The affordable new Apple Pencil USB-C is here!
An entry-level and new Apple Pencil USB-C has been announced, and comes at an affordable price of $79. Although it doesn’t feature pressure sensitivity, the peripheral still boasts great accuracy, tilt sensitivity, low latency, and can attach magnetically to the iPad.
The new Apple Pencil USB-C is designed with a matte finish and a flat side. It can easily be stored when attached to the iPad’s side, which allows it to go into sleep mode to save on the battery. It also has a discrete USB-C charging port on the side that is covered by a sliding cap.
“Apple Pencil has revolutionized note-taking, sketching, and illustrating, unleashing endless possibilities for productivity and creativity,” said Bob Borchers, Apple’s VP of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Combined with the versatility of iPad, the new Apple Pencil unlocks another great option to experience the magic of digital handwriting, annotation, marking up documents, and more.”
However, only the first and second generation Apple Pencils include pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, and the double-tap capability that allows users to switch between tools. These capabilities are not supported by the new Apple Pencil USB-C.
The most recent iPad (10th generation) and all iPad devices with a USB-C port, which include the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini, will work with the new Apple Pencil. That covers not only the current iPad generation, which is the 10th generation, but also the iPad Air (4th and 5th gen), iPad Pro 11-inch (1-4th gen), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd–6th gen), and iPad mini (6th gen).
Slated for an early November release, the new Apple Pencil will retail for $79.