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Apr 12, 2001

The next iteration of the Apple Pencil could be available in black for the first time, according to leaker Mr. White who shared the tidbit on Twitter this morning.

A mockup of an Apple Pencil in black​

We haven't heard rumors of a next-generation Apple Pencil and it's not clear when a new model might be released. Apple is rumored to be working on mini-LED versions of the iPad Pro, and it's possible that a new Apple Pencil could be unveiled alongside the upgraded tablets.

There were initial rumors suggesting a 12.9-inch mini-LED iPad Pro could launch in the fall of 2020, but more recent information has indicated that Apple's plans have been delayed and mini-LED iPad Pro models won't be coming until sometime in 2021.

Apple also already refreshed the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models in March of 2020, so it seems unlikely that we're going to see a new Apple Pencil at any point in 2020.

Both the original Apple Pencil and the Apple Pencil 2 designed for 2018, 2019, and 2020 iPad Pro models are available only in white, even though the iPad itself comes in multiple colors. Apple could perhaps in the future offer the Apple Pencil in a few colors matching the available finishes of the iPad Pro models.

Mr. White doesn't often leak details about Apple's product plans, but he has shared multiple hardware prototypes in the past, some of which have been accurate and some of which have not been accurate.

Article Link: Next Apple Pencil Could Be Released in Black
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macrumors 6502
May 9, 2011
"Everyone loves Apple pencil... but is it too easy for people to find? How can we make it easier to lose?"
Except it will be shaped like an octagon and require a proprietary Apple Sharpener.


macrumors 68000
Oct 12, 2010
Can’t say enough about how great the Apple pencil is. I had given my Apple pencil to the wife and thought i could save some money and try out some of the budget versions on Amazon. Biggest waste of money. I then had to spend more money an another Apple pencil.


macrumors 603
Mar 18, 2008
That would be welcome. I'd also like to see iPad keyboards available in white as well.


Sep 13, 2008
Portland, OR
I'm going to post a twitter message stating the next iPad will have a 36" screen, and see how long it takes for MR to write an article about it. Apparently all it takes is for some random nobody to tweet to make the news these days.
So, no actual proof, just a wish?

That's all it takes.


macrumors 68020
Feb 10, 2019
That's it! If Apple does this I'm never going to buy another Apple product! I've been buying Apple computers since the 1920's but this is taking things too far 😡
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