December 7, 2023

Apple on Tuesday morning unveiled just one product, the brand new Apple Pencil (USB-C Apple Pencil). I’m nonetheless in disbelief that’s the one product refresh of the day from Apple. As a reminder, we’ve been anticipating iPad 11, iPad mini 7, and iPad Air 6 bulletins from Apple. But they’re nonetheless lacking in motion.

That mentioned, the brand new Apple Pencil goes to be thrilling information to artists, creators, and individuals who love utilizing the stylus to take notes on their iPads. It’s not simply the USB-C improve that’s attention-grabbing. The brand new Apple Pencil additionally fixes one of many charging issues you might need complained about beforehand. Not like earlier fashions, it received’t drain your iPad’s battery when connected to the pill magnetically.

The USB-C port on the Apple Pencil permits you to shortly recharge the stylus utilizing a USB-C cable. Virtually all of Apple’s iPads include USB-C ports, apart from the iPad 9.

But it surely so occurs that the USB-C Apple Pencil will solely be appropriate with USB-C tablets. That approach, you’ll have every thing it’s essential cost the Pencil. The tablets do include USB-C cables within the field. And also you may already personal loads of comparable cables from different devices.

The Apple Pencil received’t cost magnetically when connected to an iPad. Apple expressly addresses this conduct within the press launch, revealing that the USB-C Apple Pencil goes right into a sleep state to protect battery life when docked.

A sliding cap reveals a USB-C port, enabling clients to make use of a USB-C cable to hook up with the brand new Apple Pencil for pairing and charging. When magnetically connected to iPad for storage, the brand new Apple Pencil enters right into a sleep state to protect battery life.

In the event you’ve ever had your Apple Pencil drain your iPad’s battery, you may wish to improve to the USB-C mannequin. It so occurs that Apple’s new mannequin is essentially the most reasonably priced Apple Pencil in its lineup. Priced at $79, the USB-C Apple Pencil shall be out there to consumers in early November.

If solely there have been higher incentives to purchase a brand new Apple Pencil proper now, just like the rumored iPad 11, iPad mini 7, and iPad Air 6…