Backing up rumors that Apple may have plans to launch new iPad Pro models in late March, a leaked image appeared claiming to be a “new Apple Pencil.”
The photo posted by the Twitter user. @laobaiTD (Mr.·White) It doesn’t reveal much about what appears to be an Apple Pencil prototype. That said, the stylus features a glossy finish like the first-gen Apple Pencil rather than the matte one included in the latest version of Apple’s stylus.
There also doesn’t appear to be a square side located in the leaked Apple Pencil image like the Apple Pencil 2. That said, it’s also possible that the stylus is resting on its flat side in the photo.
The Lightning port placed awkwardly on top of the first-gen stylus also appears to be gone, indicating that perhaps this new version of the Apple Pencil will stick and magnetically charge on the real iPad, similar to the Apple Pencil 2. Said This is still presenting the same interchangeable tips as the first and second generation Apple Pencil.
It is important to approach this leak with an air of skepticism given that @laobaiTD is not a very well known leak. There is also a possibility that this image is from a leaked prototype of the Apple Pencil 2 that was released a few years ago and not a completely new version of the stylus.
Apple is expected to launch a new iPad Pro later this month that features mini-LED display technology and increased processor power.
Image Credit: @laobaiTD