Four new Macs spotted in Eurasian regulatory filings

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in Future Apple Hardware edited October 24
Details from the Eurasian Economic Commission include updates to previously published data, coupled with three new part numbers that appear to be desktops or iMacs, plus one that's a MacBook.

Apple's iMacs


Ahead of Apple's October 30 event, regulatory details filed with the Eurasian Economic Commission suggest the company plans to unveil new Macs alongside the expected iPad Pro refresh.

Spotted by Consomac and MySmartPrice, the newly updated filings show a total of what appear to be eight desktop Macs of which three are new. The listed model numbers A1993, A2115, and A2116 that all haven't been seen before. The only detail against any of the models is that they run macOS 10.14 so the other five are likely to be current Mac models updated to that OS.

Alongside these desktop models, there is one MacBook model number. The A1932 model is a new listing alongside five existing ones, all now updated with macOS 10.14. This dovetails with persistent rumors that Apple will be introducing a new MacBook and a new iMac. It may also suggest that the hoped-for new Mac mini is coming too.

New iMac and MacBook

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that there will be a refreshed iMac. Kuo has proven to be remarkably accurate in his reports before and earlier this month, AppleInsider learned that Apple informed its stores that supplies of older iMac screens were low.

Back in March this year, Kuo was advising that there would be a new model of MacBook and also that it would be cheaper than the current ones. It wasn't clear then whether this simply meant a price cut on, for instance, the MacBook Air, but now it does appear to be a new machine.

While Kuo offered no other details, he concluded that MacBook sales will grow 15 percent this year. He didn't break that down into any analysis of what the growth of existing MacBooks would be, but typically increased sales come from the release of new models.

Mac mini

While the Mac mini has been repeatedly rumored to be coming on October 30, there has previously been little actual evidence. Ming-Chi Kuo has only once mentioned it as coming and then gave no details.

Steve Jobs introduces the first Mac mini in 2005


What's certainly clear is that there is demand for the Mac mini and that while it's still being sold, the model hasn't been updated since October 17, 2014.

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  • Reply 1 of 40
    entropysentropys Posts: 1,374member



    OMG OMG OMG
    edited October 24 wreighvencurtis hannah2old4funrazorpit
  • Reply 2 of 40
    Lets hope the new iMacs look like this: http://andrewhudsondesign.co.uk/imac-2019.html
    seanjmatrix077d_2Scot1christopher126
  • Reply 3 of 40
    tipootipoo Posts: 974member
    Nothing so far has indicated a form factor change for the iMac, right? Might just be a spec bump + TrueTone or something (Kuo mentioned a display performance enhancement...ProMotion would be cool but 5K @ 120Hz sounds hard to drive!) 

    I wish they could/would extend the screen into the bezels more. 21.5" is a bit small for a main desktop screen imo, but with another inch it would be pretty ideal for the size. 
    ravnorodom
  • Reply 4 of 40
    wizard69wizard69 Posts: 12,641member
    Putzy said:
    Lets hope the new iMacs look like this: http://andrewhudsondesign.co.uk/imac-2019.html
    What ever Apple does the iMac needs to more serviceable than it is now.   The current approach just makes it a no buy for me.  I’m really hoping for a major Mini overhaul.   
    larz2112curtis hannahboboliciousScot1razorpitravnorodom
  • Reply 5 of 40
    entropys said:



    OMG OMG OMG
    I signed in just to like your post.  "I'm so... scared!"
  • Reply 6 of 40
    Putzy said:
    Lets hope the new iMacs look like this: http://andrewhudsondesign.co.uk/imac-2019.html

    Where are the speakers? And no camera?
    baconstang
  • Reply 7 of 40
    hodarhodar Posts: 248member
    Please, for the love of God - let the new Mac Mini's allow users to add RAM and internal drives.

    Soldering down the RAM, means that I'll continue using my 2012 Mac Mini's with 16 GB RAM, and my homemade Fusion Drive.  I will not buy a hamstrung Mac Mini, I will find myself FORCED to go back to Windows (and I don't want to do that).
    tipoolarz2112boboliciousrazorpit
  • Reply 8 of 40
    wizard69 said:
    Putzy said:
    Lets hope the new iMacs look like this: http://andrewhudsondesign.co.uk/imac-2019.html
    What ever Apple does the iMac needs to more serviceable than it is now.   The current approach just makes it a no buy for me.  I’m really hoping for a major Mini overhaul.   
    LOL. Keep dreaming bud.
  • Reply 9 of 40
    hodar said:
    Please, for the love of God - let the new Mac Mini's allow users to add RAM and internal drives.

