The new iPad Pro is coming soon, and it will be as powerful as the latest MacBook Air with the arm-based M1 chip. The information comes from 9to5Mac, which has discovered the reference to the A14X chip in the fifth beta version of iOS 14.5 which mentions a chip called 13G. The chip, as many suggest, will probably be the A14X processor that will power the soon-to-be-launched iPad Pro.
This is not the first time we’ve heard that the next generation iPad Pro will be powered by the A14X processor. In fact, there have been many reports that a new A14X chip, according to Bloomberg sources, “is on par with the faster M1 chip in the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini.” Sure, the iPad Pro will be more powerful than the processor, but do we need that level of performance?
The iPad Pro is set to a specific type of consumer, and users already have a Mac. A Macbook Air, for example, is designed to run older software and therefore requires a powerful processor. Apple̵
A more powerful A14X processor will give the iPad Pro the ability to run more desktop-quality apps. Many productivity-centric apps like Photoshop are already working well on the iPad Pro. Reports suggest that the new iPad Pro will continue to be offered in two screen sizes, but the 12.9-inch may have a Mini LED screen. The upcoming iPad Pro is also rumored to come with a Thunderbolt port.
Apple is apparently holding a launch event in April where it may debut the new iPad Pro. A couple of new devices will be launched next month, including redesigned AirPods, a powerful Apple TV and AirTags.