Russian regulatory docs see iOS 10, watchOS 2 hardware, AirPods
The FCC has not published any regulatory documents related to the iPhone 7 or the Apple Watch 2 just yet. But, according to at least one Russian tech outlet, the Eurasian Economic Commission has taken a look at those devices and another one that has to do with the lack of a headphone jack on that new mobile phone.
Documents dug up by mobiltelefon.ru show up product listings with internal product codes for certain devices running on “iOS 10” and “watchOS 2”. In terms of what would be iPhone materials, it seems that we’re only getting two devices, not three this year. We presume that the “A1778” and the “A1784” refer to the regular-sized iPhone, the “Plus” model and not a “Pro” model.
The supposed Apple Watches listed may come to market with several SKUs instead of the two that came out for last year’s Apple Watch across all of its variations (A1553, A1554). Here are all of them:
Remember, these are all from the same batch of listings, all of them said to be running watchOS 2 (not running the updated version expected out soon from launch). Maybe it’ll just be easier on the support side to give an Apple Watch Sport 2 a different name than the Apple Watch Edition 2. Maybe there will be a meaningful difference in all of these cases.
And then, there are the “AirPods“. Not only will we likely see 3.5mm-to-Lightning adapters pop-up this year, but we may also get some Bluetooth earbuds from Apple as well. It seems that 1 Infinite Loop is covering all of its bases in order to omit the headphone jack on the iPhone 6SE/7.
We’ll have to see next week.