2018 iPad Pro and Apple Pencil listings found in Chinese MIIT certifications

According to some interesting findings via Chinese MIIT Certification (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), there seems to be hints of a new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. It is not confirmed yet whether the devices spotted were indeed iPad Pros or just models a different iPad line-up.

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MIIT released certification for 4 mystery devices with the following model numbers:

  • A1876
  • A1980
  • A1993
  • A2051

These model numbers do not belong to any existing Apple product though. The fourth device in this listing is for certification for a bluetooth device with the model number A2051. This may coincide with the highly rumored second-generation Apple Pencil.

Unfortunately, this is all the information that can be gleaned by MySmartPrice for now. As tempting the rumors are, there hasn’t been any concrete evidence of the new iPad Pro’s rumored features: a USB-C connector with video output to external displays, a near bezel-less design, a new A12X Bionic Chip and FaceID.

Apple has yet to officially release any information but the October 2018 event could be the place where new iPads, MacBooks, AirPods, Apple Pencil, and other devices make their debut.

MacRumors also chimed in on the listing by naming more registered model devices with the ECC (Eurasian Economic Commission):

  • A1934
  • A1979
  • A2013
  • A2014
  • A1985

These model numbers do not match the ones listed in MIIT’s certifications. However, they were filed back in July and the model number variations might point to iPad Pro models for the Eurasian region.

Apple’s October 2018 event is expected to be announced soon and might take place during the last week of this month. iPhone XR is going to open for pre-orders on October 19 and launched on October 26, so it is speculated that the most likely time for the event would be in the last week of October.

Stay tuned as we keep you updated with all the rumors and leaks for 2018 iPad Pro, and other related new for Apple’s October event.