iPad Air 6 leaks: Upgraded M2 processor boosts performance by up to 40%

Apple’s M-series processors have already been incorporated into the iPad Pro and iPad Air, and this strategy appears to remain unaltered in the near future.

According to the latest information from leaker Revegnus, the iPad Air 6 will undergo further enhancements, adopting a desktop-grade M2 processor.

Currently, the M1 found in the iPad Air 5 features an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU configuration, identical to the iPad Pro, without any reduction to a 7-core GPU variant.

The M2, besides utilizing a second-generation 5nm process, boasts up to 10 GPU cores. Due to power consumption considerations, it is conceivable that the iPad Air 5 will implement certain GPU downgrades, such as an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU configuration.

According to Apple, the M2 surpasses the M1 in terms of CPU speed by 18%, GPU speed by 35%, neural network unit speed by 40%, and transistor count by 25%.

In other respects, due to cost concerns, the iPad Air 6 is unlikely to feature a mini LED display.

Taking into account that the iPad Air 5 was released approximately a year ago, the iPad Air 6 may potentially make its official debut at the mid-year WWDC or a fall event.