Apple has been known to release new Apple Watch models on a yearly basis, starting with the original model released in 2015. This year, Apple is also expected to release new Apple Watch models. Reports reveal that they are coming, and leak some interesting detail about them.

New models

Previous reports reveal proof that Apple is working on Ceramic and Titanium Apple Watch versions in 40mm and 44mm sizes. Some believe that these are new Series 4 versions owing to the fact that there’s no Series 4 model in ceramic. Some, on the other hand, believe that these are Series 5 models.

So far, Apple hasn’t cleared the confusion up via an announcement. MacRumors, however, found more proof that new models are coming.

According to MacRumors, Apple has filed several unreleased Apple Watch model numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). The listing describes “personal wearable electronic devices of the Apple brand” that run on the “watchOS 6 software version.” The model numbers include A1975, A1976, A2007, A2156, A2157, A1858, A1859, A1977, A1978, A2092 and A2093.

The EEC listing does not indicate what specific Apple Watch models these numbers refer to. CNet believes that these might refer to Series 4 models, but Forbes believes that these numbers refer to new Apple Watch Series 5 models, and gives a few reasons why it thinks that way.

Series 5?

First, the report noted that Apple assigned the same model number to multiple Apple Watches regardless of the finish. For example, A1975 (listed above) referred to the 40mm Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS and cellular that came in four different versions: aluminum, stainless steel, Apple Watch Nike+ and Apple Watch Hermes.

The listing has new model numbers: A2156, A2157, A2092 and A2093. It’s unclear as to what these numbers refer to, but Forbes claims they’re for the Series 5.

“So, to introduce new metal finishes,” Forbes noted, “Apple doesn’t need to add any digits to the Commission’s database.”

Not sure

Of course, Apple hasn’t announced anything about the new Apple Watch models yet. One thing is clear, though: if Apple doesn’t release new Apple Watch Series 5 models, then it’s obvious that it has delayed the Series 5 to release improved Series 4 versions.

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Equipped with fall-detection and ECG capabilities, another Apple Watch feature saved a woman from sexual assault. AFP/Getty Images/Noah Berger