There are only some hours left till Apple’s subsequent particular occasion, the place the corporate is anticipated to announce the third era iPhone SE, new Mac fashions and in addition a brand new iPad Air. Rumors had already predicted that this new iPad could have 5G assist, however Juicy Apple Information has now realized from sources that the iPad Air 5 will probably be powered by the M1 chip.
Earlier rumors of the brand new iPad Air recommended it might have the A15 Bionic chip — the identical one discovered within the iPhone 13 and the Sixth-generation iPad mini. Nonetheless, plainly Apple desires to shut the hole between iPad Air and iPad Professional even additional, this time with the addition of a extra highly effective chip.
iPad Air 5 with M1
Primarily based on info seen by Juicy Apple InformationiPad Air 5 (codenamed J408) could have the identical M1 chip that Apple makes use of within the 2022 fashions of the iPad Professional and in addition within the first-generation Apple Silicon Macs, together with the 24-inch iMac and 2020 MacBook Air.
By way of efficiency, the M1 chip is about 50% quicker than the A15 Bionic and 70% extra highly effective than the A14 Bionic (which is within the 4th era iPad Air). Whereas A15 Bionic has a 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU, the M1 chip comes with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU, plus 8GB of RAM within the lowest configuration.
However why would Apple use the M1 chip within the iPad Air when there’s already an iPad Professional with the identical chip? To begin with, it is vital to needless to say there are different elements that set the iPad Professional aside from the remainder of the lineup, akin to having a ProMotion show with XDR know-how.
Nonetheless, provided that Apple plans to promote each the iPad Professional and iPad Air as laptop replacements (since each work with the Magic Keyboard), it is no shock that the iPad Air will come geared up with a desktop-level chip. Take the Mac lineup for example, as each the entry-level MacBook Air and MacBook Professional depend on M1.
On the identical time, the iPad Professional is anticipated to be up to date later this yr with a brand new chip, which is prone to ship higher efficiency than the present M1 chip.
What else are you able to anticipate?
Our sources have additionally confirmed different rumors concerning the iPad Air 5. Help for 5G networks, which was added to the iPad Professional and the 2022 iPad mini 6 final yr, will probably be obtainable on the brand new iPad Air.
We are able to additionally affirm that the iPad Air 5 will maintain the identical display decision as the present 4th era iPad Air. An up to date entrance digital camera with Middle Stage assist can be anticipated for the brand new iPad. A number of sources have reported that the brand new iPad Air will probably be introduced tomorrow.
The March 8 occasion kicks off at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 AM ET. Will probably be streamed stay on Apple’s web site, the corporate’s YouTube channel, and straight within the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.