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The new Apple Pencil is cheaper than its predecessors and it has a USB-C port. Apple announced the new second generation USB-C Pencil on Tuesday (Oct. 17).
“Apple Pencil has revolutionized note taking, sketching, and illustrating, unleashing endless possibilities for productivity and creativity,” Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing said in a statement. “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 pencil retails for $79 and will be released next month. Ideal for note-taking, sketching, journaling and more, Apple Pencil’s USB-C charging and pairing works with all iPad models that feature the USB-C port including iPad 10th generation, iPad Pro, iPad Air and iPad mini (sixth generation).
Apple’s USB-C Pencil has pretty much all the same features as the other two pencils, with the exception of pressure sensitivity, double-tap change tools and free engraving. The latter two features are only available on Apple Pencil 2, which is currently on sale at Amazon for $119 (reg. $129.99).
Apple Pencil USB-C will be available in early November.
The first generation Apple Pencil is compatible with iPad (9th and 10th generation). You’ll need a USB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter for pairing and charging, which comes included in the box, but you can also buy one separately for $9.
The first generation pencil is on sale at for $89 at Amazon and Walmart. Shopping for more Apple deals? Save up to $50 off iPads at Walmart and Best Buy and up to 23% off Apple AirPods and select Apple accessories at Amazon.
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