    Soldering down the RAM, means that I'll continue using my 2012 Mac Mini's with 16 GB RAM, and my homemade Fusion Drive.  I will not buy a hamstrung Mac Mini, I will find myself FORCED to go back to Windows (and I don't want to do that).
    You must be old
    lkruppstompywelshdogroundaboutnowfastasleepchristopher126
  • Reply 10 of 40
    nhtnht Posts: 4,308member
    hodar said:
    Please, for the love of God - let the new Mac Mini's allow users to add RAM and internal drives.

    Soldering down the RAM, means that I'll continue using my 2012 Mac Mini's with 16 GB RAM, and my homemade Fusion Drive.  I will not buy a hamstrung Mac Mini, I will find myself FORCED to go back to Windows (and I don't want to do that).
    Unless it's a "pro mini" I doubt the RAM will be user replaceable.  

    If they put 32GB in the thing and you refuse to buy one just because then that's just silly.
    techprod1gychasmfastasleep
  • Reply 11 of 40
    tipootipoo Posts: 974member
    nht said:
    hodar said:
    Please, for the love of God - let the new Mac Mini's allow users to add RAM and internal drives.

    Soldering down the RAM, means that I'll continue using my 2012 Mac Mini's with 16 GB RAM, and my homemade Fusion Drive.  I will not buy a hamstrung Mac Mini, I will find myself FORCED to go back to Windows (and I don't want to do that).
    Unless it's a "pro mini" I doubt the RAM will be user replaceable.  

    If they put 32GB in the thing and you refuse to buy one just because then that's just silly.


    But a more upstream/Pro focused Mini is exactly the rumor. It's supposedly larger, or a top end model is. 

    Hoping larger means RAM/Storage are easily accessible. This, this was pure bullshit (2012 to 2014 model pictured, they moved the steel plate to the bottom for seemingly no reason but to hamper upgrades) 

    Image result for 2014 mac mini review ars
    edited October 24 boboliciousrazorpitargonaut
  • Reply 12 of 40
    hodar said:
    Please, for the love of God - let the new Mac Mini's allow users to add RAM and internal drives.

    Soldering down the RAM, means that I'll continue using my 2012 Mac Mini's with 16 GB RAM, and my homemade Fusion Drive.  I will not buy a hamstrung Mac Mini, I will find myself FORCED to go back to Windows (and I don't want to do that).
    Linux or whatever but not Windows. I am using Windows 10. First, the search utility is horrible. Things that would pop up immediately on a Mac take up to an hour to find.  Second, it forces updates on you, and then the updates have flaws and need to be updated (this has happened 2x recently check the news). One of the updates broke the ability to change the display brightness from the keyboard, and they still have not fixed that. Another update broke my ability to play DVDs but I fixed that manually (20 minutes of my time). The updates will close your programs and then there is the possibility that you will lose some work. If you download a file from e-mail, work on it, then save it, it can be saved to some totally bizarre location and it will not show up on the find file. The only way to get it is through "Quick Access" but I didn't know about that for several months and also if enough time passes since you saved it, it will not show up in Quick Access. Basically, Find File only seems to work if you are searching in the right folder. Also if you don't type in the name the way Windows likes, the file won't come up even though it IS there. Bottom line is I find myself fighting my computer to get work done. On the plus side, memory management is excellent.  
    edited October 24 razorpit
  • Reply 13 of 40
    wizard69 said:
    Putzy said:
    Lets hope the new iMacs look like this: http://andrewhudsondesign.co.uk/imac-2019.html
    What ever Apple does the iMac needs to more serviceable than it is now.   The current approach just makes it a no buy for me.  I’m really hoping for a major Mini overhaul.   

    The iMac isn't the computer for you then... perhaps the new Pro when it comes out but TBH, Apple might not be the right machine for you.
    stompy
  • Reply 14 of 40
    tipoo said:

    But a more upstream/Pro focused Mini is exactly the rumor. It's supposedly larger, or a top end model is. 

    Hoping larger means RAM/Storage are easily accessible. This, this was pure bullshit (2012 to 2014 model) 
    The 2012 models had upgradable RAM, and the much loved quad core i7 option.

