Tuesday, November 28, 2023

New Apple Pencil’s Hidden USB-C Port Demonstrated in Hands-On Video


Tech reporter Jake Krol today shared a brief hands-on video of the new Apple Pencil, which features a USB-C charging port hidden under a sliding cap. The video, shared on Instagram and TikTok, provides a first look at the sliding cap in action.

Priced at $79, the new Apple Pencil is a more affordable option compared to the first-generation and second-generation Apple Pencil models, which remain available for $99 and $129, respectively. It has a similar design as the second-generation Apple Pencil, but it charges with a USB-C cable instead of wirelessly.

The new Apple Pencil will be available to order in “early November,” but a specific release date has yet to be announced by Apple. It is compatible with all iPad models equipped with a USB-C port, including the lower-end tenth-generation iPad.

This is your first look at the new Apple Pencil, the $79 one with a USB-C port. I got to demo it in #Freeform and @GetAnimatic. https://t.co/AnwnJfDxTN pic.twitter.com/MR0RPYpdV1

— Jake Krol (@Jake31Krol) October 26, 2023

Given its lower price, the new Apple Pencil lacks three key features compared to the second-generation model, including wireless charging, pressure sensitivity, and a double-tap gesture for switching between drawing tools. However, it does support the Apple Pencil hover feature with the latest 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models.Tag: Apple PencilRelated Forum: iPad Accessories
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