A new leak available here: https://wccftech.com/apple-a12-part-number-cpu-codename/ Update: Ive confirmed with the source that both chips have gone into production which would align with my own theory below. Also I found something out from the WWDC poster. The words and those blocks form an X. The hacker named “Longhorn” leaked two A12 part numbers, with one purportedly being the A12X. He also noted the code name being “Vortex” for the “big” cores presumably. Bloomberg has already reported the A12 chip has gone into production at TSMC with the new 7nm process. This leak makes me certainly wonder if Apple has also decided to produce a A12X simultaneously to have a bigger wow factor at WWDC and to the general public. That might sound dumb but it would match up to Apple’s marketing strategy of naming the A11 “Bionic” to make a bigger splash in the consumer mindset, if the A12X is ready which it very well could be Apple has no reason to hold it back. It would also make since that the iPad being the workhorse of the iOS devices it should start debuting with flagship silicon. Sadly just as I can see the possibility of it releasing, I can also see it painting the picture of yet another ~1.5 years cycle. Where we simply dont see a A11X iPad and we get the A12X model in Spring of 2019. Not that anyone with the current Pro is really complaining but it would be a bummer for people with older models looking to upgrade. I think Apple knows this though, and they could easily continue the trend of iPad sales growth by doubling down on Pro refreshes yearly with newer silicon, akin to how they’ve done Macs over the past decade.