Apple Pencil 3 Could Feature Magnetic Tips for Different Drawing Styles, Sketchy Rumor Claims

The third-generation Apple Pencil could be available with a range of interchangeable tips to emulate different drawing styles, according to a sketchy rumor shared by the X (formerly Twitter) user known as "Majin Bu."

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The next-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ will apparently come with different tips for drawing, technical drawing, and painting that connect magnetically. Majin Bu did not share any further details about the device. After a flurry of rumors in 2021, rumors about a third-generation ‌Apple Pencil‌ model noticeably died down and nothing has been heard about the product until now.

In March 2021, the leaker known as "Mr. White" shared an image purporting to depict a next-generation Apple Pencil prototype that featured a shorter design, glossy finish, and a larger, deeper tip. Apple was believed to have worked on a smaller Apple Pencil designed for the iPad mini, as well as a $49 model for the iPhone, but both products never emerged and are said to have been canceled entirely.

It is worth noting that while Majin Bu often aggregates and shares information related to Apple's plans, they do not have a solid track record. The current ‌Apple Pencil‌ is the second-generation version introduced alongside the 2018 iPad Pro, meaning that it is one of the oldest Apple devices still on sale. As such, it is fairly likely that Apple has plans to launch a third-generation model at some point, and the company still files patents on new technologies for the accessory, but the latest rumor should still be taken with a pinch of salt until it is corroborated.

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Top Rated Comments

VisceralRealist Avatar
8 months ago
Ah, I get it, a "sketchy" rumor ;)

Art seems to be the best application for the Pencil, so I would welcome a multi-tipped version.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darngooddesign Avatar
8 months ago

Save your $$. Most of us haven't even figured out what to do with the Apple Pencil 1 & 2.

MOST of us - barely use it.
It may seem obvious, but if you aren’t into drawing, painting, or writing you probably shouldn’t have blindly purchased an Apple Pencil.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pdaholic Avatar
8 months ago
Where do we draw the line with these sketchy pencil rumors? They are pointless!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spaceboi Scaphandre Avatar
8 months ago
I wish we could get an Apple Pencil Mini designed for iPhones. Being able to write on my iPhone like a notebook would make writing stuff on it a lot easier than that tiny keyboard that my fingers are too big for.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alanvitek Avatar
8 months ago

Technically in some brushes from Procreate the stroke reacts differently based on the pencil rotation I think, but I don’t know if it’s the same feature you described
Yes, there is rotation support based on the angle of the pencil on the screen, but I'm looking for rotation support by 'twisting' the apple pencil. rough diagram:

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Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rikki_t Avatar
8 months ago

Looking forward to the day when MR stops using the word "sketchy" in a headline about a Pencil rumor. It was clever the first few times but by now...
you seem to be drawing conclusions about the authors intent, no....
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)