It is now present in all the Apple MacBook and Macs launched due to the fact those models This proprietary security cpu helps in disconnecting the microphone whenever the lid of the notebook is shut. Currently, according to the Apple Security Platform document, the company has included a same include in the newly-launched iPad Pro 2020 models.
The new iPad Pro 2020 is basically the 2018 iPad Pro with a newer A12Z Bionic cpu and a third LIDAR camera for AR applications. But it is the initial of its kind to function hardware-level microphone disconnect overall performance like a privacy measure. In fact, Apple confirms that likely forward all the new iPads will arrive with this function.
The automatic microphone disconnect function on iPad Pro 2020 and the forthcoming models require the users to shut their Apple tablets with an MFI (Made for iPad) compliant case. By doing so, the microphone on the iPad will be disconnected in hardware and hence microphone audio data cannot be used by software, even with root or kernel privileges.
However, it is worth noting that Apple says the cameras on MacBooks don’t disconnect as their field of view is obstructed by the lid. Like for iPads, it does not mention anything about the camera disconnection since there’s no need for it anyway like the case covers the whole front and the rear digital cameras are faced down.