New Apple 5G iPad Pro in the works

Ruben Fields
January 17, 2020

For this, a Taiwanese component company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reportedly broken into the supply chain for Apple's mmWave 5G iPhones and 5G iPads with its substrate-based FC_AiP (flip chip antenna-in-package) technology, Apple Insider reported recently. Interestingly, the new A14 processor is said to be fabricated using TSMC's new 5nm process. Previously, Craig Federighi, the senior Vice President of Apple said that the company has made a decision to not produce a touchscreen Mac.

This is a big upgrade. It is the type of mode that you probably want to use more on AC power than if you were running on battery.

These processes represent how small the transistor circuits can be made on a given CPU design. As seen in the designs, a user can use two or more Apple devices at the same time.

The A13 had 8.5 billion transistors, and according to Cross, if TSMC's new specs are to be believed, the A14 could potentially include 15 billion transistors. However Cross notes that this number is so insane that he thinks it's more likely that Apple would take advantage of the 5nm process to shrink the chip area a bit, which would still leave it with plenty of room to include well over 10 billion transistors.

The purported 15 percent clock speed boost afforded by the 5nm process alone would give us around 1,530.

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Apple seems to cover all possible bases with this patent.

There's also speculation that this mode will only be available to recent models, such as the MacBook Pro 16-inch, which uses a new thermal design.

Apple will likely offer this Pro Mode option as a way to temporarily boost the performance of its select MacBook models when the user does not care about fan noise or battery life.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently revealed that the iPhone maker is expected to release new iPad Pro models with rear 3D sensing in the first half of 2020.

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