Apple’s plan to add MagSafe to the iPad Pro may be faltering

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Photo: Caitlin McGarry – Wireless magnetic charging for tablets is apparently proving difficult for the firm to implement. MagSafe charging may not be included for the upcoming iPad Pro after all. This year’s flagship high-end tablet had been expected to include wireless magnetic charging built in, but a recent report suggests it may have been cancelled.

If the iPad Pro had a glass back to allow for wireless MagSafe charging compatibility, Apple allegedly explored it, but the firm is “uncertain” about utilizing such a delicate material, according to 9to5Mac reports.

Apple had developed a prototype iPad Pro with a glass Apple logo that would allow power to be transferred between the tablet and the MagSafe charger. Just place the iPad Pro on the wireless charging pad to start charging. Even better, the prototype tablet was able to charge even quicker than the iPhone 13 thanks to stronger magnets.

Even though Apple makes its “Ceramic Shield” glass seem to be impenetrable, scratches and cracks may still occur. There have been reports that suggest that Apple has given up on the idea and is looking for a another way to integrate its MagSafe technology into its premium tablet.

You may be perplexed as to why Apple doesn’t employ aluminum in its products. When a charging pad’s coil is connected to a device’s, metals eat part of the power being transmitted from the coil to the device. Due to the fact that electricity is absorbed and converted into heat by metals, employing aluminum, steel, or titanium might put a device’s interior components at risk because of the heat generated. Polycarbonate and glass are the most common materials for wireless charging devices (with some exceptions).

Although the most apparent implementation of MagSafe for the 2022 iPad Pro seems to have been discarded, the article claims that Apple still intends to include it.

Next, according to 9to5Mac, which cited anonymous sources, the high-end tablet will include a bigger battery to handle the power-sucking Magic Keyboard, an iPhone 13-based camera module, as well as an all-new processor. A MacBook Air with an M2 SoC has been rumored to be released by Apple, therefore it’s safe to infer that the iPad Pro will also be powered by an M2 CPU.

We hope this isn’t true, but according to 9to5Mac, Apple is reportedly working on iPad Pro versions with screens bigger than 12.9 inches, and the company is also considering including the controversial notch on more of its devices. The smaller iPad is expected to include a miniLED display, which is presently only available on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Most evidence point toward a late 2022 delivery date for these high-end tablets.