Apple Registers iPhone 13 Models in Eurasia Ahead of September Launch

Nashville Chatter Class has discovered a new Russian-language regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database pointing towards several unreleased iPhone 13 models that Apple will be launching in the fall.

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Versions of iPhone running iOS 14 are listed with the model numbers A2628, A2630, A2634, A2635, A2640, A2643, and A2645. None of the numbers correspond to Apple's existing smartphone lineup.

The EEC filing, published on Friday, satisfies Russia's requirement for companies to register all products containing encryption and/or cryptographic tools. Several new models of ‌iPhone‌ and Mac have been registered with the EEC in previous years and these devices turned out to correspond with later device launches.

Apple's 2021 ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup, due to launch in September, will look similar to the 2020 ‌iPhone‌ lineup, with four devices in sizes that include 5.4-inches, 6.1-inches, and 6.7-inches, with two of the iPhones being higher-end "Pro" models and two positioned as lower-cost, more affordable devices.

Major design changes are not expected, and 2021 iPhones will have the same feature set as the 2020 iPhones, but we can count on camera improvements, a faster A-series processor, a new 5G chip from Qualcomm, increased battery life, and some tweaks to the notch. See our dedicated iPhone 13 roundup for all the details.

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Top Rated Comments

dotnet Avatar
14 months ago
We’ve always been at war with Eurasia.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ericwn Avatar
14 months ago
13 or 12s ?

i always assumed 13 was unlucky
There was iOS 13. And macOS 10.13. It will be another 13 and the world will continue as if nothing happened.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss.king Avatar
14 months ago

13 or 12s ?

i always assumed 13 was unlucky
Different cultures have different superstitions. I believe China's equivalent is 4. Fortunately, Apple hasn't acknowledged magical thinking (which is the correct approach).

Also, we've already had iOS 13, so any damage from the spooky number is already done.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnysods Avatar
14 months ago

Fingers crossed that one of these models is the Mini Pro Plus SE.
Is that the Ceramic Edition Pro Elite or the Classic Gold Surgical Steel Plus?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Berti10 Avatar
14 months ago
Went from a 2-year cycle to a 3-year cycle now to a 4-year cycle. Even after 4 years my 8+ 256GB is a fantastic device, but looking fwd to a 13Pro Max
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unggoy Murderer Avatar
14 months ago

13 or 12s ?

i always assumed 13 was unlucky
13 is considered unlucky in western cultures, but numbers like 4 and 9 are unlucky in China.

Every number probably has a lucky / good // unlucky / bad meaning somewhere, but I think we've moved on from less enlightened periods in our history. :)

Microsoft "traditionally" has an aversion to 13, but Apple so far haven't demonstrated any.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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