Cupertino giant mobile manufacturer Apple is expected to bring out a new range of Mac products during its event in New York on October 30. The formal announcement has not been done yet, but three new Mac models running on macOS 10.14 Mojave have been spotted in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database. All the three Mac’s are being expected to be a part of the forthcoming event wherein Apple is speculated to bring out a new range of iPad Pro models with Face ID support as well. The new models, along with the five unknown iPad models, which appeared on the EEC database weren’t a part of the list that emerged earlier this year. The new listing clearly indicates the highly-anticipated upgrades on Mac Mini and iMac.
Consomac reported that the listed filing in the EEC database showed Mac machines which had model identifiers namely A1993, A2115, and A2116. The filing defined these new models as “Apple personal computers” that were running on macOS 10.14. This clearly implies that the latest development at Apple premises is related to the upcoming Mac models. Also, it looks like these listed models might be the new Mac Mini and iMac machines.
In July, the EEC database also spotted five new Mac computer models with model identifiers A1931, A1932, A1988, A1989, and A1990 in addition to five new iPad models. All the Mac models were running on macOS 10.13 instead of the latest macOS 10.14 Mojave. It appears that three of the models listed in the EEC database were related to new MacBook Pros, but the A1932 looks like an upcoming MacBook laptop.
Ming-Chi Kuo, TF International Securities analyst recently predicted that Apple, during its October 30 event would reveal at least three new Mac machines, that will also include a “low-price” MacBook along with an updated Mac mini and iMac. Kuo also forecasted that the company will bring two new iPad Pro models that will have USB Type-C and will come with display panels in comparison to the previous models as well as a “new-design” Apple Pencil that will match up to the updated iPad Pro lineup. The speculated new Apple Pencil might already have the ability to pair with new iPad models by proximity, in a way similar to how AirPods currently pair with a compatible iPhone or Mac device.
On the other hand, the new iPad Pro models might have an iPhone X-like TrueDepth Camera system that will enable Face ID support. The presence of one such Face ID will help Apple completely forego the outdated Touch ID button.
Rumors also suggest that the 2018 iPad Pro family will have the ability to deliver 4K HDR video to external displays and will have a USB Type-C port instead of Apple’s proprietary Lightning port. The new range could also include 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.
In addition to all this, rumor mills have been doing the rounds that Apple could bring a new iPad mini in the coming months.
An IDC report suggested that Mac shipments declined by 11 percent with 4.7 million units being shipped in the third quarter of this year. As a result, this has bought Apple down to the fifth position in the worldwide PC market, with Lenovo emerging as the market leader, followed by HP, Dell, and Acer.
The new models are being expected to help the Mac maker revamp the situation and improve its market presence over time.