Apple today announced its latest Apple Pencil with USB-C. The new stylus slots between the first-generation Apple Pencil ($99) and the more capable second-gen model ($129) with a $79/€95/£79 starting price.
Apple Pencil with USB-C
The new USB-C Apple Pencil charges via USB-C and does not support wireless charging or pairing. It does support the hover feature on the M2 iPad Pro models and it can be magnetically attached to the side when not in use. The big omission here is pressure sensitivity which is present on both the first and second-gen Apple Pencil models. You still get low latency for responsive input as well as tilt sensitivity for shadowing.
Apple Pencil with USB features
The new USB-C Apple Pencil measures 7.5 x 155mm and weighs 20.5 grams – nearly identical to the Apple Pencil 2. Apple Pencil with USB-C will be available later in early November and is compatible with the following iPads: