Apple registers six Apple Watch models with EEC ahead of September launch
Apple has just obtained permission from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) to market its future watches in the Eurasian Economic Union. Six new Apple Watch models are now registered in the Eurasian database.
Essential reading: Apple Watch 4- what to expect from the next generation timepiece
The Series 4 device is expected to deliver solid improvements over its predecessor. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, leaks suggest the screen will be 15% bigger than on its predecessor (1.57 inches on the 38mm and 1.78 inches on the 42mm). Apple is expected to shring bezels to accommodate the larger screen-real estate without tinkering with the physical dimensions of the device. The next generation timepiece is also expected to come with a better processor, a boost to battery life, improved health sensors and more.
Adding credence to expectations that Apple’s next smartwatch is on its way, six new ‘Series 4’ model identifiers in the Eurasian economic database have been spotted by Consomoc. The filings for units A1977, A1978, A1975, A1976, A2007 and A2008 do not reveal any specifications, apart from that all models will be shipping with watchOS5.
The number, however, suggests a sliming down of the device lineup. Accounting for two watch sizes, Apple Watch Series 3 shipped with a total of eight models. This includes 3 cellular offerings and a GPS only model. Its possible the Cupetino outfit will drop the GPS only model this year. As noted by 9to5Mac, the other possibility is that Apple will lose the expensive ceromic model.
Whatever the case, it won’t be long before we find out. IFA is just around the corner, but after that all eyes will be on Apple and its back-to-school conference. The iPhone and iPad Pro will be the stars of the event, but Apple will also use the gathering to lift the veil on Apple Watch Series 4.
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