iPad Pro: a tablet with MagSafe and a glass back arrives in 2022
Apple is expected to launch an iPad Pro with MagSafe technology and a glass back as early as 2022. But before that, Apple is said to have planned to launch a new iPad Mini with a new design. We also learn that Apple has not yet completely given up its AirPower wireless charging pad.
Apple has just launched a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED screen close to the quality of the Apple Pro Display XDR screen and the famous M1 chip of the new macs, and with so many new features we would have thought we would stop hear about iPads for a little while. This is without counting the plans of Apple, determined to follow the releases of tablets, a market in which the firm is still the undisputed leader. Our colleagues at Bloomberg report to us as well three facts about what’s going on behind the scenes.
The first info is thata new iPad Pro is already in the works. This one would change design to adopt a glass back as on the iPhone. The reason ? Apple would like to equip them with its MagSafe magnetic wireless charging system. Apple would take the opportunity to launch a reverse charge feature – which would be an amazing strategy given the fact that this kind of functionality was expected on iPhone instead. Reverse wireless charging charges accessories like AirPods by placing them directly on the back of a compatible device.
Apple is pushing ahead with iPads and iPad Pros this year
However, despite the recent release of the iPad Pro M1, this new revised and corrected iPad should arrive very quickly since Bloomberg estimates its launch at the beginning of 2022. However, Apple should launch another model of iPad with this iPad Pro “2022”. By the end of 2021, Bloomberg believes Apple will launch a new iPad Mini. We have long expected a redesign of this entry-mid-range model which still retains uneven and very thick edges to this day.
A priori, everything indicates that Apple will use the same visual language as on the iPad Pro, with thin and regular borders on all four sides and a screen with rounded corners, while removing the Home button. In addition to these two models, Apple is expected to launch a new entry-level iPad, thinner than the current generation. This device is expected to launch alongside the iPad Mini later this year. Finally, the last info is rather a surprise: Bloomberg claims that Apple is still developing an AirPower wireless charging pad.
It is likely that we will learn more quickly. This mat would charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods simultaneously. Apple had canceled the launch of its AirPower charging mat in 2019 after having unveiled it. Apple has indeed realized a little too late of overheating problems. Bloomberg adds that alongside this wireless charging mat, Apple is also exploring other avenues, such as a remote wireless charging system like Xiaomi.