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Rumor | The 2022 iPad Pro could come with a large Apple logo made of glass to allow wireless charging

An Apple logo made of glass could introduce wireless charging functionality to the redesigned 2022 iPad Pro (Image: Daniel Romero)
An Apple logo made of glass could introduce wireless charging functionality to the redesigned 2022 iPad Pro (Image: Daniel Romero)
Apple is apparently exploring the viability of different designs for its upcoming 2022 iPad Pro refresh, which could feature an interesting design choice that would allow the implementation of wireless charging functionality.

The Apple iPad Pro, whose current generation was released back in April 2021 and is now on sale at Amazon for US$749, may be due for an upgrade fairly soon. Various rumors and leaks have been floating around the internet, most of which hint at a major redesign for Apple's high-end tablet that has not received a noticeable overhaul since 2018. In addition to a fresh design, the new 2022 iPad Pro was previously rumored to be equipped with MagSafe and a glass back that would allow features like wireless charging.

However, a new report by 9to5mac asserts that Apple has figuratively hit some roadblocks in the development of the upcoming 2022 iPad Pro. Plans for a glass back for example may have been scrapped due to concerns about the inherent fragility of the material. As an alternative to such an easy-to-break glass sandwich design, one of the tablet's redesigned prototypes apparently features a larger Apple logo on the back of its case. Only the aforementioned Apple logo could be made of glass and consequently enable functions like wireless charging, which would be hard to implement if the back of the 2022 iPad Pro was entirely made of aluminium like the current generation of the tablet.

The leaker further claims that the device is equipped with strong MagSafe magnets and that the wireless charging speeds could be significantly faster than those found in the iPhone 13. Furthermore, the 2022 iPad Pro could be equipped with a larger battery and a brand-new chipset like the highly anticipated Apple M2. Last but not least, the tablet's camera module is also expected to be updated to at least match the picture quality of the current iPhone generation. It certainly appears like Apple has put significant effort in the redesign of its most expensive iPad, which is good news for professionals and enthusiasts who consider upgrading to Apple's latest and greatest tablet. The new iPad Pro is expected to be released in the first half of 2022.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-01-14 (Update: 2022-01-15)