Apple has registered seven MacBook models with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), according to MacRumors. The devices are designated as “portable computers” and have the following model numbers: A2141, A2147, A2158, A2159, A2179, A2182, and A2251. It’s not clear if these model numbers hint at a new MacBook or just updates to 12-inch MacBook.
Speculation is rife that Apple will launch an updated version of 12-inch MacBook this year. The model hasn’t been updated since 2017, and it’s showing the age. The current-generation 12-inch MacBook lacks a TouchBar, has the first-generation Butterfly keyboard, and there’s only one USB Type-C port.
The other possibility is that Apple could launch the much anticipated 16-inch MacBook Pro. Earlier this year, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the new MacBook Pro would boast a screen between 16-inch and 16.5-inches.
Apparently, this new MacBook Pro would have the all-new design. However, it was later reported that the high-profile notebook had been pushed back to 2021. It’s being claimed that Samsung might supply OLED screens for a 16-inch MacBook Pro.
There’s also ongoing speculation about Apple ditching Intel processors on the Mac for ARM-based CPUs. A Bloomberg report claims that Macs running on AMR-based chips may arrive in 2020. Separately, Axios’ report further confirmed the claim, citing “developers and Intel officials.”