Apple about to release seven iPads, eight 'Apple Watch Series 6' models
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Seven new variations of iPad, and eight varieties of the "Apple Watch Series 6" have now been listed on the Eurasian Economic Commission's website, which typically means they are shortly to be released.
As previously rumored, the "Apple Watch Series 6" and new iPads are now expected to be soon released by Apple, following a listing on the Eurasian Economic Commission's regulatory database. A total of seven new iPad SKUs — so one or more models with multiple configurations — and eight Apple Watches are listed.
The new filings with the EEC found by Consomac show the iPads as running iPadOS 14. Similarly, the Watches are all shown as running watchOS 7.
While the EEC listings never contain any more specific details, each entry has its own Apple identification number. At times, models can be re-listed on the database following some unspecified changes, but none of the ones listed now have previously been filed.
"Apple Watch Series 6" model numbers
New iPad model numbers
All Apple devices must be listed on the EEC database before they are released, however a listing does not guarantee that a device is coming. It would be unlikely for Apple to reach this stage in a product's release and then change its mind, but it could happen.
Also there is no clear timeframe from a listing to a final release. However, for example, a similar listing for new iPads in July 2019 was followed by their release in September.
So a listing in August would be line with Apple releasing new iPads and Apple Watches in September or October. Apple has previously said that its regular iPhone launch — which has previously also seen new Apple Watches — will be delayed a few weeks.
These listed iPads and Apple Watches may then be revealed at an October event. However, recent reports have claimed that the "Apple Watch Series 6" may be launched via a press release.