Earlier this week, an Unknown low-powered wireless device from Apple has just passed testing by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and could be released in the United States in the next few months, according to an FCC filing that was first spotted by French blog Consomac.
What we do know is the device has a model number of A1844, which does not line up with any existing Apple products. A regulatory label shows the device has two Torx screws on the back plate of the device, which appears to have at least two slightly curved edges. The device has an electrical rating of 5.5V to 13.2V.
The FCC filing reveals the device has Bluetooth and NFC. However, interestingly enough, the filing does not make any mention of Wi-Fi support being on board.
As for what the device is, that remains a mystery. It has a model number of A1844, and that doesn’t line up with any of Apple’s current devices. There’s a possibility that it could not be a consumer product at all, but something intended to remain at Apple HQ (at least for the time being), especially considering there is regulatory text engraved on the device itself.
Whatever this device is, the FCC has approved it for sale in the United States so it shouldn’t be long before we find out what it’s for. For what it’s worth, Apple filed the documents with the FCC on September 13, six days after it announced the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2 and other new products.
Still, looks like Apple has something new one way or another coming down the pike.