Apple filed an unspecified device in the Bluetooth SIG database named “B2002”, under “Personal Computer” and with the model number “TBD”. Now the company has filed its trio of Macs with M1 chips heading in the same category.
The three Macs equipped with the M1 chip, namely MacBook Air, MacBook Pro 13-inch, and Mac mini, were added to the list on February 10, 2021. Although these additions to the database rule out the possibility that the “TBD” item is a Mac M1, the device in question remains a mystery.
Besides, many other existing Apple products can also be excluded. In fact, there are separate Bluetooth database lists for the iPhone 12 line, Apple Watch Series 6, and Apple Watch SE, AirPods Max, HomePod mini, 4th generation iPad Air, 8th generation iPad, the latest iPad Pro models, and more.
For this early 2021, the products that Apple seems to have in the pipeline including a new Apple TV, AirTags, second-generation AirPods Pro, but we can probably rule them out right away. It is currently unclear what the “TBD” model number represents, but Apple also occasionally stores components in the Bluetooth SIG database, such as the H1 chip of the second-generation AirPods and the W2 chip of the Apple Watch Series 3. In the description of this mysterious product we find the words “Controller Subsystem + Host + Profile“, so it may refer to the M1 chip or another component present in the M1 Macs.
At the moment the mystery remains, we just have to wait to find out if the name will be updated, making its nature clear.