References to New iPads and 7th-Generation iPod Touch Found in iOS 12.2

Earlier today, registration info for seven new iPad models was discovered in the Eurasian Economic Commission Database, and now signs of new iPads and a 7th-generation iPod touch have been found in iOS 12.2.

Developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered references to four new ‌iPad‌ models, ranging from ‌iPad‌ 11,1 to ‌iPad‌ 11,4, two of which are WiFi and two of which are cellular. These model numbers do not correspond to any known ‌iPad‌ models.

newipadmodels
Troughton-Smith speculates that the ‌iPad‌ model numbers could be new iPad mini devices, which would be in line with rumors suggesting a new ‌iPad mini‌ 5 is in the works. According to Troughton-Smith, none of the iPads have Face ID, which is what we would expect as a new ‌iPad mini‌ is likely to be positioned as an affordable, lower-end device.

There's also a reference to "iPod 9,1," which does not match up with any known ‌iPod touch‌ devices, suggesting it is a new next-generation model. The current sixth-generation ‌iPod touch‌ is "iPod 7,1," for reference. The iPod listed in iOS 12.2 does not appear to have Face ID or Touch ID, which is in line with the current ‌iPod touch‌.

ipod91
Previous rumors have indeed suggested Apple is working on a 7th-generation ‌iPod touch‌, an ‌iPad mini‌ 5, and a new version of the lower-cost 9.7-inch ‌iPad‌, which may actually be upgraded to 10 inches in its next iteration.


Apple earlier this week registered seven iPads with the Eurasian Economic Commission, and at least some of those could be the four ‌iPad‌ models Troughton-Smith has discovered in iOS 12.2. Those model numbers included A2123, A2124, A2126, A2153, A2154, A2133, and A2152.

We first began hearing about Apple's work on a refreshed ‌iPad mini‌ in late 2018, and since then, chatter has picked up. Rumors have suggested a new fifth-generation ‌iPad mini‌ will be released in the first half of 2019, and with signs showing up in iOS 12.2 and the Eurasian database (where Apple is required to register all new devices), that prediction is sounding more and more accurate.

There's been mixed information about what to expect from an ‌iPad mini‌ update. A case leak suggested a vertical camera and quad speakers, but a photo of an unreleased ‌iPad mini‌, which could be the new ‌iPad mini‌, featured an older A9 processor and a design that's similar to the fourth-generation ‌iPad mini‌.

ipadminicase1

A leaked case allegedly for the ‌iPad mini‌ 5

We'll need to wait for additional information to figure out just what features the ‌iPad mini‌ will include, but it sounds like it's going to be more similar to the current 9.7-inch ‌iPad‌ than an iPad Pro. As for a launch date, it's looking like it could potentially come when iOS 12.2 is released, perhaps in late February or early March. The rumored 7th-generation ‌iPod touch‌ could be released at the same time.

ipad mini 5 possible 2

A photo of a leaked, unreleased ‌iPad mini‌ that could be the ‌iPad mini‌ 5

Apple has held events in March for the last few years, so it would not be a surprise to see yet another March event in 2019.

Related Roundups: iPod touch, iPad mini, iPad
Related Forums: iPod touch and iPod, iPad

Top Rated Comments

subjonas Avatar
36 months ago
A9? Apple doesn’t update the iPad mini 4 for 3.5 years, then gives it a 3.5 year old processor? Wow


Attachment Image
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ElRojito Avatar
36 months ago
iPod Touch with cellular will sell like hot cakes.
That’s.... that’s an iPhone.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
36 months ago
Sweet—a new iPad Mini with a processor from 2015! Definitely buying that. I also enjoy sticking my money into paper shredders and lighting it on fire. Thanks, Apple!

Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yanksrock100 Avatar
36 months ago
About time! Let's hope Apple doesn't skimp out on the parts and processors for these guys. Especially considering this will probably be the only iPod/iPad mini update for the next half decade!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
polee Avatar
36 months ago
Hope their prices will not be too high to instantly make these launches a failure...
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lunarworks Avatar
36 months ago
Does an iPod touch even have a place today, given how you can easily buy a second hand older iphone for around that price anyways?
For little kids that you don't want having an actual phone?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

studio buds family

Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
macos catalina legacy system extension alert

Apple Begins Warning Users That 'Legacy System Extensions' Won't Work With a Future Version of macOS

Wednesday March 25, 2020 9:53 am PDT by
Apple has shared a new support document that indicates kernel extensions — which it calls "legacy system extensions" — will not be compatible with a future version of macOS because they "aren't as secure or reliable as modern alternatives."System extensions are a category of software that works in the background to extend the functionality of your Mac. Some apps install kernel extensions, which...
General Spotify Feature

Spotify Pauses Plans to Add AirPlay 2 Support to iOS App [Update: Spotify Clarifies]

Friday August 6, 2021 9:07 am PDT by
See update at bottom of article Spotify this week confirmed that its plans to add AirPlay 2 support to its iOS app have been placed on indefinite hiatus. In an online discussion forum post, a Spotify representative said the streaming music service had been working on supporting AirPlay 2, but the company has paused the efforts "for now" due to "audio driver compatibility issues." The...
apple privacy

Apple Publishes FAQ to Address Concerns About CSAM Detection and Messages Scanning

Monday August 9, 2021 1:50 am PDT by
Apple has published a FAQ titled "Expanded Protections for Children" which aims to allay users' privacy concerns about the new CSAM detection in iCloud Photos and communication safety for Messages features that the company announced last week. "Since we announced these features, many stakeholders including privacy organizations and child safety organizations have expressed their support of...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
m1 macbook air

Kuo: Mini-LED MacBook Air Coming in Mid-2022

Thursday July 22, 2021 7:48 pm PDT by
Apple will release a new version of the MacBook Air around the middle of 2022, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in note to investors seen by MacRumors. The upcoming MacBook Air will feature a 13.3-inch mini-LED display, which would make it the second Mac to gain mini-LED technology after the 2021 MacBook Pro, which is rumored to include a mini-LED display and is expected to launch later ...
Apple Films Tom Hanks Finch First Look

Apple Original Film 'Finch' Starring Tom Hanks to Premiere November 5

Thursday August 12, 2021 8:52 am PDT by
Apple today announced that the original film "Finch," starring Tom Hanks in its titular role, will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 5 and shared a first-look image from the film. The first look at "Finch," shared by Apple. The film, which is anticipated to be an awards season contender, revolves around a man, a robot (played by "Get Out" actor Caleb Landry Jones), and a dog that form ...
whatsintheboxiphonexs

Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Won't Ship With Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

Wednesday September 12, 2018 12:58 pm PDT by
Since the headphone jack was removed from the iPhone with the launch of the iPhone 7, Apple has bundled iPhones with a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter for customers who continue to have 3.5mm headphones. With the launch of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, Apple is discontinuing this practice and will not include the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter. On the...
macbook air m1 first benchmark

Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Wednesday November 11, 2020 4:43 pm PST by
Apple introduced the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 Apple Silicon chips yesterday, and as of today, the first benchmark of the new chip appears to be showing up on the Geekbench site. The M1 chip, which belongs to a MacBook Air with 8GB RAM, features a single-core score of 1687 and a multi-core score of 7433. According to the benchmark, the M1 has a 3.2GHz base...
iphone 13 teal with text

Apple Begins Preparation for iPhone 13 Production Ahead of Fall Launch

Monday June 28, 2021 3:29 am PDT by
We're just a few months away from when Apple is expected to reveal the 2021 iPhone, dubbed the "iPhone 13." In preparation for its launch, it has been pulling in shipments of different components needed to produce the new iPhones, according to a report from DigiTimes. In years past, Apple released its latest iPhone lineup, alongside a new Apple Watch, during a September event at Apple Park....