Apple has registered new models of iPad and Apple Watch with the Russian customs authority. The Eurasian Economic Union is a reliable source for new Apple products and includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
The new models of iPad have the designations A2270, A2316, A2072, A2324, A2325, A2428 and A2429, but the only thing that appears from the registration is that they run iPadOS 14.
For Apple Watches, there are significantly more model numbers that appear in the current database entries: A1975, A1976, A2007, A2008, A2156, A2157, A2375, A2376, A2355, A2356 in one registration and A1858, A1859, A1977, A1978, A2092, A2093, A2291, A2292, A2351, A2352 in another registration. All run watchOS 7.
The new models will probably be launched in late September or early October – after the next generation operating system updates arrive.
Not all model numbers are new here. Among the watches are various existing models. A1975, A1976, A2007, A2008, A2156, A2157, A1858, A1859, A1977, A1978, A2092, A2093, A2291 are Series 3, Series 4 and Series 5 Apple Watches. The reason why these models reappear in the database is that with every major system update – such as from watchOS 6 to watchOS 7 – Apple has to re-register the devices with the authorities. The authority is concerned with the encryption methods of the devices and this changes with every major update.
But there are new model numbers. A2156, A2157, A2375, A2376, A2355, A2356, A2291, A2292, A2351, and A2352 do not appear in the list of available Apple Watches, which suggests that it must be the Apple Watch Series 6. The numbers themselves do not indicate the specifications, Apple usually registers GPS and Cellular models of the same watch with different model entries. Other numbers come together for devices with different housing sizes.
What is interesting is that Apple continues to register the Apple Watch Series 4 for further sale. These are the four numbers A1975, A1976, A2007, A2008 for the 40 mm and 44 mm models. This is mysterious because the Apple Watch Series 4 disappeared from the product portfolio last September.
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This article is based on articles on
Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.