At an event today in Brooklyn, Apple took the wraps after its A12X Bionic processor, which will be in its new iPad Pro. It’s a more powerful version of the existing A12.
Like the A12 int he iPhone, it's built on 7nm technology. It has more than 10 billion transistors. It has an 8-core CPU and a 7-core GPU. Single core performance is up 35 percent from past iPad Pros, and multi-core performance is up 90 percent. The graphics, the company said, are 1000 times faster. It compared the graphics to those on the Xbox One S graphics performance.
Apple went bold and said the iPad Pro is faster than 92 percent of mobile computers, including m any Intel Core i7 processors.
The A12X puts the first neural engine ever in an iPad, so it's ready for CoreML tasks. A new storage controller enables up to 1TB of storage capacity. The A12X also allows for a USB Type-C, so the iPad Pro won't use a Lightning connector.
The new iPad Pros come in 11- and 12.9-inch sizes, with minimal bezels, no home button and FaceID.