According to the latest reports, Apple could improve the performance of its next iPads by introducing the same M-series chipsets that the company uses in its Macs. The processor manufacturer, TSMC, would be in charge of the production of these chips and they would use technology of 3nm.
IPads will use M Series chipset, the same as Mac
Apple’s new tablets could introduce the same M-series processors used by Macs. Economic Daily News: “Apple will use TSMC’s 3nm to produce its own M-series chipset for Mac and iPad”.
So far the iPad carry the chipset of the family A, like the iPhone. The reason for the change is due to the fact that the Cupertino company seeks to greatly improve the performance of its mobile devices. These will be produced by processor manufacturer TSMC and the first units will be the M-series chips for Mac that could also be used in future iPad models.
On the other hand, a UDN report revealed that Apple secured a large part of the production of the TSMC processors. “Apple took the lead in contracting TSMC’s initial 3nm chip production capacity, becoming TSMC’s first batch of 3nm customers. Apple will use TSMC’s 3nm to produce its own M-series chips for Mac and iPad. The advanced process will also be used to produce A-series processors for the iPhone. “ explains the report.
Currently, the iPad Pro 2020 carries inside the 5nm A12Z processor, according to GeekBench 5 it has a performance score of 4650, and the M1 version of the 2020 MacBook Air is 18086. Without a doubt this shows the great difference in performance, although it should be noted that the comparison is being made between a tablet and a computer.
Lastly, it is speculated that these 3nm M-series chipsets will arrive on iPads by 2022 or 2023. However, there are rumors that Apple could equip the iPad Pro with M1 or M1X in the first half of next year.