The iPad rumors come to an end with an Apple Pencil

The iPad rumors have been put to rest.

MajorLinux - Editor-in-chief

This morning, Apple announced a new Apple Pencil that uses USB-C and, more importantly, is much cheaper than the previous models.

The design of the Pencil is similar to that of the second generation Apple Pencil. Where it differs is that it still needs to be plugged in in order to charge. You will need to slide off the cap to reveal a USB-C port where you can plug it in and charge. This definitely feels better than having to jam it into the bottom of an iPad, but I don’t know if it helps it with the “bank pen” feel of it being tethered like that.

Other concessions made to probably lower the price is that because it uses a cable to charge, there is no wireless charging and pairing, although it will still magnetically attach to compatible iPads to put the Pencil in “sleep mode”. There is also no pressure sensitivity, double tap, or free engraving. It will at least still have the hover mode that is available on the latest iPad Pro, so there’s that.

Also, this Apple Pencil will be compatible with all iPads that have USB-C ports. So, the budget iPad still has to have their Apple Pencil sticking out like a lollipop.

This Apple Pencil will be priced at $79 and will be made available in early November alongside the first- and second-generation Apple Pencils.

Source: MacRumors

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Marcus Summers is a Linux system administrator by trade. He has been working with Linux for nearly 15 years and has become a fan of open source ideals. He self identifies as a socialist and believes that the world's information should be free for all.
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