Apple today introduced its fourth-generation iPad Air. With an iPad Pro-esque design and so much advanced technology, including Apple's A14 chip currently not found in any other Apple device, small wonder it's already been dubbed the iPad Pro killer.
Later this year, Apple is going to announce new iPhones. At the same time, the company will also unveil a new A-series processor for those handsets. And today, before any of that happens, we get a potential preview of the gains we'll see soon.
Chinese site MyDrivers reported Wednesday that Apple will be launching a fourth-generation iPad Air tablet powered by the company's in-house designed A14 system-on-a-chip in March 2021, right about when the next iPad Pro has been rumored to arrive, too.
The latest leaked part of the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup is something that will be buried inside the new handsets whenever they see the light of day later this year.
It was expected to arrive on Friday, and now it has: Apple supplier TSMC has confirmed it's moving forward with a planet opening in the United States.
TSMC is one of Apple's largest suppliers, and it's behind the manufacturing of Apple's lauded A-series processors. And a new report suggests the company is going to make a big bet on a factory in the United States.
Claimed Geekbench scores, spotted Monday, for a yet-to-be-announced Apple A14 system-on-a-chip that will power so-called iPhone 12 show massive jumps in multi-core performance and speed, indicating the next iPhone might match performance of the current iPad Pro.
The fourth-generation iPad Pro models powered by Apple's next-generation A14 Bionic chip are thought to see an official announcement in September of this year alongside 5G iPhones, despite the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Asian supply chain.
Apple's next-generation mobile processor that will power this year's iPhone and iPad models, tentatively named "A14 Bionic", will reportedly enter mass production in the second quarter of this year, in time for new iPhones in September.
2018's A12 Bionic filed as the world's first seven-nanometer mobile processor, and it still smokes competition! But iPhones due in 2020 may give would-be iPhone killers another pause. According to sources, Apple's tentatively named "A14 Bionic" chip powering 2020 handsets will be fabricated on TSMC's cutting-edge five-nanometer process technology.