New iPad Air may get M1 chip according to fresh rumor

The rumor: Apple is planning to put the popular M1 processor in the next iPad Air, according to 9to5Mac (82.4% accurate).

The latest report…

  • “Based on information seen by 9to5Mac, iPad Air 5 (codenamed J408) will have the same M1 chip that Apple uses in the 2021 models of the iPad Pro”
  • The new display will be the same resolution as the existing iPad Air (suggesting that the current 10.9-inch size will remain)
  • 5G is definitely coming, too

Sam’s take: I wouldn’t believe this…but Apple has put Mac chips in iPads before. So, sure, if the iPad Air is getting M1, then I guess the new iPad Pro will get a M2 chip?