New MacBooks could be coming this year as Apple registers 7 new models

Apple has registered seven new MacBook models on the Eurasian Economic Commission database, suggesting the company could be about to refresh more of its notebook line.

Spotted by MacRumors, Apple has filed for seven new computer products which they call “portable personal computers,” with model numbers A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182, and A2251.

All of these devices list macOS 10.14 as the software version, which could mean that the devices will be released before macOS 10.15 officially drops in September, following four months of beta testing and tweaks.

Of course, it’s impossible to know exactly when Apple will release its new MacBooks – previously, the iPad Air and iPad mini appeared on the database more than two months before they were released, and last month, the iPhone 11 appeared on the database, more than four months before its rumored September launch.

Applying for and registering products in the database gives Apple the rights to sell products in such countries, and allow for scrutiny ahead of release.

Many expect Apple will refresh its MacBook lineup, which hasn’t been updated in two years.

The Cupertino firm is also expected to be working on a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display, with long-time analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggesting that product would see the light of day before the year is out.

But considering Apple has only just refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup, it would be an unusual move for the company to introduce another refresh in the short-term.

Apple could also refresh its MacBook Air models, which were last updated in October of last year with a new Renita Display, as well as Touch ID and an all-new design, so perhaps a refresh is on its way to improve performance and introduce Apple’s new butterfly keyboard?

In recent months, Apple has taken to updating its Mac and iPad lines online via a press release with little fanfare, with incremental updates moving online rather than via a keynote.

So, in theory, Apple could drop new MacBooks any day now – we just have to keep looking!

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