A model number for a possible MacBook has surfaced via the Federal Communications Commission, a discovery that could be a sign Apple is preparing to ship new models in the product line in the near future, including a potential rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro
A search of FCC filings unearthed the model number A2159, registered to Apple Inc in reference to a “Laptop Computer.” The model number matches one of seven models unearthed in mid-June at the Eurasian Economic Commission, which strongly indicates it is for the same device, and that FCC listings for the others could soon make an appearance,
The full list of seven models from the EEC registry was A2141, A2147, A2158, A2179, A2182, A2251, and the resurfaced A2159. At that time, the models were all described as being for “portable” computers.
While the existence of the model numbers does not directly advise of the kind of models Apple has planned for release, nor when they will launch, they do indicate that there are new models on the way. It is plausible that the models could be for refreshed versions of existing MacBook devices.
One well-rumored candidate is a 16-inch MacBook Pro, which in reports has been tipped to have Samsung as a supplier of OLED panels, while another claims it will use a TFT screen with a resolution of 3072 by 1920 pixels. Current speculation is that it will be unveiled during the usual September iPhone launch event.