The Apple iPhone 11 is expected to launch in September 2019 and just like the last few years, the devices have been listed on the Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory database. As reported by 9to5Mac, the 2019 iPhones have recently appeared on this database with model numbers A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223.
The website states that this database keeps a record of devices that rely on encryption technologies which in essence points to all of Apple’s hardware products. As an example, the 2019 Apple iPad Air and iPad mini were registered in January which was months ahead of their official unveiling.
The Eurasian Economic Commission database sometimes lists products that no one was expecting, therefore, giving us a clue to what to expect come launch time. However, in this case, pretty much the entire world knows that the 2019 iPhones will launch so it doesn’t really come as a surprise that they have been registered here.
Elaborating on the model numbers, the A2111, A2161, A2215 identifiers all suggest that it will be the successor to the iPhone XR which is currently being referred to as the iPhone 11R while the remaining model numbers suggest it will be the successor to the iPhone XS and XS Max. There are quite a few model numbers as Apple sells different variants of the iPhone in different geographical locations based on cellular band compatibility and physical dual SIM support in China.
Another guess why there could be different model numbers is because of storage variants. The iPhone 11R like last year is expected to come in three storage sizes. The A22 line-up will most probably be the iPhone 11 and 11 Max refer to three storage sizes each while the remaining two could represent different component suppliers.
This may not be the juiciest of leaks, but it’s a huge one nonetheless as it prepares us all for the upcoming Apple iPhone 11 launch.
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