Apple has announced the release of a new USB-C Apple Pencil that is compatible with every iPad model, a year after the launch of the iPad 10 with USB-C.
- Design: The new Apple Pencil comes with pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, tilt sensitivity, and a matte finish. It also has a flat side that magnetically attaches to the iPad.
- Features: The Apple Pencil pairs and charges with a USB-C cable. It also has a sliding cap with a USB-C port for pairing and charging. When attached to the iPad, it enters a sleep state to save battery.
- Price and Availability: Priced at $79 ($69 with an educational discount), the new Apple Pencil will be available in early November.
The new Apple Pencil is designed to be the perfect tool for note-taking, sketching, annotating, and journaling. With its matte finish and a flat side that magnetically attaches to the iPad, users can easily store the pencil when not in use. Additionally, the pencil pairs and charges using a USB-C cable, making it more versatile and user-friendly.
Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, highlighted the impact of the Apple Pencil on digital creativity and productivity. He stated, “Apple Pencil has revolutionized note-taking, sketching, and illustrating, unleashing endless possibilities for productivity and creativity.” The new version of the Apple Pencil is equipped with a sliding cap that features a USB-C port. This allows users to easily connect the pencil to their device for both pairing and charging. When the pencil is magnetically attached to the iPad, it automatically goes into a sleep state to conserve battery life.
Apple has emphasized that this new model is the most affordable Apple Pencil they offer. It is designed to enhance everyday productivity and creativity. While it is ideal for iPad (10th generation) users, it is also compatible with all iPad models that have a USB-C port, including the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini. However, it’s worth noting that while the pencil supports hover for the M2 iPad Pro, it lacks features like pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, and the double-tap tool change. Additionally, Apple does not offer engraving for this model.
|For Further Reading|
|The Apple Pencil is a line of wireless stylus pens designed and developed by Apple Inc. for use with its various products. First introduced in 2015 alongside the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil has since become a popular tool for artists, designers, and everyday users. Its pressure sensitivity and tilt functions allow for a more natural drawing and writing experience, closely mimicking the feel of traditional pencils or pens on paper.|
What is the price of the new Apple Pencil?
The new Apple Pencil is priced at $79, but there is an educational discount available, bringing the price down to $69.
When will the new Apple Pencil be available for purchase?
The new Apple Pencil will be available in early November.
Is the new Apple Pencil compatible with all iPad models?
Yes, the new Apple Pencil is compatible with all iPad models that have a USB-C port, including the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.