Apple Pencil 3 rumor round-up: Find My, new tips, squeeze gesture and more

With Apple’s “Let Loose” event on the horizon, the tech giant might be preparing to unleash the next generation of its iPad stylus: the Apple Pencil 3. Rumors are circulating about exciting new features, including the ability to easily locate your lost Pencil with Find My, swap out tips for different artistic needs, and even control the device with a simple squeeze.

Here’s a deep dive into everything we know so far about the rumored release date, price, features, and compatibility of the Apple Pencil 3.

Apple Pencil

While the Apple Pencil 2 has been a popular stylus, there is still room for improvement. The Apple Pencil 3 aims to address some of the shortcomings of its predecessor and introduce new features that will enhance the user experience. With rumors suggesting significant upgrades, the Apple Pencil 3 could be a game-changer for artists, students, and business professionals.

Features and hardware

The Apple Pencil 3 is rumored to come with several exciting new features and hardware upgrades. One of the most anticipated features is Find My support, allowing users to locate their Apple Pencil using the Find My app easily.

Another rumored feature is the ability to change the tip of the Apple Pencil with alternatives better suited for specific tasks. This could include thicker tips for digital painting and thinner tips for fine pencil-like strokes. Additionally, there are rumors of new color options, with black, grey, and gold variants being considered.

Apple Pencil tips

The upcoming Apple Pencil is also expected to reintroduce pressure sensitivity, allowing users to create different strokes depending on the pressure applied to the screen.

iPad 10

A new “squeeze” gesture is rumored to be included in the Apple Pencil 3, providing users with quick access to actions like adding shapes or text fields.

There are also reports suggesting that the Apple Pencil 3 could feature Vision Pro support, potentially allowing it to work with AR and VR technology. This groundbreaking Apple development unlocks exciting possibilities. Imagine drawing directly on real-world surfaces, with your strokes instantly appearing in the virtual space of the Vision Pro headset. Pressure sensitivity and tilt recognition further enhance precision, turning any surface into a vast digital canvas for artistic creation.


The Apple Pencil 3 is expected to be compatible with the latest iPad models, including the iPad mini (6th generation), iPad Air (4th generation and later), and iPad Pro (3rd generation and later).

iPad Pro


The next-generation Apple Pencil is expected to be priced at $129, the same as its predecessor, the Apple Pencil 2. However, it’s possible that the price could increase slightly due to potential additional features and improvements.


While Apple has yet to confirm the existence of the Apple Pencil 3, the rumors surrounding the upcoming stylus are certainly exciting. With the “Let Loose” event scheduled for May 7, we won’t have to wait long to find out if these rumors are true.

Apple May 7 iPad launch event

If the rumors are accurate, the Apple Pencil 3 could be the perfect companion for the latest iPad models, offering new features and improved functionality for users everywhere. Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the official announcement date.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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