One of the best parts of the brand new, redesigned iPad mini is the fact it features an A15 Bionic processor. That's the newest chip from Apple, and it's also what's present in the iPhone 13 lineup, too. However, if you were thinking the speeds would be the same across devices, it turns out that isn't the case.
Some of the claimed iPad mini 6 features will reportedly include Apple's unreleased A15 chip, with better connectivity via USB-C and Smart Connector support also part of the package.
Apple's contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build next-generation chips for the upcoming iPhone 13 and its next Mac computers ahead of schedule.
Apple is reportedly planning to manufacture next year's iPhone, iPad and Mac chips on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 5nm+ and 4nm process technologies. By comparison, the current A14 chips in the latest iPhones and the M1 chips in the new MacBook Air, Mac mini and 13-inch MacBook Pro are being fabbed on TSMC's five-nanometer process.
Tucked away as a side-note in today’s report by The China Times newspaper outlining the first Apple Silicon products is a mention of Apple’s next-generation A15 system-on-a-chip.