Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro could arrive with an upgraded A14 Bionic chip, potentially allowing it to compete with fully-fledged laptops.
The news came from a tech leaker on Twitter who claims that the next series of iPad Pro will house the A14X chip. Here are the latest details.
The Next iPad Pro is Expected to Be Powered by the A14X Chip
Tech leaker, Fudge, claims that the upcoming series of iPad Pro will arrive with the A14X chip. He didn’t note where such a thing came from or any expected features of the A14X chip. But it’s likely to a powered-up variant of Apple’s next-gen A-series chipset that could debut in the next iPhone.
An upgraded A14 Bionic could be released with laptop-beating performance in the next iPad Pro. That’s because the A14 Bionic should be the company’s first 5nm chip. Leaked iPhone 12 benchmarks suggest that it could not only beat rival Android smartphones on performance but also challenge the power of Apple’s MacBook Pro laptops.
The benchmark leak is the courtesy of an alleged Geekbench 4 scorecard that seems to feature the A14 Bionic at 3.1GHz. It also claims that the chip’s processor managed a single-core score of 1,658 and an incredible multi-score of 4,612. The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 got a single-score of only 4,399.
There’s a chance that an upgraded A14 Bionic in the form of the A14X could make the iPad Pro the most powerful tablet, Apple ever released.
Of course, the raw performance in benchmarks doesn’t always show the real-world performance of a device. Many tools and apps that run well on a macOS laptop, for example, might not offer the same results to iPadOS. And even if a 2021 iPad Pro could beat a MacBook Pro at that performance level, it still needs to be as good and usable at getting stuff done as Apple’s sleek laptop.