Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro tablets for 2018 will use an Apple-designed A12X Bionic chip, which is an enhanced version of the regular A12 Bionic chip in the iPhone XS/XS Max/XR smartphones feature a more powerful GPU for faster graphics.
Stop me if you’ve think you’ve already heard this one: Apple is reportedly exploring ways to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with a version of in-house designed silicon technology that already powers its iOS, watchOS and tvOS devices.
Dialog’s boss told German newspaper Euro am Sonntag that it expects Apple, its top customer, to use its power-management chips for a significant proportion of its devices in 2019 and 2020. In other words, Apple may continue to work with Dialog until its future chip designs are finished.
The company’s semiconductor advances made last year with the introduction of the A11 Bionic chip powering the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X lines should trickle down to new iPads coming down the pike later this year, if a new Bloomberg repot is an indication.