Apple is working on a new iPad Pro with wireless charging and a redesigned iPad Mini to build momentum for a category that saw increased sales during the pandemic, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.
The company aims to launch a new iPad Pro by 2022 and an iPad Mini later this year, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.
iPhone makers thrived during the Covid-19 pandemic as stay-at-home consumers buy electronic devices. iPad sales totaled $7.8 billion in the last quarter, better than forecast.
The company is planning narrower screen bezels for the new iPad Mini and is also considering removing the home button, according to the report.
Apple is testing a glass back for the iPad Pro to enable wireless charging for the first time, and is also trying to test reverse wireless charging, Bloomberg News reports.
Projects for the new iPad Pro are in their early stages and plans could be changed or canceled before early next year, the report added.