IPad Pro To Come With 8-Core A11X Bionic Processor

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Breaking the performance and efficiency boundaries of its chipsets, the next iPad Pro models that have been rumored to get announced in 2018 are expected to be packing octa-core processors.

Apple's next generation A11X Bionic chip will have 8 cores and be built on TSMC's 7nm process, reports MyDrivers.

That's up from a hexa-core A11 Bionic chipset in the iPhone X and a hexa-core A10X Fusion chipset in the iPad Pro 10.5. Will Apple finally be adding a high-performance quad-core addition for tackling the more taxing applications?

Apple has kept iPad design basic for a long-time. Three of the cores are said to be high-performance ones dubbed "Monsoon", while the five remaining energy-efficient cores are branded "Mistral".

It will be nice to have a new series of iPad PRO tablets with a huge increase in processing power.

In another potential enhancement from the standard A11 Bionic, the chipset will also feature a 7-nanometer manufacturing process from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

It is also being presumed that the A11X Bionic processor will come with a next-generation M11 coprocessor and neural engine for artificial intelligence tasks. If the chipset lands then, the iPad Pro 3 presumably will follow soon after. The rumors first started when KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 2018 iPad Pro tablets will have very minimal bezels as a result of the home button's elimination from the hardware. There's also speculation that Apple will refrain from using OLEDs this time to avoid the same manufacturing problems the iPhone X suffered from. This seems to line up with a previous rumors suggesting the next iPad will have Face ID like the iPhone X.

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