Apple to release redesigned iPad Pro with wireless charging next year, says Gurman
Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman has suggested that Apple is working on a redesigned iPad Pro that is expected to launch next year, claiming the new device will be one of three new iPads set to be released in 2022, including an updated entry-level iPad and new iPad Air.
In this week’s edition of Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter, the reporter says Apple’s next iPad Pro is expected to feature wireless charging for the first time on an iPad, reiterating a previous article he published earlier this year before the release of Apple’s redesigned iPad mini in September, which suggested that Apple is testing wireless charging capabilities and a new glass back design for next year’s new high-end iPad Pro.
Gurman suggested last week that Apple is developing a new multi-device charger to replace AirPower, the charging pad touted as being capable of charging an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods Wireless Charging Case simultaneously which Apple cancelled development of in 2019.
In the update, the Bloomberg reporter explained how Apple is experimenting with technologies that could allow one Apple device to charge another, such as an iPad being able to charge an iPhone by the two devices being placed next to each other similar to “PowerDrop” – a wireless iPhone-to-iPhone charging concept created by The Apple Post.
There’s no word on what the updated entry-level iPad and new iPad Air could bring, asides the two devices getting updated internals and possibly WiFi 6, which is rumored to be coming with the iPhone 14 next year.