Chip Details of 16 Upcoming Apple Devices Revealed

The chip details of 16 new Apple devices have been discovered, according to technical information posted on X earlier today by a private account with a proven track record of sharing accurate information about Apple's plans.

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Eight unreleased Apple devices with the A14 Bionic, A17 Pro, and M2 chips were among the list of chip identifiers (CPIDs). There are two upcoming A14 Bionic and A17 Pro devices, and four upcoming ‌M2‌ devices. MacRumors believes they relate to the following products:

  • A14 Bionic: iPad (11th-generation) in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular configurations. The model number does not correlate to what the ‌iPad‌ (11th-generation) is expected to have, so it may be a modified ‌iPad‌ (10th-generation) in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular configurations instead, or potentially a HomePod with a display.
  • A17: iPad mini (seventh-generation) in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular configurations. This may be the A17 Pro chip or an A17 variant.
  • M2: iPad Air (sixth-generation) in 10.9- and 12.9-inch display sizes and in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular configurations.

If they relate to a new entry-level ‌iPad‌ model, the chip identifiers suggest that the device will not receive a chip upgrade in its next incarnation. The current, 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ already contains an A14 Bionic chip. The chances of this device being a ‌HomePod‌ with a display are slim due to model number trends, but the possibility cannot be ruled out.

The current, sixth-generation ‌iPad mini‌ model contains the A15 Bionic and some previous speculation suggested that the device would be most likely to feature the A16 Bionic in its next generation, so an A17 chipset would be a significant upgrade.

There were also eight more identifiers for two unreleased chips that likely relate to the four models in the iPhone 16 lineup and the next-generation iPad Pro in 11- and 13-inch display sizes. The next-generation ‌iPad Pro‌ is widely rumored to launch later this month and feature the M3 chip that Apple first introduced in October 2023. However, the sequence of identifiers raises the unexpected possibility of the ‌iPad Pro‌ containing the M4 chip.

The information suggests that the entire ‌iPhone 16‌ lineup will feature the same A18 chip, corroborating previous reports. The source who posted the information told MacRumors that the iPhone 16 Pro and ‌iPhone 16 Pro‌ Max will still likely feature a chip branded as an "A18 Pro," even though the entire lineup of chips features the same CPID. The standard "A18" chip in the ‌iPhone 16‌ and ‌iPhone 16‌ Plus may have some binned or disabled modules to differentiate it.

Earlier this week, the source posted which iPhone and iPad models will be supported by iOS 18. The account prefers to keep a low profile, but much of its previously posted information and many of its claims have been proven to be true.

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Top Rated Comments

madmin Avatar
8 weeks ago
wait 2 years for a new entry level iPad and it gets no chip upgrade,
sounds true to form
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Mac Daz Avatar
8 weeks ago

M4 in the upcoming iPad Pro.. now that would be a real surprise. No M chip has been introduced with an iPad. I’m doubtful but I love the idea of the unexpected.
Not a chance we will see M4 4 months after M3 was released
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kiranmk2 Avatar
8 weeks ago

wait 2 years for a new entry level iPad and it gets no chip upgrade,
sounds true to form
It happened before with the 6th to 7th gen (both got an A10)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
8 weeks ago

never really understood why the iPad Mini seems relegated to the A series chips and not the M.
The M chips are very power efficient and run cool relative to Intel equivalents, but they're not magic, they still produce heat which needs to be dissipated and consume energy. The Mini's smaller chassis and correspondingly smaller battery would struggle with an M chip.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bradman83 Avatar
8 weeks ago

i dont accept that for a second.

The chips are tiny. There is more than enough space in the mini chassis to dissipate any excess heat...

... and how exactly do they manage that in the Vision Pro?........ if they can put it in there they can certainly put it in a mini.
The overwhelming majority of the space inside of the iPad Mini is the battery; the Vision Pro's battery is external so they're not directly comparable from a heat dissipation perspective. Batteries themselves produce heat during discharge and recharge cycles which also has to be dissipated on top of the heat produced by the chips. And even with an external battery the Vision Pro's battery life is abysmal (not due to the M2 chip, but it probably doesn't help).

Could Apple still cram an M chip in there and not have it melt? Sure, but it means the iPad Mini might suffer from throttling and poor battery performance.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jdhommert Avatar
8 weeks ago
I'll do backflips if we get a Mini this month. Actually my fatass would break my neck but I'd be very happy and order day 1. Also, FFS, we need 128gb standard.

The 64gb has caused me many issues. I try not to keep anything on the device but for some reason iOS randomly loves to keep 10-20gb of iMessages and 10-20gb of Photos that I can't get rid of. So what happens is the device downloads the newest update, filling the storage all the way. So much it cant install the new software, I can't delete it and the device is basically unusable until I wipe and reset. I've had to do that 2-3x now. So frustrating and really screws up the experience. I know this isn't a pro device, but the iPhone pro has come with 128gb standard since the 12. It's 2024, storage is cheap af

I wish we could pick what specifically is stored on a device. Conversations, how far back, specific photos/albums etc.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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