Apple recently released its all-new iPad series and the new iMac series in the past month. The devices were powered by Apple’s very own, M1 chip. With the release of such powerful devices, Apple shook the market. Well, seems like Apple is planning something big again with its iPad series.
As per a report from Bloomberg, Apple is chipping away at another iPad Pro with wireless charging and the first iPad mini redesign in six years. It seems like Apple doesn’t want to lose the momentum that it has gained in this pandemic with its releases.
According to the people with knowledge of this proposition, the company is planning to release the iPad mini later this year whereas the iPad pro with wireless charging in the coming year,2022.
The main design change in testing is the changing of the aluminum back of the iPad Pro to a glass back, in order to accommodate wireless charging. As for the iPad mini, the bezels are going to be much narrower, giving it a modern finish compared to its old designs. The removal of the home button has also been tested for the same.
According to Bloomberg’s report, the people who discussed this internal matter also told that Apple’s development work on the new iPad Pro is still early, and the company’s plans could change or be canceled before next year’s launch.
While wireless charging has become pretty common these days, Apple introduced it to its iPhones back in 2017 and last year updated it with a magnet-based MagSafe system that ensured more consistent charging speeds. Nevertheless, the company will be testing the same MagSafe system for its new iPad Pro and this is just the tip of the iceberg. The company is also testing reverse wireless charging with the iPad Pro to charge their iPhone or other gadgets by laying them on the back of the tablet.
Apart from the iPad Pro and iPad mini, Apple is also planning to introduce an entry-level iPad mainly focusing on the students rather than power users. This is expected to launch later this year, probably along with the iPad mini.