According to a recent tweet, which was posted by a known leaker Benjamin Geskin, the next gen Apple Pencil 2 that Apple is apparently developing will have a new design and charging method, and it will fully support gestures.
Apple goes “minimalistic” on Apple Pencil 2
Geskin, who usually gets his information on Apple’s products from various Chinese social networks, mentioned in his tweet that the design of the upcoming Apple Pencil 2 will be “more minimalistic” compared to its predecessor, with no silver band located at its top.
We will charge Apple Pencil 2 in a new way
The tweet seems to confirm earlier leaks, saying that the next Apple Pencil will be “magnetically attachable to the new iPad”.
Even more interesting is the already mentioned new charging method. At the present moment we do not know anything else, as Geskin did not specify what charging method will be used for Apple Pencil 2. It is likely that, since iPad Pro will lose its Lightning port, the accessory will start charging as soon as it is docked to the tablet. It is possible that the new wireless charging method of Apple Pencil 2 means that its pairing method will be also modified, allowing us to connect it wirelessly to the iPad Pro.
Gestures will be supported by the next gen Apple Pencil
The last rumor mentioned by Geskin in his tweet is the introduction of support for swipe and tap gestures in the new Apple Pencil. Thanks to this improvement, users of iPad Pro will be able to use the sides of the accessory to change the color or size of a brush inside of a sketching app.
This is all we know for now about the upcoming Apple Pencil 2, but we will not have to wait long for more details, as Apple’s event is set to take place on October 30th.
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