Apple Pencil (USB-C) tech specs

Following a lot of speculation, Apple on Tuesday announced an all-new Apple Pencil with an integrated USB-C port that can be used with certain iPad and iPad Pro models as an input and drawing device. Available starting early November, the Apple Pencil (USB-C) is also the most affordable Apple Pencil offering to date.

Apple Pencil (USB-C)

Since this is an entirely new device from Apple, we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the Apple Pencil (USB-C)’s technical specifications so that you know what you’re getting.

Apple Pencil (USB-C) tech specs


  • Length: 6.10 inches (155 mm)
  • Diameter: 0.29 inch (7.5 mm)



  • White with dark gray  Pencil text



  • Magnetically attaches to the side of certain iPad & iPad Pros
  • Write, sketch, & draw with precision
  • Low latency that feels as responsive as drawing on paper
  • Tilt Apple Pencil for shading & other effects
  • Supports Apple Pencil Hover on iPad Pro to preview marks before making them


  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation)
  • iPad Pro 11-inch (1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th generation)
  • iPad Air (4th & 5th generation)
  • iPad mini (6th generation)
  • iPad (10th generation)

In the box

  • Apple Pencil (USB-C)
  • Extra tip



The Apple Pencil (USB-C) resembles the Apple Pencil 2 in many ways, albeit neutered down a bit in terms of features and options. Still, being less expensive than the original Apple Pencil, it’s a compelling option that competes even with third-party stylus options.

You can acquire an Apple Pencil (USB-C) from Apple’s website for $79.99 starting in early November of this year.

Are you impressed with the new Apple Pencil (USB-C) enough to consider getting one for yourself? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.

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