IPad Pro To Come With 8-Core A11X Bionic Processor

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IPad Pro To Come With 8-Core A11X Bionic Processor

These are all guesswork and rumors, it's worth noting, so keep those hopes at bay. Supply chain sources indicated that the octa-core processor is tentatively named A11X Bionic chip. All that boils down to is that a chip smaller than the 10 nm A11 in the iPhone X will pack 2 more cores (eight versus six), leading to more processing power but also more energy efficiency. Similar to the latest chip, it'll feature TSMC's integrated fan-out wafer level packaging.

The cores will apparently be split between three high-power "Monsoon" ones and five energy-efficient "Mistral" ones, which is one more of each kind than the A11 Bionic.

Take all these with a grain of salt, of course, but even if the above-mentioned specs end up being true, for now it's still hard to determine just how fast the rumored chip would be over Apple's A11 Bionic chip. Will Apple finally be adding a high-performance quad-core addition for tackling the more taxing applications?

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Additionally, the beefed-up A11X will come with an M11 motion co-processor and a neural processing unit (NPU) for artificial intelligence (AI) related tasks, fuelling rumors that Apple will incorporate the AI-powered Face ID to the 2018 iPad Pro. The new model could feature a new design and Face ID. The new chip will purportedly debut in new iPad Pros coming in Q1 or Q2, 2018. These are all based on rumors, however.

Apple has kept iPad design basic for a long-time. There's also speculation that Apple will refrain from using OLEDs this time to avoid the same manufacturing problems the iPhone X suffered from.

The ad seems to be the exact response of the occasion where Micrososoft's CEO, Satya Nadela suggested two journalists using iPads to get a real computer.

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