Wait for a New Apple Pencil
The most up-to-date version of the Apple Pencil, the second-gen model, was released all the way back in 2018. We haven't heard anything definitive yet, but don't be surprised if Apple finally announces a new model to pair with its upcoming iPad models.
In the buildup to the 2021 iPad Pro launch, we heard a lot about a new Apple Pencil. The accessory didn't make it into Apple's announcements in 2021, 2022, or 2023 thus far. That could certainly change though.
A reliable leaker named Mr. White shared an image of what very well could be a third-generation Apple Pencil.
Details are scarce, but the stylus in the photo appears to have a glossy finish rather than a matte finish. Apple's current Apple Pencil uses a matte finish.
The pencil in the photo also has a different tip. Specifically, the tip looks like it's much larger than the tips on the first and second-generation Apple Pencil models.
These changes are backed up by a purported video of the new Apple Pencil from an anonymous user on Twitter.
Another leaker named "Uncle Pan Pan" (via Chinese micr0-blogging site Weibo), also says Apple is prepping a new Pencil.
Apple's also filed patents for a new Apple Pencil model.
It's unclear if the new iPad models will be the only iPads compatible with the new Pencil or if compatibility will extend to other models as well.
If you're interested in a new iPad Air and a new Apple Pencil, you might want to put your wallet away and wait. If a new Apple Pencil is coming, we should hear more about it in the weeks ahead.
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