New Apple Pencil concept sounds utterly wild

A photo of a person using an Apple Pencil 2
(Image credit: Apple)

While it's undoubtably one of the most useful iPad accessories out there, the Apple Pencil 2 is starting to look a little long in the tooth (or nib, rather). First released in 2018, the second-generation stylus is nearly 5 years old – but if new reports are to be believed, its successor could be worth waiting for. 

A new Apple patent filing has been spotted depicting an Apple Pencil that could sample colours from real-world surfaces. Yep, like a real-life Photoshop eyedropper tool. (Don't fancy waiting? Check out the best Apple Pencil deals available now.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.