According to Bloomberg, Apple is preparing to release a version of the iPad Pro tablet with wireless charging support. To integrate this technology, Apple will use a glass back in its new models; instead of the aluminum one found in current iPads.
iPad Pro 2022
The company is currently testing a magnetic charging system for the new iPad Pro; similar to MagSafe wireless charging in the iPhone 12 series released last year, Bloomberg sources said. Apple may also add support for reversible wireless charging to the new iPad Pro; allowing it to be used to wirelessly charge other devices.
The new iPad Pro model is likely to hit the market next year. And this year, according to Bloomberg, we should wait for the release of the updated iPad Mini tablet with narrower bezels around the screen. It’s unclear whether it will support Face ID like the iPad Pro or use the Touch ID sensor built into the power button like the iPad Air to unlock. The Bloomberg publication only indicates that in the preparation process, the operation of the model without the Home button is tested.
It is also reported that along with the new iPad Mini; the company plans to release a thinner version of the 10.2-inch iPad. Both models are likely to be unveiled at the end of the year.
Apple to launch iPad with OLED displays next year
The 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2021 features a Mini-LED display that provides a richer, more vibrant picture than the regular IPS displays that Apple equips its tablets with. Nevertheless, the Korean edition of ETNews claims that Apple will begin equipping the iPad with OLED panels as early as next year.
Citing industry sources, ETNews claims that Apple will use OLED screens; instead of IPS in some iPad models starting in 2022. The report does not say which tablet models will receive the new type of panel; but the authoritative analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously reported that the 2022 iPad Air will be able to boast an OLED screen. It is likely that the 11-inch iPad Pro will also receive the new screen; the latest generation of which still uses a regular IPS display.
Apple currently uses OLED screens in flagship iPhones as well as Apple Watch smartwatches. The panel suppliers for these products are Samsung and LG. It is expected that they will also be engaged in the production of OLED displays for the iPad.