The third-generation Apple Pencil may use interchangeable suggestions, a leaker claims, with totally different magnetic suggestions used for quite a lot of totally different functions.
The primary and second generations of Apple Pencil each use a nib that may be changed as they put on over time. There’s additionally a small market of third-party tip replacements for the stylus that may additionally tweak the way in which the Apple Pencil works on the iPad show.
In response to a Saturday tweet by serial leaker “Majin Bu” on X, Apple’s subsequent iteration of stylus may supply shoppers the same potential to regulate how their Apple Pencil works. Within the tweet, Bu’s supply claims the Apple Pencil 3 will ship “with interchangeable magnetic suggestions.”
Based mostly on what my supply reported
the brand new Apple Pencil 3 will include interchangeable magnetic suggestions
(for drawing, technical drawing and portray) pic.twitter.com/AXUdpbZFVh
— Majin Bu (@MajinBuOfficial) September 30, 2023
It’s claimed that the tip modifications are supposed to make the Apple Pencil work higher “for drawing, technical drawing, and portray.” For example of how this might be enacted, Bu presents photographs of three totally different sizes and thicknesses of tip in a picture, although this might feasibly embrace differing supplies utilized in producing the tip.
Through the use of magnets, the ideas ought to be simpler to change between in comparison with current variations, which depend on a friction match.
The leak’s plausibility is considerably assisted by earlier patents and purposes by Apple on the topic, together with one the place the capabilities of the stylus can change to match the nib. This might imply a nib can have sensors in-built for numerous capabilities, akin to measuring a colour of a substance it touches.
Whereas there are comparatively few leaks in regards to the third-generation Apple Pencil, it has been fairly some time since Apple final up to date its stylus. The unique was launched in November 2015, with the second-gen mannequin out November 2018, three years later.