‘A14X’ processor leaked in iOS 14.5, based on M1 chip

The leak: Apple has revealed the existence of a new and unannounced processor likely destined for the 2021 iPad Pros, according to 9to5Mac (77.2% accurate).

  • As noted in the findings, “iOS 14.5 includes references to a GPU from a chip called ’13G,’ which is not used by any currently available iOS devices…we can say that 13G is the A14X SoC, a variant of the A14 Bionic chip.”
  • 9to5Mac also says that this processor is based on the M1 chip, which corroborates what Mark Gurman (89.1% accurate) has reported previously

Our take: More evidence that these new iPads will be launching soon, likely sometime within the next couple of weeks. A14X is going to be a beast.