Our initial expectations for the iPad Air have been exceeded.
Looks like we were wrong about the new iPad Air’s performance.
Even while the A15 CPU was originally expected to be boosted up even more in the next iteration of the iPad Air, 9to5Mac reports that the M1 chip may instead be used.
When Apple launched its first Mac silicon processor, the M1, it included it in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. In a move that few expected, it was later included in the iPad Pro, which was released in late 2017.
It was previously reported that the next iPad Air will be powered by the A15 Bionic CPU, which is also featured in Apple’s iPhone 13 and iPad mini 6. With the inclusion of a more powerful processor, it seems that Apple aims to even narrow the gap between the iPad Air and iPad Pro.
the same M1 processor that will be used in Apple‘s 2021 versions of the iPad Pro and the first generation of Apple Silicon Macs, which includes the 24-inch iMac and 2020 MacBook Air. According to 9to5Mac, iPad Air 5 (codenamed J408) will feature the same M1.
This year’s iPad Air is rumoured to have Apple’s new front-facing FaceTime camera, which debuted on the iPad mini. You can remain in the picture on FaceTime, Zoom and other applications that utilise the camera using Center Stage, Apple’s tracking function for the camera.