9to5 Mac reports today that papers that were filed this week with the Eurasian commission database have revealed that there are two new iPad models on the way very soon. In the filings, which were discovered by Consomac, two new iPad models identified as A1954 and A1893 were listed as tablets running iOS 11.
The good thing about these two iPads turning up in the Eurasian commission listing is that past experience shows that it means that the products in question should be launching very soon. Two such examples are the iPhone 7 and AirPods, both of which appeared in the Eurasian database just two weeks before they were announced by Apple. Likewise, new MacBooks and keyboards appeared in the Eurasian commission in May, and were then unveiled at WWDC one month later in June.
However, it is most likely that these new iPads are simply a refresh of the cheaper non-Pro models, one year on from the launch of the $329 iPad in March of last year. The new iPad models with Face ID that are thought to be on the way will most likely not be launched until the second half of this year.
Source: Eurasian filings hint at two new iPad models coming soon