Bezel-less iPad mini, iPad Pro with wireless charging, and thinner standard iPad.
Mark Gurman once again puts several new rumors on the table just a few days before a new Apple keynote. Through one of his articles in Bloomberg, the editor claims to know details about the future of the iPad range now that the iPad Pro M1 is already in stores.
We will see a new iPad mini before the end of the year, with fewer bezels and probably the disappearance of its Home button. In this period, we would also see a new standard iPad model thinner and focused on students, although it is not specified if in that model the Home button would also disappear.
iPad Pro will have wireless charging
Apple might be testing new technologies that would appear in a future generation of the iPad Pro in 2022, such as wireless charging (although wired charging would be more powerful), a MagSafe connector, the possibility of charging accessories and even an iPhone from its back, and also a change of materials from aluminum to glass for its back side resembling the current iPhone 12.
The iPad Pro plans would still be at a very early stage of development, and Gurman warns that they may be scrapped. There are no details on the future of the iPad Air, even though it is a relatively recently refreshed product.
One last interesting detail Gurman mentions is that Apple is still working on a launchable AirPower model capable of charging an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at the same time. He also talks about research into wireless charging methods that can work over longer distances, although that would be something we wouldn’t see for several years.