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Rumor: upcoming iPad Pros may support MagSafe charging

High-end models may offer bilateral charging

Upcoming iPad Pros may support MagSafe charging and a glass back, according to a Bloomberg report. The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks there’s a 100% chance this will happen. After all, Apple loves MagSafe and wireless charging.

Apple says that MagSafe “improves wireless charging for a better, more efficient experience and introduces an ecosystem of easy-to-attach accessories that beautifully complement iPhone 12 Pro models.” It features an array of magnets around the wireless charging coil that connect to the iPhone . They provide up to 15W of power while still accommodating existing Qi-enabled devices.

To facilitate MagSafe charging on an iPad, Bloomberg says the tablets would probably incorporate a glass back. The article adds that Apple is also working on “bilateral” charging for a high-end tablet. Bilateral charging would allow an iPad to  share some of its battery power with other devices. Such devices might include AirPods with a wireless charging case. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the news editor of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.