Two mysterious devices by Apple have just been approved by the Eurasian Economic Commission this week. This is the first time the Eurasian Union has ever approved new Apple device model numbers, so the rumour mill is now in full swing.
The Eurasian Economic Commission, which carries out business decisions for the Eurasian Union, could have approved entirely new and currently unannounced iPads for entry into Eastern Europe and Russia – as long as the legislators approve, which they surely will. Consomac (which is basically our equivalent but written entirely in French) speculated the introduction of all-new iPads a few days ago. They noticed that the iPads and iPhones had the prefixes “AA” and “CC” in front of the names, which is highly unusual. Back in January, a developer also uncovered new strings in the code for iOS 11.3, which included “iPad_Modern”. There has been speculation about what “iPad_Modern” has meant, but with this new information about the EEC, the two new pieces of information may very well be related.
So, what could these “Modern” iPads include? It wouldn’t be a surprise if the new iPad included a Face ID feature, seeing as Apple is continuing down that route, and certainly do not want to bring back the HomeScreen button. The “Modern” iPad could also include an entirely new design which is perhaps sleeker and more futuristic-looking than the iPads we have today.
For now, though, all we can do is speculate and wait until more concrete information is either uncovered by Apple fans or explicitly told to us by Apple themselves.
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