iPad Pro with MagSafe and a glass back coming next year; redesigned iPad Mini in 2021

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2021 may be the year of the bull, but really – it’s the year for iPad! Apple’s latest The iPad Pro series was launched less than two months ago and brought some huge gains in performance thanks to their M1 chips and brand new Mini-LED display technology in the case of the 12.9-inch model.

iPad Pro with MagSafe and reverse wireless charging

Now according to a report from Bloomberg, that iPad Pro will continue to get better and more advanced – perhaps faster than expected. It is said Apple’s iPad Pro 2022 models win MagSafe-like wireless charging. Of course, that means the iPad will have to use a glass back – just like the iPhone.

And if that wasn’t enough, it’s also assumed that Apple could finally adopt reverse wireless charging. If anything, we expected to see this feature debut on iPhone, but apparently Apple’s plans may be different.

Reverse wireless charging allows users to place their iPhone or AirPods on the back of the iPad, which then works like any other wireless charger. Speeds will certainly be much slower than dedicated wireless chargers and wired charging, but the convenience factor is what matters here.

Newly designed iPad Mini

But why wait for more iPad innovation when you could get it this year? That’s because the long-awaited The iPad mini redesign is reportedly also on the way. It is said that we are seeing a new iPad Mini design with slimmer frames and possibly no home button. It’s not clear if the Mini will look like a shrunken iPad Pro, or if it has a different design language.

The reports make it clear that work on the iPad Pro glass is still at an early stage, which means that Apple may decide to switch to a different design.

In addition to the iPad Pro and iPad mini, Apple also said to release a new and thinner version of entry-level iPad that is focused on students and those who want an iPad with a budget. This one is expected to come out later this year, just like the newly designed iPad Mini.

AirPower and advanced “real” wireless charging

A new AirPower version is also assumed to be on the way. This allows you to charge your iPhone, AirPodsand Apple Watch at the same time. Apple canceled its plan to release AirPower back in 2019 because it was unable to “achieve (their) high standards”.

Finally, Bloomberg mentions that the Cupertino-based technology giant is also exploring ways to make “real” wireless charging happen. This is when you can charge your device remotely. This technology is certainly not ready yet, but it is good to know that it may become real in the end.

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