iPad with Wireless Charging: Is It Coming? Do We Need It?

It’s quite a challenge to find a rumor mill industry as big as Apple’s these days. People are not only fascinated by what Apple makes but obsessed with rumors about whether they will make this or that. Today, we will talk about a particular feature on the next iPad Pro according to rumors, which we believe will happen.

Apple is developing a new iPad Pro with wireless charging capability, reports Bloomberg. While we’re guessing when it will debut in which month or year, let’s look at the possibilities and what a wireless charging iPad would look like.

Why Doesn’t the iPad Support Wireless Charging?

Second, Apple would probably need to find another material for the rear. Aluminum is tough but is not wireless charging friendly. Cupertino used glass, then turned to metal, and at last switched back to glass to make phone backs when it released iPhone 8, the first iPhone with wireless charging. Ever since then, glass has become the dominant material in every subsequent iPhone model because it’s easier to mold, and most importantly, it’s the friendliest to wireless charging.

It’s possible to implement glass rear on iPads. But the problem is that glass is heavier and easier to break, which is especially true when you make a glass back the size of the iPad. If the glass is not the choice, what would it be then?

We believe that Apple can overcome those challenges. The question is when and how. And that’s not all. The tablet apart, Apple might need to work on a wireless charger for the iPad.

Genuine wireless chargers for iPad or any other tablets have yet to be found in the market. Because no one has ever adopted wireless charging on tablets. So, all wireless chargers out there are for mobile phones, wireless earbuds, and even smartwatches. The so-called wireless chargers for iPad aren’t authentic wireless charging (we will get to that). In this sense, a wireless charger for the iPad Pro seems a must-have if Apple wants to convince people into buying the idea of their tablets with wireless charging.

Is iPad with Wireless Charging A Good Idea?

But Apple believes in a wireless future (so does PITAKA), and they are always one step ahead of their customers. Before the demand is even there, they create one that you’ll find it’s what you need but you haven’t realized yet. That’s what makes a brand stands.

Technically speaking, wirelessly charging your iPad brings a similar convenience as charging your iPhone. Wireless charging is safe and more effortless. Just put down to charge or snap to charge-no cable plugging in and out. Without the cable getting in the way, you can enjoy a smoother experience when the battery is low.

And if Apple is able to create a Qi or MagSafe wireless charger for iPad, chances are the charger will work for more than the tablet. Multi-device wireless chargers are a norm nowadays. Less fraying cables and power adapters mean less spending.

How to Wirelessly Charge Your iPad?

The typical wireless charger for iPad found in the market uses a wireless charging receiver that sticks to the back of the tablet and connects with the USB-C port, so you can wirelessly charge it on a Qi wireless charging stand or pad.

The wireless charging receiver has built-in charging coils, and there’s a string connecting the coils to the charging port. That’s how those third-party manufacturers manage to conduct the electricity from the coils to the port, the only charging input on iPads. Of course, you can still use a case for the iPad if it’s not too thick to affect wireless charging.

The receiver won’t be necessary if Apple puts coils in the iPad. And there will be more possibilities if Apple puts magnets too. Just think about the MagSafe iPhone and a heap of MagSafe accessories.

PITAKA’s Solution for iPad with Wireless Charging

And when we designed the chargers for iPad mini 6, we kept the next iPad Pro in mind.

We have reasons to believe that Apple would use Qi and MagSafe charging on iPads. Qi wireless charging is universal, and MagSafe is a thing for iPhones now and makes wireless charging more convenient. But we can’t rule out the possibility that Apple could use something new to come up with the best possible solution. No matter the situation, our designers and engineers are ready.

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