Apple today unveiled an all-new, more affordable Apple Pencil model featuring a USB-C port hidden behind a sliding cap.
The new ?Apple Pencil? is a cheaper model that sits below the first- and second-generation Apple Pencils in the lineup with a price tag of just $79. It features a sliding cap at the top that reveals a USB-C port, allowing users to charge and pair via a USB-C cable, with a matte finish and design reminiscent of the second-generation ?Apple Pencil?. When magnetically attached to the side of an iPad, the new ?Apple Pencil? enters into a sleep state to preserve battery life. Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, said: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.
The new ?Apple Pencil? features low latency and tilt sensitivity like the other ?Apple Pencil? models, but misses out on pressure sensitivity, wireless pairing and charging, double tap to change tools, and free engraving. However, unlike the first-generation ?Apple Pencil?, it does support ?Apple Pencil? hover on the latest iPad Pro models. It is compatible with all ?iPad? models that feature a USB-C port.
The new ?Apple Pencil? is priced at $79 and launches in early November. The first- and second-generation ?Apple Pencil? models continue to be available for $99 and $129, respectively.Tag: Apple PencilRelated Forum: iPad AccessoriesThis article, “New Apple Pencil Announced With Hidden USB-C Port and More for $79” first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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