According to Ottawa’s TechInsights, its microscopic teardown of Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro has confirmed the A12Z Bionic chip is just an A12X, the former’s predecessor. Many speculated this was the case but we now have confirmation.
TechInsights reported today, “Our analysis confirms #Apple #A12Z GPU chip found inside #iPadPro (model A2068) is the same as A12X predecessor,” adding detailed findings would soon be available for subscribers of its teardown reports.
It was previously discovered Apple’s A12X Bionic chip has 7 of 8 GPU cores enabled. The final locked GPU core? That was unlocked and renamed the A12Z Bionic to be used inside the 2020 iPad Pro.
Essentially, Apple was holding back the power of the A12X Bionic and instead of releasing an A13X (the A13 chip is within the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro), it just unleashed the full power of the A12X instead.
Apple is expected to debut a new A14 chip sometime in 2020, expected for new iPhones and iPads.