Apple is exploring a MagSafe-like mechanism for the iPad Pro:
There is currently only one storey claiming that the 2022 iPad Pro will be redesigned. The next iPad Pro, might include a glass back to enable wireless charging. Furthermore, Apple may be investigating wireless charging functionality for the iPad Pro, allowing it to power other devices.
Apple added wireless charging to iPhones in 2017 and last year updated it with a magnet-based MagSafe system that ensured more consistent charging speeds.
Wireless charging uses an inductive pad to replace the traditional power cord, making it easier for consumers to charge their devices. It’s become a standard feature on smartphones, but it’s still uncommon on tablets.
As of December 2021, Gurman has doubled down on the possibility of an iPad Pro with a glass back.
The company is testing a similar MagSafe system for the iPad Pro. Wireless charging will likely be slower than directly plugging in a charger to the iPad’s Thunderbolt port, which will remain as part of the next models.
About its display, Apple is likely to maintain two different sizes: 11-inch and 12.9-inch. The upgrade here would be more noticeable for the 11-inch model, as Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the company will switch the LCD panel for a miniLED display, as it did in 2021 with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
Processor and storage capabilities
After Apple surprised everyone with the addition of the M1 chip on the iPad Pro, it’s likely for the company to add an upgraded version of this chip to the upcoming 2022 iPad Pro. Naturally, this iPad would feature the M2 chip, which is rumored to be released with a redesigned MacBook Air. Another option would be for Apple to add the M1 Pro or M1 Max chips to the iPad Pro, although there are no rumors regarding this possibility. Even though, it’s less likely for the company to introduce an “A15X/Z” chip variant for this tablet as Apple has been marketing its Mac-power.