We are less than 24 hours away from the Apple presentation event and that means that the rumors are multiplying. The last one speaks of new iPad Air that will be presented in that Keynote, and that will bring the M1 processor, the same as the iPad Pro.
One of the products that seems almost certain that tomorrow we will be able to see is the new generation of iPad Air. Until now all the rumors spoke of the A15 processor, the same one that the latest iPhone models have, as the heart of the new tablet, however a few moments ago 9to5Mac has published the news that the new iPad Air will incorporate the M1 processor, the same one that the almighty iPad Pro 2021 has, in addition to the MacBook Air and the new iMac 24″, A computer processor for a device that Apple has been pointing out for years as the substitute for the laptop, is not a bad move.
However, the reality is quite different, since the iPad Pro 2021 that has had the same processor for months does not stop having exactly the same version of iPadOS than the rest of Apple iPads. That is, you can do exactly the same with an iPad Pro 2021 with an M1 processor and a price that starts at €879 as with an iPad 2021 with an A13 processor and that costs €379. To be fair, there are many differences between the two devices in addition to the processor that can justify the price difference, but at the level of performance, which is what the processor has, few.
What is Apple looking for with the movement of equipping its iPad with the same processor as its computers? We will have to wait, but at the moment we are quite confused, and with the arrival of the M1 to the iPad Air the confusion increases even more. If you were still hoping for the iPad Pro to stand apart from the rest of the iPad range with iPadOS 16, this iPad Air with M1 is a bucket of cold water.