Apple has applied for a patent for a wireless charging case for the iPad

Apple has applied for a patent for a wireless charging case for the iPad

Tech Highlights:

  • This is according to a report from Patently Apple, who discovered an Apple patent application in which the corporation appears to have filed for a patent for a wireless charging case for the iPad.  it refers to a ring-shaped magnetic core, and if that sounds familiar, it’s because it’s similar to Apple’s MagSafe charging method for the iPhone.

  • Apple will revamp the iPad Pro in 2022, and it will have wireless charging capabilities. Whether or whether that is accurate has to be seen, although such assertions appear to have some validity.

This seems to lend some credibility to the earlier rumors about an iPad with wireless charging support, where it could actually utilize the MagSafe connector system, which we suppose is technically wireless charging. One possible use for such a system, as Patently Apple has given an example of, would be a future Magic Keyboard case where not only can it be a keyboard, but it can also be used as an external power bank of sorts that can charge the iPad while the keyboard is in use.

That being said, it’s hard to tell if patents are merely ideas companies have come up with that they’re trying to protect, or if they’re actually a product that’s being worked on, so maybe don’t get your hopes up just yet.

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