And true to the Cupertino giant's usual strategy, the next iteration will be powered by a processor that's nearly similar to the one inside the iPhone X and iPhone 8 smartphones.
The iPhone X's new chipset makes it the most powerful handset to date, but the 2018 iPad Pro may dethrone it when it hits the shelves next year.
According to a Chinese source, Apple will be incorporating a total of eight cores in the upcoming A11X Bionic. That is a 2-core jump from the premium iPhone's hexa-core A11 Bionic chipset and iPad Pro 10.5's hexa-core A10X Fusion chipset. Will Apple finally be adding a high-performance quad-core addition for tackling the more taxing applications? That's down from a 10nm process for the A11 Bionic, and will likely mean the new chip is even more efficient.
In another potential enhancement from the standard A11 Bionic, the chipset will also feature a 7-nanometer manufacturing process from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Architecture design, broke the news that the A11X uses 8 core design, three large nuclear Monsoon, five small nuclear Mistral, at the same time built-in M11 coprocessor and NPU (neural computing unit).
Of course, this is all just rumors for now, but if true the iPad Pro 3 could be a significant upgrade on previous models, and could arrive sooner than you might have expected. The rumors first started when KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the 2018 iPad Pro tablets will have very minimal bezels as a result of the home button's elimination from the hardware. It felt like a testing ground before Apple launched its impressive iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X this year. The tablet will use Face ID but will have no need for a notch. And here they come with a brand new ad of iPad Pro showing how it can act as a replacement for PC.