The INSIDER Summary:
- Rumors have long suggested that Apple will announce new products at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5, 2017.
- On Wednesday, Apple submitted a regulatory filing in Eurasia that includes five new model numbers that may be MacBooks.
- It’s the biggest hint yet that the tech giant has something big planned for its keynote.
- Another product that may be unveiled at the WWDC 2017 is Apple’s Siri-controlled smart speaker.
It has long been suspected that Apple will announce new MacBooks at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 5, 2017.
As of Wednesday, it looks like the rumors may be true: Just five days before its keynote, Apple submitted a regulatory filing for five new model numbers in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, as first reported by Sylvain Rogelet over at the French website Consomac.
The filing suggests that “at least five new models running macOS Sierra” will launch soon, as seen in this translation by Tim Hardwick of “MacRumors.” Apple also registered spare parts that may include a new wireless keyboard and a new iPad Pro, adds Hardwick.
This comes hot on the heels of another sign that Apple is about to announce something big. Just earlier this week, Apple pushed back delivery dates for its 15-inch MacBook Pro to June 6 through June 8 — lining up perfectly with the rumored announcement of the new MacBooks on June 5.
It’s also likely that Apple’s long-awaited Siri-controlled smart speaker may be unveiled at the keynote, “Bloomberg” reports.
So if you’ve been thinking about buying a new MacBook, you may want to wait a few more days. The WWDC keynote starts at 10:00 a.m. PDT on June 5, 2017 and ends five days later on June 9. You can stream it live on Apple’s website here.
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