iPad is a series of tablet computers designed, developed, and sold by Apple Inc., running iOS and iPadOS mobile operating systems. The first iPad was launched on April 3, 2010; the latest iPad model is the 8th generation iPad, released on September 18, 2020; the fifth-generation iPad mini, released on March 18, 2019; October 2020 The fourth-generation iPad Air released on the 23rd; and the third-generation 11-inch (280 mm) and fifth-generation 12.9-inch (330 mm) iPad Pro released on May 21, 2021.
Apple is developing a new iPad Pro with wireless charging capabilities and a redesigned iPad mini for the first time in six years, hoping to continue the momentum of this category that has revived sales during the pandemic. According to people familiar with the matter, the new iPad Pro in 2022 and the iPad mini later this year. The main design change in the iPad Protest is the change from the current aluminum case to a glass back cover. The updated iPad mini-plans have a narrower screen frame and tested the removal of its home button.
The user interface is based on the device’s multi-touch screen, which includes a virtual keyboard. All iPads can be connected via Wi-Fi; some models also have cellular connectivity. iPad can record videos, take photos, play music, and perform Internet functions such as surfing the Internet and sending emails. Other functions (games, reference, GPS navigation, social networks, etc.) can be enabled by downloading and installing apps. As of March 2016, the App Store has more than 1 million iPad applications from Apple and third parties.
In the past year, as people searched for new ways to work, study, and play at home during the Covid-19 crash, the iPad has become an increasingly important part of Apple’s product portfolio. Compared with the previous year, iPad sales in the last six months of 2020 increased by 43%. Profits lasted until the first three months of 2021 when tablets generated US$7.8 billion, an increase of 79% over the same period last year. iPad assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. erased its losses after the Bloomberg report on Friday, and Taipei closed up 0.9%. Competitor BYD Electronics International Co., Ltd. rose 6.2% in Hong Kong.
For the new Pro model, the switch to the glass back is being tested, partly to enable wireless charging for the first time. Material changes will bring the iPad closer to the iPhone. In recent years, Apple has switched from aluminum back to glass. Apple’s development work on the new iPad Pro is still in its early stages, and the company’s plans may be changed or canceled before its release next year. Those who asked for anonymity to discuss internal affairs said. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment.
The wireless charging sensor pad replaces the usual power cord, allowing users to charge the device’s battery quickly. It has become a common feature of smartphones, but it is rare in tablets. Apple added wireless charging to the iPhone in 2017 and updated it with a magnet-based MagSafe system last year to ensure a more consistent charging speed. The company is testing a similar MagSafe system for the iPad Pro. Wireless charging may be slower than connecting the charger directly to the iPad’s Thunderbolt port, which will continue to be part of future models.
As part of its development of the next iPad Pro, Apple is also testing the reverse wireless load technology. That would allow users to load their iPhones or other gadgets by placing them on the tablet’s back. Apple had been working previously to make this possible so that the iPhone will charge the Airpods and Apple watches.