The new iPad Air 4 was announced at the September 15 event, ‘Time Flies’. With a 10.9-inch display, the new tablet is powered by the next-generation A14 Bionic chip. Recently, Geekbench has released benchmarks of a 13.2-inch iPad running on the new 5nm processor and an anonymous leaker claims that those are iPad Air 4 benchmarks.
Geekbench is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance and workload of single-core and multi-core devices. The software benchmark is compatible with iOS, macOS, Android, Linux and Windows.
iPad Air 4 Benchmarks
The published benchmark scores of 13.2-inch iPad on iOS 14.0.1, motherboard J308AP, reveal that the A14 Bionic chip, single-core scored 1583, and multiple-core scored 4198. These scores are higher than the scores of the A13 Bionic chip, single-core 1336 and multi-core score 3569. As per the industry reports, the upcoming iPhone 12 will be equipped with the same A14 Bionic chip.
To clarify the ambiguity of the device in question, @L0vetodream details that J308AP is the code name of the iPad Air 4 cellular + WiFi model, and J307AP is the code name of the WiFi model. The anonymous Twitter account has a fairly good track record of Apple-related leaks.
Running on the A14 processor, the 2020 iPad Air 4 is just as powerful as iPad Pro 2020, if not better. In comparison, the A14 chip scores better than the A12Z single-core 1118 and slightly lower than the multi-core 4564. These scores are a reflection of Apple’s performance details of the new 10.9-inch tablet. The company announced that iPad Air 4 delivers a 40% faster performance and up to 30% faster graphics than its predecessor model on the A12 Bionic chip.
4th- Generation iPad Air
This tablet is a major addition to the mid-range iPad line-up. It has the iPad Pro 2020 flat edge design language, USB-C port, and an all-screen Liquid Retina display. It is the first tablet equipped with a fingerprint sensor in the side button. The tablet is compatible with the new Magic Keyboard and second-generation Apple Pencil. It will be available in silver, space gray, rose gold, green, and sky blue color options.
The new iPad Air will retail for $599 and will be available in stores any day this month. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg believes that day will be sooner than expected.
Apple marketing materials for the new iPad Air are starting to land at retail stores, suggesting a launch sooner rather than later. Apple said October, which is tomorrow — so not a surprise.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 30, 2020