World first 5nm! Apple’s most powerful processor, A14, unveiled the cheapest iPad in history

Just as expected, the iPad became the highlight of the launch, with the new iPad air as the top priority. < / P > < p > in fact, A14 bionic is Apple’s most powerful processor so far, and it is also the first SOC processor launched with 5nm process in the world. It can be said that this chip reflects the latest scientific and technological achievements in the development of semiconductor industry. < / P > < p > previously, it was often the latest iPhone that was able to carry the most advanced A-Series chips first; but this year, the new iPad air got the privilege. < / P > < p > in terms of process, A14 bionic adopts the world’s most advanced TSMC 5nm process and integrates up to 11.8 billion transistors to improve performance and efficiency. It is equipped with a 6-core CPU, which improves the performance by 40%; it carries the latest 4-core GPU, which improves the image performance by 30%. In terms of machine learning ability, A14 bionic is equipped with a new 16 core neural engine, which has doubled the number of cores compared with the previous generation, and can process 11 trillion operations per second at the highest, which makes the machine learning ability of this chip greatly improved. At the same time, A14 bionic also adds the second generation machine learning accelerator to the CPU, which makes the machine learning calculation speed of CPU increase 10 times. Combined with the new neural engine, CPU machine learning accelerator and high-performance GPU, A14 bionic provides a powerful device experience for new iPad air image recognition, natural language learning, motion analysis, etc. < / P > < p > according to Apple’s official statement, even though it’s the hardest running app, A14 bionic can still drive the device more easily to complete 4K video clips, create works of art, and play large games. < / P > < p > it can be said that A14 bionic has become the absolute product selling point of the new iPad air, and it is also the core highlight of this conference. < / P > < p > in terms of design, the new iPad air adopts a completely different lightweight design, with five colors including silver, space grey, rose gold, green and sky blue. In terms of screen, it uses a 10.9-inch liquid retina screen with 3.8 million pixels and supports P3 wide color gamut and true tone technology. < / P > < p > it’s worth mentioning that the new iPad air’s screen has a rounded corner design similar to the new iPad pro, and the screen is equidistant from the four sides of the body, which means that it removes the previous round home key and centralizes the second generation touch ID sensor in the top button. < / P > < p > it is worth mentioning that it also supports the type-C interface – and thus supports 5Gbps data transmission, hard disk drive and 4K display connection. < / P > < p > in terms of other hardware, the new iPad air supports 7.2 million front-end cameras and 12 million pixel rear cameras; it also supports horizontal screen stereo sound, allowing users to have a stereo experience while watching videos – it also supports WiFi 6 and up to 60% let growth. In terms of version and price, the new iPad air provides 64GB and 256gb storage options, and has two versions of WLAN / WLAN + cellular network – its lowest price is 4799 yuan, and the highest price is 6999 yuan. < / P > < p > in addition to the eye-catching new iPad air, Apple has not forgotten to update the entry-level iPad – hence the official launch of the eighth generation iPad. < / P > < p > the eighth generation iPad is more conventional, among which the more important is that it is equipped with A12 bionic processor. < / P > < p > of course, the major update of A12 bionic is the support for neural engine. Apple said A12 bionic introduced neural engine into a new generation of machine learning capabilities for the first time, including human occlusion and motion tracking in augmented reality applications, photo editing enhancement, Siri arousal, etc. In terms of version and price, the eighth generation iPad provides two storage options of 32GB and 128GB, and has two versions of WLAN / WLAN + cellular network – its minimum price of BOC is 2499 yuan, and the maximum price is 3999 yuan. < / P > < p > Apple watch series 6 adds a new blood oxygen sensor and application program, which can measure blood oxygen content once in 15 seconds. The apple watch series 6 blood oxygen sensor collects blood color through irradiation, and then measures blood oxygen content through a custom algorithm built into the blood oxygen application. < / P > < p > in addition, Apple has announced that it is cooperating with other health organizations in the hope that Apple watch can help detect diseases including influenza and covid-19. < / P > < p > in addition to health innovation, another important change of Apple watch series 6 is the chip S6, which is based on A13, which is 20% higher than the previous generation. < / P > < p > and this is also a major innovation since series 4. After all, series 5 uses the same CPU as S4, but with some new features, it is renamed S5. < / P > < p > the appearance of Apple watch series 6 has not changed much. It continues the previous family style round corner rectangular design. It is equipped with four kinds of graphite black, gold, red and blue, and provides aluminum alloy and stainless steel. < / P > < p > from the screen point of view, the apple watch series 6 retains the S5 screen’s constant brightness design, and improves the outdoor display brightness by 2.5 times. Several new types of dials have been added, including GMT dial, professional chronograph dial, positive dial, quasi-i dial, etc. < / P > < p > in terms of function, apple watch series 6 adds accelerometer, gyroscope and altimeter, and supports fall detection. < / P > < p > in addition to the apple watch series 6, Apple has also released a new series of watch products, the apple watch se; this is also Apple’s first low-cost watch, focusing on cost performance. < / P > < p > in terms of function, like apple watch series 6, apple watch se also has accelerometers, gyroscopes, altimeters, and supports fall detection, fall detection, emergency SOS, international emergency call and other functions. In addition, apple said that in order to reduce carbon emissions, the new Apple watch package will no longer be equipped with USB power adapter. < / P > < p > after the launch of both watch products, Apple has launched two new services apple one and fitness +. < / P > < p > users can choose the exercise method on iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, and apple watch will send the index parameters to the watch side synchronously to check the feedback while moving.

but it is worth mentioning that China’s mainland users have not been covered by the countries and regions where Apple’s Fitness + services are first supported. < / P > < p > from the press conference, although two watch products have been released at the same time, apple obviously intends to distinguish pricing. Apple watch series 6 and apple watch se play different market roles. < / P > < p > in addition, it is not difficult to see that Apple watch series 6 is paying more and more attention to the role of watches in the field of health. Especially at a time when the epidemic situation in foreign countries is still very severe, watch products with more emphasis on health monitoring can be said to come out at the right time. < / P > < p > on the one hand, from the perspective of product innovation, both the A14 bionic equipped with the new iPad air, or the S6 chip and blood oxygen sensor built-in to the apple watch series 6, once again demonstrate Apple’s strong technical strength. At the same time, the product configuration of the new iPad air and apple watch se fully demonstrates Apple’s product integration capability. < / P > < p > it should be noted that the newly designed iPad air, to a certain extent, shows Apple’s thinking on the future development of the entire iPad product system. < / P > < p > on the other hand, apple is also increasing the accessibility of its products to consumers through products such as the eighth generation iPad and apple watch se. This is of course Apple’s deliberate business strategy, but it can also be seen as its sincerity to attract more consumers. < / P > < p > of course, it’s a pity for those who are looking forward to the new iPhone – but it’s bound to come, and, if not surprisingly, next month. Huawei mate40 concept machine exposed, Kirin 1020 + curved surface full-scale screen, beauty hanging on iPhone 12