For the last couple of years, all we've had are Apple Pencil 2 dreams. Now, just ahead of Apple's October More in the Making Event, legit rumors about the next generation of don't-call-it-a-stylus-or-you-blew-it are finally making the rounds.
October 28, 2018: New design, new gesture button
Kuo Ming Chi last week, via MacRumors
Kuo says that we can expect to see two new iPad Pro models that are equipped with USB-C, improved displays, and an Apple Pencil with a new design. Further details were not shared on what improvements to expect with the displays or what a redesigned Apple Pencil might look like.
Mark Gurman also touched on a new Pencil for Bloomberg:
- An updated Apple Pencil, succeeding the original version launched in 2015.
Though both reports are light on details, Guilherme Rambo has teased more on Twitter:
Apple Pencil 2, model B332, will support gestures. The user will be able to change stroke properties by sliding along the sides of the pencil.— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) October 28, 2018
And Steve Troughton-Smith:
The way I figure, the new Pencil will have a button of some sort on the side that when you hold down you can perform gestures with the Pencil — tap, double tap, or swipe. A solid state button sounds very Apple-y. Devs could perhaps use for radial contextual menus— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) October 28, 2018
Still no word on lengths, colors, tips, or anything else in terms of style or flexibility. (And I know, PHRASING, but we're all adults and artists here, so I'll trust you to comport yourselves accordingly.)
Update: Well, this could be the design!
Apple Pencil 2018:— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) October 29, 2018
- Design is even more minimalistic, the silver rail on top is now gone.
- Tap and Swipe gestures along the pencil.
- Magnetically attachable to the new iPad.
- New charging method. pic.twitter.com/tS1ptCWgnh
What do you want to see in Apple Pencil 2?
Let me know in the comments below!
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