Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones and, perhaps, a new Apple Watch on Tuesday, September 10, ready to go on sale on Friday, September 20.
We’ve already seen evidence in upcoming Watch software that says there’ll be ceramic and titanium finishes coming soon. But new evidence indicates what Watch to watch for.
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So, what’s new?
There has been another nugget of information, from the treasure trove that is the Eurasian Economic Commission, spotted by MacRumors.
Who knew such an organization could prove so consistently useful?
To sell its products in the countries covered by the EEC (which are the Republics of Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation), Apple must register model numbers in advance. So, the new model numbers that have just appeared give away the fact that new Apple Watch models (and Apple iPhones and Macs) are on their way.
What’s the controversy?
An increasing number of sources are suggesting that the new codes filed refer to new Apple Watch Series 4 models and there will be no Series 5. After all, Series 4 is so good and was such a leap forward. Here’s the evidence and the answer to whether there will be a Series 5 Apple Watch and when.
What do the filing model numbers mean?
Some of them are current models: for example, A1975 and A9176 refer respectively to the 40mm and 44mm North America versions of the Series 4 GPS + cellular models.
The new model numbers are A2156 and A2157 – almost certainly the GPS + cellular models in 40mm and 44mm sizes respectively – and A2092 and A2093. These last two will almost certainly refer to the new Watch with GPS only connectivity, in each size.