A very different update on the new Apple Pencil has hit the chart. According to a Twitter handle, Apple will change the color of the next generation Pencil from white to black. Mr. White shared the leak on Twitter stating that the “New Apple Pencil is Black”. The leaker provided no other details like the time of release, new features, compatibility and price of the alleged stylus.
Based on this information, several concept designs of the new Pencil in black are circulating online. Personally, a deep black pencil does look very stylish in the current matte and seamless design of Apple Pencil 2. If the information turns out to be true, then it will be for the first time that Cupertino HQ would have changed the color of the pencil.
Both variants of the stylus, Apple Pencil and Apple Pencil 2 are currently available as they are compatible with different models of iPads. Apple Pencil 2 works with iPad Pro 2018 and later, while the first-generation Apple Pencil works with all other iPad models.
Apple Pencil Compatibility
The 1st generation pencil has a smooth texture with pairing and charging via Lightning connector. Although it gets does tasks like taking notes or drawing very well, it falls behind in technology compared to the 2nd generation Pencil, which is wirelessly paired and charged, and supports ‘double tap’ functionality to change tools. Compatible with iPad Pro series, the stylus is used for artistry, notes and much more.
Due to technology and design differences, both variants of the Apple stylus are compatible with different iPad models:
|iPad mini (5th generation)
iPad (6th and 7th generation)
iPad Air (3rd generation)
iPad Pro 9.7-inch
iPad Pro 10.5-inch
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
iPad Pro 11-inch (1st and 2nd generation)
iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd and 4th generation)
Drawing a conclusion on recent leaks of new Mini LED and Micro LED displays, for all Apple products in future, we assume that the company might be working on a new stylus to work with the new displays.
The first and second generation Pencils retail for $99 and $129, respectively, and can be bought online or from Apple Store.