Rumors about Apple Pencil 3 having changeable tips surface

Samantha Wiley
By Samantha Wiley - Senior News Editor
Apple Pencil 3

A recent leak on social media claims that the next Apple Pencil will have interchangeable tips that can be attached via magnets.

X user ‘Majin Bu’ revealed that the next Apple Pencil, dubbed ‘Pencil 3’ will have interchangeable magnetic tips for painting, technical drawing, and drawing. The leaker included an illustration of the changeable tips for good measure. The use of magnets make the feature more convenient compared to previous versions.

Apple Pencil 3

Majin Bu’s leaks have a solid foundation, as prior patent applications refer to a stylus that can change its nib to match the user’s needs. The nib can have sensors according to their capabilities, which might include a color change when the tip touches an object or substance.

The Apple Pencil 1 and 2 have nibs that can be replaced over time due to user wear and tear. The second-generation model was released in 2018 while the original was launched in 2015.

By Samantha Wiley Senior News Editor
Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.