Apple is planning to unveil a second-generation Apple Pencil during its ‘More in the Making’ keynote tomorrow but full details of the new stylus may have already leaked online.
Notorious Apple leaker Ben Geskin tweeted out new info on Apple Pencil 2.0 today, confirming some rumored features of the device, including a new way to charge the stylus.
The Apple Pencil was released nearly three years ago alongside the iPad Pro. No changes have been made to it since. Now it’s about to get updated with some cool new tricks that make it sound futuristic.
According to Geskin, the new Apple Pencil will have a more minimalistic design than the previous version. The silver rail on the top will be gone. He also says it will have tap and swipe gestures along the pencil which should open up a bunch of new UI possibilities for apps.
One of the biggest changes is how users will charge the new Apple Pencil. It will supposedly attach to the iPad Pro magnetically so you can store it when it’s not being used. Better yet, it will get charged from the iPad Pro while magnetically attached.
If Geskin is right, it sounds like the new Apple Pencil will only be compatible with the new iPad Pros.
Full details of the Apple Pencil and iPad Pros will be revealed tomorrow at Apple’s keynote in Brooklyn. The company is also expected to announce new Macs and maybe some new AirPods. You can watch a live stream of the event starting at 7 a.m. ET. Per usual, Cult of Mac will be here live-blogging all the action.