Final Cut Pro X for iPad may arrive during ‘Summer 2021’; Other ‘Pro’ apps are also rumored to arrive
As Apple continues to market that its iPad can be used as a computer, the company can convince its user base that its slates can actually be replaced by notebooks by supporting professional applications. The current-generation 2020 iPad Pro is powerful enough to run demanding editing apps, and it looks like Final Cut Pro X will be the biggest challenge, according to a tipster, arriving in the summer of 2021.
Previous reports stated that RAM management while running Final Cut Pro X for iPad could be an issue
Running Final Cut Pro X on a compatible Mac requires at least 3.8 GB of RAM, and if some tedious operations are required it is imperative that your current Mac have at least 8 GB of memory. We’re not sure if RAM management is going to be an issue for the current generation of iPad models, but we’ll see what Apple has in store for us. As for Final Cut Pro X arriving for the iPad, Apple RUMORs claim the program will arrive in the summer of 2021.
FCPX for iPad – Summer 2021🧐🧐🧐
– Apple RUMORs (LEAKS) (@ a_rumors0000) July 29, 2020
Apple may preview Final Cut Pro X on the iPad during the WWDC 2021 keynote. Earlier, Jon Prosser tweeted that the video editing suite, Logic Pro, and Xcode will arrive for the iPad Pro in the coming year. He also cites RAM management as an issue and at the moment only the 1TB storage versions of the 2018 iPad Pro and current 2020 iPad Pro models have 6 GB of RAM making these models the ideal portable slates for video editing.
I am now 100% sure that FCPX, Logic Pro & Xcode are coming to iPad Pro.
I can’t say for sure what capacity or limitations due to RAM management – but it will happen in a year or so.
You can choose to trust me on that or not I think 🤷🏼♂️😂
– Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 22, 2020
Even if the A12 Bionic is rumored to be found in the upcoming cheap iPad 8, the main limitation of running Final Cut Pro X will likely be the lack of enough RAM, not the chipset. On the other hand, since Photoshop is available and supported by several iPad models, a program first available for desktop computers, it should be an exciting development in 2021.
Treat this rumor with a pinch of salt for now and we’ll be back with more updates in your direction, so stay tuned.
News Source: Twitter (Apple RUMORs)