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Appledict

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We'll have confirmation once the dev betas are available.
You don't have to wait for the dev beta.

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rui no onna

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This definitely makes the air 5 a lot more interesting.

its a bit a shame for the 2020 iPad Pro buyers. Their device is only 2 years old and losing out on some interesting features.

The problem with the 2020 iPad Pros is they were basically sporting a 2-year old chipset already when they were released.

One of the reasons I delayed upgrading from my 2017 iPad Pro another year.
 

Isengardtom

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One does, yes

Irrespective of that situation now, I expect all new iPads to be on m-chips in the next year (or 2 max)
I don’t know
i think the base iPad will just end up getting the latest iPhone chip or 1 gen behind
those users don’t care about these features
 

rui no onna

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It makes sense, except that the virtual memory feature could have made it possible for older pros, but they only made it available to M1...

I dunno about that.

Storage on older iPads is slower. Constantly utilizing swap will likely take a toll on performance.

The DTK Mac Mini had A12Z but it did have 16GB of RAM so it probably wasn’t hitting swap often.
 

turbineseaplane

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I don’t know
i think the base iPad will just end up getting the latest iPhone chip or 1 gen behind
those users don’t care about these features

Keep in mind though, this stuff is currently only M1 exclusive for performance reasons

That will fade away and, "M or not" I think all iPads will have access to these features in a year or two

All of this is a side point though

Even M class users should have the option to disable these things completely
That's what I'm advocating for
 
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rui no onna

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Even M class users should have the option to disable these things completely
That's what I'm advocating for

Yep. I’m never gonna use it on the Pro 11. It’s questionable whether I’d even use it on 12.9 sans external display.

Unless it’s something that you’re unlikely to trigger accidentally, I’d prefer an option to disable it.
 

Digitalguy

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I dunno about that.

Storage on older iPads is slower. Constantly utilizing swap will likely take a toll on performance.

The DTK Mac Mini had A12Z but it did have 16GB of RAM so it probably wasn’t hitting swap often.
Probably. However I think a lot of users would gladly take somewhat lower performance and have things stay in memory. And I also think that, while assessing the tradeoff, Apple said to themselves "that will give a reason to 2018 and 2020 iPad pro users to upgrade"
 

turbineseaplane

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Yeah they basically made the 2018 pro too good for its time. this is the first interesting feature that might make people move (unless you wanted the mini LED screen)

A great example of how folks should definitely only buy a machine that does what they want, right now

Future proofing, as many claim to think about, is largely a fools errand these days.
 
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