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iPad Chip List: Here's What's Apple Silicon in Each Model

I wonder what chip Apple has put in their iPads over the years, or what A or M series is in your current one iPad? What about the chip used in the original iPad? Read the full list of iPad chips included in every iPad model since 2010.

Apple focuses on what its devices can do, not what they can do. detailed characteristics on which they operate. But a big part of it is creating a custom SoC (system on a chip) for the iPad (and iPhone) that's tuned to run iPadOS and iOS as powerfully and efficiently as possible.

It all really started with the iPhone and led to A-series chips in the iPad, and then M-series Apple Silicon on Macs and iPads.

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Okay, here's the full list of chips iPad, while we wait, iPad M3 will appear soon 😁

List iPad chips: what is each iPad model based on?

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iPad Pro 12.9″ 6th generation chip?

Apple Silicon M2 – 8-core processor: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 3.5 GHz; GPU 10 cores

iPad Pro 11″ 4th generation chip?

Apple Silicon M2 – 8-core processor: 4 performance cores, 4 efficiency cores, 3.5 GHz; 10-core GPU

iPad Pro 12.9″ 5th generation chip?

Apple Silicon M1 – 8-core processor: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 3.2 GHz; 8-core GPU

iPad Pro 11″ 3rd generation chip?

Apple Silicon M1 – CPU 8 cores: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 3.2 GHz; 8-core GPU

5th generation iPad Air chip?

Apple Silicon M1 – 8-core processor: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 3.2 GHz; 8 GPU cores

6th generation iPad mini chip?

A15 Bionic – 6 cores: 2 performance, 4, efficiency 3.2 GHz

9th generation iPad chip?

A13 Bionic – 6 cores: 2 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.66 GHz

4th generation iPad Air chip?

A14 Bionic – 6 cores: 2 performance, 4 efficiency, 3.0 GHz

8th generation iPad chip?

A12 Bionic – 6 cores: 2 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

iPad Pro 12.9″ 4th generation chip?

A12Z Bionic – 8 cores: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

iPad Pro 11″ 2nd generation chip?

A12Z Bionic – 8 cores: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

7th generation iPad chip?

A10 Fusion – 4 cores: 2 performance, 2 efficiency, 2.3 GHz

5th generation iPad mini chip?

A12 Bionic – 6 cores: 2 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

3rd generation iPad Air chip?

A12 Bionic – 6 cores: 2 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

iPad Pro 12.9″ Third generation chip?

A12X Bionic – 8 cores: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

iPad Pro 11″ chip?

A12X Bionic – 8 cores: 4 performance, 4 efficiency, 2.5 GHz

iPad 6 -th generation chip generation?

A10 Fusion – 4 cores: 2 performance, 2 efficiency, 2.3 GHz

iPad Pro 12.9″ 2nd generation chip?

A10X Fusion – 6 cores: 3 performance, 3 efficiency, 2.3 GHz

iPad Pro 10.5″ chip generation?

A10X Fusion – 6 cores: 3 performance, 3 efficiency, 2.3 GHz

iPad 5th generation chip?

A9 – 2 cores: 1.85 GHz

iPad Pro 9.7″ chip?

A9X – 2 cores: 2.16 GHz

iPad Pro 12.9″ chip?

A9X – 2 cores: 2.26 GHz

3rd generation iPad mini chip ?

A8 – 2 cores: 1.5 GHz

2nd generation iPad Air chip?

A8X – 3 cores: 1.5 GHz

2nd generation iPad mini chip?

A7 – 2 cores: 1.3 GHz

iPad Air chip?

A7 – 2 cores: 1.4 GHz

Mini chip iPad?

A5 – 2 cores: 1 GHz

4th generation iPad chip?

A6X – 2 cores: 1.4 GHz

3rd generation iPad chip?

A5X – 2 cores: 1 GHz

2nd generation iPad chip?

A5 – 2 cores: 1 GHz

Original iPad chip?

A4 – 1 core: 1 GHz

iPad internals using iFixit

Which iPad chip do you like most? surprised? Or what did you find most interesting about how Apple has used chips in the iPad over the years? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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