With three months to go before the iPhone 13 is expected to launch, Apple has committed itself to launching a raft of new smartphones.
MacRumors reports, Apple has registered seven new phones in the database of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), which covers Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia.
This is a reliable indicator of an imminent launch: over the years, several new Apple products have been first revealed via similar registrations, such as the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad 10.2in (2020)
last August. But it is a legal obligation rather than a public relations exercise, and the registrations are rarely accompanied by any significant details about the upcoming products.
All we know this time is that the new devices run iOS 14 (currently; they will almost come with
iOS 15 preinstalled when they hit the shops), and that the model numbers are A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643 and A2645. Macworld readers will note that none of these appear in our guide to the
current iPhone product codes.
The new mobile phones will probably be shown off at an event in September. Sources predict that the new iPhone will have a smaller notch, a faster processor and new colour finishes; if you want to know more about to expect, read our regularly updated
iPhone 13 news hub.
If September feels too far away, however, pick up a bargain on one of Apple’s current phones with our guide to the
best iPhone deals.
This article originally appeared on
Macworld Sweden. Translation and additional reporting by David Price.