Apple's 2019 iPhone models listed in Eurasian regulatory filings

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Eleven model numbers relating to new iPhones, and their variations such as geographical or storage capacity, have now appeared in the Eurasian Economic Commission's listings, far ahead of their expected September launch.




Despite not being due to be announced until September, Apple's new iPhone range -- or at least part numbers for it -- have now appeared in the regulatory listings for the Eurasian Economic Commission. The legally-required filings show that Apple is preparing 11 different models, though this number includes the variants made for different countries.

Model numbers A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223 are now all listed in the database. They're confirmed to be iPhones both because each is listed as running iOS 12 and because they are credited as "Smartphones of the trademark 'Apple'."

There is no known legal requirement for these model or SKU numbers to follow any set sequence, but it's interesting that numbers filed at the same time would fall into sets. As well as the first and last numbers, A2111 and A2223, which seem to be outliers, there are two groups of numbers here.

The first is the pair of A2160 and A2161. Then there are seven in a row from A2215 to A2221. The current iPhone XS models come in a total of six different major variations -- iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max plus three storage capacity options each.

Screengrab of the EEC listing (source: MySmartPrice)
Screengrab of the EEC listing (source: MySmartPrice)


The forthcoming 2019 iPhones are expected to have a triple-camera system with super-wide lens and an improved front-facing selfie camera.

The Eurasian Economic Commission's filings were first spotted by MySmartPrice.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    frantisekfrantisek Posts: 470member
    Will there be 4 models of XS successors and 3 of XR? So we get those 11 models? Or there is hidden surprise? Or there can be 3 models of XI, 4 of XI Max, 2 of new XR and 2 new models? Rumored iPhone 8 like refreshed 649 USD phone??

    Edited. lol I was too in future with iPhone XII....

    edited May 23
  • Reply 2 of 4
    hentaiboyhentaiboy Posts: 958member
    frantisek said:
    Or there can be 3 models of XII, 4 of XII Max
    Isn’t next phone the XI?
  • Reply 3 of 4
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,604administrator
    frantisek said:
    Will there be 4 models of XS successors and 3 of XR? So we get those 11 models? Or there is hidden surprise? Or there can be 3 models of XII, 4 of XII Max, 2 of new XR and 2 new models? Rumored iPhone 8 like refreshed 649 USD phone??
    A single model has a different number for each potential modem and storage combination. So, three storage models with two different modems = six model numbers, potentially.

    At this point, I wouldn't read too much into the model numbers.
  • Reply 4 of 4
    GeorgeBMacGeorgeBMac Posts: 4,505member
    frantisek said:
    Will there be 4 models of XS successors and 3 of XR? So we get those 11 models? Or there is hidden surprise? Or there can be 3 models of XII, 4 of XII Max, 2 of new XR and 2 new models? Rumored iPhone 8 like refreshed 649 USD phone??
    A single model has a different number for each potential modem and storage combination. So, three storage models with two different modems = six model numbers, potentially.

    At this point, I wouldn't read too much into the model numbers.
    For me, the one that stands out is the outlier 2111: 
    Maybe an SE type?
    Or, maybe a 5G?
    Or maybe an SE that folds out into an iPad mini sporting a 5G modem?

    Well, ya never know...
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