Apple is rumored to be working on an Apple Pencil with interchangeable magnetic tips, according to Apple leaker Majin Bu — as noted by BGR.
Bu tweeted a concept (pictured) of what this Apple Pencil 3 would look like with three different tips: one for drawing, one for technical drawing, and one for painting. Other rumors about an updated Apple Pencil include:
° New sensors for more haptic feedback features;
° The tip of the Apple Pencil could have new tech that supports additional features or more accurate drawing accuracy.
° Support for a rolling gesture that would allow you to zoom in on the iPad.
° A pivotal end that allows for rolling and sliding gestures.
° And (the least likely of all to appear this year): the ability for the Apple Pencil to scan colors from real-life environments into the iPad.
What’s more, future Apple Pencils could measure the coordinates of a 3D object and create 3D illustrations, as hinted at by an Apple patent (number 10,739,870) for a “stylus for coordinate measuring.”
Personally, I’d also like more color options for the iPad Pro. If that happens, I’d also like a matching Apple Pencil. (Black and sky blue, perhaps?)