The new iPad Pro would now come with the Apple M2 chip, the latest leaks suggest. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
Apple has been busy lately integrating its M1 chips into the iPad lineup. Current-gen iPad Pro models were the first to get it last year and this year we’ve seen the M1 chip become the more affordable 5th-gen iPad Air. The base iPad is the only one to come with the A-series chips that power the iPhones. Although we don’t have much information about it, we now know that Apple could continue the saga with its M2 chip which should be launched this year.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who’s had a reliable stream of Apple-related leaks in the past, suggests that Apple is now considering using the next-generation M2 chip in the new iPad Pro. The M2 chip is expected to power next-generation MacBook models, which include the new MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. The iPad Pro will also get the same, but with a few more changes to the lines of the Mac,
iPad Pro to get more Mac features
The biggest upgrade for the iPad Pro will be the new Apple M2 chip, which obviously should bring improved performance. The new chip will have the same basic architecture as the M1 chip but will have improved speed and efficiency. The reason behind this will be the TSMC 4nm process, which is currently used by current generation Android flagship smartphones.
The graphics on the M2 chip should be upgraded, with the GPU expected to have 9 cores and 10 cores. This should give a noticeable performance boost.
But that’s not all for the new iPads. The new iPad Pro is said to get MagSafe support, making it the first tablet to feature wireless charging in Apple’s lineup.
What remains to be seen is whether the iPad Pro line sees a huge price increase with these upgrades. Currently, the iPad line acts as a sort of power supply series for the Mac line. With the M2 chip in place, it’s possible that Apple will offer the iPad Pro as an alternative computing option to the more “traditional” MacBook.