Rumors iPad Pro 2018-Waterproof and Wireless Charging?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rhyzome, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. rhyzome macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2012
    The rumored iPad Pro 2018 is expected to take design cues from the iPhone X...wireless charging for the pencil has been explicitly mentioned in rumors, along with a bezel-free design and face-ID.

    But do you think this will be the version of the iPad that will ditch the headphone jack and become waterproof?

    Do you think Apple will make it possible to charge the iPad itself wirelessly?
  2. pika2000 macrumors 68040

    Jun 22, 2007
    I doubt Apple will bother designing a waterproof iPad. It’s simply not as needed compared to a phone. I mean it’s like designing a waterproof MacBook. It sounds great, but hardly anybody needs one.

    And I expect Apple to keep the headphone jack on the iPad. There’s no space issues on the iPad, and even Apple said pros needed it when they keep the headphone jack on the MacBook Pro. With Apple pushing iPad to the Pro market, I don’t think they will remove the headphone jack without any valid reason, and space is not really a valid reason.
  3. fokmik macrumors 68030

    Oct 28, 2016
    Its time apple to make a water resistant ipad and mac,just a splash resistance and it will still be a +
    The huawei matebook has it i think apple can do it
  4. TinyChip macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2015
    I look forward to an iPad with Face ID and no home button.
  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020


    Apr 24, 2013
    New Orleans
    While I personally would love the waterproof option (for reading by the pool), it doesn’t sound like a needed feature for the tablet lines, and I suspect apple would just save the money and not implement this.

    Wireless charging would be fancy to have also, but similarly to the above feature, for the iPad it still seems unnecessary. The phone is a device often used on and off, meaning it’s looked at for a short period of time, placed down, picked up a few minutes later (at least in my case) so it seems logical to have it charge when it’s down automatically with little effort. The iPad however seems more like a long-time use device, used for an hour or two where it’s not just placed down with high frequency where it needs charging. So while it would be much more convenient, I’m not sure it’s worth the additional investment on apples end.

    I personally hope for the bezel-less design for the iPads. It has been my dream device ever since I’ve seen some concept videos a few years back. The question comes up as to how much is too much, but honestly with the pencil and palm rejection smarts, I don’t fear a lack of bezel would hurt anyone if apple does it right. Worst case, I’d see apple doing the same bezel sizes as the 10.5 iPad side bezels but all the way around. That in itself is good enough for me!

    I’m glad I didn’t get any 2017 iPads and highly anticipate the 2018 models!
  6. Tapiture macrumors 6502a

    Oct 1, 2016
    I’m hoping it has some water resistance and wireless charging. I’ve been reading some of Ming Chi Kuo’s predictions and it’s making me really glad I skipped the 2017 iPads and I’ll be in prime position to upgrade my 9.7 Pro in the spring.
  7. Cryates macrumors 68020


    Nov 19, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    Waterproofing and wireless charging are two largely unnecessary features on the iPad, in my opinion. Face ID on the other hand...

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