The Apple M1 chip was designed by the tech giant so that it could replace Intel processors on certain Mac models. Built by TSMC using its 5nm process node, the M1 sports a whopping 16 billion transistors compared to the 11.8 billion found inside each A14 Bionic chipset. The M1 uses ARM’s architecture, similar to the A-series SoCs used on devices like the iPhone and iPad.
Will Apple equip the iPad Pro (2022) with the M2 chipset?
The M1X and the M2 could both be equipped with 10 CPU cores. The M1 carries 4 high-performance cores and 4 energy-efficient cores for a total of 8 cores. As for the GPU cores, there has been speculation that the GPU for the M1X will be equipped with as many as 32 cores. The M2 is not expected to have as many GPU cores as the M1X.
Apple has kept its lips sealed as far as the specs for the M1X and M2 are concerned. And the new iPhone 13 series that is approximately four weeks away from getting unveiled should be powered by the A15 Bionic which will be produced by TSMC using its enhanced 5nm process node. Again, the M2 could be the first 4nm chipset used on an Apple device next year, while the iPhone 14 line should feature the A16 Bionic manufactured using the 3nm process node.