Leaked Apple Pencil 3 photo shows glossy design & new tip

The leak: A new photo of the Apple Pencil 3 has leaked, first shared by Mr.white (50% accurate).

  • Apple may be switching back to a glossy design for the exterior of the pencil
  • There’s also a new tip that is much larger and seemingly screws directly into the pencil (the current generation replaceable tip screws in over a protruding sensor)
  • A new iPad Pro is rumored to launch later this month

Our take: With White’s super mixed track record, I certainly have my doubts here. Why would Apple go back the glossy design? Other than slight nostalgia from the first generation pencil, I don’t really see a clear benefit here.


Next Apple Pencil may come in black

The news: The next Apple Pencil may be available in a new colorway, according to Mr.white.

  • Black is coming to the Apple Pencil, but it’s unclear if it will be replacing or supplementing white

Our take: As exciting this sounds, Mr. white currently has a very poor track record (25% for 4 rumors). Most of what this source has put out over the years has ended up incorrect, so there’s not a big chance that this will be any different. But to play devil’s advocate here: if a black Apple Pencil is coming…could black AirPods be coming next?