Apple announced the new affordable Apple Pencil for a cheaper $79 with a hidden USB-C charging port. Introducing a new creative writing tool.
The upper hand, Apple
Apple is trying to have the upper hand in the smartphones market, but now it is trying to be have the upper hand in the ‘everything else market.’ The new Apple pencil comes with a sliding cap that uncovers the USB-C port. So, it is perfect for everyday activities like journaling, taking notes, sketching, drawing, and more.
So, it works with the following iPad models:
- iPad 10th Gen,
- iPad Air (4th and 5th Gen),
- iPad Pro 11” (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Gen),
- iPad Pro 12.9” (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Gen),
- iPad Mini (6th Gen).
The previous two generations of Apple Pencil were priced at $99 and $129, respectively. Thus, it may be out of reach for some consumers, who can’t afford to purchase it. Hence, Apple decided to make it cheaper with the price tag of $79, which is more affordable than previous models. Oh, and by the way in the Apple pencil will be available for purchase beginning of November.
On top of that, the pencil’s USB-C charging port makes it more accessible to charge, so the good thing is that it can be charged with any standard USB-C cable. This launch is supporting the iPad lineup like the iPhone 15 release, the new generation watches and … and… this means that Apple is committed and trying to advocate specifically its iPad lineup for the longer term.
Compatible to all? No.
But what’s important to note is that the new Apple Pencil is not compatible with all iPads. It only works with iPads that have a USB-C port, such as the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and iPad mini.
The reasonably priced Pencil of course lacks some of the features of the second-generation Apple Pencil. As usual, the product pricier the product, the more features it has. You’ll feel the pocket got light weighted (it’s just your pocket missing more dollars), then automatically the product gets higher of value. Well, that’s the users’ point of view, and I get it.
But worry not, the cheaper Pencil is great creative writing tool and offers a new drawing experience.
Yall… the artists, students, and even other users, you’ll still get the most out if it! So, will you buy it? Or will you wait for the next Apple uncovering?
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