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2020 iPad Pro Could Come With A14 Processor, 5G Support: Digitimes

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Apple’s 2020 iPad Pro could come with an A14 processor and 5G support, explains a pair of new reports from Taiwanese tech site Digitimes.

The first report claims the upcoming iPad Pro will have a 5-nanometer A14 chip and millimetre wave (mmWave) support with sub-6Ghz connectivity.

“Based on its 5G product roadmaps, Apple is expected to launch new iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, incorporating both sub-6GHz and mmWave specs probably in September, which will significantly drive up demand for 5nm A14,” the report says.

The report claims that Apple’s new iOS devices will both feature sub-6GHz and mmWave specs:

Based on its 5G product roadmaps, Apple is expected to launch new iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, incorporating both sub-6GHz and mmWave specs probably in September, which will significantly drive up demand for 5nm A14, the sources said. – 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.




The second report speaks about the 2020 iPhone and iPad release timeline. It says that 5G equipped Apple devices will be launched in the second half of 2020:

Win Semi reportedly will be the sole fabricator of VCSEL components for ToF (time of flight) AR and depth-of-field (DoF) photography applications, as its US IDM clients have also captured orders from Apple. The ToF camera modules are expected to be incorporated into 5G iPhones and iPads to be released in the second half of 2020, the sources said.

Apple’s new iPad Pro models are expected to gain an iPhone 11 Pro-style rear triple-lens camera system to allow creatives to shoot high-quality 4K videos as well as to offer users enhanced AR capabilities.

It’s possible that Apple could unveil the new iPad Pro in March, which is what we’ve heard in the past. Then 5G versions of the new iPad Pro models could debut during the iPhone 12 event this September.

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