Rumor: Apple Pencil 3 could include squeeze gesture, other new features

Rumor: Apple Pencil 3 could include squeeze gesture, other new features

The next-gen Apple Pencil could have a new squeeze feature built into it.

Per code found in the iPadOS 17.5 beta, a new squeeze gesture could be included with the upcoming accessory. Apple Pencil 2 already supports a double-tap gesture for switching between available tools in an app. Since it has no pressure sensitivity, a squeeze gesture would likely be reserved for Apple Pencil 3.

Per 9to5Mac, the squeeze gesture, if included, would add shapes, signatures, stickers, or a text field. Squeezing an Apple Pencil would require some pressure-sensitive surface. The gesture is distinct enough to coexist with the double-tap gesture and open up more control options.

Additional rumors centering around the Apple Pencil 3 also include Find My support as well as changeable tips.

Apple is expected to reveal an Apple Pencil 3 alongside new iPads sometime in April or early May. The updated products will likely be announced via a press release as opposed to an in-person media event.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and 9to5Mac

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