The iPhone version of MagSafe, which is effectively simply a Qi charging puck that clings to the back of the phone using magnets, is being talked about coming to the iPad, and it’s simple to assume that this is the case. However, as we shall see, that is a bad concept for the iPad.A MacBook-style MagSafe charger, or two, would be far preferable and would address many of the iPad’s greatest drawbacks.
A MacBook is far more likely to be left charging on a table edge than anything else. The iPad!
“The MagSafe charger from Apple was groundbreaking.No other company has since been able to come close to it, which made me sorry to see it leave.Comparing the effortless and convenient process of plugging in or unplugging a MagSafe charger to the awkward fumbling of other charger connectors “Software and hardware manufacturing specialist Adam Rossi informed Lifewire through email.It would demonstrate Apple’s historical innovative spirit if they could put one on either side of the iPad.
Key points :
- MagSafe ports similar to those on Macs could be included on the upcoming iPad Pro.
- The current USB-C connector might then be used for data-only functions.
- MagSafe works much better on the iPad than it does on the Mac.
Perhaps “innovation” is a bit strong.Even though all this would amount to is Apple tacking one of its already-existing connectors onto the side of an already-existing product line, its use is unaffected.The magic of Apple’s iPhone MagSafe technology is that the magnet is powerful enough to stick the iPhone itself to whatever is charging it in addition to holding the puck in place.This prompted the development of magnetic automobile mounts and bedside chargers that hold the phone in place like a clock on a nightstand.
Obviously, the iPad won’t be able to use this.A Qi-style puck will cause the iPad to tremble and rock if it is placed on a desk.How is utilising a smaller, more effective, and more secure USB-C plug any better than using a puck if you can hold it in your hands?And unless it’s an iPad mini, forget about using magnets to hold the iPad up.
The MagSafe on the iPhone also needs a glass back in order for the magnetic induction to work properly.
Additionally, an iPad would have issues with a glass back.Glass is heavier, thicker, and easier to break—all of which are particularly true when you significantly expand the surface area as you do with the iPad Pro, according to MacRumors forum user Macduke.
The next-generation iPad Pro, which could debut in October, will reportedly contain two new 4-pin connectors on its top and bottom borders, according to the Japanese Apple news website Mac Otakara.The notion is that top and bottom are on opposing sides, even though they are relative in relation to the iPad.
If they are indeed the iPad equivalents of the Mac’s MagSafe, you would be able to quickly connect an iPad to power in any setting, whether it were in your hand or, for example, on a stand at the centre of a desktop music setup.Additionally, as previously indicated, this would allow the iPad’s only USB-C port to be used for a variety of peripheral connections.
If Mac Otakara’s sources are reliable, these new ports won’t work with Mac’s MagSafe chargers since they use five pins instead of four, not four.Maybe it’s too thick for the incredibly tiny iPad Pro to use?It’s a shame, though, because you could have charged both gadgets using the same charger.
Apple is presenting the iPad as a more professional-level device with iPadOS 16, Stage Manager, and the “desktop-class apps” announced in the WWDC 2022 keynote.Additionally, “pro” suddenly came to denote “enough ports to be useful” in the Apple universe.Apple should absolutely integrate MagSafe to the iPad Pro since it would be a fantastic feature.