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4 Reasons to Wait for the 2022 iPad Pro & 6 Reasons Not To

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Wait for Improved Performance

Wait for Improved Performance

The 2021 iPad Pros should provide enough firepower for most people, but the 2022 iPad Pro models could usher in even better performance.

Apple will almost certainly install a new processor inside new iPad Pros which means you can expect the iPad Pro line's performance to take an even bigger step forward in the future. 

According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the new iPad Pro models will have Apple's new M2 processor on board.

Gurman says the M2 will have the same 8-core CPU as the company's ‌M1 processor, but will offer better speed and efficiency due to TSMC's 4-nanometer process.

TSMC is planning to produce 3nm chips down the road. The 3nm process will reportedly provide a 25-30% improved energy efficiency and a 10-15% performance boost. 

A report from Nikkei Asia suggested Apple would debut a new chip based on TSMC's next-generation 3nm process in these iPad Pros, but it appears that these plans have hit a snag. 

According to TSMC, its 3nm timeline has been delayed which means we may not see the process used for the 2022 iPad Pros or the 2022 iPhones. Right now we're expecting the 4nm process.

Digitimes says TSMC is on track to start 3nm chip production in the second half of 2022 which puts it on track for next year.

Other potential improvements include a better modem which could enhance 5G and improved front and rear cameras.

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