Apple hits roadblocks in plans to redesign 2022 iPad Pro

Apple is expected to introduce new iPad Pro models this year – previous rumors suggested that the company had experimented with new designs with glass backs and wireless charging. While the company still wants to bring MagSafe to the 2022 iPad Pro, 9to5Mac have learned that the rumored glass design may have been scrapped.

It told sources familiar with Apple’s design plans 9to5Mac that the company was unsure about using glass on the back of the iPad as it is easier to damage and would make the product much more fragile. However, having an aluminum backing would make it difficult to make the device compatible with the MagSafe Charger.

According to our sources, the company has developed iPad Pro prototypes with a larger Apple logo (similar to the one on the new MacBook Pro), but this one is made of glass. As a result, current will be transmitted through the glass logo. The prototype also has stronger magnets to prevent accidents, and it supports charging at higher speeds than MagSafe for iPhone.

Other goodies about the new iPad Pro that we can report include a larger battery (which is great, as some users complain that the Magic Keyboard causes too much battery drain), a camera module similar to the one from the iPhone 13, and a hero new chip. Since rumors suggest that Apple is also planning to introduce a new MacBook Air with the M2 chip, it makes sense to assume that the 2022 iPad Pro will also have the M2 chip.

 2022 iPad Pro.

Look forward to, 9to5 Macs Sources say Apple has made prototypes for iPad models with screens larger than 12.9 inches, confirming a previous rumor from Bloomberg.

We also learned that the company is considering changing the iPad’s visual identity with a notch on the screen to make it look like its other products, but these changes are only experimental and are unlikely to show up in this year’s models.

The new iPad Pro is expected to be introduced sometime in the first half of 2022.

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