The 2020 iPad Pro will get 5G and blazing A14X chip

  • The 2020 iPad Pro will get 5G and blazing A14X chip

The 2020 iPad Pro will get 5G and blazing A14X chip

The first report claims the upcoming iPad Pro will have a 5-nanometer A14 chip (we suspect the A14X) and millimeter wave (mmWave) support with sub-6Ghz connectivity. The former is the 5G version that delivers fast speed at short distances, which is why the first 5G coverage maps look so bleak right now.

Bottom line, even if today's optimistic forecast comes true and Apple manages to unveil its next-gen high-end iPhones in September, kicking off production "after June" could well mean the traditional release will end up being unusually limited.

A14 can be applied to diverse iOS mobile devices for different 5G frequency bands as long as corresponding modem chips and AiP modules are adopted, the sources indicated, adding that Qualcomm will provide 5G Snapdragon X55 modem chipsets for new iPhone devices in 2020. That aligns with previous years, although Apple might choose to release the next iPad Pro at a separate event in October.

We would treat this one with caution for the time being.

Following several underwhelming years in terms of sales volume, the Cupertino-based tech giant reportedly expects the iPhone 12, 12 Plus, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max to generate significantly higher demand than its predecessors. These include more RAM, an OLED display panel and a triple camera unit on the back. The features make the iPhone 11 Pro a great upgrade over the iPhone 11.

This would pave the way for the first 5G iPad Pro models to launch in the fall, with other hardware changes likely being few to none.