Apple Pencil with haptic feedback arrives May 7

The first and second-generation Apple Pencil

The upcoming Apple Pencil iteration may introduce haptic feedback, providing tactile sensations to users as they sketch and write. Apple has scheduled a special event for May 7, anticipated to unveil updates to its iPad series, potentially featuring the new Apple Pencil.

In his recent “Power On” newsletter for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman hinted at the imminent release of a refreshed Apple Pencil, with haptic feedback as a standout feature. This addition could prompt subtle vibrations to alert users of notifications and provide feedback when interacting with virtual buttons.

The concept of haptic feedback within a stylus has been previously explored in patent filings, with documents dating back to 2020 detailing various mechanisms for delivering tactile sensations to users.

Additional speculations surrounding the next Apple Pencil include the potential for interchangeable tips to alter its writing experience and movement. Moreover, rumors suggest the introduction of a squeeze gesture for user interactions and integration of Find My functionality.