Apple has had a rough last quarter as iPad revenue fell by almost 10 percent. The trend is expected to continue as Apple failed to bring innovation to the lineup. To tackle the situation, Apple is expected to significantly change the entire iPad lineup next year, starting with the iPad Pro models. The forthcoming iPad Pro models will be substantially redesigned to appeal to users. It is now being reported that the new OLED iPad Pro models will support charging through Apple’s MagSafe technology.
Apple’s 2024 OLED iPad Pro might come with MagSafe support for wireless charging
The OLED display is one of the most significant changes coming to the iPad Pro next year. The new display will be available in both sizes as Apple plans to end the display segregation. While a redesign is expected, the company also plans to introduce new technology on the tablet, such as MagSafe. MagSafe is only available on the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, alongside the new iPhone models. Now, the company aims to bring MagSafe to the OLED iPad Pro.
According to MacRumors, sources familiar with the subject claim MagSafe is coming with OLED iPad Pro models early next year. The news comes from Apple’s suppliers of magnets for its products. This is not the first time we hear details on Apple’s plans to include wireless charging on the iPad. While it was never confirmed, we can safely presume the feature will be available with the forthcoming iPad Pro models.
Besides this, Apple was previously rumored to be considering a glass back for the iPad Pro, enabling wireless charging. While the feature was expected to arrive in 2022, Apple could release it in 2024. Since Apple’s upcoming OLED iPad Pro is heading towards a design overhaul, there are good chances that MagSafe could make it to the list of new features Apple has planned for its tablet. If Apple plans to incorporate wireless charging on the OLED iPad Pro, we can expect the device to feature a glass back. Note that a glass slab on the iPad Pro will make it susceptible to damage.
If Apple does consider MagSafe for the OLED iPad Pro, the wireless charging speeds should be more than that of the iPhone. This is because the iPad has a much bigger battery than the iPhone, which could take much longer to charge. It remains to be seen if MagSafe would be the same technology Apple uses in the iPhone. The company could be working on MagSafe technology similar to the one on the MacBook Air and Pro models for the iPad Pro. Henceforth, be sure to take the news with a grain of salt.