Rumor mill: iPad followers had been dissatisfied to find the 2020 iPad Pro supplied few upgrades over its predecessor, however we’re listening to extra rumors of a brand new and improved mannequin arriving later this 12 months, one with an A14X chipset.
When Apple revealed the most recent iPad Pro alongside the replace MacBook Air in March, many had been shocked to be taught that the tablets function the A12Z chip, moderately than a A13X—an upgraded model of the A13 SoC that’s discovered within the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. It was later confirmed that the A12Z was basically the identical because the A12X discovered within the 2018 mannequin, solely with an additional GPU core enabled.
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We’ve already heard claims that one other iPad Pro mannequin would launch later this 12 months, and a China Times report lends credence to these rumors with a report on the Bionic A14X. From its provide chain supply, it states that the chipset will probably be going into manufacturing quickly.
It’s anticipated that the 7nm A14 Bionic will probably be a part of this 12 months’s iPhone 12 lineup, and, that the upgraded A14X model of the chip will discover its means into the brand new iPad Pros. If so, it appears there received’t be a Bionic 13X.
In addition to the highly effective new chip, it’s thought that the subsequent iPad Pro fashions may copy the iPhone 12 handsets by that includes 5G, which might make them an extremely highly effective pill by way of processing and connectivity.
This continues to be all hypothesis and rumor, after all. If Apple does launch one other iPad Pro this 12 months, those that simply purchased the 2020 iPad Pro refresh aren’t going to be pleased, so don’t be shocked if Cupertino waits till 2021 to lanch.