Apple’s MagSafe technology, initially launched with the iPhone 12 series in 2020, is anticipated to make its way to the iPad models. According to reports, the Cupertino-based tech giant is planning to integrate MagSafe functionality into the next-generation iPad Pro expected to debut in 2024. The 2024 iPad Pro is rumored to be available in 11.1-inch and 13-inch variants and may feature glass back panels.
Citing a source familiar with magnet manufacturing for Apple products, a report by MacRumors supports previous assertions by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. Gurman had suggested that Apple might replace the traditional metal back of the iPad Pro with a glass counterpart to facilitate wireless charging.
The adoption of MagSafe charging on future tablets could prompt a new design for the iPad Pro, incorporating glass or plastic panels. While this innovation enhances charging capabilities, it might also render the device more susceptible to drops and damage.
The introduction of MagSafe to the iPad Pro is expected to bring faster charging speeds, opening up possibilities for new wire-free accessories. Additionally, a universal MagSafe charger compatible with both the iPhone and iPad is anticipated. The 2024 iPad Pro model is projected to support 15W magnetic Qi2 wireless chargers.
Beyond charging enhancements, the upcoming iPad Pro is rumored to feature 11.1-inch and 13-inch OLED displays, coupled with a comprehensive design overhaul. The device is speculated to be powered by the new 3nm M3 chip. However, Apple has not officially disclosed details about the next iPad Pro, so these speculations should be approached with caution.