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An Apple Pencil update is coming soon — what you need to know

Beyond the sideways path that the Apple Pencil with USB-C took, the Apple Pencil hasn’t seen an upgrade since the second generation launched in 2018. Here’s what to expect from the Apple Pencil 3, with new iPads coming up fast.

An Apple Pencil is laying on top of an iPad
A new Apple Pencil is imminent

There are three Apple Pencil models on sale today — Apple Pencil, Apple Pencil 2, and Apple Pencil with USB-C. The lineup is a little convoluted since it relies on customers to figure out which Pencil goes with which iPad and what benefits they offer.

Apple generally launches products with good, better, best tiers that customers can easily discern, but that isn’t the case with Apple Pencil. That’s why a third-generation Apple Pencil is due.

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