A post by informant UnclePan on the Chinese microblog Weibo indicates that Apple is ready to present its public third generation of the Apple Pencil digital pen. The accessory must be revealed next to of the new iPad Pro at the 'Spring Loaded' conference, a Tim Cook company launch event scheduled for next week.

Considering that the company launched the latest version of Pencil in 2018, also with new iPad Pro models, it makes perfect sense that Pencil 3 will be presented at the event. One of the possible novelties is the black finish in addition to the standard white.

Supposed image of the next Apple Pencil. Image: 9To5Mac / Reproduction

iPad Pro with mini LED screen

iPad Pro
The next generation of iPad Pro will bring the same performance of Macs with M1 chip to the tablet for professional use. Image: Sushiman / Shutterstock

The next iPad Pro will bring as a main update a new A14X processor, aligning tablet performance with Macs shipped with the M1 chip, as well as a Thunderbolt port, allowing compatibility with an even wider universe of accessories.

It is possible that the third generation Pencil also includes new features that will work only with the mini LED screen, another change expected at least for the 12,9-inch iPad Pro, which will offer the end user even more brightness and contrast.

To follow the launches, know that the Apple conference will take place virtually next Tuesday (20) at 14h (Brasília time), with live transmission on the company's website. In addition to the news mentioned so far, AirTags, electronic tags that can be placed on different items, should also be revealed together with a possible iMac with updated hardware.

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AirPods 3

The same user also released an image on the Chinese social network of the possible third version AirPods and their charging case. However, Apple's next wireless headsets are still without a set release date.

Updated version of the AirPods is due to be presented next week. Image: Weibo / Reproduction

Other rumors suggest that the device may adopt the same design AirPods Pro, however, without the noise cancellation technology present in the most expensive model.

What remains unclear is when the accessory will be ready for the market, as Apple product analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the gadget will only be produced on a large scale after the third quarter.

Street: 9To5Mac, iMore