    It's only the 2014 models that had soldered RAM - as did the 2014/2015 21.5" iMacs. The 21.5" iMacs have gone back to slotted RAM in the 2017 models, even if it isn't readily accessible.
    razorpit
  • Reply 15 of 40
    MacProMacPro Posts: 17,776member
    The new Mac Pro... /pleading ;)
  • Reply 16 of 40
    The source listing shows desktop models A1347, A1418, A1419, A1481, A1862, A1993, A2115 and A2116.  Those are: the current Mini, 21" iMac, 27" iMac, Mac Pro, iMac Pro, Unknown, Unknown, Unknown. 

    Apple has always used consecutive model numbers for the 21" and 27" iMacs - A1207/A1208 from 2006, A1311/A1312 for 2009, A1418/A1419 for the modern design from 2012-now.  They don't change model numbers for speed bumps so the A2115 and A2116 models could likely be all-new iMac designs, or a pair of completely new but related desktop things.

    The A1993 could be the new Mac Pro getting a placeholder in the filings, or a new Mini, or some new desktop thing.  Model numbers only ever increase, so it is a slightly older design than the new potential iMacs.

    The other listings are for portable devices A1466, A1534, A1708, A1932, A1989 and A1990.  Those are: the 13" Air, 12" MacBook, 13" Pro, Unknown, 13" Pro Touch and 15" Pro Touch.  A1932 got its model number before the current MacBook Pro models, so it is something Apple has been working on for a while.  This could definitely be a new MacBook that has been waiting for display or processor technology to reach maturity for mass production.


    stompyravnorodomthtargonautfastasleep
  • Reply 17 of 40
    mknelson said:
    tipoo said:

    But a more upstream/Pro focused Mini is exactly the rumor. It's supposedly larger, or a top end model is. 

    Hoping larger means RAM/Storage are easily accessible. This, this was pure bullshit (2012 to 2014 model) 
    The 2012 models had upgradable RAM, and the much loved quad core i7 option.

    It's only the 2014 models that had soldered RAM - as did the 2014/2015 21.5" iMacs. The 21.5" iMacs have gone back to slotted RAM in the 2017 models, even if it isn't readily accessible.
    My 2011 has twin drive bays (raid, server, TM, etc), 16GB user installable RAM, discrete GPU (!), 3.4Ghz turbo boost single core speed, interfaced well with the TB display for FW800, enet and other ports and is only missing USB-3/C (TB adapter!) and a quad+ core option, all for <$1k at the time... !

    I've been 'voting with my wallet' since then, and am just setting it up with an SSD raid for maybe ~1000 MB/s internal speed for a few hundred dollars TBD... Flexible, fast, upgradable, sustainable - I have absolutely NO interest in the current mini seven years hence, and Apple admitted they erred on the pro, and the Air (with ports!) keeps on trucking - let's hope they start to 'get it' in Cupertino and offer more flexible options and a computer 'for the rest of us, again'...
    edited October 24 toranaga
  • Reply 18 of 40
    Of the brand new, unidentified part numbers, I think A1993 will be a new Mac Mini, A2115 and A2116 will be redesigned 21.5" and 27" iMacs respectively (only because the current iMacs are also consecutive, A1418 and A1419), and A1932 will be a new MacBook, maybe 13".

    Is it Tuesday, 10 AM EST yet???

  • Reply 19 of 40
    MacPro said:
    The new Mac Pro... /pleading ;)
    ...and  updated Apple TB/USB-C displays... :)
  • Reply 20 of 40
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,301member
    cpenzone said:
    wizard69 said:
    Putzy said:
    Lets hope the new iMacs look like this: http://andrewhudsondesign.co.uk/imac-2019.html
    What ever Apple does the iMac needs to more serviceable than it is now.   The current approach just makes it a no buy for me.  I’m really hoping for a major Mini overhaul.   

    The iMac isn't the computer for you then... perhaps the new Pro when it comes out but TBH, Apple might not be the right machine for you.
    The 27" iMac always had upgradeable RAM.  What exactly is the problem?  People here are making it sound like they need the ability to constantly upgrade RAM.  Jeez... most buyers will NEVER upgrade RAM.  Never.  Of those that do, many will upgrade their ram ONCE and then never again.

    Same tired tune.  I upgraded the ram of my 2015 iMac from 8GB to 64GB the moment I received it.  I will NEVER upgrade the RAM again.  By the time anyone would want to, a new system will be out that is more attractive.

    People need to give it a rest.
    baconstangargonautfastasleep
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