Apple registers more new iPads in Europe, suggesting refresh is imminent

Apple has registered two new iPad models in Europe, which could suggest that a refresh is just around the corner.

The company also registered a number of new Mac models, but all of them reference devices that have already been released, which suggests that existing filings have actually been updated to reflect the new models expected to ship with macOS Catalina.

EEC filings have similarly predicted (or, preceded) the launch of new Apple devices on a whole host of occasions, including with the iPad, iPhone, MacBook, AirPods, and Apple Watch. For encrypted technology products sold in Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, the filings must be made before they’re sold to the public.

According to the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database, Apple registered two new iPad models under the A2200 and A2232 codenames, with both listed as running iPadOS, Apple’s new operating system for iPads expected to be released in September.

The two new models join five other new iPads that were added to the database earlier in the month, suggesting that a whole bunch of new iPads are expected imminently.

The company has already released a new iPad mini and iPad Air this year.

That means the iPad Pro may be given a refresh later in the year like it did in 2018.

Apple may even introduce a new entry-level iPad, with previous rumors hinting towards a 10.2-inch model.

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