Glossy Apple Pencil 3 shown off in leaked video

A new video has appeared online which claims to show the upcoming glossy Apple Pencil 3. As per rumors, Apple will be using the same design of Apple Pencil 2, which attaches magnetically to iPad Pro, but will bring back the glossy finish of the original Apple Pencil.

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Apple Pencil 3 shown off in leaked video

Spotted by 9to5Mac, and posted on Twitter by @ileakeer, the short video shows a 4-second glimpse of what is likely the new Apple Pencil 3. It shows the glossy look of the original Pencil, but has the portless design of the second-generation Pencil. The second-generation variant attaches to the iPad Pro 2018 and 2020 models, and charges wirelessly. It has been praised by industry professionals for featuring the lowest latency, which makes it a joy to use for writing and drawing.

Despite the minor design tweak, it is unclear what would actually be changing in the new Pencil. Whether Apple will include new gestures or touch-sensitive surfaces, a physical eraser, or simply upgrade it to work with the mini-LED display in the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, is yet to be seen.

A few old rumors had pointed towards a black third-generation Apple Pencil, however, we have not seen any other sources corroborate this leak since then. Apple has filed patents for an upgrade to Apple Pencil which shows a sensor being added to the input device that can help it detect real-world colors, which can then be used for drawing and writing.

With iPadOS 14, Apple added support for ‘scribble’ which allows users to use handwriting in any field that supports text input, as well as smart selection, and more.

iPad Pro is expected to be announced during Apple’s ‘Spring Loaded’ event on April 20, with faster performance, improved cameras, Thunderbolt 3 port, and mini-LED display for the 12.9-inch model.

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