It is reported that iPad Pro with wireless charging and iPad mini without home button will be released
On June 4, 2021, 'Apple plans to release an iPad Pro that supports wireless charging and an iPad mini that does not have a home button,' Bloomberg, an overseas media report, reported. The new iPad Pro will switch to a glass back like the iPhone 12, and the iPad mini is reported to have a slimmer bezel.
Apple Readies IPad Pro with Wireless Charging, New IPad Mini --Bloomberg
Bloomberg reportedly received information from a person who spoke on condition of anonymity that 'Apple plans to release the new iPad Pro in 2022 and the iPad mini in the second half of 2021.' For the iPad Pro, 'the current aluminum will be switched to glass to enable wireless charging,' and for the iPad mini, 'the bezel will be narrower and the home button removal has been tested.' It is said that the person concerned told me that.
'We're still looking for a new wireless charger that works like the AirPower wireless charging mat, and we're investigating an alternative wireless charging method that works longer than the electromagnetic coupling method,' said a person familiar with the matter. However, it could take years to commercialize such a technology. '' The iPad Pro development work is still in its infancy and plans may change or be discontinued before launch. ' It is reported that he also said.
Bloomberg shows data that 'iPad sales have increased significantly in the lockdown caused by the new coronavirus infection,' and speculates that 'we are trying to maintain momentum in the category where sales have recovered.' Apple's iPad sales increased 46% year- on-year to $ 6.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020 (July-September) and the same period last year in the first quarter of 2021 (October-December). The iPad is performing well, with a 40% increase to 8.4 billion dollars (about 880 billion yen) and a 78.9% increase from the same period of the previous year to 7.8 billion dollars (about 850 billion yen) in the second quarter of 2021 (January to March). You can see that it is showing good sales.