Apple Announces a Cheaper Apple Pencil with Usb-C

Apple Pencil USB-C

Apple has announced a new Apple Pencil, which is cheaper and charges via USB-C. The new Apple Pencil (USB-C) offers most of the features of its pricier brothers, cutting down only on features you can live without. 

Priced at $79, the Apple Pencil (USB-C) is the most affordable Apple Pencil you can buy. What we love about this Apple Pencil is that it looks similar in size to the Apple Pencil (2nd Generation), which makes it more handy than the original Apple Pencil.

That said, while the new Apple Pencil sports a similar look to the 2nd Gen Pencil, it doesn’t get the wireless charging feature. Instead, it has a sliding cap at the back that reveals a USB-C port for charging the device. With this transition, Apple has slowly moved almost its entire product lineup to USB-C, and we couldn’t be happier. 

Apple Pencil USB-C port

Apple has also added a cool graphic that showcases all the missing features in the new Apple Pencil. The new Apple Pencil doesn’t get pressure sensitivity, wireless charging, and double-tap-to-change tools features. 

Apple Pencil feature comparison graphics

Other than these missing features, it has all the capabilities that Apple Pencil users are familiar with. The Apple Pencil (USB-C) will begin shipping in early November and will be compatible with all USB-C iPad models, including the iPad Pros, the latest iPad Air, and the iPad mini. 

What do you think about the new Apple Pencil (USB-C)? Let us know in the comments. Also, check out our favorite Apple Pencil accessories to get the most out of your Apple Pencil.