KEY POINTS

  • The products could be launched at Apple Spring Loaded 2021, according to the leak
  • The information was leaked by Uncle Pan Pan on Weibo
  • It contradicts Ming-Chi Kuo's claim that the release will be delayed

Apple Pencil 3 and AirPods 3 are in the works and could soon be available in the market, according to a recent leak.

A few days before Apple Spring Loaded 2021, which will be held online on April 20, a new leak added fuel to Apple fans' anticipation of what the tech giant has in store. In a Weibo post, a Chinese leaker hinted at the possible launch of the Apple Pencil 3 and shared additional information on his earlier claim that the AirPods 3 could be on its way.

The leaker, known as Uncle Pan Pan on the Chinese social media site, uploaded a photo suggesting that the third generation of the Apple Pencil and the AirPods could be launched at Apple's upcoming event. He even accompanied the image with news that the two products are ready to release, Forbes said in a report.

Uncle Pan Pan does not have a good reputation for sharing accurate information about upcoming Apple releases but according to MacRumors, it was the leaker who first shared the images that allegedly show the new color options for Apple's 2021 spring iPhone 12 case collection that is set to arrive this April.

Uncle Pan Pan's revelation is contrary to the claims of Ming-Chi Kuo, who said Apple had decided to delay the release of Apple Pencil 3 and AirPods 3 to the third quarter of 2021 or later.

The leaked photo showed that the Apple Pencil 3 will come with an almost similar look as the Apple Pencil 2. This means the third generation of Apple Pencil will also be glossy and shorter than its first iteration.

The image also showed that the upcoming wireless stylus pen will have a tip that is larger than its predecessor's. The part of the tip that screws to the Apple Pencil's body is quite larger. MacRumors says it could mean more features or better drawing accuracy.

The Apple Pencil 3 is expected to bring functions exclusive to the upcoming line of iPadPro. The first generation of Apple Pencil is still being sold for the eighth-generation iPad and the iPad Mini 5, while the second-generation Apple Pencil brings function to iPad Pro.

Followers could expect the AirPods 3 to sell at $199, which is $40 higher than the AirPods 2's $159 price tag. Apple Pencil 3 and AirPods 3 could come with wireless charging capability.

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