Rumors are starting to steadily point to an Apple event in the first half of 2022. Clearly, there are plenty of products the Big Apple has up its sleeve. However, you have to be smart and know when to launch them and, above all, when their production and design are perfectly optimized. One of the potential products of this hypothetical event is a new iPad Pro. According to rumors this new iPad This would bring support for charging via MagSafe. However, Apple could have problems with the materials needed for wireless charging.
Fragility or functionality: the problems MagSafe could bring to the iPad Pro
The standard Apple MagSafe It is a wireless charging system reintroduced in the iPhone 12 and 13 in all its models. This system requires magnets and wireless charging coils built into the design of the devices. This allows you charge the battery wirelessly via special chargers with charges up to 15W. Additionally, Apple has created a line of MagSafe-enabled products, such as iPhone cases, that don’t inhibit wireless charging.
It is possible that the the new iPad Pro sees the light of day at the first event of 2022. In fact, from Apple they want introduce the MagSafe system on iPad, and this iPad Pro could be the ideal device to introduce the mechanism. However Apple has problems. The explanation is simple. MagSafe needs glass to conduct power through the wireless charging coils. In the case of the iPhone, the back is not so big and the amount of glass is not so high.
Apple could be working on a 15-inch OLED iPad Pro
In the case of the iPad Pro, the back is very large and the glass requirements would be very large. The main problem lies in the fragility of the glass on the back of the iPad Pro. This could have destabilized Apple engineers. But there is an alternative that they are already testing in the Cupertino offices. Apparently the new prototypes They increased the size of the Apple logo on the back.
The glass with the increase in the size of the logo could be enough to introduce the wireless charging coils and avoid having to introduce more glass at the back. In other words, wireless charging through MagSafe would only focus on the central Apple logo on the back of the iPad Pro.
However, everything is only assumptions and information which today cannot be confirmed. What is clear is that Apple wants to maximize iPad productivity. And perhaps, for those in Cupertino, this happens by introducing wireless charging that would allow the creation of a large number of additional accessories that the user could buy.