The new iPad Pro (2022) units might have a low-key introduction
Render of the iPad 10 with a new lozenge-shaped camera housing on the back and a USB-C charging port on the bottom
According to Gurman, the new iPad Pro (2022) units will be powered by Apple’s M2 SoC. The chip is built by TSMC using the latter’s N5P-enhanced 5nm process node and each component will carry 20 billion transistors. Remember, the higher a chip’s transistor count, the more powerful and energy-efficient it is. The M2 features 25% more transistors than the M1. As a result, Apple says that the M2 will show improvements in the Central Processing Unit (CPU) by as much as 18%, and by as much as 35% in the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) found in the M1.
Also incoming is the 10th version of the basic iPad tablet
Replacing the A13 Bionic chip used to power the iPad 9, the iPad 10 will sport the A14 Bionic SoC used on 2020’s iPhone 12 line. The chipset contains 11.8 billion transistors and was also deployed on the iPad Air 4. Produced by TSMC, the A14 Bionic was the first commercially available chipset made using the 5nm process node. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor will be integrated with the Home button.