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Apr 12, 2001

While multiple reports have indicated that Apple plans to announce updated iPad Air, iPad mini, and entry-level iPad models this week, Japanese blog Mac Otakara believes a third-generation Apple Pencil is more likely to be announced instead of new iPads.


An excerpt from the report, computer translated by Bing:
MacOTAKARA believes that rather than an update to the iPad itself, the Apple Pencil 3 will be launched, which will come with a replaceable magnet tip.
Last month, leaker "Majin Bu" said the new Apple Pencil would feature interchangeable magnetic tips for drawing, technical drawing, and digital painting.

The second-generation Apple Pencil was announced on October 30, 2018. It comes with one non-magnetic tip, with replacement tips available. The second-generation Apple Pencil attaches magnetically to 2018 and newer iPad Pro models, 2020 and newer iPad Air models, and the latest iPad mini. In the U.S., it is priced at $129.

Apple also continues to sell the first-generation Apple Pencil with a Lightning connector for the tenth-generation entry-level iPad and some older iPad models. It has been rumored that this Apple Pencil model might be updated with a USB-C connector soon. The original Apple Pencil was released in November 2015 for $99.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman today said Apple is making progress on new iPad models, but he believes that the release of these devices "won't happen this month."

Article Link: Report: Apple Pencil 3 With Magnetic Tips Likely to Be Announced Instead of New iPads
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macrumors member
Aug 22, 2013
why in god's name would they release an updated apple pencil divorced from an associated iPad update?

lmaooooooo people just out here saying anything to get posted on here.
I mean this is MacRUMORS.

I personally think it’s interesting that there could be different tips for different specific use cases. Who knows whether this is by itself or with updated iPads. We’ll just have to find out.

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mystery hill

macrumors 6502a
Apr 2, 2021
Will there be two models?

Apple Pencil (USB-C)
Apple Pencil Pro (magnetic, with interchangeable tips)
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