According to a recent rumor, it has been suggested that come 2022, Apple will be refreshing the iPad Pro where it will come with wireless charging capabilities. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but it seems that there could be some truth to those claims.

This is according to a report from Patently Apple where they have come across a patent application from Apple in which it seems that the company has filed for a patent for a wireless charging case the iPad. Based on the diagrams, it refers to a magnetic core shaped like a ring, and if you’re wondering why that sounds familiar, because it sounds a lot like Apple’s MagSafe charging system for the iPhone.

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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