KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple will refresh its tablet lineup this year, adding a new model with a screen measuring between ten and 10.5 inches diagonally. A new rumor published Wednesday by Dutch blog Letem svetem Applem alleges that Apple Pencil 2 is due soon.

The second-generation Apple Pencil is thought to feature an all-new magnetic system to let users attach it securely to iPad’s bezel, similar to Apple’s Smart Cover for iPad. Additionally, Apple Pencil 2 should include a standard pen clip for clipping the accessory to a user’s pocket for quick and easy access.

The report makes no mention of other possible hardware features. As you know, the original Apple Pencil debuted in fall 2015 alongside the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

The current-generation Apple Pencil supports both 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro models and packs in such features as ultra-smooth tracking and built-in sensors for tilt and pressure sensitivity which allow for greater precision than a typical stylus and can sense 1,000 varying degrees of pressure.

The second-generation Apple Pencil should arrive some time this Spring, according to a source on Chinese microblogging site Weibo cited in the report.

The refreshed accessory may easily launch alongside second-generation iPad Pro 2 models which are expected to run an enhanced version of Apple-designed A10 Fusion chip from iPhone 7 and include other hardware advancements.

Source: Letem svetem Applem (Google Translate)

  • Geoffrey Spencer

    Would love to have the other end of the pencil act like an ultra-sensitive eraser without me having to click eraser mode on the iPad screen.

    • Matej Sychra

      Yes, but this is a wrong place for your tears. Moreover, I’m using Wacom tablet for 20 years already and I have used the eraser like 5 times. The same for programmed buttons. It’s would add only complexity and price.

      • Geoffrey Spencer

        It is not tears but an enhancement request. The article talked about speculative enhancements to the Apple Pencil 2. YOU may not erase but I do with my Musicnotes (music sheets) app and when correcting my and other people’s notes in Word, Pages, Adobe Acrobat and Good Notes. Maybe you should read what people say and think of other people and what they use technology for in their personal and professional lives and not just in yours.

  • Jamessmooth

    Design team: the pencil we designed is great! Look how it even attaches to the iPad and has a clip so you don’t lose it!
    Apple Execs: Are you crazy?! Save the clip for version 2!

    • Natalie

      Design team: the pencil we designed is great! Look how it even attaches to the iPad and has a clip so you don’t lose it!

      Apple Focus Group: Are you crazy?! Save the clip for version 2!

      Apple Execs: Are you crazy?! Save the clip for version 3!

      • Jamessmooth


  • GUY

    Really? Wow! Now just make the iPad run macOs and you get a surface pro from Apple.
    Apple has always thought that surface pro was a bad idea but giving to how similar the lates iPads have become to Microsoft’s 2in1 maybe , just maybe Apple Is considering macOs for their tablet…. This is actually my wet dream , it would make me switch back to Apple …. For now I’m enjoying the Surface line and windows 10 which is getting much better with every update ( can’t wait for project neon!)

    • Icisz


  • Michelle

    So a surface pro?

  • Apple was supposed to get that right the first time.

  • lou111

    So, now every little thing and accesory will have “next generations”? Thank you very much… When will arrive AirPods 2? And change everything year by year? I hate politics like this…

    • Icisz

      Have you been in a coma for 20 years? This is a new thing? Really?