We know that Apple is going to launch a new Mac at some point before the end of 2020. We also know it’s going to be the first Apple Silicon-based computer, too.
And the latest regulatory filings from Russia (via Consomac) indicate Apple is indeed prepared to launch a handful of new Mac products to the market. And considering we know that the first Apple Silicon Mac is right around the corner at this point, it’s a safe bet at least one of these unreleased models will be just that.
First up, the unreleased and brand new model numbers revealed by the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC)’s latest filings: A2337 and A2338. These are Mac notebook models, which would line up with rumors that Apple will introduce a laptop with its own silicon under the hood first. However, there are brand new Mac desktops in this listing, too: A2348, A2438, A2439.
It’s worth noting that analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously stated that Apple’s leap into the first Macs with Apple Silicon would be a MacBook Pro and an iMac. Other rumors have said Apple will bring back the 12-inch MacBook.
Interestingly, Mac models A2147, A2158, and A2182 appeared in the EEC’s filings from last year, but Apple hasn’t launched them yet. In last year’s filings they were noted as running macOS Catalina, but in these latest filings are now registered as running macOS Big Sur.
Just recently we heard that Apple is going to announce its first Apple Silicon Mac sometime in November. That would certainly line up with Apple’s plans from earlier this year.
Are you looking forward to Apple’s transition to an ARM-based processor for the Mac lineup? Are you going to upgrade this year?