On Tuesday, at the company’s “Time Flies” special event, Apple unveiled a new chip that will power the next generation of hardware, including the iPhone 12. The A14 Bionic, which comes first with the new iPad Air, is Apple’s fastest SoC yet far.
A groundbreaking 5-nanometer process technology allows for many more transistors in the same room. The result is increased performance in almost all areas and even more energy efficiency for up to 10 hours of battery life. The Apple A14 Bionic inside the new iPad Air has an incredible 11.8 billion transistors.
The A14 Bionic chip’s new six-core CPU with four high-efficiency cores and two high-performance cores gives you a huge performance jump and is faster than most laptops. It is 40% faster than the previous generation iPad Airs A12 Bionic.
A14 Bionic delivers lightning-fast graphics that can render 3D objects and deliver immersive high-frame play. The graphics features are 30% faster compared to the previous generation iPad Airs A12 Bionic.
The Apple-designed next-generation 16-core Neural Engine can handle 11 trillion operations per second, resulting in a 2x increase in machine learning performance. And machine learning accelerators deliver a 10-fold jump in calculations, raising machine learning applications to a whole new level of performance.