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Apple's 2024 iPad and iPhone chip plan detailed in new leak

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Rumour assessment   🤯 Probably

A very reputable leaker detailed what they think Apple's entire iPad chip plan is and what chips they expect to see. on iPhone 16.

Data spans multiple publications and products. One post details the codenames for iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

In order not to expose the author of the leak, who has a very short list of subscribers and protected publications, we took the text directly from their publications. The first column is the chip ID, and the third number associated with each device are the internal codenames, which in some cases we've seen before.

iPad

  • t8101 0x18 j381ap
  • t8101 0x1A j382ap

The t8101 processor is the A14 Bionic, first released in September 2020. The leaker doesn't name these 11th generation iPad IDs, so it's unclear what they are.

It's unclear why Apple would release the 11th-generation iPad again with the A14, given that the latest iPad Pro-style redesign already features that processor.

Updating the internal components of the ninth-generation model, which will retain Touch ID from the A14, is possible, but seems unlikely. Perhaps this iPad's main remaining customer, education, demands it.

iPad mini 2024

  • t8130 0x08 j410ap
  • t8130 0x0A j411ap

Apple t8130 is an A17 chip. This is a notable upgrade from the A15 to the existing model.

iPad Air 2024

  • t8112 0x10 j507ap
  • t8112 0x12 j508ap
  • t8112 0x14 j537ap
  • t8112 0x16 j538ap

The T8112 processor is an M2 chip that is currently used in the iPad Pro series .

OLED iPad Pro

  • t8132 0x08 j717ap
  • t8132 0x0A j718ap
  • t8132 0x0C j720ap
  • t8132 0x0E j721ap

T8132 is most likely an M3 for iPad, as has been rumored for some time time .

The second message summarizes what they expect from the iPhone 16 family of devices. As has been the case for several years, they expect four models.

iPhone 16 line

  • t8140 0x08 d47ap
  • t8140 0x0A d48ap
  • t8140 0x0C d93ap
  • t8140 0x0E d94ap

The T8140 processor is unknown, but presumably it is an A18 chip expected this year. If the report is correct, this means that all Apple's flagships will once again have the same processor, despite what Apple has done for the last few releases. A report from MacRumors on Friday said a leaker told them that the Pro models will get a full-featured chip, while the non-Pro models will get split versions with fewer processing or performance cores.

An update to the iPad Pro and iPad Air is expected at some point in March, either at an event or via a press release. The release of the iPhone 16 is apparently expected in the fall of 2024.

The iPad mini's schedule is less certain. According to some rumors, this will happen in the spring, according to others – in the fall.

As for the exact source of the leak, they've been quiet and safe since publishing something noteworthy years ago. Since then, they have accurately published the number of beta builds hours and sometimes days before release.

Rumour Score

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Probably

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