Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is working on a new iPad Pro with wireless charging and a redesigned iPad Mini in an effort to capitalize on momentum for a category that saw improved sales during the pandemic.
The consumer technology giant is looking to release the new iPad Pro in 2022 and the iPad Mini later this year (2021).
The iPhone maker thrived during the pandemic as home-bound consumers stocked up on electronic devices, with iPad sales totaling $7.8 billion U.S. last quarter.
The company is planning narrower screen borders for the new iPad Mini and looking at removing its home button. Apple is also testing a glass back for the iPad Pro to enable wireless charging for the first time.
Designs for the new iPad Pro are still being finalized and could change or be canceled before next year’s launch, according to multiple media reports.