USB-C Apple Pencil now available to purchase, here’s everything you need to know

After announcing a new USB-C Apple Pencil last October, Apple said it would start selling this iPad accessory in November. As of November 1st, Cupertino is now making available this pencil.

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On Apple’s website, the new USB-C Apple Pencil shipment is available in 1-3 business days. Although it lacks a few key features of the other models, it fixes the iPad charging issue people complain about.

Apple says the new USB-C Apple Pencil has pixel-perfect accuracy, low latency, and tilt sensitivity, as it’s “ideal for note-taking, sketching, annotating, journaling, and more.” Designed with a matte finish and a flat side that magnetically attaches to the side of the iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil pairs and charges with a USB-C cable.

What’s new with this version is that it features a sliding cap with a USB-C port, enabling customers to use a USB-C cable to connect to the new Apple Pencil for pairing and charging. When magnetically attached to the iPad for storage, the new Apple Pencil enters into a sleep state to preserve battery life.

Apple says the new Apple Pencil is the most affordable model it offers, making it ideal for everyday productivity and creativity. With USB-C charging and pairing, the new Apple Pencil is great for iPad (10th generation) users and works with all iPad models with a USB-C port, including iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.

Although it also has hover support for the M2 iPad Pro, it doesn’t offer pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, or double-tap to change tools. Apple also doesn’t provide engraving with it.

This accessory costs $79 – or $69 with an educational discount. BGR has a full guide comparing the different Apple Pencil models available and which one could be perfect for your usage.


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