The chip of the iPad Pro (2021) will be as powerful as the M1 according to Mark Gurman

Apple is preparing a major processor update for this year’s iPad Pro, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

Gurman describes this year’s chip as one that will “keep up with the M1 chip on the latest Macs.”

Apple released the M1 chip for its Mac computers last year, and it has surprised by its excellent performance and low battery consumption. The new chip has little to envy Intel’s computer processors, which for many years have been the brains of Macs.

Apple’s next iPad Pro is expected to be unveiled in March at a special event, although some reports cast doubt on whether this event will occur.

If the new iPad Pro chip is really as powerful as the M1, it could be a turning point for the tablet industry since it would give the possibility of using advanced tools such as Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro that today only run on macOS.

Gurman also claims that the larger version of the iPad Pro will have a mini-LED screen, which will offer higher brightness and better contrast, although it will also imply a thicker device.

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