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currentinterest said:I believe there is a strong possibility that there will be no M2 pro, M2 max, or M2 ultra. It is rumored that TSMC will have 3NM chips in production in the second half of 2022. These will likely find their way into the iPhone 14 pro as the A16. This will likely be the chip generation (M3?) Apple uses for a new MacBook pro and max, the MacStudio max and ultra, and the MacPro. We will likely see the M2 used in an iMac refresh, and a Mac mini refresh, but that’s it.
We could see something like this going forward (purely based on speculation and on the assumption that there will be a new A-series chip each year):
2022 fall: A16
2023 spring: M2 Pro/Max based on A16
2023 fall: A17
2024 spring: M3 based on A17
2025 fall: A18
2026 spring: M3 Pro/Max based on A18
New A-series every year, new base M-series every other year.
discountopinion said:This is an absolutely incredible value for money. I mean the iPad Air exists in a universe of its own. Completely untouchable. The whole
Having said this. The smaller iPad Pro is now looking a bit threatened. I am betting that they may try to squeeze M1 Pro into the next update for iPad Pro.
iPad mini Pro would be awesome. Headphone jack and bigger battery would be top of my list, too. Add waterproofing and ProMotion display and I am in.
Get rid of the Air and simplify the iPad line:
iPad mini, iPad mini Pro
iPad, iPad Pro
large iPad Pro