After the launch of the iPhone 15 series and Apple Watch Series 9, Apple, today on 17th October, launched a new, more affordable Apple Pencil. This pencil features a hidden USB Type-C port behind a sliding cap. I tried out the Apple Pencil at an Apple store, and I really enjoyed the experience. However, its price wasn’t quite within my budget. I genuinely appreciate that Apple is considering its customers by offering products that even middle-class students can afford.
This Apple Pencil slots in between the first and second-generation Apple Pencils in the lineup and is priced at just $79. What I personally appreciate the most is the hidden USB Type-C port, which allows users to charge and pair the pencil using a USB-C cable.
The new Apple Pencil features a matte finish, with designs reminiscent of the second-generation Apple Pencil. A notable difference with this new Apple Pencil (USB-C) is that it doesn’t support magnetic wireless charging or pairing. While the Apple Pencil (USB-C) can be magnetically attached to the side of an iPad for storage purposes, it doesn’t charge or pair through this connection.
Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, Wrote:
Apple Pencil has revolutionized note taking, sketching, and illustrating, unleashing endless possibilities for productivity and creativity. 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.
According to reports, the new Apple Pencil will retain features like low latency and tilt sensitivity, similar to other Apple Pencils. However, this new variant will not include pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, the double-tap tool change function, and free engraving. Nonetheless, it does support the Apple Pencil hover feature on the latest iPad Pro models. This pencil is compatible with all iPad models equipped with a USB-C port.
Apple has announced that the new Apple Pencil featuring a hidden USB-C port, will be available for orders starting in early November. Meanwhile, the first- and second-generation Apple Pencil models remain available at their respective prices of $99 and $129
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