Tim Cook hints at the new Apple Pencil 3 coming next month – here’s what the rumors say – 9to5Mac

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Tim Cook hints at the new Apple Pencil 3 coming next month – here’s what the rumors say – 9to5Mac

Apple announced on Tuesday that it will hold a special event on May 7. While the company doesn’t typically discuss event topics, the invitation artwork makes it clear that it will be iPad-only – as seen on an Apple Pencil. inside. To add fuel to the fire, Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that we will see at least a new Apple Pencil 3 next month.

Apple Pencil 3 is coming soon

In an article on, Cook shared the illustration of the event with the caption “Draw us for May 7th!” The executive also added a pencil emoji to the post, further corroborating that Apple will indeed be launching new iPads and potentially a new Apple Pencil during its special “Let Loose” event on May 7.

The last time Apple released a next-generation Apple Pencil was in 2018 (excluding the cheaper USB-C version introduced last year). At the time, the Apple Pencil was updated with a matte design, better grip, a new double-tap gesture, and magnetic charging. But what exactly can we expect from the Apple Pencil 3?

According to a few different rumors, the new Apple Pencil could feature Find My integration. This would help users easily track and find their lost Apple Pencil, just like with AirPods and AirTags. Some rumors also suggest that the Apple Pencil 3 will feature interchangeable magnetic tips.

9to5Mac also found several pieces of evidence suggesting that the new Apple Pencil will support some sort of “squeeze” gesture. Potentially, the new Apple Pencil will be able to detect when the user taps on its surface to perform quick actions, such as adding text or a signature.

And the new iPads?

Of course, an iPad event will feature new iPads. Apple is rumored to introduce new iPad Air and iPad Pro models. While the iPad Air 6 will feature the M2 chip and a larger version with a 12.9-inch screen for the first time, the new iPad Pro will be powered by the M3 chip and feature OLED displays, as well as a design thinner.

Additionally, Apple is reportedly developing a redesigned Magic Keyboard that will make the iPad look like a traditional laptop, ditching the current floating design.

Apple’s special event will be online and will take place at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.

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