Apple Tests New Apple Pencil for Drawing in Virtual Reality with Vision Pro

he Apple Pencil, currently a favorite among iPad artists and note-takers, might be getting a whole new dimension to its functionality. According to a reliable source, Apple has been internally testing a new Apple Pencil that works with their mixed reality headset, the Vision Pro.

This new Apple Pencil would be compatible with drawing apps within Apple's visionOS, the operating system that powers the Vision Pro. This opens up exciting possibilities for artists and designers. Imagine using the Apple Pencil to draw directly on your desk or any flat surface in your environment, and those drawings appearing seamlessly within your virtual workspace. With pressure and tilt sensitivity potentially being supported, this could transform your surroundings into a giant, interactive canvas.

While an official announcement is yet to come, rumors suggest a new Apple Pencil might be launched alongside the upcoming iPad Pro and iPad Air models in April. However, there's no confirmation on whether this new Pencil will have the rumored visionOS support.

Compatibility with the Vision Pro would also require software updates. The first beta version of visionOS 1.2 is expected to roll out to developers this week, while a potential visionOS 2 announcement might be coming at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

It's important to remember that Apple doesn't always bring its internal testing projects to market. There's a chance this visionOS-compatible Apple Pencil might not see the light of day. 

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