Last month Apple introduced its latest generation of iPad Pro tablets, and much to the surprise of many, the new iDevices didn’t come with a high-end variant of Apple’s newest A13 SoC. Instead, the iPads used an SoC that Apple was calling the A12Z, clearly indicating that it was based on the same Vortex/Tempest architecture as the earlier A12X, which was used in the 2018 iPad Pros. The unusual move from Apple left us suspecting that the A12Z may not have even been a new chip, but rather a new bin of the A12X, and today we finally have confirmation of that theory thanks to TechInsights. In a brief tweet, the technical analysis and reverse engineering firm published a note announcing their findings, along with...

The 2018 Apple iPad Pro (11-Inch) Review: Doubling Down On Performance

Apple’s iPad lineup for 2018 offers arguably the largest design change since the original iPad launched, with the introduction of the latest iPad Pro models in both 12.9-inch and...

146 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 12/4/2018

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