Video of Alleged Third-Generation Apple Pencil Leaks Ahead of Apple Event

A video purporting to be of the third-generation Apple Pencil has today been shared online, showing a glossy finish that mirrors previous leaks.

The brief video from Twitter account @ileakeer, spotted by 9to5Mac, shows an ‌Apple Pencil‌ with a glossy finish much like the first-generation model, but with the flat edge that was added on the second-generation version for magnetic charging. The design mirrors previously leaked images suggesting that Apple is returning to the glossy finish for the ‌Apple Pencil‌.

Other reports from the leaker "Uncle Pan Pan," who seemingly leaked the entire spring range of iPhone cases, have also said that Apple is actively preparing to launch the third-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌.

It is not clear what new features may be coming to the new ‌Apple Pencil‌, but it seems that upgrades may be more focused on the internals of the accessory rather than any significant external design changes. Nevertheless, it is not unreasonable to expect some added functionality over the current model to justify a new iteration of the device.

The leaked video serves as yet another indication that the launch of the third-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ is imminent and will likely be announced at the "Spring Loaded" Apple event next week alongside new iPad Pro models.

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Top Rated Comments

GubbyMan Avatar
16 months ago
Finally back to glossy plastic!
- Said no one ever.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ps3zocker Avatar
16 months ago
The first gen always felt slippery when using it. I like the matte one a whole lot more. Not looking forward to this third gen if this is true. Also looks cheaper in my opinion.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RedTheReader Avatar
16 months ago

The first gen always felt slippery when using it. I like the matte one a whole lot more. Not looking forward to this third gen if this is true. Also looks cheaper in my opinion.
I don’t understand how people find matte surfaces grippier than glossy ones. When I take a glossy drinking glass out of the cupboard, I never feel as though it’s about to slip out of my hands. My fingertips almost act like small suction cups. The glossy stainless steel frame on the pro iPhones for the past few years has felt much grippier to me than the matte anodized aluminum one on the regular and older models. I also found it easier to grip the older glossy glass-backed phones as opposed to the newer matte frosted glass ones. All my grade school pencils where covered in that glossy wax layer; all the pens were made out of glossy plastic.

For me, glossy is grippy and matte is slippery.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
16 months ago
Can confirm this glossy thing is the Spring Loaded pencil we were teased:



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Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
no_idea Avatar
16 months ago
If you have a second gen and want to pony up the $$ for this “upgrade”, then I’d re-evaluate your life priorities
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dalestrauss Avatar
16 months ago
Have to say I HATE the gloss - hated it on my original Pencil - but if the add an eraser head (barrel tap is awkward and distracting) I'd be in for the upgrade.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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