For a while, iPad users with Apple Pencil support could only choose between two pencil options. However, the company has now expanded this option by adding another model — Apple Pencil (USB-C). This is a cheaper alternative than the current versions, writes 9to5Mac.
So, the new branded stylus has a similar design to the current models, repeating the ergonomic shape of the second generation and at the same time imitating the white matte finish of the case. It has a cap from the first generation, but now it is not a Lightning connector, but a USB-C connector. This is how the new Apple Pencil can be charged and synchronized with your iPad.
Unfortunately, the Apple Pencil (USB-C) does not support wireless charging and synchronization. In addition, it did not receive a couple of other features that are present in other samples, namely pressure measurement and double tap to change tools. This reduces its cost. However, the cheaper stylus still has all the other advantages of the second generation (it can be attached to a tablet with magnets, supports the hover function, etc.)
Apple Pencil (USB-C) will work with all iPad models that have USB-C: iPad (10th generation), iPad Air (4th and 5th generations), iPad Pro 11 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generations), iPad Pro 12.9 (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generations), and iPad mini (6th generation).
Let me remind you that the first “pencil” is currently priced at $99, while the second is $129. The new and cheapest Apple Pencil (USB-C) will cost $79. It will go on sale in early November. The exact cost and timing of the new Apple Pencil in Ukrainian stores is not yet known.