • “Watch3,2”
  • “Watch3,3”
  • “Watch3,4”

These identifiers suggest that a next-generation Apple Watch will be offered in four variants like existing models: 38mm and 42mm, each in Wi-Fi and Cellular+GPS flavors.

“There are also references to the model numbers corresponding to the new devices, which include MTUD2, MTUK2, MTX92 and many others,” Guilherme wrote. watchOS 5 is releasing this fall and we’re expecting Apple’s usual hardware updates in September so these identifiers could be there to support unreleased devices.

Apple Watch Series 4 is expected to have a 15% larger display.

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