Next iPad Pro Might Feature Large Glass Apple Logo to Allow Wireless Charging

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and Debby Wu last year reported that Apple had tested a new iPad Pro with a glass back for wireless charging capabilities. In a recent edition of his newsletter, Gurman said he expects the new iPad Pro to be released in 2022.

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While the new iPad Pro is still on track to feature wireless charging, 9to5Mac's Filipe Espósito today reported that Apple may have ultimately scrapped the glass back design after testing due to concerns over breakability. Citing sources familiar with Apple's design plans, the report claims that Apple has developed iPad Pro prototypes with a larger Apple logo made of glass, which would still allow for wireless charging.

One of the prototypes is said to feature MagSafe with stronger magnets than on the iPhone to prevent accidental damage, and it is also said to support faster wireless charging speeds compared to MagSafe on the iPhone.

Given that Apple prototypes several products internally, there is no guarantee that the iPad Pro with a glass Apple logo will ever be released, but rumors do seem to agree that the next iPad Pro will have a new design of some kind to enable wireless charging. A more specific release date for the device beyond the 2022 timeframe remains unclear.

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Top Rated Comments

orbital~debris Avatar
5 days ago at 10:48 am

Who asked for wireless charging on an iPad? Seems pretty unnecessary.
Me, I did. I asked.
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
5 days ago at 10:48 am
Why not just use the same MagSafe charger as the Mac?
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrazyForCashews Avatar
5 days ago at 10:47 am
Who asked for wireless charging on an iPad? Seems pretty unnecessary.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SSDGUY Avatar
5 days ago at 10:52 am

Me, I did. I asked.
And just who do you think you are anyway? ;)
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jz0309 Avatar
5 days ago at 10:48 am
wireless charging a 10"+ device does not make sense to me ...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
5 days ago at 10:50 am

wireless charging a 10"+ device does not make sense to me ...
Not a big fan of wireless charging but I guess it will be a great addition and a selling point. Even with faster and improved wireless charging. Can you imagine how long it's going to take to charge the battery? Especially wireless charging with the teeny tiny Apple logo.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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