Apple could publish a iPad Pro with wireless charging capabilities next year. According to Bloomberg Tech giant Mark Gurman is currently working on a new iPad Pro and a new iPad mini. Apple would replace the Pro Tablet’s aluminum case with a glass back similar to the latest iPhones, in part to allow for wireless charging. If you remember, the company went from glass to aluminum and then back to glass for its phones – it made the latest change when it launched the iPhone 8.
Meanwhile, Apple plans to give the new iPad mini narrower bezels and remove its home button. The smaller tablet could apparently be available as soon as the end of the year, in which case it will be the model’s first redesign in six years. Gurman didn’t share more details about the mini, but said Apple is testing a MagSafe system for the Pro. Additionally, the company is reportedly considering adding a reverse wireless charging feature to the Pro Tablet, which would allow you to use its power to charge other gadgets. Apple is known to have worked on the technology for years, and it is rumored that this feature affects both the iPhone 11 and the iPhone 12.
Along with the new Pro and mini, Gurman said the company is also developing a slimmer entry-level iPad for students that may be available for sale this year. He added that Apple hasn’t given up on developing a wireless charging mat either. The tech giant announced the Air power, which can power an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time, in 2017. However, it ultimately canceled the project almost a few years later because it couldn’t fix major heating and power issues. . Finally, the company is reportedly investigating other wireless charging methods that will allow charging over greater distances than an inductive connection can provide.
Before you start planning the purchase of tablets, know that nothing is set in stone yet. According to Gurman’s sources, tablet development is still in its infancy and Apple still has a chance to change its plans to cancel them altogether.
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