The brand new $79 Apple Pencil has a USB-C charging port

Apple has unveiled a brand new . The newest mannequin prices $79 ($69 for training) and it pairs and prices through a USB-C cable. It’ll be out there in early November and it’s appropriate with each iPad that has a USB-C port.

That is the corporate’s most budget-friendly Apple Pencil but. It’s $20 lower than the unique mannequin and $40 cheaper than the second-gen Apple Pencil. says options of the brand new model embody pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency and tilt sensitivity.

There isn’t any stress sensitivity this time round, although, so if you’d like that function, you may want to stay with both of the earlier iterations. Whilst you can connect the USB-C Apple Pencil magnetically to the facet of your iPad for storage (wherein case it’s going to go right into a sleep state to extend the battery life), there isn’t any wi-fi charging help both. To high up the Pencil’s battery, you may want to slip again a cap to reveal a USB-C port and plug in a charging cable.


In contrast to the second-gen Pencil, you will not be capable to double faucet the newest model to vary drawing instruments. Apple has additionally declined to supply free engraving this time round. Nevertheless, when you’ve got , you’ll benefit from the hover function that is supported on the second-gen Pencil. That lets you preview any mark you propose to make earlier than it is truly utilized to your observe, sketch, annotation and so forth.

That is Apple’s newest step in its transition away from the Lightning port, which was largely prompted by . The corporate began embracing USB-C on iPads a number of years in the past, whereas it . It will take Apple some time longer to maneuver away from Lightning completely. A number of units it sells — reminiscent of older iPhones, AirPods Max, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad and the first-gen Apple Pencil — nonetheless use that charging port. However that is one other step towards an all-USB-C future, and one fewer charging cable you may want to hold round.

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