IPad Pro To Come With 8-Core A11X Bionic Processor

IPad Pro To Come With 8-Core A11X Bionic Processor

TSMC was the chief primary supplier of 10nm chips that paved the way for Apple into making the powerful hexacore processors but it looks like two cores are going to be added to the mix with the iPad Pro 2018 announcement.

Recently, Samsung trolled Apple in an ad where they suggested iPhone users to 'upgrade to the galaxy" and then Microsoft's CEO teased iPad users to "get a real computer', I was wondering why Apple is not replying in the same manner. It felt like a testing ground before Apple launched its impressive iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X this year.

Apple's current iPad Pro lineup, which includes the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models, are now powered by the Apple A10X Fusion chip based on TSMC's 10-nanometer manufacturing process.

The focus is heavy on iOS 11 features such as annotation support for screenshots, the new Dock interface, and more.

According to a Chinese source, Apple will be incorporating a total of eight cores in the upcoming A11X Bionic. It will also come with processors needed to perform artificial intelligence-based tasks, such as Face ID. The new model might be dubbed as the A11X. However, reports are that A11X will be designed using the 7nm process by TSMC.

There is no word on the release of the iPad Pro 2018 yet, although it is expected to arrive around the end of the first quarter or beginning of Q2 next year.

Analysts are speculating that the bezels in this iPad will be thinner. But unlike the iPhone X, the iPad Pro will still use an LCD panel, because of the low yield rates for larger OLED screens.

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