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Can your iPad Pro be charged wirelessly?

You can charge the Apple Watch and iPhone wirelessly, but what about the iPad Pro?

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The iPad Pro is undeniably the king of tablets right now, stuffed full of technological advancements and Apple’s secret sauce. With Apple finally moving to the USB-C connector for recharging, the Lightning port is gone.

You’re still tethered by a cord though, so does the iPad Pro have wireless charging like the iPhone?

So, can your iPad Pro be charged wirelessly?

Short answer: No

See, your iPad Pro is made of aluminum on the back, which makes wireless charging a problem. Apple managed to get around some of the issues to make the new Apple Pencil wirelessly charge when magnetically stuck to the edge, by putting a small cut-out that the charging circuit can pass through.

Maybe a future iPad Pro will have this approach so you can recharge the tablet as well, but then you’d have to put up with a differently colored patch on the back, or a glass-back.

Heck, maybe a future iPad Pro will have whole-room wireless charging, like that from Energous and their WattUp system. That’d work wherever you are in the room, and likely you’d be able to keep the aluminum surround.

Do you wish the iPad Pro had wireless charging? Would you use it? Let us know down below in the comments or carry the discussion over to our Twitter or Facebook.

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