The next iPad Pro could destroy laptops with this killer upgrade
Apple’s next iPad Pro could be a true laptop killer thanks to its A14X chip
The next iPad Pro could come with an upgraded take on the A14 Bionic chip the iPhone 12 is expected to have, potentially giving it the power to take on fully-fledged laptops.
A reasonably reputable tech leaker on Twitter going by the name of Fudge noted that the next wave of iPad Pro tablets will come with the A14X chip. Fudge didn’t note where this information came from or any expected specs of the A14X chip, but it’s likely to a powered-up version of Apple’s next-generation A-series chipset that will almost certainly debut in the next iPhone.
An upgraded A14 Bionic could promise laptop-beating performance in the next iPad Pro. That’s because the A14 Bionic is expected to be Apple’s first 5-nanometre chip. Leaked iPhone 12 benchmarks show that it could not only destroy rival Android phones on performance but also potentially challenge the power of Apple’s own MacBook Pro laptops.
The benchmark leak came courtesy of an alleged Geekbench 5 scorecard which appears to feature the A14 Bionic running at 3.1GHz. If the benchmark is to be believed, the chip’s processor managed a single-core score of 1,658 and a multi-core score of 4,612. Comparatively, the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 yielded a single-core score of 4,399 in our review.