Filings from the Federal Communication Commission have revealed the existence of a new Apple product with a model number that doesn’t correspond to anything in the lineup. Details are scarce, but from what we can work out, it could be a new
The device has the model number A1844, which is not currently in use by any Apple device. The power supply and screw placement are in line with the existing
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The timing would make sense, as Apple has traditionally held a second event in the fall, post-iPhone, to release a few new devices. This year, we’d expect to see new MacBooks as the cornerstone of that event, but an update to the
Along with a few technical details for the device, Apple also submitted documentation for testing Bluetooth and NFC radios in the device. The inclusion of NFC is a little puzzling, as Apple has so far ignored the technology, only using it for Apple Pay in iPhones.
There’s no Wi-Fi radio mentioned, but that doesn’t mean much. Assuming this is an incremental update to the
So what new features can we expect to see? Well, 4K HDR video is a notable omission from the current
Less likely is the addition of more smart home technology. Some kind of Apple competitor to the Amazon Echo has been rumored for a while, and the