A14X processor appears in iOS 14.5 beta code and gives us more information about the future iPad Pro and its power. We are all waiting for the arrival of a new iPad Pro of which, according to rumors, we think we know almost everything except the arrival date. In the latest iOS 14.5 beta, however, there is a mention of an A14X processor that brings us a little closer to this renewal.
An iPad Pro with a Mac’s heart
At 9to5mac they have been digging through the code of the fifth beta of iOS 14.5 and have found references to a new A14X that, at least to the public, does not yet exist. Internally all Apple chips have a name beyond the commercial name.
In this beta, there is a reference to a chip called “13G” which, according to the naming scheme we have seen so far, would correspond to an A14X, i.e. a variant of the A14 chip. But the research goes even further. It seems that this A14X processor would be based on the T8103, which is the codename for the M1 chips. This has to confirm the reports of Mark Gurman, in which he claimed that the new iPad Pro will have a processor as fast as the M1.
The names of the new iPads that are coming are according to the iOS 14.5 beta are J517, J518, J522, and J523. We don’t know how these four models translate into the two iPad Pro models, 11-inch and 12.9-inch, that we’re expecting. What we do know is that the fact that Apple has introduced these references in iOS 14.5 is a clear indicator that the next-generation iPad Pro is near.
The latest rumors we have indicate that Apple would announce the new iPad Pro “as soon as April” and some leakers have already proposed some dates within the month for an event or a press release presentation. We don’t know all the details, but we expect an improvement in the cameras, a Thunderbolt port, and a mini-LED display on the model with the largest screen.